Location

Rockingham Festival Grounds
2153 N. U.S. Highway 1
Rockingham, NC 28379

Festival Map

Parking

Save time by purchasing your parking pass for Epicenter now. Each pass includes parking in an official Rockingham Festival Grounds lot. More information about parking locations and instructions will be included with your tickets. Overnight parking not permitted.

ALL PARKING OPTIONS ARE SOLD OUT

Official Shuttles

Need a reliable way to get to Epicenter? We’ve partnered with Bus.com to set up shuttles from convenient pick-up and drop-off locations. Tickets start at $25.

Here’s how it works:
Click the “Buy Shuttle Passes Now” button below to visit the bus ticket page and purchase your shuttle tickets. Download the bus.com app to keep up to date on pick-ups and drop-offs. Tell all your friends, and bring them along!

Check out the list of stops:
Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Raleigh

Shuttle rides include:
– Plenty of storage for all of your festival camping gear
– State-of-the-art charter buses for long trips, equipped with air-conditioning and comfortable seats

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On Site Locker Rentals

Do you want a safe and secure place to store your things while you attend Epicenter? Personal lockers with unlimited cell charging will be available so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the fest. Lockers measure 8”h x 12”w x 18”d.

RESERVE A LOCKER NOW

FAN HOTEL RATES BY ARES

We’ve partnered with aResTravel to help you browse special fan rates for hotels all around Rockingham and to make joining us at Epicenter a breeze. With aRes, you can search all local hotels based on price, proximity to Rockingham Festival Grounds, or whatever amenity is most important to you.

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FAQs

GENERAL FAQ

Who is playing at Epicenter?

All bands are listed on the LINEUP PAGE

Which stage and what time will bands be playing?

A full schedule with set times will be posted about 2 weeks before the show on our SCHEDULE PAGE.

Where should I park?

Specific parking information for the festival will be posted closer to the festival dates. CLICK HERE to reserve a parking spot.

What ages are allowed?

This is an all ages event. All attendees are required to purchase a full price ticket regardless of age. We strongly encourage parents to bring hearing protection for their children.

Will re-entry be allowed at the festival?

No. Once you have entered the venue each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in. Please plan accordingly.

What about the weather?

Epicenter is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be given for weather. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos and rain boots.

What time do the doors to the venue open and when will it be over?

Doors will open at 12:00pm. The show’s end time will be posted closer to the event dates.

CROWD SURFING & MOSHING POLICIES

Moshing
What Is Moshing?
– Moshing occurs when a group of patrons run at and slam into each other during a show. It often takes place in a loosely organized circle within a general admission crowd (a “mosh pit”), although it can be as simple as two people repeatedly running into each other during a show and bouncing off in another direction.
– Moshing can occur in any area of a general admission crowd, including directly in front of the stages.

What’s the big deal about Moshing?
– Moshing can be dangerous to both participants and bystanders.
– Moshers can suffer bruises, cuts, sprains, and broken bones, especially where some participants are bigger than others, are moshing more aggressively, or if someone gets hit when they’re not ready.
– Moshing is also dangerous for non-participants standing nearby. A mosher who breaks through the circle can seriously injure a bystander who is just watching the show and not bracing for impact.

I don’t want to Mosh!! What can I do?
– Be aware of your surroundings! If you see a Mosh Pit forming near where you’re standing, and are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!

Crowd Surfing
What is Crowd Surfing?
– Crowd surfing occurs where a patron is lifted up onto the hands of other patrons, who then pass the surfer along the top of the crowd. Surfing can take place anywhere in a general admission crowd.
– Crowd surfing most commonly (but not always) occurs in the areas directly in front of the stages.
– Surfing most commonly (but not always) travels from the back of the crowd TOWARDS the stage.

What’s the big deal about Crowd Surfing?
– It is dangerous for both the surfer and other patrons.
– Crowd surfers have virtually no control of their bodies once they are above the crowd. Surfers can be groped, hit, or dropped. Although crowds experienced with surfers generally try to pass them towards the stage, there is no guarantee where or how the ride will end or how the surfer will find their friends in the crowd once they come down.
– Most of the audience is looking at the Stage! Surfers literally put their health and safety in the hands of people they don’t know who are paying attention to something else.
– Surfers also endanger other people. A crowd surfer struggling to stay aloft can kick someone in the head or poke them with their hands. Surfing is especially dangerous during an artist’s set, when most patrons are facing the stage and the surfer is being passed from behind them.

I don’t want to Crowd Surf!! What can I do?
– Be aware of your surroundings! If Crowd Surfing is taking place near where you’re standing, and you are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!

All of us are responsible for our own safety! Have a great time at the show, and take care of yourself and others!

Will there be plenty of food at the venue?

Yes! We are working with local food trucks, restaurants, caterers, and vendors to provide top-notch food, drinks, and deliciousness for all. A variety of beverages (including liquor, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be served all over the festival grounds as well in the General Admission and VIP areas.

Can I use a credit/debit card to by tickets, food, beverages and merchandise? Will there be ATMs available?

