Fractangular takes place in the bush and so there are a few things to take into consideration for your safety, comfort and mother earth.
SHOES are great for getting around our festival site in. Some areas can be rocky and have bush debris, however we understand the freedom of the barefoot at Fractangular, please take care of your feet they are a lifelong asset!
SNAKES live around our site, we have come across the odd tiger or copperhead snake here and there. Please be vigilant throughout the festival site during your stay. Tiger and Copperhead snakes are venomous and can be fatal if bitten by one. They are easily identified by their black back and head and red or yellow belly. You should seek medical assistance immediately if bitten.
SPIDERS live in abundance here, most notably the Wolf Spider which is venomous but only causes a mild illness in humans. We have not seen red back or white tip spiders which can be fatal (seek medical assistance immediately if suspect bitten by one), however this does not mean they don’t exist at our site. Be mindful of these creatures and their habitat that we are invading for a short period of time!
JACK JUMPERS are our all-time not-so-favourite ant that just loves to nest across Tasmania. Although we have spent a lot of time removing these little jumpers from within the festival site they still find their way back in even during the festival. Their sting is a nasty little hurter and can cause inflammation around the immediate affected area. If bitten grab some young bracken fern and break the stem mushing it to produce a milk sap which you rub into the sting to dull the pain, or visit our first aid for some stingose.
There are multiple drinking water stations across the site, make sure to bring a drink bottle along and stay hydrated!! You can purchase a reusable drink bottle from our festival bars also.
There is a creek onsite, fenced off (using barbed wire) from the site and runs right along the camping grounds. We do not permit people accessing the creek however in the past it has been used as refuge by punters from hot days during the festival. If patrons are to access the creek they are doing so at their own risk. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. Cattle and wildlife frequent the creek and so we do not want to create disturbance to its habitants or stir up the creek. There is no lifeguard.