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BY CAR

From Palermo
Distance to go: 90 Km (56 miles)

To get to Castelbuono by car it should take about 75 mins. Take the motorway “Autostrada A19” (Catania-Palermo) and follow it for about 40 Km, then change to the motorway “Autostrada A20” (Palermo-Messina) and take the exit to Castelbuono. Then follow the SS 286 for the next 14km and you will arrive to Castelbuono.
Once you pass the sign “Castelbuono” at the beginning of the town at the entrance of the village of Castelbuono, take the direction of the Luigi Failla Stadium on your right into Via Mazzini, along the way and then turn right onto Viale Castello. We suggest you to parking your car here, behind the Castle, you’ll find a large public and free parking area.

From Messina
Distance to go: 170 Km (105 miles)

To get to Castelbuono by car it should take 2 hours. Take the motorway “Autostrada A20” (Palermo-Messina) and follow it for about 130 Km, and take the exit to Castelbuono. Then take the SS 286 and drive along the scenic 14 Km of SS 286: a natural paradise, then you will arrive in Castelbuono.
Once you pass the sign “Castelbuono” at the beginning of the town at the entrance of the village of Castelbuono, take the direction of the Luigi Failla Stadium on your right into Via Mazzini, along the way and then turn right onto Viale Castello. We suggest you to parking your car here, behind the Castle, you’ll find a large public and free parking area.

From Catania:
Distance to go: 180 Km (112 miles)

To get to Castelbuono by car it should take 2 hours and 15mins.
Take the motorway “Autostrada A19” (Catania-Palermo) and follow the signs to Palermo.
At “km 153” take the exit to the motorway “Autostrada A20” (Palermo-Messina) and follow the signs to Messina-Cefalù. Toll payment. Continue on A20-E90. Take the exit “Pollina / Castelbuono” and drive along the scenic 14 Km of SS 286: a natural paradise, then you will arrive in Castelbuono.

Once you pass the sign “Castelbuono” at the beginning of the town at the entrance of the village of Castelbuono, take the direction of the Luigi Failla Stadium on your right into Via Mazzini, along the way and then turn right onto Viale Castello. We suggest you to parking your car here, behind the Castle, you’ll find a large public and free parking area.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BY AIR
The nearest Airport is: “Punta Raisi – Falcone Borsellino Airport – Palermo”

From the airport there are regular shuttle bus to get to Palermo city centre, journey time to the final stop at Palermo central railway station is around 50mins. Next to the railway station you’ll find the bus station where you can take a coach to Castelbuono. Buses operated by S.A.I.S. depart from Palermo railway station (via Cefalù stop) and the journey takes 1hr and 40 minutes.
From Punta Raisi – Falcone Borsellino Airport to Palermo by car
It takes around 30mins to get to Palermo city centre. Follow the highway from the AEROPORTO PUNTA RAISI junction for 5.6 Km, then follow the sign CARINI/TORRETTA, turn right and go along the A29 highway for 19.2 Km in the direction to PALERMO.
From here please follow the instructions described in the section “By car – From Palermo”.

BY TRAIN
The nearest railway station is: Cefalù Station

It’s just 20 Km from Castelbuono, there are many coaches run throughout the day by the company S.A.I.S., from Cefalù to Castelbuono the journey time is approx. 30mins. For timetables and more info about S.A.I.S. buses, please follow the instructions described here in the section called “BY COACH”.
PLEASE AVOID CASTELBUONO RAILWAY STATION: although still working, Castelbuono railway station is down near the coast and the town is a LONG STEEP road away from it. In fact, Castelbuono railway station is about 14 km of bends from the inhabited town center and IT IS NOT CONNECTED in any way to the town of Castelbuono. So, if you don’t have a car or if there is no one waiting for you at the station, please DO NOT get off the train to Castelbuono railway station 🙂 

BY COACH
The bus company S.A.I.S. offers connection between Palermo and Castelbuono (via a Cefalù stop) from Monday till Saturday.

