Have the recent floods in the greater Denver area affected Riot Fest?

Riot Fest & Sideshow was unaffected by the recent storms in the greater Denver area. The festival will  continue as planned.

What items are permitted/prohibited?

*Empty water bottles or empty CamelBaks
*Small back packs and bags / purses (Note: all bags will be searched)
*Digital Camera (non-professional, i.e. no removable lens)
*Disposable cameras (non-professional)
*Cell phone
*Rain Coat / Pants
*Bug Spray (Non Aerosol Only)
*Sunscreen (Non Aerosol Only)
*Ear Plugs
*Beach Balls
Not Allowed (Please keep in mind the prohibited list is not limited to only the following and can be amended at any time. Just use common sense.)
* Weapons, knives or firearms of any kind
* Fireworks or incendiary devices
* Drugs or drug paraphernalia
* Outside food/drinks (empty water bottles will be okay)
* Chairs/lawn furniture
* Umbrellas
* Professional level cameras (in general, cameras with a detachable lens)
* Video equipment (including personal camcorders)
* Audio recording equipment (including portable “boombox” stereo units)
* Bikes/rollerblades/skateboards/scooters/etc
* Coolers
* Air horns
* Megaphones
* Focused-light devices (laser pointers, etc)
* Pets (service dogs are okay)
* Items intended for sale/promotion
* Douchebaggery

What can be brought into the Camping area?

  • One Case of Beer/ (21+, No glass bottles, wine or liquor)
  • Glass Bottles
  • Coolers (Must stay in the camping area)
  • Drugs Or Paraphernalia
  • Lawn Furniture (So long as it fits within your camping space. Must stay in the camping area)
  • Weapons Of Any Kind
  • Sunscreen (non aerosol only)
  • Fireworks Or Explosives
  • Bug Spray (non aerosol only)
  • Open Flames Of Any Kind
  • Umbrellas (must stay in camping area)
  • Charcoal Grills (propane camping stoves are okay)
  • Pets
  • Metal Tent Stakes
  • Tiki Torches
  • Chinese Lanterns
  • Vehicles In The Tent Camping Area
  • Sleeping In The Camp Parking Lot
  • Sound Systems Or Radios
  • Items Intended For Sale Or Promotion
  • Professional Photo, Video, or Audio Equipment

When do tickets go on sale?

1-Day, 2-Day 1-Day VIP, and 2-Day VIP passes are all available now! You can purchase them here.

Can I camp at Riot Fest & Sideshow ?

We are happy to be able to offer tent and RV camping to our patrons. Campers must be 18+ (with valid photo ID) or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. More information, and camping-specific FAQ can be found on our  Camping page. *Camping tickets will not include admission to the fest.

What if I'd like to stay in a hotel?

We have information for some discounted hotel rooms on our Hotels page.

Will there be parking near the festival grounds?

Yes, there will be on-site parking available for a $15 fee.

How do I get to the venue?

May Farms is located at 64001 Colorado 36 Byers, CO. To get there from downtown Denver or the airport, take I-70 E to exit 316 for US-36 E towards Byers. Then turn right onto N. Main Street. Take your third right onto CO-36 W, and May Farms will be about a mile down on your right.

Full directions here:
From the Denver International Airport: http://tinyurl.com/n6klpp8
From Downtown Denver: http://tinyurl.com/mkcjzdo

We also have some shuttle and rideshare options on our Transportation page.

Are there shuttle services running to and from the festival?

Yes, there are a number of shuttle and rideshare options, and more information is available on our Transportation page.

What time do the gates open?

Gates are scheduled to open at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (9/21) & Sunday (9/22).

When is the lineup being announced?

The lineup is out now! Check it out here.

When will you announce the schedule?

You can view the lineup breakdown by-day here, but the schedule of set times will be available when we get closer to the festival date.

What does a GA ticket get me?

A General Admission ticket will get you into the music festival on the May Farms grounds on the date or dates specified on the ticket (9/21-9/22).

What does VIP include?

VIP Passes grant access into the music festival on the May Farms grounds on the date or dates specified on the ticket, as well as to a VIP lounge with private bar & discounted beverages, and special viewing areas not accessible to GA pass holders. VIP is open to All Ages.

I have a problem with my ticket...?

If you are having issues with a ticket purchased online, please contact Ticketfly via their help page.

Is Riot Fest All Ages?

Entry to the the music festival is all ages!

Will there be a carnival?

Yes. Rides, games, performers, corn maze, punkin chunkin, and much more
Carnival rides will operate on a pay-per-ride basis, and ride tickets will be available for purchase on-site.

Are backpacks allowed?

Yes, personal bags and backpacks are permitted, but will be searched upon entry.

Can I bring my own food/drinks?

Outside food and drinks will not be permitted within the festival grounds, but there will be a variety of vendors on-site.

I have special dietary needs, what should I do?

For those attending with special dietary needs, you may bring your own food. Please talk to the security personnel at the entrance and they will guide you over to our medical tent for storage and safe keeping. Make sure to bring a copy of a note from your doctor.

Where can I get information about vending at the festival?

Food and non-food vending inquiries, please contact [email protected]

Will cameras be allowed in?

Any non-professional level digital cameras will be allowed in, but professional level cameras (in general, cameras with a detachable lens) will not.

How do I volunteer for Denver?

You can download the Volunteer Application here, and the Volunteer FAQ here. For further questions, please contact Jessica at [email protected] with “Denver” in the subject line.

I'm not from around here, where can I find out about more things going on in Denver

Denver has lots of great things to offer. Head over to www.denver.org for more information.


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