Rain or Shine
Box Office Hours
Words of Wisdom
What to Bring
What NOT to Bring
Medical & Well Being
Food & Drinks
- 11:00AM – Buses and Ferries Start Running to Island
- 11:00AM – Box Office Opens
- 11:45AM – Festival gates open
- 12:15PM – Music starts
- 10:00PM – Box Office Closes
- 11:00PM – Music ends (unless you’re a Grateful Dead fan, in which case The Music Never Stopped)
The festival is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos, boots, umbrellas, and rubber duckies. In the event of sunshine, we advise sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and pink flamingos.
The box offices, located at the entrances to the festival at the Harlem River Event Area on Randall’s Island, will be open for will-call pick up and ticket purchases (if still available) from 11:00am until 10pm on Friday June 6th, Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th.
Don’t litter! There will be waste reclamation stations located throughout the site for waste, compostables and recyclables. Be sure to drink plenty of water, as Dancing + NYC summer heat = lots of sweating. Please keep all valuables with you at all times. There will be a Lost & Found available at the general information tent, which will be close to the entrance. For your safety, absolutely no weapons or illegal substances will be permitted. Be kind to one another, pace yourselves, and feel free to give a random stranger a high five.
There will be no refunds. Festival is Rain or Shine. Artists subject to change.
3-day ticket holders will be allowed to enter and exit the festival grounds once each day. As such, there is no re-entry each day of the festival. Camping on-site at the festival is not allowed, as per NYC park rules.
There are ADA Access Viewing Platforms located at each of the 4 stages. Please note that they have limited capacity and are available on a first come, first served basis. ADA accessible restrooms are available at the ends of each row of restrooms and behind the Access Viewing Platforms.
Children 5 years old and younger admitted free. Strollers are allowed.
- Non-professional film and digital cameras
- Soft sided, collapsible chair
- (2) Factory sealed bottles of water (non-glass containers)
- Small backpacks or bags
- Blankets or beach towels
- Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol
- Dancing shoes
- A good attitude
- Weapons of ANY kind
- Illegal Substances
- Large coolers
- Hard sided coolers
- Picnic Baskets
- Glass containers of any kind
- Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)
- Chains/Chain Wallets
- Large backpacks
- Laser pointers
- Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
- Audio/video recording equipment
- No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.
There is nothing we care more about than your safety and well-being. As such, medical tents will be located throughout the festival grounds, and they will be clearly marked and able to be seen from afar. Trained EMTs will be on-hand in these tents to address any and all medical incidents, and please don’t be afraid to stop by a medical tent – even if you just have a question. Additionally, if you see anyone at the festival who appears to be in need of medical assistance, please inform a member of our medical or security team, or even help him/her find their way to the medical tent(s). We are all in this together, so please look out for one another! Lastly, anyone bringing medication or a syringe for medical purposes will need to show your medication, prescription and a photo ID at the festival entrance.
We are putting a big emphasis on food and drink this year, and we are working with local food trucks, restaurants, caterers, and vendors to provide top notch food, drink, and deliciousness for all. A list of 2013 food vendors can be seen on our Food page, and 2014 vendors will be added and announced in early 2014, along with specific food items each vendor will be serving. A variety of beverages (including beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be served all over the festival grounds, and there will be enclosed Liquor Lounges in both the General and VIP areas, for those of you who prefer the sauce.
There will be a number of ATMs on the festival grounds. Please do not pull a Patrick Bateman with the ATM.
This year we are thrilled to partner with Hotels for Hope to offer a variety of accommodations for every style and budget! Hotel with a pool? They got those! Room with a view? Yep. On a budget? No worries, Hotels for Hope has the guaranteed LOWEST rates (yep, even compared to those DIY book your own hotel sites). Best part: when you book with Hotels for Hope a donation will be made to one of our favorite charities: Answer The Call.