If you arrive by public transport (by plane, by train or by bus) to Palermo, and you don’t plan to rent a car to reach Castelbuono, you’ll need to use the services of the bus company S.A.I.S..
The S.A.I.S. bus terminal is adjacent to Palermo railway station, specifically it is located in Piazza Cairoli, entrance to Corso dei Mille – Stalls 10/11.
The reference run is “Palermo – Castelbuono” (the intermediate stop is Cefalù, at Cefalù railway station). The bus leaves several times a day. From Palermo to Castelbuono the average journey time is an hour and 40 minutes.
The bus ticket can be purchased at S.A.I.S. box office at the departure stalls, or online at S.A.I.S website or on the bus itself before departure time.

WARNING: always check our timetables S.A.I.S bus. You may find discrepancies between the timetables reported on the S.A.I.S. website and the timing of our timetables. Unfortunately on S.A.I.S. website or by phone often the information about the summertime S.A.I.S. bus service is not updated. But we provide you with the actual and always up-to-date bus run schedules, because we care a lot that you can get to your destination and start having fun with us, so take our bus timetables as your only reference, please. Trust us 🙂

TIMETABLES S.A.I.S. BUS

bus run: PALERMO – CASTELBUONO
Monday-Friday: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday: NO bus services are provided on Sundays by S.A.I.S*

bus run: CEFALÙ – CASTELBUONO
Monday-Saturday: 7:45 am – 11:00 am – 01:30 pm – 02:15 pm – 03:25 pm– 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday: NO bus services are provided on Sundays by S.A.I.S*

bus run: CASTELBUONO – PALERMO
Monday-Friday: 5:40 am – 2:30 pm – 4: 40 pm
Saturday: 5:40 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday: NO bus services are provided on Sundays by S.A.I.S*

bus run: CASTELBUONO – CEFALÙ
Monday-Saturday: 5:40 am – 7:05 am – 8:45 am – 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – 4:40 pm
Sunday: NO bus services are provided on Sundays by S.A.I.S*

bus run: CEFALÙ – PALERMO
Monday-Friday: 6:20 am – 11:00 am – 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 6:20 am – 11:00 am – 2:30 pm – 3:10 pm
Sunday: NO bus services are provided on Sundays by S.A.I.S*

bus run: PALERMO – CEFALÙ
Monday-Friday: 6:50 am – 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 6:50 am – 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday: NO bus services are provided on Sundays by S.A.I.S*

*Don’t despair! There is a Extra Shuttle Bus service provided by us.

Ypsigrock Festival provides an extra paid shuttle bus service to travel between Palermo or Cefalù and Castelbuono, even in the absence of S.A.I.S. services on Sunday afternoon and post-concert every night. The service is reserved for Ypsigrock Festival ticket holders.

The price of the service varies depending on the route covered, from 5€ to 8€ (ONE WAY), from 9€ to 15€ (ROUND TRIP).

If you arrive from other Sicilian cities and you don’t want to stay overnight in Castelbuono, we suggest to arrange you arriving to Palermo or Cefalù, in order to take advantage of the connections of this extra service.

See Extra Shuttle Bus Routes & Schedules below.

PLEASE NOTE: Places are limited! If you are interested in the service, we suggest you hurry up and book asap to avoid disappointment! It is necessary to pay your extra shuttle bus ticket online in advance.

