WHAT ARE MY TICKET OPTIONS?
You can buy a weekend music pass that includes festival access both Friday night and Saturday night OR a Friday-only or Saturday-only music pass. For those with weekend music passes, we also have a limited number of on-site camping spots available for reservation Friday through Sunday. Keep in mind that each camping spot comes with one weekend music pass.
Sun campsites are 30’ by 30’ and accommodate up to a 20’ RV or a 20’ travel trailer plus vehicle, and up to six people. Moon campsites are 30’ by 20’ and accommodate up to a 16’ RV or a 12’ travel trailer plus vehicle, and up to four people. Stars campsites are 20’ by 20’ and accommodate one vehicle (no RVs allowed) plus a tent and up to four people. Each camper over age 12 must have a weekend pass to Fort Desolation Fest.
ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?
In the unlikely case that we have to cancel Fort Desolation Fest, we’ll refund your ticket. In the unlikely case that we have to reschedule it, we’ll honor your ticket for the rescheduled date.
DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?
We offer the option to pay 50% up front and 50% on August 5th through the AXS ticketing platform. You’ll be able to choose this option toward the end of the checkout process.
WILL TICKET PRICES GO UP AT ANY POINT?
We’re using dynamic pricing, which means ticket prices may go up and down at times based on demand and availability. This is a common practice for concerts, sporting events and festivals these days.
DO I NEED MY TICKET ON BOTH DAYS?
You’ll need your AXS ID mobile ticket at check-in. After that, your wristband becomes your ticket, so don’t remove it until the festival ends on Sunday.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH MY TICKET?
Your ticket to Fort Desolation Fest gets you access to the festival on the day(s) you pay for. You can also opt to purchase access to one of our limited-availability on-site camping spots.
WHAT’S THE ORDER OF THE PERFORMERS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS?
Our band lineup and schedule are subject to change. But here’s the current plan:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
5pm – Pete Sands and the Drifters
6:15pm – Jaime Wyatt
7:45pm – The Band of Heathens
9:30pm – The White Buffalo
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21
5pm – Esther Rose
6:15pm – Jordan Matthew Young
7:45pm – Lilly Hiatt
9:15pm – Paul Cauthen
ARE VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE?
Not this year. But we’re planning on some sort of VIP access next year!
ARE KIDS ALLOWED? AND DO THEY NEED A TICKET?
Children 12 and younger can attend Fort Desolation Fest FREE with a ticket-holding adult. Limit two children per ticketed adult.
IS FORT DESOLATION FEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY?
We sure are! However, this is our first fest, so we’re not yet to the stage where we can offer kid-specific activities. As long as your kids love great live music and food, they should be all good.
WILL THERE BE ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES?
We’ll offer ADA parking with a state-issued license plate or hang tag, as well as ADA bathroom access at the festival. If you require a service animal, please email us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and note that it must stay on a leash and come with identification.
WILL THERE BE PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes. But probably not enough for everyone who attends. We’ll direct you to alternate parking options when you arrive if our on-site parking is full. Keep in mind that there may be a cost associated with parking.
WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Doors will open at 3pm and music will start at 5pm both Friday and Saturday.However, those who have reserved an on-site camping spot may start arriving at the property at 12 noon on Friday.
DO I NEED MY I.D. TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL?
You’ll need your government-issued ID, driver’s license or passport to enter the festival. And you’ll definitely need it to prove you’re over 21 if you want to drink alcohol at the fest.
IS THERE RE-ENTRY INTO THE FESTIVAL?
Camping passholders will be allowed to re-enter the festival/concert grounds.
ARE CAMPING CHAIRS ALLOWED?
You’re welcome to bring low-profile, folding camping chairs inside the fest. Just not tall lawn chairs or other seating.
CAN I BRING AN UMBRELLA OR SUNSHADE?
No umbrellas or sunshades are allowed. Ponchos are welcome in case it happens to rain. And there will be shaded areas available at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHAT CAN I BRING INSIDE THE FESTIVAL?
- Small bag/backpack (no bigger than 18” tall, 13” wide and 8” when packed) with one main pocket/opening for easy searching
- Low-profile lawn chair
- Empty water bottle or hydration pack (NOT glass) for filling at our free water stations
- Baby stroller if needed
- Cell phone
- Basic point-and-shoot camera
- Any necessary prescription(s) with your personalized pharmacy label attached
- Any over-the-counter medications needed for that particular day
- Portable cell-phone charger
WHAT CAN’T I BRING INSIDE THE FESTIVAL?
