Frequently Asked Questions
Where and When
Saturday 20 May and Sunday 21 May.
The days start with morning tea at 10AM in the morning, followed by the first concert at 11AM.
Saturday evening’s supper normally finishes around 9pm (although you are welcome to stay longer!) and Sunday’s lunch normally finishes by 3pm.
Please see the full program page for more information.
At Coriole Vineyards, Chaffeys Road, McLaren Vale.
For directions to Coriole Vineyards, please see www.coriole.com or visit Google Maps.
You will need access to a car, or a privately organised similar transport alternative, to attend the Festival.
There is unfortunately no public transport options to Coriole Vineyards, and also no accommodation facilities on the premises.
Google Maps has directions to Coriole Vineyards.
The festival itself does not have accommodation options at Coriole Vineyards, nor are there any accommodation options within walking distance of the venue.
There are however plenty of other accommodation options very close to Coriole Vineyards in the McLaren Vale, ranging from motels, to bed and breakfasts, to more luxury hosted accommodation options.
Additionally, Adelaide city accommodation options are only approximately 45 minutes away by car, or there are also options near Glenelg and the sea-front approximately 30 minutes away by car.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association has a comprehensive list of options in the region, with online booking and reservation systems.
Please do contact us if you’d like any other assistance.
Can I help?
We are working hard behind the scenes to make the 2023 Coriole Music Festival as “normal” as possible, despite the extra safety thinking required due to COVID.
Budget shortfall always remains a priority issue, which we hope our loyal patrons will support with a tax deductible donation. If you feel inclined, please visit our Donation page for all the details.
Choices and preferences
You can let us know about your seat preferences at the time of booking (including if you’d like to sit with someone especially or not, or move for example closer or further back from your last festival attendance).
However, at the moment you cannot pick your own specific seats at time of booking, unfortunately. This is because we have a variety of booking mechanisms – online through our website and offline via the telephone and booking forms – and all of these methods arrive at different times to the box office. As such, seats will be allocated by the festival team.
We will also take into account social distancing in accordance with our COVID plan.
Your seat allocation will be advised to you at the welcome desk.
We value greatly both new and regularly attending patrons. Many of you are like family to us!
In general, seating is allocated in order of ticket purchase. The sooner you book, the more likely it will be that you get your precise preference.
Entire Weekend attendees have priority over single-day attendees.
Regular, past attendees will be allocated their same (or very similar) seat(s) as previous attendance, if they book by end of the Weekend Pass early bird pricing period – unless you have told us your preferences have changed.
The festival caters for special dietary needs.
You can let us know of your special food needs or dietary requirements when booking.
If circumstances change, please contact us well ahead of the festival dates so that we can plan properly.
Health and Safety
The Festival will operate at a reduced capacity to help manage COVID risk. This includes both the music concerts and the food offerings.
Please see our Health and Safety page for more information.
The event will be held in accordance with best practice Australian Government health guidelines, and will have a COVID plan.
Please see our Health and Safety page for more details.