SUNDAY 13 AUGUST

PALERMO – CASTELBUONO (via CEFALÙ stop)

ONE WAY – pre-concert / price: 8€

Departure from Palermo central railway station (bus terminal): 3:00 pm
Cefalù stop (at railway station): 4:00 pm
Arrival to Castelbuono: 4:30 pm (expected time)

BOOK THIS SINGLE RIDE ONE WAY HERE:

ONE WAY – post-concert / price: 8€

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Cefalù stop (at railway station): 2:30 am
Arrival to Palermo: 3:30 (expected time)

BOOK THIS SINGLE RIDE ONE WAY HERE:

ROUND TRIP (pre-concert and post-concert) / price: 15€

Do you need a round trip PALERMO – CASTELBUONO on Sunday, August 13?

pre-concert run:

Departure from Palermo central railway station (bus terminal): 3:00 pm
Cefalù stop (at railway station): 4:00 pm
Arrival to Castelbuono: 4:30 pm (expected time)

pre-concert run:

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Cefalù stop (at railway station): 2:30 am
Arrival to Palermo: 3:30 (expected time)

BOOK THIS ROUND TRIP HERE:

CEFALÙ – CASTELBUONO

ONE WAY – pre-concert / price: 5€

Departure from Cefalù railway station: 4:00 pm
Arrival to Castelbuono: 4:30 pm (expected time)

BOOK THIS ROUND TRIP HERE:

ONE WAY – post-concert / price: 5€

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Arrival to Cefalù (at railway station): 2:30 am (expected time)

BOOK THIS SINGLE RIDE ONE WAY HERE:

ROUND TRIP (pre-concert and post-concert) / price: 9€

Do you need a round trip CEFALÙ – CASTELBUONO on Sunday, August 13?

pre-concert run:

Departure from Cefalù railway station: 4:00 pm
Arrival to Castelbuono: 4:30 pm (expected time)

post-concert run:

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Arrival to Cefalù (at railway station): 2:30 am (expected time)

BOOK THIS SINGLE RIDE ONE WAY HERE:

FRIDAY 11 AUGUST

CASTELBUONO – CEFALÙ / price: 5€

ONE WAY – post-concert:

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Arrival to Cefalù (at railway station): 2:30 am (expected time)

BOOK THIS SINGLE RIDE ONE WAY HERE:

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST

CASTELBUONO – CEFALÙ / price: 5€

ONE WAY – post-concert:

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Arrival to Cefalù (at railway station): 2:30 am (expected time)

BOOK THIS SINGLE RIDE ONE WAY HERE:

FRIDAY 11 AUGUST – SATURDAY 12 AUGUST – SUNDAY 13 AUGUST

CASTELBUONO – CEFALÙ / price: 14€

ONE WAY – post-concert (for 3 nights):

Departure from Castelbuono (Spritz Bar): 2.00 am
Arrival to Cefalù (at railway station): 2:30 am (expected time)

BOOK YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO THESE RUNS HERE:

In order to avoid delays and disappointment, please arrive 15 minues before your desired departure time.
In the evening, the shuttle bus will depart after the end of the last performance at Ypsi Once Stage, and ONLY after all people who have booked previously got on the bus, however, please be as punctual as you can, in respect of all.
The timing of the post-concert bus service (2:00 pm) may vary depending on the program of the Festival shows as well, in such a case updates will be communicated on the social networks of the event and at the info point of the festival on site.
Please, pay attention and enter a correct email address when purchasing! Once you’ve booked your shuttle bus ticket, Hipay will send you an e-mail confirming the transaction including your Reservation number. Save it. You may need to search your Trash or Spam folders for the e-mail confirmation of your payment.

For further info, please write us via our CONTACTS page

If you want to track your trip to the Festival, the following links may be useful: Google Maps and ViaMichelin Maps & Route Planner.

YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 2017 TICKETS

Tickets for Ypsigrock Festival 2017 are available now.

