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Yoga Dance Music

Ubud, Bali March 29 - April 5, 2020

FAQS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

FAQS

BaliSpirit Festival is for everyone – for solo travelers, groups, families, beginners and advanced practitioners alike, for yogis and dancers and those new to all modalities. We welcome all races, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations and genders. Everybody is invited to join our community with an open heart and respect for the light that shines within each and everyone of us.

Yes! Our 1-Day Pass gives access for 1 date of the festival – including all daytime activities and the nighttime music concert on the same day. 1-Day Pass is available for every day of the festival – from Monday, March 30 to Saturday, April 4 and all Spirit Passes include access to our Opening Party on Sunday, March 29. You can purchase your 1-Day Pass here. On Sunday, April 5, our Community Day is accessible with a Music Pass.

Yes, we offer discounted rates for Indonesian nationals here as well as KITAS, KIPEM, KTP Bali and Social Budaya visa holders here. You can also purchase a local discounted ticket at The Yoga Barn on weekdays (9am-5pm) starting from March 26, 2020.

Yes! We are very child-friendly and have a special Kids Zone equipped with drawing books, coloring pencils, organic and ecofriendly materials. The Kids Zone access includes babysitting for children 2 to 12 years old and is where the kids program takes place. Your children will require a Kids Pass to enter the Kids Zone but do not require a pass for other areas of the festival. Kids Passes cost USD 11 (IDR 150,000) per day or USD 70 for the whole week and can be purchased at the gate of the festival or online here. Entrance to Kids Zone and Dharma Fair for an Indonesian or Balinese babysitter is FREE.

You are also welcome to bring your children (0 to 12 years old) to Dharma Fair area for free, however, this access does not include babysitting and your children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For children 12 to 18 years old, we have the new Teenager Pass. It is equivalent to the 7-Day Pass with unlimited access to all workshops and music. It costs only $250 for all 7 days and 8 nights. It can be purchased online here.

Yes, we offer special group rates for a minimum of 7 people. If you would like to purchase tickets for a group, our sales office will assist you at [email protected]

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges on tickets. However, if you cannot make it to the festival you can transfer your ticket to another person. Please inform [email protected] at the latest by March 1, 2020 and the e-ticket will be re-issued with the new attendee information.

Yes, please doWe do NOT provide mats or props during the festival. A limited number of yoga mats are available for sale at the festival venue, as well as in the many yoga shops around Ubud, but if you have your own it is always better to bring it along.

Read here about the festival shuttle service between Ubud and the festival venue. You will require either an Abundance Pass (which includes shuttle transport) or a Shuttle Pass in order to use the spirit shuttle! If you are using your own transport, you can find directions on getting to the festival venue.

Please note: all acts and schedules are subject to change without notice! The complete schedule will be released on March 15, 2020. However, you can see the line-up of teacherspresenters and musicians on our website any time. To keep up with updates on newly confirmed teachers and music acts, we recommend you join the Facebook event or opt-in for our email newsletter.

In general, please pack light and avoid bringing items which are likely to end up in a landfill on Bali. Specifically, you will need light and comfortable clothing for workshops, a reusable water bottle (we only offer refill stations so you must have your own bottle) and yoga mat. There will also be yoga mats on sale at the festival location as well as in the many yoga shops around Ubud. In addition, it would be useful to bring an unlocked phone so that you can buy a local SIM card for cheap calls, texts and mobile data. A card with sufficient credit for a week costs about IDR 100,000 which is under USD 8. You may also wish to bring a small towel for daytime workshops as it can get quite warm during the day 😉 Finally, check here if you are going to need an adapter for your devices.

Festival passes do not include food and accommodation. However, we have several accommodation partners with great offers for festival attendees. You can find more here.

As for food, there is a great market at the festival. Food vendors offer a variety of flavors and food choices, including raw, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, using a majority of local and organic ingredients.

If you wish to do so, you can also bring your own food to the festival venue, including snacks for your children.

BaliSpirit Festival is a DRUG-FREE festival. By ‘drug free’ we refer to ALL kinds of drugs, including medical drugs which might be legal in other countries. Possession of or dealing with any drugs including CBD Oil, THC Oil (even if prescribed), medical Marijuana, cookies, edibles is an indictable offence by Indonesian law which defines drugs/narcotics as follows:

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Article 1.1. Any substance or medicine derived from plants or non-plants, either synthetic or semi-synthetic, which may cause degradation or change of consciousness, sensation loss, reduction through elimination of pain, and may cause dependence, which is differentiated into groups as referred to the Law:

1. Therapeutically useless drugs, highly addictive like opium and its derivatives, heroin, cocaine, hashish, marijuana, MDMA (ecstasy), mescaline, LSD, amphetamine, methamphetamine, etc.

2. Therapeutically useful drugs but highly addictive like hydromorphone, oxycodone, pethidine, morphine etc.

3. Therpeutically useful but not as addictive as group 1&2 like dihydrocodeine, codeine, buprenorphine, etc.

Sentences can be high fines, jail up to life imprisonment and/or death penalty especially in case of trafficking. Check here for the detailed English information on the Indonesian drug law.