Most of our food and beverage stands do accept credit cards. Our merchandise booth does also accept cards. There will also be multiple ATMs inside the venue.

Will alcohol be sold?

Yes. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be sold to those with a valid ID.

Do you offer any special hotel rates for fans?

We have a limited amount of hotel + festival ticket packages available. Visit our HOTELS page for full info.

Is there camping at the event?

Yes, please visit our CAMPING page for full info.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

The venue is accessible and there will be special viewing areas at the main stages for those with mobility limitations. The festival is held outdoors in a park. There will be natural terrain to travel over and if it rains it could become muddy. There are sometimes great distances between stages.

Personal assistance, wheelchair pushes, and any type of transportation, including golf cart rides, are NOT provided by the festival. If you require any additional assistance please plan on bringing a companion. Wheelchairs are NOT available for rent or loan.

Wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and small three or four-wheeled scooters are allowed in the festival. Other power-driven devices will be considered only on a case-by-case basis. A power device should not move faster than a person can walk and extreme care needs to be taken when operating such devices due to the large crowds expected at the festival. Therefore, large, fast and heavy mobility devices are not appropriate in this situation.

Accessible restrooms can be found at each bank of portalets throughout the venue.

Viewing areas for Patrons with Mobility Disabilities:
To find their locations, visit the Access Center inside the entrance, look for the wheelchair symbols on event maps, and watch for the signs with the wheelchair symbol.

Who May Use these Areas?
Patrons who use wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility devices. Patrons who have mobility limitations of such significance that it substantially limits their ability to stand.

IMPORTANT:
We use a wristband program to facilitate the Access Program. We recommend that anyone needing to use these viewing areas stop by the Access Center upon arrival to request a designated wristband. Viewing areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those who use wheelchairs. The platforms will fill up for the most popular acts, and we ask for your cooperation. Companions and patrons who are able may be asked to step off the platform to make more room for those who use wheelchairs. We have Access Program staff on-site to manage the Access Program and answer any questions that may arise.

Companion Policy:
Each person eligible for the Access Program may bring ONE adult companion into the reserved viewing areas at any given time. Families, consisting of no more than two adults and any minor children, when one member of the family has a disability, may stay together in the reserved areas.

What’s NOT Cool?
Faking it! We must reserve these viewing areas for patrons who genuinely have mobility disabilities. Overcrowding the Access areas defeats the purpose. Have a heart; do NOT abuse the system!

Camping:
There will be accessible campsites available. Please email accessibility@epicenterfestival.com with your request so we can be prepared for your arrival.

Still have questions?
Email us at accessibility@epicenterfestival.com and we will do our best to help you out.

I am a breastfeeding mother – what are my options?

Breastfeeding mothers can come by the Info Booth / Access Center and we will have power and an area you can use to pump. It is not private, so be prepared to bring in any cover you will need to feel comfortable. You can bring items necessary to pump into the venue (pump, small soft-sided cooler, ice packs, cover) however, we are not responsible for loss or damage of any items brought inside.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to accessibility@epicenterfestival.com

CUSTOMER SERVICE

For further questions about camping, please email info@epicenterfestival.com.

TICKET FAQ

I have an issue with the tickets I purchased. Who can help me with that?

For any ticket-related issues, please visit support.frontgatetickets.com. From there, you can call, email or chat with our ticketing customer service team for help.

Can I get a refund?

No. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on ticket sales. All artists and scheduled performance times are subject to change. Festival is outdoors and is rain or shine.

When and where will the box office be open on site?

Box Office hours and location will be posted closer to the event dates.

Where can I buy tickets in advance?

You can purchase tickets online via Front Gate Tickets. Please see our TICKETS page for full info. There are no physical outlets for cash ticket sales.

Can I upgrade my GA ticket to a VIP ticket?

Yes, as long as VIP tickets are still available, you can upgrade to a VIP pass with Front Gate by visiting support.frontgatetickets.com.

Can I purchase a meet and greet for bands playing the event?

No, we do not offer any sort of official meet and greet packages for our events.

I still have not received my tickets. When will they arrive?

Tickets usually ship about 4 weeks out from the event. To check on the status of your mailed tickets, please contact Front Gate customer support to assist: support.frontgatetickets.com.

Where do I register my RFID wristband? Who do I contact if I have any trouble with it?

RFID registration link: TBD

Please contact Front Gate customer support to assist with any issues in registration: support.frontgatetickets.com.

I bought a VIP package and I have a child who is 5 years old, can my child accompany me into VIP with a paid General Admission ticket?

Yes, children under the age of five (who have a General Admission ticket) are allowed into the VIP area with an adult who has paid for VIP.

ALLOWED ITEMS

What is not allowed in?

No coolers or picnic baskets
No outside food or beverages
No glass containers
No video cameras or Go Pros
No audio recording devices
No laptops or tablets
No professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
No selfie sticks
No lasers or laser pointers
No drones
No chairs of any kind
No umbrellas
No hula hoops or totems
No balloons or beach balls
No confetti or glow sticks
No aerosol cans
No whistles or air horns
No fireworks or explosives
No musical instruments of any kind
No bags, backpacks, draw-string bags, purses or duffle bags
No reusable water bottles or camelbaks
No weapons of any kind
No drugs or drug paraphernalia
No pets (with exception of service animals)
No gang-related colors or patches
No chains, chain wallets, or spikes
No unauthorized vending or advertising

*** We do not provide on-site storage for prohibited items. ***

What is allowed in?