Vivaticket

Festicket

  • adult 3-day passes – buymore info
  • camping passes – buymore info
  • 3-day pass + camping pass packages – buy
  • 3-day pass + camping pass + prepitched tent packages – buy
  • 3-day pass + hotel packages – buy

Hipay

BOOKINGSHOW

3-DAY PASSES

3-day passes are now available on our Tickets Page.
3-day passes give you access to the concert area from Friday 11 August until Sunday 13 August 2017 and access to all show days. The wristband allows you unlimited re-entry to and from the site.
Camping is not included in the 3-day festival pass.
Opening times are subject to health and safety checks and so can sometimes be delayed, but please be rest assured that we will do our best to open on time.
The Box Office is located at the concert area, in Sant’Anna street, near the entrance of Piazza Castello, Castelbuono (Palermo). Opening times: 9:00 – 13:00 / 16.00 – 22:00 each day
All Sales Are Final
No refunds or exchanges permitted. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen items nor damage to person or property.
3-day passes are valid for one person only and may not be transferred.
Wristbands must be worn at all times. No wristband, no entry, no exceptions. Please protect your wristband; you will not receive a replacement wristband if lost, stolen, or tampered with.

3-DAY PASSES AVAILABLE (Camping is not included)

  • Regular adult 3-day pass (over 13 years): 76€ + fees via Vivaticket or Festicket
  • Reduced child 3-day pass (5-12 years): 9€ (+ fees) BookingShowPlease note: switch language >> English. Choose Fee “Rid. UNDER 12”, choose quantity and add to the cart.

SINGLE DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS – DAY TICKETS

AUG 11 / AUG 12 / AUG 13
VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Day Tickets are now available on our Tickets Page – Tickets Page.
The Single Day Festival Ticket grants you access to the festival program on either Friday Aug 11, Saturday Aug 12, or Sunday Aug 13. This ticket doesn’t give access to the Thursday or the Camping.
Camping is not included in the single day festival ticket.
The wristband allows you unlimited re-entry to and from the site.
Opening times are subject to health and safety checks and so can sometimes be delayed, but please be rest assured that we will do our best to open on time.
The Box Office is located at the concert area, in Sant’Anna street, near the entrance of Piazza Castello, Castelbuono (Palermo).
All Sales Are Final
No refunds or exchanges permitted. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen items nor damage to person or property.
The day tickets are valid for one person only and may not be transferred.
Wristbands must be worn at all times. No wristband, no entry, no exceptions. Please protect your wristband; you will not receive a replacement wristband if lost, stolen, or tampered with.

DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE (Camping is not included)

  • Regular adult day ticket (over 13 years): 39€ + fees via Vivaticket
  • Reduced child day ticket (5-12 years): 4€ (+ fees) via BookingShow Please note: switch language >> English. Choose Fee “Rid. UNDER 12”, choose quantity and add to the cart.
  • CAMPING PASSES

    Camping passes are available on our Camping Page.
    Camping passes give you access ONLY to the campsite from Thursday 10 August until Monday 14 August 2017. The prize is fixed to, no matter how long you stay.
    The wristband allows you unlimited re-entry to and from the site.
    Camping is not included in the 3-day festival pass and not even in the single day ticket.
    Opening times are subject to health and safety checks and so can sometimes be delayed, but please be rest assured that we will do our best to open on time.
    Important! To avoid disappointment please book your accommodation early as places are limited.
    You can cancel your Camping pass reservation. None cancellation fees until July 20th. A 50% fine for incoming cancellations after July 20th or an 100% one after July 31st. No refunds permitted after July 31st. If you need more info, please e-mail us.
    We will not be responsible for lost or stolen items nor damage to person or property.
    Camping passes are valid for one person only and may not be transferred.
    Wristbands must be worn at all times. No wristband, no entry, no exceptions. Please protect your wristband; you will not receive a replacement wristband if lost, stolen, or tampered with.
    The Ypsicamping reception area is located at the entrance to the campsite, at the San Focà area in the middle of the Madonie Park, in Castelbuono (Pa).
    Ypsicamping is located 6.5 km from Castelbuono centre, in the heart of the Madonie Park between the woods and the mountains that surround Castelbuono. Ypsicamping – located: 564 – Sentiero SS. 286 – Cozzo Paratore – Pizzo S. Focà, Castelbuono.
    There is a shuttle bus service connecting Ypsicamping and Castelbuono (you will need to purchase a special subscription for the shuttle bus, which available to buy only from the campsite).
    Camping Check-in operations are possible between 9:00 and 17:30 during these days: 11 AUG / 12 AUG / 13 AUG. On 10 AUG Camping check-in times are more flexible.
    – Availability is limited, so please book well in advance.
    – Once you’ve booked your Camping pass 2017 and you’ve received your Reservation number, complete here your online check-in with your details.
    – The parking area is about 700m far from the campsite.

