Knight and Day
  • Knight and Day Festival is held on Thursday 30th December and Friday 31st December at Kryal Castle.

    Kryal Castle is located approximately 108 kms west of Melbourne at 121 Forbes Road, Leigh Creek, Victoria.

    Ballarat is 12km or a 15-minute drive from Kryal Castle.

  • Knight and Day is NOT a camping festival and doesn’t offer accommodation on site.

    We recommend staying in Ballarat town centre and surrounds. Head over to Visit Ballarat here for accommodation options.

    *NEW* Affordable accommodation options are available here

  • - By Car:

    To get to Kryal Castle by car from Melbourne, take the Western Freeway, which goes past the townships of Bacchus Marsh and Ballan on the way to Ballarat.

    - Public transport:

    Catch the Ballarat Line V/Line train from Southern Cross and get off at Ballarat Station.

  • There WILL NOT be a festival bus service from Melbourne to Kryal Castle.

    We recommend travelling to Ballarat by V/Line or car.

    There WILL be a Festival Bus service between Ballarat and Kryal Castle.

    Buses will leave from Ballarat train station and transport you to Kryal Castle.

    Buses will also operate from Kryal Castle to return you to Ballarat stopping at 4 locations close to major accommodation areas on the return trip only.

    Buses will operate in both directions during the festival with more buses available during peak times.

    A map and schedule will be published closer to the event.

    Tickets for the Festival Bus Service will cost $15 + BF for a single trip (one way, one day) or $60 + BF for an unlimited ride pass.

    Bus tickets can be purchased from the festival ticketing page in advance. All ticketholders will be emailed upon release of bus tickets.


    *Bus tickets are $15+BF each way
    *No alcohol is permitted on the buses + you will need to wear mask
    *Tickets to be pre-purchased via website
    *Limited additional tickets will be available for purchase on event days however we encourage you to pre-purchase this service to secure your ride

    *Buses to Kryal Castle will depart from Mair Street opposite Ballarat Train Station at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30am, 1.30pm 2pm, 3pm and last buses at 4.00pm
    *Bus transfer to Kryal should take no more than 20 minutes
    *Patrons can arrive from 20 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time to have their ticket scanned and be wristbanded,
    *Buses will start departing as soon as they are full

    Buses will be running on loops into Ballarat from 7.00pm every 30 minutes on the 30th of December 2021 and from 9.00pm every 30 minutes on the 31st of December 2021

    There is 3 scheduled stops, the bus will not stop on request nor will the pick patrons up and bring them back to the Castle
    Stop 1 Victoria St Outside St Alipius Parish School
    Stop 2 Cnr Barkly & Gladstone St - Gladstone Park
    Stop 3 Mair St, Ballarat Train Station

  • There is limited parking at Kryal Castle. Disabled parking is available on site, please contact to organize onsite access parking.

    The patron parking area is located approximately 2KM from the entry of the castle and signage and parking attendants will direct cars to the location.

    *Dunnstown Football Club: Dunnstown Recreation Reserve, 2855 Old Melbourne Rd, Dunnstown VIC 3352
    *Secured event day parking available for pre purchase: $15+BF per day, per car
    *Tickets to be pre-purchased via website
    *Limited parking is available for pre-purchase, please book early to secure your spot to avoid disappointment.
    *Cars can't be parked on surrounding roads otherwise they will be towed
    *No buses to be parked at this location

    *Buses to Kryal Castle will run to and from the car park
    *Bus transfer to Kryal should take no more than 10 minutes
    *Patrons will need to have their ticket scanned each day to enter the car park

    *Dedicated car park shuttle buses will be allocated and run on loops to the car park from 7pm onwards with more buses allocated towards the end of each night
    *The area will be lit and attended by security for patron safety

  • Yes. All Knight and Day Patrons are to be dropped to the Dunstan Oval Carpark to use the shuttle bus services.

  • Yes. Taxis and Ubers (with correctly displayed CPV signage) will be allowed to drop at the front of the venue on Forbes Road.

  • While we are hopeful that border closures will be a thing of the past, if you are travelling to the event from outside Victoria and border closures remain in place in the lead up to the event then you will be eligible for a refund up until Wednesday 15 December. Any refund requests made after this date will be considered at our discretion.

  • DO NOT ATTEND. You will be eligible for a refund provided you have supporting documentation.

  • Knight and Day Festival will operate in accordance with Victorian Government health regulations. A Covid safety plan will be in place and published prior to the event.

  • Knight and Day Festival will operate in accordance with Victorian government health regulations. As per the Victorian Roadmap released on October 24, Venues can Operate at Maximum capacity subject to vaccination requirements and COVIDsafe measures.

    We will make these requirements clear as full information becomes available.

  • Masks will need be worn in the Indoor Stage / Tavern Venue, Jesters Theatre, The Chapel, VIP Bar.

    Masks will need to be worn on all Shuttle Busses. Please note that this has been rule since announcing the busses, it is now a priority to ensure this is enforced.

  • Absolutely, you can! We encourage all patrons to embrace the medieval theme and dress up for the occasion. Within reason, costumes and toys will be permitted. We would advise that any objects or body armour that could be deemed dangerous or of significant value, be left at home.

  • Yes. Knight and Day Festival is a licensed event for 18 years and older. Photo ID will be required upon entry.

  • Just announced! Strictly limited single day tickets are available.
    $149.90 - Parkway Drive headlined 31/12
    $129.90 - Polaris headlined 30/12

  • Tickets are $220 + Booking Fee

    VIP Tickets are $440 + Booking Fee

    Tickets provide entry to both days of the festival.

    Details of what’s included in the VIP ticket package can be found on the ticketing page.

  • Will there be a viewing platform for those in Wheelchairs?
    Yes, there will be wheelchair viewing platforms at the event.

    Are there safe places to sit near all stages?

    There will be seated areas close to each stage for those who need to take a break but still want to enjoy the live entertainment.

    Is there disability parking at the venue?
    Yes, Disability parking will be available at the venue for those who hold disability parking permits. Parking is limited so please email with proof of ticket purchase and proof of permit to secure your spot in advance.

    Is there disabled toilet access?
    Yes, there are disabled toilets throughout the venue. There are 5 x Ability toilets which will be updated with venue maps closer to the event.

    What type of surfaces and terrain there is around the venue and if this is going to be accessible?
    Apart from the Jousting Arena floor area – which is made up of soil/aggregate: Every area to view and access stages and the rest of the site are concreted and are over and above the accessibility guidelines for access for wheelchairs.

  • Carers are eligible for a free ticket upon presentation of companion card. Please email us on to arrange.

  • There will be a number of food options through-out the festival site including vegan options.

  • No. Knight and Day Festival is a fully licensed event. You will not be permitted to bring any alcohol into the event. Alcohol will be available to purchase inside the festival.

  • There will be ATMs onsite however food and merchandise vendors will also accept payment via eftpos / bank card.

  • Yes, there will be a cloak room available inside the festival.

  • Doors open at 12pm on both days of the festival. The first band will not begin until approximately 1pm.

  • Bands finish at approximately midnight on Thursday 30th December and 1am on Friday 31st December.

  • Pass outs will only be provided for essential reasons (eg to collect forgotten belongings). Please only enter the festival once each day.