GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHAT TIME DOES BASS CANYON START & END?

You can enter The Gorge Campgrounds as early as 4pm on Thursday, Aug. 23rd, and stay until no later than 12pm on Monday, Aug 27. Camping gates will be open for entry at all hours throughout this time.

On Friday, the Amphitheatre opens at 3pm and the first set of music begins at 4pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, doors will be 2pm and the music starts at 3pm.

CAN I ENTER, LEAVE AND RE-ENTER BASS CANYON?

Unfortunately due to the format of the event we cannot allow re-entry into The Gorge Amphitheatre, you may only enter and exit once per day.

Campers may exit and re-enter the campgrounds, however, by obtaining a re-entry slip. See CAMPING.

WHAT ARE THE BOX OFFICE HOURS?

Thursday 4pm-9pm.
Friday-Sunday 11am-10pm.

WILL YOU BE POSTING SET TIMES IN ADVANCE?

Yes, more details TBA

ARE SINGLE DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE?

Nope, Bass Canyon is a 3 day festival focused on and making connections with your fellow headbangers. Stay a while!

HOW DOES PARKING WORK?

Every vehicle that parks overnight must have a CAMPING pass. There is no auxiliary parking for overnight vehicles.

Day parking is offered free to all festival attendees, however this lot must be cleared immediately after music ends each night or your vehicle will be towed.

WHERE ARE THE CLOSEST AIRPORTS?

We recommend flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac). From there your best option is to book a shuttle and ride with other festival goers at Bus.com (See SHUTTLES for details). You can also rent a car and drive. The drive time from SeaTac to The Gorge is around 3 hours and it’s incredibly scenic!

IS THERE DISABLED ACCESS?

Yes, see VENUE for details

WILL THERE BE ATM MACHINES?

Yes, we recommend carrying cash for safety and convenience, though many vendors will be card friendly. ATM locations will be marked on your festival map.

I’M A MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE. WHO DO I ARRANGE A PRESS PASS THROUGH?

To apply for a press pass, email [email protected] with details about your publication.

WHAT CAN I BRING?

CAN I BRING WATER BOTTLES INTO THE EVENT?

Yes, you can bring in one 20 oz factory sealed bottle of water. There will also be bottled water sold inside the venue, as well as complimentary water stations all around the venue.

OTHER THAN A 20 OZ FACTORY SEALED BOTTLE OF WATER, CAN I BRING IN A CAMELBAK OR ANY OTHER WATER CONTAINERS?

Yes! You may bring in water containers (including camelbaks) as long as they are empty. They will be inspected.

CAN I BRING FOOD INTO THE AMPHITHEATRE?

You can bring 1 Ziploc bag no be larger than 1 gallon and all snacks inside must be factory sealed.

HOW ABOUT CAMERAS?

You may bring your small non-professional still camera, no removable lenses.

Video cameras including Go-Pros are not allowed inside the venue.

What should I bring for camping?

Download this handy packing checklist for all our recommendations!



Prohibited Items

ITEMS PROHIBITED FROM AMPHITHEATRE GROUNDS

  • NO illegal substances or paraphernalia
  • NO Alcohol from outside allowed to be brought into the festival grounds.
  • NO Open containers of any kind (empty reusable water bottles & empty Camelbaks OKAY)
  • NO Glass of any kind
  • NO Weapons
  • NO Knives (including cooking and steak knives)
  • NO Pepper Spray or Mace
  • NO Tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous, etc.
  • NO Aerosol products/cans
  • NO Fireworks or any kind of explosives
  • NO Open Flames or Charcoal/Grill
  • NO Tiki Torches
  • NO Sky Lanterns
  • NO Animals of any kind except service animals
  • NO Professional cameras or GoPros
  • NO Tripods
  • NO Binoculars
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Drones
  • NO Large speaker systems
  • NO Frozen water bottles
  • NO Spiked accessories
  • NO Large wallet chains or other chain accessories
  • NO Large metal key chains
  • NO Stuffed animals
  • NO Stickers
  • NO Fliers
  • NO Beach Balls
  • NO Markers, pens, spray paint
  • NO Paint markers
  • NO Strollers/Skateboards/bicycles

Totem Rules

Go ahead and let your freak flag fly, just make sure you follow these simple rules!

  • Max height including pole at full extension: 7 feet. Combining multiple poles to create extra long totems will result in the totem being confiscated.
  • Poles must be less than 1 inch diameter
  • NO extendable poles
  • NO extra poles without a totem
  • NO wood or metal (use something light like PVC)
  • Nothing that can poke, stab or fall causing injury
  • NO hate speech, negativity or illegal activities – security reserves the right to deny totems they deem unacceptable
  • Totem Heads & Decoration: Please do not bring oversized totem head decorations. Cardboard totem heads will be limited to 2’ measured diagonally and must have artwork on both sides. Highly creative totem heads will be more flexible on size, but please keep them reasonable. Originality is encouraged!
  • FLAGS: Most regular sized flags are okay, but oversized flags that significantly block the view of others will be confiscated.

TICKET QUESTIONS

WILL TICKETS BE SOLD AT THE EVENT?

If the festival does not sell out, tickets will be available at the box office on show date at a higher price.

Do not buy tickets from ticket scalpers! There's a reason "scalper" rhymes with "scammer." We can only guarantee entry to valid tickets.

IF I BUY A RESALE GA TICKET AND SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME IS ON THE RECEIPT, IS IT STILL OK TO USE THEM EVEN IF THE NAME DOESN’T MATCH?