    CAMPING PASSES AVAILABLE (3-day festival pass is not included)

    Camping pass (over 13 years)**: 39€ (fees incl.) via Hipay or Festicket.
    ** Children under 13 years are admitted free to the campsite when accompanied by a camping pass-holding adult. ID may be required upon entry to the event. Everyone aged 13 or over on 10 August 2017 (when the Festival starts) planning to come to the Ypsicamping, must have registered and bought a regular camping pass. Children aged 12 and under do not require a camping pass but they need to be registered, by the adult who is referent for, using the the appropriate online check-in form.
    You can not bring a tent, but you don’t want to renounce to enjoy typical camping atmosphere? No problem! Via Festicket, our International Travel Partner, you can also book a limited number of prepitched tents in addition to the camping passes. To find out all the costs, packages, and services available, please visit this link.

     

    BOOKING FEES

    Booking fees per ticket may vary depending on ticket vendor.

     

    WRISTBAND EXCHANGE

    All tickets MUST be exchanged for a wristband on first entry once on site.
    Festival guests with the Ypsigrock Festival wristband can enter and exit the festival area during the event as they wish.
    Upon entry, the ticket is validated and the next time you enter you must be wearing the wristband.
    The wristband exchange point is near the main gate of the festival area. The Box Office is located at the concert area, in Sant’Anna street, near the entrance of Piazza Castello, Castelbuono (Palermo).
    Opening times: 9:00 – 13:00 / 16.00 – 22:00 each day
    You may be required to queue, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
    The wristband will be applied and tightened by Festival staff on the ticket holder’s wrist upon pick up. Therefore, the wristband cannot be picked up by anyone else but the ticket holder personally.
    The wristband is personal and it cannot be shared with anyone else, it must be worn during the whole time it is valid. An unattached wristband is not valid for entrance.

     

    WRISTBAND POLICY

    DO NOT REMOVE YOUR WRISTBAND.

    Everyone on site must wear a wristband. If yours is damaged or lost you may not be able to enter the Festival and/or may be required to leave the site. Wristbands must be worn and visible at all times.
    No wristband, no entry, no exceptions – this includes campgrounds!
    20€ replacement fee for any damaged or broken wristbands with proof of purchase and broken band.
    3-day passes holders will receive one wristband for the entire festival. Do not remove it unless you are not returning to the festival or the campgrounds for the remainder of the event.
    Disorderly conduct and destroying of property will not be tolerated and is grounds for ejection.
    So here are a few tips on looking after your wristband.
    Ensure your wristband is secure. The clasp should be firmly in place and not slipping up or down.
    Do not tamper with your wristband in any way. The wristband will have has loose ends – do not remove these until after the festival.
    Do not tie knots or add anything to your wristband. All wristband are checked each time you enter the concert area and at various checkpoints around the site.
    If you are sensitive to the plastic on the clasp protect your skin with hypoallergenic tape.
    Keep your wristband safe. Even if a wristband appears secure it may still be lost or stolen – especially in busy areas.
    To prevent the loose ends snagging or annoying you, cover it with an elasticated sweatband or a long sleeved top with elasticated cuffs. This way you will keep it safe but you will still be able to show it at checkpoints easily.
    If you have a problem with your wristband, speak to a member of staff as soon as possible. If you are outside the concert area, go to the box office where someone will help and advise you. If you are inside the concert area, go to the entrance and, without leaving the area, ask for the supervisor who will be able to help.
    Wristbands remain the property of Ypsigrock Festival until 2pm Monday 14th August 2017.