- NO bag bigger than 18” tall, 13” wide and 8” when packed
- NO umbrellas or shade structures
- NO outside food or beverages
- NO coolers
- NO glass containers of any kind
- NO cigarettes (but vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed)
- NO alcohol of any kind (but we’ll have alcohol for sale in specific areas of the fest)
- NO illegal substances of any kind
- NO weapons of any kind
- NO fireworks or explosives of any kind
- NO pets/animals
- NO selfie sticks
- NO bicycles, carts, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles of any kind
- NO professional audio or video recording devices, including detachable lenses, tripods, GoPros, mounts, drones, etc.
- NO unauthorized marketing materials including flyers, stickers, samples or other giveaways.
WILL THERE BE A LOST-AND-FOUND?
Yes! If you don’t see it, ask a festival employee/volunteer where to find it. If you realize you’ve lost something after the festival, email us at email@example.com and we’ll let you know if we found it.
CAN I SMOKE AT THE FESTIVAL?
No cigarette smoking is allowed at Fort Desolation Fest. However, vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed.
What are the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines for an outdoor event?
Key points from CDC.gov this week:
- In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings.
- In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
Clearly Fort Desolation Fest is an outdoor event with plenty of space for social distancing. We’ve also installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the festival for your convenience.
WHAT IF I GET SICK BEFORE OR AT THE FEST?
If you get sick right before or at the festival and particularly if you’re diagnosed with COVID-19 or another easily communicable condition, please don’t attend Fort Desolation Fest. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work out a refund for you.
WILL THERE BE SECURITY GUARDS?
Yes. We’ll have trained security guards around the festival and campgrounds.
WILL THERE BE FIRST AID?
Definitely! The first aid tent will be clearly marked, and any festival employee or volunteer will be able to point you in the right direction.
WILL BAGS OR VEHICLES BE SEARCHED?
Every person, bag and vehicle is subject to search upon arrival at Fort Desolation Fest. If you refuse to be searched, you won’t be allowed to enter the festival and we won’t be able to refund you. This goes for the campgrounds as well.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Unfortunately not. We adore our pets, but Fort Desolation Fest takes place on a working ranch with animals of its own, not to mention the thousands of humans milling around.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY?
The Wayne Community Health Center in Bicknell, Utah is located at 128 South 300 West, Bicknell, UT 84715. Learn more at https://waynechc.org/
WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL?
Absolutely. We’ll have a variety of food trucks at Fort Desolation Fest.starting at 5pm Friday and Saturday nights.
WILL THERE BE WATER STATIONS AND OTHER BEVERAGES AT THE FESTIVAL?
For sure! Please bring your own empty, non-glass water bottle into the festival and fill it up with water as needed. You’ll also be able to buy sodas and such from our food trucks, and individuals over age 21 will be able to buy and drink alcohol in designated areas.
WILL ALCOHOL BE SERVED AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes! But, of course, only for those with a government ID showing that they’re over 21, and only in designated 21+ areas.
WILL THERE BE VEGAN AND/OR GLUTEN-FREE FOOD?
There will be vegan and gluten-free options in our food trucks. Please email us at email@example.com if you have other/severe food allergies and feel the need to bring in some kind of snack that suits your needs.
WILL THERE BE FORT DESOLATION OR FORT DESOLATION FEST MERCH FOR SALE AT THE FEST?
WHAT WILL MY PAYMENT OPTIONS BE ON SITE?
Our merch tent and vendors will accept credit and debit cards. Some may also accept cash.
WILL YOU HAVE ATMS ON SITE?
No, but you’ll find one nearby in Torrey.
WILL THERE BE CELL SERVICE OR WIRELESS INTERNET AT THE FEST?
Cell phone service can be spotty in southern Utah depending on your provider, so plan accordingly.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE FESTIVAL?
No outside food and drinks are allowed inside the festival, but if you reserve one of our limited-availability on-site campgrounds, you can bring your own food and drinks to that area. If you have severe food allergies and feel the need to bring a snack that suits your needs, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WILL THERE BE BATHROOMS AT THE FEST?
We’ll have port-a-potties around the property during the festival. But no sinks, showers, etc.
WHAT ARE SOME PLACES TO STAY IN THE AREA?
Here’s a list of lodging options in the Torrey area. We also have a limited number of on-site camping spots that can be reserved as you purchase tickets to Fort Desolation Fest.
WHAT KIND OF CAMPING DO YOU OFFER ON SITE?
See our on-site camping section of the FAQs for all the answers.
WHAT TIME CAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE RESERVED CAMPING SPOTS START ARRIVING ON FRIDAY? AND WHAT TIME MUST THEY CHECK OUT ON SUNDAY?
Weekend music pass holders who have reserved camping spots at Fort Desolation Fest may start arriving after 12 noon on Friday, August 20th. The festival music area will open at 3pm and the music will begin at 5pm both Friday and Saturday nights. And campers must check out by 11am on Sunday, August 22nd.