Yes, assuming the ticket is valid and unscanned! Do not trust 3rd parties as they can scam you by selling fake tickets or selling tickets that have already been scanned.

CAN YOU REPRINT LOST TICKETS AT THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE BOX OFFICE?

TREAT YOUR TICKETS LIKE CASH. Keep them in a safe place where they cannot be easily lost or stolen. Tickets cannot be easily reprinted and the cost of reprinting a ticket can exceed $100.

WILL TICKET PRICES INCREASE AS THE FESTIVAL GETS CLOSER?

Yes, for the best price tickets you should buy earlier rather than later!

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY TICKETS?

Please contact TicketMaster

AGE/ID QUESTIONS

CAN I ATTEND IF I AM UNDER 18?

Nope, sorry! Security will not allow anyone under the age of 18 into the venue, even if they are with a guardian.

MY ID WAS LOST/STOLEN. WHAT CAN I USE TO PROVE MY AGE?

If you have a passport, security will accept all government issued passports. Expired government issued identification will only be accepted with temporary DMV documentation that is valid and proves you are going to receive a new valid ID.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY ID EXPIRED AND I DO NOT THINK I WILL RECEIVE A NEW ONE IN TIME?

Please bring your expired ID AND your temporary DMV documentation that proves your ID is being renewed.

CAN I USE A CONSULAR ID OR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE?

Canadian drivers licenses, ID cards or passports that are not expired are accepted.

Guests from outside the US and Canada must use a government issued passport provided it has a photo, name and date of birth on it. A passport can be acquired by scheduling an appointment with your local consulate office. Security will not accept consular identification or a foreign government issued drivers license.

WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL?

Security will not accept consular identification or a foreign government issued drivers license other than Canadian Province issued driver’s license or identification card. US military ID, Merchant Marine ID, Tribal ID (not all accepted), and US Possessions issued ID will all also be accepted. They will accept any foreign government issued passport provided it has a photo, name and date of birth on it.

CAMPING QUESTIONS

WHERE CAN I BUY CAMPING PASSES?

Visit the CAMPING section of this web site to purchase Standard, Premier, Terrace and Easy Tent-ready Camping options.

WHERE ARE THE CAMPING RULES?

Educate yourself on our CAMPING RULES :)

WHAT TIME DOES THE CAMPGROUND OPEN?

Thursday at 4pm. All campsites must be vacated by 12pm on Monday.

ARE THERE SHOWERS - HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

In Standard Camping and Easy Tent-ready Camping, head to The Pivot to take a shower for $3.00.

In Premier and Terrace Camping, showers are provided free of charge.

HOW DO I CAMP NEXT TO MY FRIEND'S SITE?

Groups that want to camp together must arrive at the same time.*

Campsites in Regular & Premier camping are allocated as you arrive, spaces cannot be held or reserved.

*For Terrace Camping, spaces are allocated by type of vehicle. Therefore it is not always possible to camp groups together, even if you arrive together. Especially if one campsite is a tent set up and another is a large RV. Management decisions on placement are final.

WHERE IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS?

For all guests age 21+, alcohol is permitted within the confines of your group's campsite. However no open containers or alcohol consumption is allowed in the public areas or on the roads.

CAN I CAMP IF I DO NOT HAVE A TICKET FOR THE SHOW?

No, you will need a Bass Canyon ticket in order to enter the campgrounds.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?

  • A tent (you'd be surprised!)
  • Clothing for all temperatures - the nights can be chilly.
  • Sunscreen/sunblock.
  • You can bring your own food for the campground, though this year we do now have some great hot food options at the pivot.
  • Your happy smiley face ready to have some fun.
  • A bit of patience, give our staff a wave and a hello instead of a snarl, they are working very long hours and really hard to make these shows happen, but expect occasional lines, it happens when 25,000 people descend on one place at one time.
  • For more, see CAMPING

IS THERE A GENERAL STORE IN THE CAMPGROUND?

Yep! The General Store carries many of the necessities you may have forgotten like sunscreen, basic toiletries etc. It also carries a wide variety of beers, soft drinks & snacks, ice, etc. You can find it close to the main entrance.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

Do not bring any pet whatsoever, not because we don't like them - we are all animal lovers here - but it is cruel and unfair to the pet to leave it alone in the campground or parking lot, locked up or in a car or tent where it may suffer from extreme heat. When we see a pet in a car or running around the camp ground unattended, we will alert the authorities and your vehicle may be entered and the pet taken to a shelter for its own welfare. You may be subject to prosecution for cruelty to animals.

Working Service Animals are permitted, however.

WHAT IS THE RE-ENTRY POLICY TO AND FROM THE AMPHITHEATRE?

There is no re-entry to and from the Amphitheatre, except for VIPs.

DO YOU OFFER ANY RV SERVICES AT GORGE CAMPING?

Yes, Honey Bucket provides standard RV servicing for an additional fee.

IS THERE RE-ENTRY IN TO THE CAMPGROUND?

You may enter and exit the campgrounds 24 hours/day. For re-entry, You will need a Re-entry Slip. Please get one before leaving the campgrounds from Guest Services or from a staff member at the entry gate after 8am. If you do not have a Re-entry Slip upon returning, you may be charged for another camping ticket.

ARE CAMPING TICKETS SOLD ON AN INDIVIDUAL DAY BASIS?

No, camping passes are for the entire weekend only.

CAN I FLY A DRONE AT THE GORGE?

Drones are strictly prohibited from being used anywhere on The Gorge Amphitheatre property (parking lots, campground, venue, etc). Staff will be instructed to confiscate any drone found being used on site.