The co-Founders, Producers and Staff  of BaliSpirit Festival do not condone the consumption of narcotics nor the trafficking of narcotics into Indonesia, as defined by the Indonesian Government.

Important note about passports

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Indonesia. You should also be able to demonstrate an outbound flight from Indonesia and have at least two blank pages in your passport, or you may be denied embarkation by your airline. Please keep a photocopy of your passport and immigration entry stamp with you at all times.

VISAS

In order to enter Indonesia all attendees must be eligible for a Free Visa, a Visa on Arrival (VOA) or have applied for a Social Budaya Visa or Tourist Visa in their respective country before travel. 

Visa on Arrival (VOA) 
US$35 – 30 days valid – extendable ONCE for 30 days 

This VOA Payment Counter queue will be directly in front of you (see below)

FREE 30-day Visa, available for the majority of countries 
FREE entry – valid for 30 days – NOT extendable

This queue is the next line, which “snakes around” (see below)

Even if your passport enables you to select a FREE 30-day Visa but you have any desire to stay in Indonesia longer than 29 days, we strongly recommend you take the $35.00 VOA. The FREE 30-day Visa, it is NOT extendable and you will have to leave Indonesia on the 30th day OR pay a fine of $25.00 per day you have overstayed your visa. (NOTE: You can apply for an additional 30-day extension to your VOA at any reputable visa agency in Bali.)

Once you enter the arrivals hall – depending on your choice above – you will need to queue in the first line to process your VOA payment, and then queue in the second immigration processing line for passport inspection and to obtain an immigration entry stamp. These queues can sometimes take up to an hour, so try to bring a bottle of water from the plane and a snack, especially if you have kids with you.

Those who have a SOCIAL BUDAYA VISA processed in their home country can also skip the $35 VOA line and go straight to immigration processing – go to the lines on the FAR LEFT of the arrivals hall, near the bathrooms. Look for the signs.

Important note about passports

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Indonesia. You should also be able to demonstrate an outbound flight from Indonesia and have at least two blank pages in your passport, or you may be denied embarkation by your airline. Please keep a photocopy of your passport and immigration entry stamp with you at all times.

VISAS

In order to enter Indonesia all attendees must be eligible for a Free Visa, a Visa on Arrival (VOA) or have applied for a Social Budaya Visa or Tourist Visa in their respective country before travel. 

Visa on Arrival (VOA) 
US$35 – 30 days valid – extendable ONCE for 30 days 

This VOA Payment Counter queue will be directly in front of you (see below)

FREE 30-day Visa, available for the majority of countries 
FREE entry – valid for 30 days – NOT extendable

This queue is the next line, which “snakes around” (see below)

Even if your passport enables you to select a FREE 30-day Visa but you have any desire to stay in Indonesia longer than 29 days, we strongly recommend you take the $35.00 VOA. The FREE 30-day Visa, it is NOT extendable and you will have to leave Indonesia on the 30th day OR pay a fine of $25.00 per day you have overstayed your visa. (NOTE: You can apply for an additional 30-day extension to your VOA at any reputable visa agency in Bali.)

Once you enter the arrivals hall – depending on your choice above – you will need to queue in the first line to process your VOA payment, and then queue in the second immigration processing line for passport inspection and to obtain an immigration entry stamp. These queues can sometimes take up to an hour, so try to bring a bottle of water from the plane and a snack, especially if you have kids with you.

Those who have a SOCIAL BUDAYA VISA processed in their home country can also skip the $35 VOA line and go straight to immigration processing – go to the lines on the FAR LEFT of the arrivals hall, near the bathrooms. Look for the signs.

It is vital that anyone travelling to Indonesia has a health insurance. If you have an accident or fall ill during your time in Bali, medical care and hospitals can be expensive for foreigners without medical insurance and good private hospitals will never accept you without proof that you will pay for their services. Many hospitals even in Bali are not equipped to handle serious or complicated surgeries, so you would need to have an emergency evacuation coverage to Singapore or Australia and without insurance this can amount up to $50,000. A travel insurance great for all international travelers is World Nomads. Make sure you have the necessary vaccines, get your insurance and read its conditions before you visit Bali and Indonesia, it could save your life.

TICKETING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Waiver Notice: Pass Sales
By purchasing your BaliSpirit Festival tickets and collecting your wristband at the Festival Ticketing Office or Festival grounds, you accept the following Terms, Conditions and Waivers.

The BaliSpirit Festival and its representatives, with the exception of willful misconduct, shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason by wristband holders attending the BaliSpirit Festival venues, including but not limited to: death, personal injury, illness, delay or cancellation of scheduled performances and loss of or damage to personal property.

Terms of the Wristband
Your wristband must be worn to gain re-entry to the venue during any single session or day. Any damaged or altered wristbands will be considered NULL and VOID and will not be replaced.