     

    WEATHER POLICY

    There is no refund or exchange available – the event will go ahead regardless of rain etc. Please pack for all weather conditions.
    Ypsigrock Festival will go on rain or shine! However, if there are severe circumstances, we may postpone, evacuate, or cancel the event.
    Operating in poor weather conditions poses potential problems and safety concerns for Ypsigrock Festival organizers. While we do our best to proceed with all concerts, the safety of the entertainers, audience and staff/volunteers is our main concern.
    We do our best to avoid canceling in advance, as summer storms come and go quickly and can be difficult to predict.
    If weather conditions or other conditions represent a danger to attendees, the bands or the staff, the organization reserves the right to reschedule or cancel some performances, even without notice.
    Weather conditions less threatening may still cause changes in the program, in order to ensure the safety of all the attendees and everyone involved in the organization of the Festival.
    If a storm occurs during show time, rescheduling is not always guaranteed.
    All these exceptional circumstances are considered “Acts of God”, and do not include any refund.
    In case it occurs any of the adverse weather conditions below, the event may vary.

    LOW THREAT LEVEL – GOOD CONDITION
    Ypsigrock Festival will take place regularly as planned.

    MODERATE THREAT LEVEL – NOT IDEAL CONDITIONS
    The door opening may be delayed but the performances will take place as programmed. In this case attendees will have to prepare for a possible worsening climate.

    HIGH THREAT LEVEL – POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS (heavy rain, thunderbolts, lightning, cold and high winds)
    The Ypsigrock Festival program could be modified. The door opening may be delayed. The single performances may be modified, rescheduled or canceled. All attendees must carefully follow the reports spread locally and online in real time by the organization.

    EXTREME THREAT LEVEL – EXTREME CONDITIONS AND VERY DANGEROUS (alarm whirlwinds, extremely severe convective storms, high risk of thunderbolts, fire, the Apocalypse! Or other severe conditions)
    The event will be canceled and all attendees will be invited to adhere strictly to the instructions set out in official communications of the organization.

     

YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 2017 – WHAT / WHEN / WHERE

Ypsigrock Festival returns this August (10-13 AUG 2017) for its 21st edition at its stunning location: the imposing Castle of Castelbuono, in Sicily, Italy. The charming venue takes you back in time, inside the medieval town Castelbuono, nestled between the Madonie Mountains and the sea on Sicily’s north coast. Tickets are now available via our Tickets Page.
As usual the first day of the event (August 10) will be dedicated to the opening of the campsite, with its welcome party free entry and the collateral events (exhibitions, djsets, etc). The live shows are scheduled from 11 to 13 August, starting from the late afternoon. The stages at Ypsigrock Festival are 4, but they don’t play at the same time, so each band performs without clashes on 3 days.

OPENING TIMES

Campsite – Thursday 10 August at 9:00 until Monday 14 August at 13:00. Check-in operations are possible between 9:00 and 17:30.
Box Office – 9:00 – 13:00 / 16.00 – 22:00 each day
Ypsi & Love Stage – Doors open at 17:10 each day
Mr. Y Stage – Doors open at 19:15 each day
Ypsi Once Stage – Doors open at 19:30 each day
Closing times are TBC.
Please note: Opening times and running orders are subject to change without warning, all changes will be shown at the Information Point, published in locations onsite and posted online.

