Event Q&A

Who is performing at Swich Summer Sounds?

  • 3pm Ig and Char – local Ipswich duo
  • 3.40pm Gling Hunt – local Indigenous performer
  • 4.20pm Those Tap Guys – tap dancing company (with performers from Ipswich and Brisbane)
  • 5pm Taylor Wilton – local Ipswich performer
  • 5.45pm Bethany Fisher – children’s entertainer
  • 6.45pm Jack Jones (Irwin Thomas) – lead singer from Southern Sons
  • 8pm Bob Evans (Kevin Mitchell) – lead singer from Jebediah
  • Channel Nine’s Ben “Dobbo” Dobbin will be the event emcee

Where is Tulmur Place and the Nicholas Street Precinct?

The Nicholas Street Precinct is smack bang in the middle of the heart of Ipswich, in Nicholas Street (down the Bremer River end). If you’re driving, you can access the car park from Bremer Parade, along the river. If you’re catching the train, you’ll need to walk up to Brisbane Street to enter Nicholas Street (due to construction, Union Place is closed).

Where can I park?

There are plenty of car parks under Tulmur Place – enough for everyone! As noted above, access is via Bremer Parade. Failing that, there are a lot of street parks that will be free at that time of day, throughout the CBD. Parking in Tulmur Place is free (car park will close at midnight).

How can I access Tulmur Place?

Once in the car park, two of the three lifts will provide access to Tulmur Place – Lift C (the Bradfield Bridge corner) and Lift A (the main Ipswich Central Library lift). Note that Lift B (the middle lift) will be CLOSED for event check in – only two entrances will be operational due to check-in requirements. However, Lift B will be opened at the conclusion of the event. Event staff will be on hand to direct you to your nearest lift. If you’re not parking in Tulmur Place, you can access the Precinct via the Bradfield Bridge or from Nicholas Street (outside the new library).

If you require special access to the venue, please email info@nicholasst.com.au.

When will the gates open?

Gates will open at 2:30pm. Note that each ticket will need to be scanned on the way in, so please ensure all ticketholders enter as a group.

When will the event finish?

The event is due to finish at 9pm.

What seating is provided?

Note that minimal seating will be provided, so we are encouraging concert attendees to bring picnic blankets, pillows, bean bags and festival seating (low to the ground seating) to ensure they are settled in and comfy. Folding camping chairs will block the view of other attendees, so if you bring these you will need to be seated at the back of the venue, and will be directed accordingly. If you have any special seating requirements, please email info@nicholasst.com.au.

What COVID-19 restrictions are in place and do I need to wear a mask?

Event organisers will comply with all Queensland Health COVID-19 restrictions, and a COVID Safe Plan will be in place for the event. Please note, ticket information must be true and accurate for Covid Safe planning and tracing. If you need to update your ticket information, there is a link in your confirmation email to do so, or you can log into your Eventbrite account. Government fines are in place for providing inaccurate information.

In order to comply with COVID-19 regulations, tickets will be scanned on entry, so please have your ticket with you. All ticketholders will be asked to sanitise on entry, and there will be three large sanitising stations onsite that can be utilised throughout the night.

Current COVID-19 regulations do not stipulate that masks must be worn, but feel free to wear one if you would prefer.

Please note that these restrictions could change at any time and that Ipswich City Council and the Nicholas Street Precinct, as event organisers, will need to adhere to any changes stipulated by the Queensland Government. Should this occur, an email will be sent to all ticketholders.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

We encourage you to support the Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Rotary Club of Ipswich City who will be hosting a Great Aussie BBQ with burgers and sausages on bread (and cold drinks available). Super yummy and super affordable. Ungermann Brothers’ Ice creamery will also be on hand for an icy cold treat. Please note – security will be checking bags on entry for banned items such as glass and alcohol.

Can I bring alcohol?

Sorry – that’s a hard no, and security will be checking bags accordingly. The good news is that Four Heart Brewing Company will be on the Tulmur Deck so you will be able to pop in for a refreshing drink throughout the night. (Please note, children are not allowed in this licenced area.)

Can I dance?

Yes you can, thanks to new COVID-19 regulations that allow for dancing.

Can children attend?

Of course! This is a family-friendly event put on by the Nicholas Street Precinct and Ipswich City Council. We even have a fabulous children’s entertainer as part of our line-up! Note that all children, no matter what age, will need to be officially registered for a ticket, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions.

Will the water play be on?

Yes it will! The perfect way for kids big and small to cool down.

Will pass-outs be available?

Yes, if you need to pop back to your car or access our back-up toilets.  

Will the Precinct be closed to the general public?

Yes, from 2:30pm, Tulmur Place will be closed for the event.

Will extra tickets be available at the gate?

Maybe! Keep an eye on the Nicholas Street Precinct Facebook Page on the day of the event. If tickets are sold out we will update the page accordingly. Tickets will be available on the day and at the gate – registration will be available online up until 3pm (if tickets have not sold out prior).

Where will the funds raised by Ipswich Hospital Foundation and Rotary Club of Ipswich City?

By purchasing something from the Great Aussie BBQ or making a donation on the day, you’ll be supporting Ipswich Hospital Foundation to raise much-needed funds for parent chairs in Children Health areas in your local hospitals. Spending time in the hospital with your sick kids can often be a stressful time, especially when you need to stay overnight. Your donation can make the stay for parents in the hospital with their sick kids just a little more comfortable.

What happens if it rains?

The show must go on (unless there is a serious weather event, in which case we may have to cancel for safety reasons). So, if it’s raining, bring your raincoat, throw your gumboots on and prepare to dance in the rain. Sounds like fun, yes? Most of the venue is outdoors, so there will be limited protection from the elements – rain and sun. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap if it’s sunny!

Keep an eye on the Nicholas Street Precinct Facebook page, and watch out for email updates on Saturday should a weather event be likely.

Where can we go after the event?

Why not visit the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery (home of Four Hearts Brewing Company) or one of the city’s great restaurants located at the Top of Town (Brisbane Street) after the event for a nightcap?

Can I sell or give my tickets away?

Unfortunately no. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the names on the tickets must match the guests attending. Please also make sure you read the ticket sale terms and conditions before Saturday.

Parent Beds

By donating, you’ll be supporting Ipswich Hospital Foundation to raise much-needed funds for parent chairs in Children Health areas in your local hospitals.

Spending time in the hospital with your sick kids can often be a stressful time, especially when you need to stay overnight. Your donation can make the stay for parents in the hospital with their sick kids just a little more comfortable.

Make a kind donation now