ANOTHER WAY TO GET THERE:
You can volunteer at Laura for free admission (transport not included). “This is a life-making experience,” says Jo from Sydney. “It’s definitely wor th cleaning backed-up toilets and finding lost children.” THE NEXT ONE: Laura is held in June every two years; the next one is in 2019. AMENITIES: There are a couple of genuinely good coffee stalls and a surprisingly diverse range of food outlets serving everything from traditional dishes such as pig’s blood and rice to plenty of less-challenging standards like bacon and egg rolls. THE CROWD: Over three days there were around 1000 performers, 23 communities, and 9000 spectators from as far afield as Chicago and Japan.