CAN ANYBODY CAMP ON-SITE?
Only attendees who purchase both a weekend festival pass and access to an on-site camping spot may camp at the festival. Each camping spot allows between 4-6 ticketed attendees, depending on the spot you reserve. If you miss out on our limited-availability camping spots, you’ll find many other lodging options in the area.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN STAY IN MY CAMPING SPOT?
As long as each person has their own ticket to Fort Desolation Fest, 4-6 people can share a camping spot at Fort Desolation Fest, depending on the size of the spot you reserve.
WHAT VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED IN A CAMPING SPOT?
Sun campsites are 30’ by 30’ and accommodate up to a 20’ RV or a 20’ travel trailer plus vehicle, and up to six people. Moon campsites are 30’ by 20’ and accommodate up to a 16’ RV or a 12’ travel trailer plus vehicle, and up to four people. Stars campsites are 20’ by 20’ and accommodate one vehicle (no RVs allowed) plus a tent and up to four people.
WILL THERE BE WATER, POWER HOOKUPS OR DUMPSTERS ON SITE?
Since we’re putting on this event at a property that’s not normally used for mass camping, we’re offering “dry camping” with no water or power hookups on site. However, we will offer drinking-water stations at the festival and the campgrounds. And we will have a dumpster on site. If you’re looking for full trailer hookups, check out some of the RV park options in our list of local lodging options.
ARE RVS AND POP-UP CAMPERS ALLOWED?
We have a limited number of camping spots large enough for the average RV or pop-up camper. And our camping spots are reserved by vehicle size. Keep in mind that travel trailers can be no more than 20 feet long in our largest spots (the Sun campgrounds) and, once parked, must stay in the camping spot until checkout Sunday morning. The tow-vehicle must also be parked in the same camping spot but can come and go for adventuring during the day.
CAN I PARK MY CAR AT MY ON-SITE CAMPING SPOT?
Yes. If you’ve reserved an on-site camping spot at the festival, you may park in that spot.
WHAT CAN’T I BRING TO MY CAMPGROUND?
- No generators
- No cigarettes (but vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed)
- No illegal substances of any kind
- No weapons of any kind
- No fireworks or explosives of any kind
- No pets/animals
WILL BAGS OR VEHICLES BE SEARCHED?
Every person, bag and vehicle is subject to search upon arrival at Fort Desolation Fest. If you refuse to be searched, you won’t be allowed to enter the festival and we won’t be able to refund you. This goes for the campgrounds as well. You’ll be subject to search every time you go back and forth between your camping spot and the festival.
CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE ON THE PROPERTY?
No way. We’re so lucky that Cougar Ridge Ranch has allowed us to have this festival on their land. But it’s full of grasses, trees, fences and other beautiful, natural things, as well as farm animals and people. (Not to mention the country’s current fire count, high temperatures and drought conditions.) So definitely no fires allowed at the fest.
CAN I HAVE A GAS STOVE AT MY CAMPGROUND?
Yes! Just no open fires whatsoever.
CAN I HAVE A GENERATOR AT MY CAMPING SPOT?
We can’t allow generators at our on-site camping due to the noise factor.
CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE CAMPGROUND?
Yes! Just remember, no open fires are allowed on the property.
WILL THERE BE TRASH CANS AT THE CAMPGROUNDS?
No, but we will have a dumpster on site for your collected trash.
CAN I GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN MY CAMPING SPOT AND THE FESTIVAL THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND?
On-site campers may come and go from their campgrounds and the festival with their tickets, but will be subject to search with each re-entry.
ARE YOU ACCEPTING VENDORS OR EXHIBITORS FOR FORT DESOLATION FEST?
We may have room for a couple more food trucks at this point. And we’re open to a limited number of overland-industry exhibitors as well. Let us know what you have in mind at email@example.com.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Typically it’s pretty warm during the days (80s-90s) and milder (50s-60s) by night in Torrey in August.
IS THE FESTIVAL RAIN OR SHINE?
It sure is! And while no umbrellas are allowed, you can bring a poncho to prepare for the unlikely case of rain in August in southern Utah.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY IF I DON’T WANT TO CAMP OR CAN’T GET A CAMPING SPOT AT THE FESTIVAL?
Here’s a list of other lodging options in the area.
CAN I TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEO AT THE FEST?
You can take photos and video with a smartphone or a small point-and-shoot camera. Just not with any sort of professional audio or video recording device, and no detachable lenses, tripods, GoPros, mounts, drones, etc. are allowed.
HOW DO I REQUEST MEDIA ACCESS?
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know.
HAVE A QUESTION WE DIDN’T COVER HERE?
Ask away at email@example.com