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND TIPS

We welcome all ages to the festival. However, there are entry restrictions for under 16s. Anyone 15 and under must be accompanied by a ticket holder over 18 years old at all times. ID is required upon entry to the event. Together with the purchase of children’s reduced ticket, it will be necessary to show a valid identity document confirming the age of the child for which the ticket is purchased. In the absence of the documents certifying the child’s age, the payment of the full ticket will be required.
Children 0-4 years don’t need a ticket and they are admitted free.
Children 5-12 years will need a Child Ticket (Child day ticket: 4€ / Child 3-day pass: 9€).
Teenagers 13 and over must have a standard adult ticket.
All under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years old (and standard adult ticket holder) on entering and leaving the festival, and this adult must remain on site throughout the weekend.
Make sure to be mindful of the noise level. Protect your child’s hearing, please. Use hearing protection. Bring earplugs or ear muffs with you because there is potential for loud noise. This is a cheap, easy, and effective way to preserve kids’ (and adults’) hearing. Without these protective tools the admission of children to the concert area may be refused. Keep a distance from noise sources. Don’t let kids stand near speakers or other noise emitters. Leave if noise is enough to cause discomfort. Ringing and pain are signs that ears need a break. If your child is complaining, covering his or her ears, or seems uncomfortable, consider an early exit.
WARNING: strobe lights are used during some performances.

THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T BRING

Ypsigrock Festival will not tolerate any anti-social, violent, abusive, disruptive, offensive, inappropriate or illegal behaviour. Such action will result in immediate eviction from the venue without a refund. Additional action may include Police involvement and / or a venue ban.
Ypsigrock Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons. Anyone suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will automatically be refused entry.
Below is the curated catalog of the things you can bring with you and the things should leave at home if you plan to attend Ypsigrock Festival.
You may be body and/or bag searched at the entrance. Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities onsite may be searched.
Please note: The security guards can refuse entry/possession of any items below at their discretion.
The following items WILL NOT BE PERMITTED onto the entire festival site (Ypsicamping and Concert Venues) by ticket holders:

  • alcohol in the possession of under 18yr olds;
  • illegal substances;
  • any items which may reasonably be consider for use as a weapon (guns, toy guns, knives, scissors, helmets etc);
  • excessive amounts of alcohol;
  • excessive amounts of cigarettes;
  • excessive amounts of food;
  • any goods for unauthorised trading;
  • glass bottles, jars, containers;
  • all gas spray canisters of any size (only bug repellents are allowed);
  • aerosols over 250ml;
  • psychoactive substances – including nitrous oxide;
  • portable laser equipment and pens;
  • sound systems;
  • megaphones and airhorns;
  • unauthorised audio recorders;
  • unauthorised professional photo or video equipment;
  • generators;
  • Chinese lanterns, fireworks and flares;
  • unmanned aerial vehicles (drones);
  • unofficial tabards and unauthorised reflective jackets;
  • any goods with unauthorised Ypsigrock logo;

The following items WILL BE PERMITTED ONLY onto the Ypsicamping by ticket holders:

  • alcohol (not contained in glass bottles) in the possession of over 18yr olds;
  • cans;
  • electric stoves;
  • disposable BBQs;
  • selfie sticks;
  • aerosols less than 250ml.

The following items, although permitted onto the Ypsicamping, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INTO THE CONCERT VENUES:

  • drinks bottles (other than sealed plastic water/soft drinks bottles under 500ml);
  • cans;
  • selfie sticks;
  • umbrellas;
  • big bags, sleeping bags, tents or other bulky containers;
  • disposable BBQs and permitted cooking stoves (see above);
  • cigarettes and e-cigarettes are not permitted into enclosed public space.

No animals, other than guide or hearing dogs, are permitted on the entire Festival site.
We love animals and we believe that a festival is not an environment appropriate to their care. Noise and confusion in small and crowded spaces could feel pets pretty bad, stressed and afraid and triggering unpleasant bad reactions. Health and safety of the animals and public is a priority.

THINGS YOU CAN AND CAN’T BRING

  • Sunscreen
  • Blanket to sit on
  • Hat
  • Rain gear (yep, sometimes it rains!)
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera (no professional photo equipment)
  • A positive and friendly attitude 🙂 

We encourage you to carefully read the FAQs to find more information.