WHO IS BMUP?
BMUP (Black Mountain Unplugged) is a small FNQ Not for Profit crew of music-fearing volunteers that labour long to bring happy tunes and times to a special FNQ place.
WHAT IS BMUP
Normally it is a reconstructed/deconstructed/post-neo/retro/alternative byo anti-festival - or simply a fun weekend where you can camp, sit your arse on the grass and watch some cool music under the aura of a truly amazing far northern landform. THIS YEAR (2022) WILL BE OUR 11TH YEAR SO WE ARE GOING SILLY AGAIN (probably for the last time!) AND PUMPING BMUP11 OVER 2 WEEKENDS WITH CAMPING AVAILABLE IN BETWEEN.
There's no strict programs, no workshops, no children’s festival, no late night doofing, just one stage, one focus and thats all - and it's small.
We have one single abiding rule …. don’t be a dickhead.
WHEN IS IT?
This year BMUP11 2022 is AUGUST 12/13/14 AND 19/20/21. You will be able to buy a ticket for either weekend or both weekends. If you buy the double weekend ticket (the Full 10 Daze ticket) you can camp for the 5 days between and make a pretty cool holiday out of it. We have the new rainforest Tar-Tree Stage that will be the early morning music hub going all week and as per last year there will be midweek night events as well. Tuesday night is movie night, Wednesday is the Garden Party, Thursday night is the Lions Den Hotel. Otherwise explore around the region (a very special place), check out our tropical delights of waterfalls, beaches, rainforest mountains, savannahs, national parks and the incredibly iconic Lions Den Hotel just down the road.
THINGS TO KNOW FOR BMUP11 2022 weekend
We open the gate on Friday at 10am and you can camp untill Monday so as not to miss Sunday night's game of Q&R (Question and Riff) and the vinyl spinning discotheque.
The lovely gate crew will issue you with a garbage bag for your rubbish.
This year we will hopefully have a container refund stall set up again thanks to our good mates at Auswaste FNQ. All camp rubbish must be taken home with you. We have no facilities to dispose of rubbish onsite. Please helpmwith tis.
We ask you not to bring the family dog. If you absolutely must must (and a little tiny weeny dog is still a dog) our notoriously unpredictable enforcer Hillbilly Bill will find out and send you to camp next to the big generator.
We much prefer to hear sounds of the bush or acoustic instruments being played in camp rather than car stereos. Disrespectful camps maybe Putinized.
BMUP is BYO.
FIRES - August is generally when the dry season is ramping up so it's best to consider NO OPEN CAMP FIRES. Bring your own small fire drum and you should be fine as long as you don't leave a mess. (and don't throw your tinnies in the fire!)
There are wood fired hot bucket showers and plenty of CLEAN longdrop dunnies and urinals scattered ‘round with their own cleaning products and hand wash soap. If your aim is untrue, please clean up afterwards.
There’s a few spring fed drinking water taps, but byo water if that's your need, There's plenty of good food stalls and coffee around the stage.
First Aid is available at the Info Tent, but they are infamous for going the scalpel, so it’s best to byo bandaids and betadiene if you have a tribe of exploring kids.
Bring a torch - so you don’t disappear down a gully at night.
There’s no eftpos, mobile reception or wifi -so better bring cash.
There is usually ice for sale on Sat/Sun mid-morning by delivery. Otherwise you can always restock with drinks etc from the Lions Den Hotel down the road.
BMUP PICNIC 2022
WHAT IS THE BLACK MOUNTAIN PICNIC?
The Picnic is our small BMUP gig. It's focused as an easy weekend away with 2 nights of crazy good live music and lazy days of good food and coffee, spacious camping, and a Saturday afternoon volley ball game at the heel of one of Australia’s most striking landforms - Black Mt / Kalkajacka. what else could a punter need?.. well how'sabout a Sunday morning brunch of breaky and blues? Sunday lunchtime is stumps and you can head home fully refreshed ready again to pay off the mortgage :) June 10/11/12
We have a very very cool Picnic line up that includes :
8 Ball Aitken
Deep Fried Buick
Good Cowboy Bad Cowboy
Tickets are 95 bucks, Gate opens Lunch time Friday. BYO, Lids under 15 free. Food by BEKTOPIA, camping Friday/Saturday night included.
WHEN IS IT?
This year (2022) BLACK MOUNTAIN PICNIC is JUNE (10/11/12).
WHERE IS BLACK MOUNTAIN?
Black Mountain Mixtape and it's smaller offspring the Black Mountain Picnic happens at the foot of Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park located at the northern end of the world famous Bloomfield Track in Far North Queensland (or about 20 minutes south of Cooktown).
If travelling from Cairns to Cooktown turn right off the Mulligan Hwy towards Bloomfield/Cape Tribulation and go a smidgeon (meaning not far) and you’ll see the BMUP sign on the left - drive in and you're there..
Alternatively, if your travelling the track from the south it's just a smidgeon past the iconic Lions Den Hotel.
THINGS TO KNOW FOR BMUP PICNIC'22 weekend
The lovely gate crew will issue you with a garbage bag for your rubbish. PLEASE take your rubbish with you.We have no facilities for rubbish disposal.
We do have a container refund stall set up thanks to our good mates at Auswaste FNQ.
Though we discourage dogs if you really must bring your hound due to no other solution then ok. BUT we don't want to see or hear doggie! Doggie stays in camp unless doggie is walking on lead at walk time (and walk time is away from BMUP along the driveway)
We much prefer to hear sounds of the bush or acoustic instruments being played in camp rather than car stereos. We don't usually have problems but Dickhead camps will be PUTINIZED.
BMUP is BYO.
FIRES - BYO contained fire drum and wood and you should be fine. If it's looking to be too dry and windy we will update.
There are wood fired hot bucket showers and plenty of CLEAN longdrop dunnies and urinals scattered ‘round with their own cleaning products and hand wash soap.
There’s a few spring fed drinking water taps, but byo drinking water if that's your need,
First Aid is available at the Info Tent, byo bandaids and betadiene if you have a tribe of exploring kids.
There’s no eftpos, mobile reception or wifi -so bring cash. Please support us and our performers by spending at our excellent merch tent.
Check out the beautiful local swimming holes and waterfalls during the days and visit and stock up at the Lions Den Hotel (the best pub in the world) just down the road if you run short of stock!
BMUPinc. is a QLD Registered Not-For-Profit Organisation. We have been blessed with a dedicated group of construction and visual artist volunteers that return year after year, some of whom put in months of hard yakka before and after. If we need any more hands we will find you.