By BETHANY McKAY
Victoria’s newest music festival Loch Hart promises festival-goers a chance to let loose without breaking the bank, with the event being completely BYO.
Festival founder Jayden Bath said he wanted to create a music event that wouldn't force attendees to spend excessive amounts of money on food or alcohol.
“We want people to be able to enjoy the weekend without stressing about trying to smuggle in food or drinks,” Mr Bath said.
“It’s rare to find a drink at a festival that is under $10 and we don’t want to charge people for anything we wouldn't be happy to buy ourselves.”
Avid festivalgoer Aidan Pangrazio, 21, said he often found himself hundreds of dollars out of pocket at the end of a festival.
“If a festival provides food, it’s often in fast-food trucks, which are always overpriced, and if it is a multiple day festival, you quickly find yourself out of pocket a couple hundred dollars on food and drinks alone.
“[BYO] encourages people in campsites to have BBQs, or group meals that are always going to be healthier than greasy food. Festivals are a marathon so you have to take care of yourself,” Mr Pangrazio said.
Mr Bath said the lineup was would cater to "every taste of music from big rockers to funky hip hop".
ORB guitarist and lead singer Zak Olsen said fans could look forward to “plenty of new songs and maybe even a new member”.
“It’s going to be a perfect chance for people to get out of Melbourne and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Not only that, because it’s in November the weather should be great,” he said.
The festival will be held on the Kangaroobie Camp Groundsin Princetown along Great Ocean Rd.
Mr Bath said the campground was chosen because of “the unique views of the rolling green hills overlooking the sea”.
While attendees are welcome to bring their own food and drink, the event will not allow and glass to be brought into the festival grounds.
Tickets for the event went on sale last week and can be purchased through Eventbrite.