Yours and Owls set times, line up, camping, after party and more

Thousands will make their way to Stuart Park in North Wollongong this Saturday and Sunday for the Yours and Owls music festival.

Organisers estimate the annual event will attract about 20,000 punters across the weekend.

Tickets are still available here for headlines acts like Amy Shark, Golden Features, Courtney Barnett and Hot Dub Time Machine.

Scroll down for your essential guide to Wollongongs long standing musical gathering.

WEATHER FORECAST

As of Thursday evening, the Bureau of Meteorology had forecast a top of 18 for Saturday with a high chance of showers in the morning, and a partly cloudy day with a top of 20 for Sunday.

Perhaps an idea to bring a jumper and some sunscreen.

TRAFFIC

Motorists should allow extra travel time around North Wollongong on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be increased vehicle and pedestrian activity along Bourke Street between Princes Highway and Kembla Street, plus Kembla Street between George Hanley Drive and Corrimal Street.

Traffic will also be heavy along Memorial Drive, Princes Motorway, Princes Highway, Corrimal Street and Cliff Road during the weekend.

HOW TO GET THERE

Parking around the festival site is limited to street parking and spots are tight.

Festival-goers are encouraged to use public transport or, if driving, carpool and use parking bays throughout Wollongong City.

The closest train station is North Wollongong which is on the South Coast train line then walk down Bourke Street and turn left at Cliff Road to arrive at the venue.

The Free Gong Shuttle and the festival shuttle bus will be on hand to get you between North Wollongong Station, the festival campground and Stuart Park.

It will be on a continuous route from the festival site to Wollongong CBD (cnr of Corrimal and Market streets), North Wollongong Train Station, the festival camp site (Dalton Park) and the bus stop on Squires Way out the front of the Innovation Campus every 15-20 minutes between 11.30am-11.30pm Saturday, and 11.30am-10.30pm Sunday.

Visit www.transportnsw.info to plan your trip on public transport.

ARTIST SET TIMES

You can find the final set times and whos playing here.

Y&O All Ages Sideshow 

Tickets for the festival at UOW's Unibar on Saturday, October 5, from 12pm are available here.

Artists include Angie McMahon, Baker Boy, Eves Karydas, Kwame, Ruel and Skegss.

FOODIE STALLS

Samaras, Avocado Hut, Pilgrims, Bali Spice Magic, Da Orlando, 2 Smoking Barrels, Boost Juice, Coal Coast Tacos, Yans, Diego's Donuts, Fanny's Fab Fare, Mediterranean Street Food, Citrus Factory, Arepa, Coco's Coffee, Inbocca, Dumpling Time, Kraken Squid, The Gnocchi Way, Twist Potato, Sev's Authentic Gozleme, Koshari Korner, Culture Sauce and East Coast Paella.

FOOTY FINALS

The Jeb Taylor Hotel, which will play host to the screening of both the NRL grand finals with lots of footy, commentary and classic hits spinning in to the night.

NRL Kicks off at 7.20pm on Sunday, October 6

AFTER PARTY

The Official Yours and Owls Afterparties are located just across the road at Pepe's on Saturday (10pm-3am) and the Hotel Illawarra on Sunday (9pm-midnight).

HOW TO PAY

This year at Yours & Owls, your wristband is your wallet. Grab a free wristband, visit the top-up kiosk and load it up. Use it to purchase any item on site. Before you leave the festival, return to the top-up kiosk and receive a refund on any cash left on your wristband. You have 14 days after the festival to claim a refund online by visiting www.awop.com.nz/refunds.

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