Collecting your Wristband
Bring your e-ticket (print or digital) to the BaliSpirit Festival venue, March 29 – April 5, 2020.

Shuttle Bus Passes
You can buy a 7-day Shuttle Bus Pass at the ticket office or at the daytime venue. The only option available to purchase on the shuttle is a single-ride ticket.

Pass Upgrades
You can upgrade to a higher-tier ticket – either via email ([email protected]) or at the festival sales office.

Refund and Transfer Policy
Wristbands are not transferable to another person once the Festival has begun or within any single session or day and must be presented on demand.Transfer of electronic tickets is permitted no later than March 1, 2020. Transfer requests must be made in writing by the original purchaser to [email protected] There are no refunds for passes/wristbands under any circumstances.

Sales at the Entrance
We encourage you to buy your tickets in advance, to avoid disappointment if the workshops or concerts are sold out. If passes are still available, however, onsite purchases can be made by cash (Indonesian rupiah or US dollars) or credit card at the festival venue, 7 AM – 10 PM.

Grant of Rights
The ticket holder grants permission to Management to utilize the holder’s image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, film, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, the Event in any medium or context for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization or compensation.
The holder of the ticket grants the promoter the right to use their image/likeness as captured on film, video or any other electronic medium being utilized at the event, and further understands that such images will likely be used to promote future events.
Those attending give their consent to their appearance in images recorded by any type of medium for subsequent informative, promotional and/or commercial dissemination of the BaliSpirit Festival and authorization for the use thereof. The said images may appear in any medium or format worldwide and indefinitely.
For further information on General Rules and Regulations, please see below.

Force Majeur
BaliSpirit Festival holds the right to terminate activities immediately and will not be responsible for failure to perform any obligation to the extent that failure and termination of event activities is caused by Force Majeure. “Force Majeure’ means any circumstance beyond the control of BaliSpirit Festival organizer including, but not limited to: acts of God, fire, explosion, adverse weather conditions, flood, earthquake, failure of energy sources or transport network, terrorism, riot, civil commotion, war, hostilities, strikes, work stoppages, slow-downs, or other industrial disputes, accidents, acts of government or delays by suppliers or materials shortages.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. Participants are required to wear a wristband throughout BaliSpirit Festival. The organizer has the right to prohibit anyone without a wristband from gaining access to the festival venues. The organizer will not be responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen wristbands. Preparation and distribution of counterfeit tickets for BaliSpirit Festival event is prohibited and unlawful.
  2. Please take responsibility for your children’s safety and well being for the duration of BaliSpirit Festival. Some acts may also be unsuitable for children so please be aware.
  3. You must be 21 to drink alcohol and, if requested, you must show a valid ID to purchase alcohol. BaliSpirit Festival is a zero tolerance event. All local and national laws will be strictly enforced.
  4. Bringing illicit drugs to the festival venue is prohibited. Indonesian law forbids the use of drugs (including CBD Oil, THC Oil (even if prescribed), medical Marijuana, cookies or other edibles which contain any traces of these) and stipulates severe punishment for offenders. BaliSpirit Festival respects Indonesian law and has a zero tolerance “no use” policy for all classes of substances banned by national law.
  5. Smoking in the festival area is prohibited.
  6. You may be searched on entry to the festival. We do not permit any of the following items anywhere on site: guns, knives, fireworks, pepper spray, glass or anything that may be considered a weapon. Anyone caught carrying harmful weapons or other explosive devices will be investigated and taken seriously in accordance with security procedures and laws in Indonesia.
  7. Unauthorized professional film or sound recording equipment, including drones are prohibited in the festival venue unless explicitly given permission by BaliSpirit Festival organizer. Any material recorded without permission, may be destroyed or confiscated by the organizer.
  8. We do not tolerate any abusive or violent behavior towards our staff members or any festival attendees. Please cooperate with our staff; they are there for your safety.
  9. As a condition of entry, the festival attendee consents to being photographed, filmed or sound recorded for TV, Video, DVD, Webcast or other marketing or public broadcast as part of the audience.
  10. Neither the organizer nor the Premises License Holder will be responsible for any loss, theft or damage of participant’s belongings during the festival in any festival venue or shuttle buses or for personal injury.
  11. Being nude in any public area, river, or any sacred space at the festival venue is prohibited – please respect local culture!
  12. Please throw rubbish in the appropriate bins provided, try to minimize plastic usage by using reusable containers – we do not allow glass on site for safety reasons.
  13. The line up and schedule are always subject to change.

Expulsion from the Festival Grounds:
For the safety and enjoyment of all Festival guests, volunteers, and staff, the BaliSpirit Festival reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, in any event it determines appropriate, at its sole and exclusive discretion. The Festival is under no obligation to any such participant who disrupts the harmony of the Festival to pay a refund of amount, following expulsion from the Festival grounds.

The BaliSpirit Festival is not responsible or liable for any participant who leaves the Festival grounds prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant outside of the Festival grounds.