One factory-sealed bottle of water (20oz max)
Cellphones
Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
Binoculars
Small, point-and-shoot digital camera
Hats and sunglasses
Earplugs
Vaporizer pens and E-cigarettes
Sealed packs of cigarettes and lighters
Light blankets and towels

We strongly encourage you to not bring bags of any sort. If you must bring a bag, please abide by the following:
– Small purse or hand-held clutch (maximum size: 4.5” x 6.5”)
– A small or medium sized clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag (maximum size: 12” x 6” x 12”)
– A clear one-gallon re-sealable zip-top bag (maximum is freezer size: 10” x 12” x 2”)
– A clear or mesh drawstring bag

Bag Policy

Can I bring a prescription medication or medically necessary food items into the festival?

Yes. If you present your medication in its original packaging and a photo ID at the festival gates, you will be allowed to bring it in with you. If you have dietary restrictions that require special snack or beverages to be brought into the show, you may do so if accompanied by a doctor’s note to provide to gate security. If you have further questions on what you can or can’t bring in for medical purposes, please email info@epicenterfestival.com.

CAMPING FAQ

When can I arrive to set up my campsite?

The campgrounds open at 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, May 9th.

Our check in hours are:
Thursday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM

When do I have to be packed up and out of the campground after the show?

The campground closes at 12:00 PM (noon) on Monday, May 13th.

What is the size of my campsite?

Car camping sites measure approximately 20’ x 20’. RV camping spaces measure approximately 20′ x 50’.

How many people can sleep in my campsite?

Each car camping pass allows for up to 4 (four) fans and each RV camping pass allows for up to 6 (six) fans.

What can I bring with me?

– Tent
– E-Z UP / shade structure
– Tennis balls or caps used for tent stakes
– Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
– Ice chests/coolers
– Food and beverages/water
– One case of beer in aluminum cans or aluminum bottles and/or one box of wine per person is allowed in the campground. No liquor, glass bottles, kegs or vending is allowed.
– Prescriptions in their original bottles with bottle attached. ID must match name on label.
– Chairs
– Trash bags
– Empty CamelBaks and sealed water bottles
– Non-professional flash/still cameras and hand-held video cameras (e.g., Sony Action Cam, GoPro)
– Cell phones
– Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
– Earplugs
– Sunscreen
– Sealed packs of gum
– Non-amplified (acoustic) musical instruments
– Small generator, 4kw or smaller (Immoderate amounts of gasoline will be confiscated)
– Portable grills (No more than 30lbs charcoal and/or 20lb or less container of propane)
– Propane tanks (20lbs or less, limit small camping tanks to 2)

What is NOT allowed into the campgrounds?

– Liquor
– Glass bottles of any kind (drinks, sauces, pickles, etc.)
– Alcohol for minors. You must be 21+ to drink within the campgrounds. If entering with alcohol, you must present government-issued identification. 21+ campers are advised to carry their government-issued identification at all times.
– No drones or remote control vehicle
– Drugs or drug paraphernalia
– Vending of any kind (food, drinks, merchandise, etc.)
– Loose pills, pills without a prescription, or expired medications of any kind (all medications, prescription or otherwise, must be in their original container)
– Hookahs
– Pets (except service animals)
– Glass bottles (small bottles of perfume/cologne are OK)
– Mirrors
– Spray paint
– Promotional flyers, promotional/corporate branded banners, or vehicles displaying sponsorships or ads
– Weapons of any kind (including but not limited to dinner knifes, pocket knives, pepper spray, etc.) or items that could be used as weapons (including but not limited to hammers, golf clubs, etc.)
– Tiki Torches
– Professional recording equipment—photo, video or audio (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
– Fireworks
– Open campfires or fires/flames of any kind (small propane grills OK)
– Golf carts, bikes, dune buggies, off-road motorcycles, Segways, or hover boards
– Speaker systems
– Air horns
– Box trucks, cube trucks, four-wheelers, utility trailers or oversized flatbeds
– No Metal Stakes
– Propane or gas tanks over 20lbs
– Helium tanks

CUSTOMER SERVICE

For further questions about camping, please email info@epicenterfestival.com

Are the campgrounds accessible?

Yes, there will be accessible campsites available. Please email accessibility@epicenterfestival.com with your request so we can be prepared for your arrival.

Contact

For further questions, feel free to drop us a note at info@epicenterfestival.com.
For Access or ADA-related inquiries, please contact us at accessibility@epicenterfestival.com.
For press inquiries, please contact kristine@am-media.net
For partnership and sponsorship inquiries, contact partnerships@dannywimmerpresents.com.

VENDOR APPLICATION

Please complete the application at the link below for further information.

Vendor Application

Interested in Bartending? Please complete the application at the link below for further information.

Bartender Application

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