We're looking forward to an amazing kick-off year to our festival Same Same But Different! Please see below for some more information about the festival.
What should I bring to the festival?
If you're camping, bring all your camping gear for the weekend in with you. Tents, blankets, sun-tan lotion, sleeping bag, towels, toothbrush, food & clothes are a good starting point! Make sure you bring this ticket, either printed out or on your phone so it can be scanned along with your ID. If you're over 21 you must present ID to purchase alcohol at the festival. That being said, try to also only bring what you need. We want to keep our footprint as low as possible so we encourage all festival attendees to bring out anything you bring in. We all want to do our part to keep our beautiful campgrounds clean.
What can I not bring into the festival?
Too much stuff so that you can't take it out with you. Don't bring excess packaging either, if you buy something new for the festival please take it out of the package at home. No large amplified sound systems, generators, sky lanterns/kites, fireworks or wax flares will be allowed into Lake Perris. Cameras for personal use are welcome, but no professional video/recording equipment is allowed or tape recorders. Flying or filming with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or so-called drones) is not allowed on site before, during or after the Festival – and is prohibited by law.
No illegal drugs, no weapons, no questions. We have a working site and the safety of our audience, crew and staff is paramount. All vehicles and persons that enter the park are subject to search for prohibited items to ensure the safety of our guests.
Are there ADA facilities?
The park is ADA friendly. It includes wheelchair accessible restrooms and showers. The festival itself is wheelchair accessible, and will take place on grass. There are some ADA campsites available - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further.
How many stages will there be?
The festival will have 2 alternating stages of music. Music goes nonstop, from Noon - 2:30am on Saturday, and Noon - Midnight on Sunday.
Whats the weather going to be like?
Lake Perris averages in the mid 90's during the day and gets down to the low 60's at night. Please plan accordingly.
Will there be food & alcohol for sale?
Yes, there will be food for sale and a full bar inside the festival. We will have vegetarian and vegan options. Guests must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.
Marijuana is legal now, I can bring it to Same Same But Different right?
Nope, Same Same But Different takes place in a State Park, and marijuana is still not allowed.
Can I bring my animal friends with me?
Unless you have a licensed service animal they are not allowed on the festival property or campgrounds.
What are my parking options at the festival?
All cars must have either a GA parking pass to park in the GA lot, or a Car-Camping pass if they wish to camp next to their car in the car-camping area of the festival. If you are bringing an RV you must purchase an RV pass. If you are renting one of our RV On-Site Rentals you will be given one parking spot in the RV lot near your RV. There will be a small shuttle running from the festival grounds to the gate for drop-off pick ups from ride-sharing services or any other drop-offs/pick-ups.
Is my ticket refundable or transferable?
All ticket sales are final rain or shine. You may transfer your tickets to a different name if you need to by logging into your account and updating you settings. Follow these instructions for more information.
How can I contact the organizer with questions?
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
What time should I arrive to the festival?
The gates to the park will open up Saturday morning at 9am and will remain open until midnight. After midnight the gates are closed until 6am the next morning. Please arrive during these times, you will not be allowed to enter if the gates are closed.
Can I paint at Same Same But Different?
Yes, we encourage all types of art including painting...it's a pretty chill activity. if you would to be an official SSBD live painter, and have the opportunity to sell your art at the festival, please fill out our submission form with information and links to your art.
Are you accepting volunteers, workers, stage help, promoters, etc. for the event?
Yes, we are interested in any help you can give! Please fill out our submission form and we will be in contact.
Are there single day passes?
Sorry, not this year.
Please explain how the parking passes are going to work.
A GA Festival Pass grants you access to the festival but does not cover your parking. If you're bringing a car you must purchase a parking pass bring it into the festival area. If you purchase a GA Parking Pass you will be permitted to park in the GA parking lots, from there you can carry your camping gear from your car to the GA camping area located adjacent to the festival grounds. Depending on when you get there and how fast the lots fill up this could range from a short walk to a long walk so be prepared.
If you wish to park next to your campsite you may purchase a Car-Camping Pass. This will guarantee you a spot next to your own campsite, only a short walk away from the festival grounds. These campgrounds are a little quieter since they're further away from the stages/speakers.
If you want to bring an RV we have RV spots with electric hookups located just across the path from the main festival grounds. You must purchase an RV Parking Pass to bring in your RV and park in that lot.
If you are renting an RV from us you will not be required to purchase an RV pass and you'll be able to park your car on-site near the RV. The majority of the sites are 30 amp, with a few 50 amp exceptions, so please come with adapters if necessary.
How do I rent an RV from you? What's included.
Go to our RV Rental Page to learn more about the RV rentals and what's included. It's a pretty sweet deal, we set it up for you on-site and take it down when you leave. You just show up and enjoy your very nice lodging for the weekend. You'll fill out a form which we get onto our RV rental people, they'll follow up with you to get you all set up!
How are you ensuring my safety?
You safety is one of our largest concerns. We work closely with our peace-keeping security teams as well as law-enforcement to ensure this.
Are the showers free?
Yes they are. We have plenty of showers and flushing bathrooms!
What are the hours for swimming?
Swimming hours are from 9am to 5pm each day, and there will be lifeguards on site for safety purposes. Swimming outside of posted swimming hours is not allowed, and may result in being asked to leave the festival.
Am I able to leave the festival and come back in?
Yes leave your camping pass on your car and your wristbands on, you will be able to come and go from the park as you need.
Can I bring a bicycle into the festival?
Yes, you absolutely can.
Is this all ages? Can I bring the family?
Yes you can, this is an all-ages festival. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Can we bring alcohol into the festival?
You can bring alcohol into the camping areas, you must be 21 to consume alcohol. No kegs. No outside alcohol will be allowed in the festival grounds - alcohol will be sold inside the festival grounds.
Please note: If, in the festival staff’s judgement, it appears that there is an excessive amount of alcohol for the number of people in the vehicle we reserve the right to deny entry of the vehicle and/or you will surrender the alcohol.
Can I sell/vend in the parking lots or the camping area?
No. If you attempt to sell anything without approval from the festival organizers, all items will be considered surrendered and not returned.
What if I want to become an official vendor?
If you want to apply to become an official vendor of the festival please fill out our submission form.
Will there be water refill areas?
Yes they are located near the showers/bathrooms in the campsites.
Can I bring a guitar or other musical instrument?
Yes, but please be courteous of your neighbors. Musical instruments are only allowed in the camping areas and on the beach. No amplified speakers. No instruments allowed in the main festival area.
Will I be able to find security if I need them?
Yes, they'll be wearing security uniforms. Please seek their help if you need it.
Will there be shade or an area to cool off?
The area and campgrounds have a lot of trees and shade areas around them but it does get hot and the GA camping area is mostly open. If you get too hot though we have a giant lake you can jump in and use to cool off...we suggest you use it!
Will there be medical staff on site?
Yes if you need medical assistance for any reason we'll have a medical tent as well as an ambulance on site.
Yes! You can bring your boat. There will be one ramp open. Boating will be controlled by the park, and it's rangers - you will be subject to the same boating rules that the park enforces for all boats that enter. For more information on boating click here.