ARRIVAL GUIDE

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Thank you for choosing to embark on your SSBD adventure with us!


Every attendee, artist, creator, presenter, and crew member contributes to make this gathering a truly unique experience. Camping out as a collective is an amazing aspect of the SSBD magic, and together we create a welcoming and safe place to imagine, play, and create.

We appreciate you taking the time to read through this guide to better understand what SSBD is all about for your arrival.

TOP ARRIVAL TIPS
  • PRINT OUT OR SCREENSHOT YOUR TICKETS, CELL SERVICE MAY BE LIMITED AT THE GATE. TURN BRIGHTNESS ALL THE WAY UP TO KEEP THINGS MOVING QUICKLY AT THE GATE.
  • ALL VEHICLES ARRIVING WILL NEED A PARKING PASS AND ALL PEOPLE INSIDE THE VEHICLE WILL NEED A GENERAL ADMISSION PASS FOR THE VEHICLE TO ENTER THE PARK. 
  • ALL PATRONS ENTERING WILL NEED PROOF OF VACCINE OR PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST IN THE LAST 72 HOURS SEE OUR COVID SAFETY PAGE FOR MORE INFO
  • MAKE SURE YOU ARRIVE DURING GATE TIMES
  • THIS EVENT IS CASH-LESS
  • PREPARE FOR POSSIBLY CAMPING ON SAND, READ OUR "WHAT TO PACK" LIST AND FAQs
  • JOIN THE WAITLIST IF YOU OR YOUR FRIENDS STILL NEED TICKETS

Download The Official App

Download the official app of SSBD! Meet everybody that’s coming and plan your full weekend schedule. Same Same But Different partnered up with DISGO to make things easier for all of you at the festival. 


Meet and chat with each other, find travel buddies, stay up to date and build your own custom schedule. Download the app and join the SSBD community. Plus everybody that downloads the app will have a chance to win free SSBD tickets for life.

Directions

The Festival is held at Perris Beach located inside Lake Perris State Park 


Address:

18095 Lake Perris Dr

Perris, CA 92571


When you arrive you must use the WEST ENTRANCE, the north entrance will be closed, and you will be asked to turn around and go back. To ensure you’re arriving at the right gate use this link for your directions.

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RIDE SHARE

If you’re taking an Uber / Lyft to the festival they will be directed to the dedicated Ride Share drop off and pick up lot located next to our Slightly Remote Parking Lot. You will still need to get your wristbands when your vehicle comes through the gate.


SLIGHTLY REMOTE PARKING SHUTTLE

If you're parking in our Slightly Remote Parking Lot there is about a 2000 foot walk to the property. To help with carrying gear we will have a shuttle running through the day on Thursday / Friday and also Sunday to help bring gear out. The shuttle will come around on a 15 minute loop which you're welcome to wait for in our Slightly Remote Lot at the pick up sign. If you wish to walk your gear in there will be a sidewalk that you can roll gear down or walk on to get into the festival. If you have a wagon to carry gear we suggest bringing it to avoid any wait and make the walk easy.


PEDI CABS

We will have Pedi Cabs available on site all weekend for hire all weekend.

Gate and Times

Enter through the West gate (via Lake Perris Drive). PLEASE PRINT, SAVE OR SCREENSHOT YOUR TICKETS AS CELL COVERAGE MAY BE SPOTTY. HAVE YOUR TICKETS OUT AND SCREEN BRIGHTNESS ALL THE WAY UP TO HELP THE LINE MOVE FASTER.


Gate Hours:

Thursday: 3pm - 11pm

Friday: 10am - 11pm

Saturday: 11am - 9pm

Sunday: Exit Only, no re-entry


The festival will end Sunday at 3pm and all campers will need to exit the park by 5pm Sunday.

COVID-19 Safety

The safety of our guests is our number one priority. In order to enter the festival you will need to provide either:


PROOF OF VACCINE

A photo on your phone of your vaccination card or digital card is sufficient. You'll show it to our staff upon entry at the gate. This will be used for any re-entry as well if you leave and come back.


PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST

The test must have been taken AFTER SEPTEMBER 6th (72 hours prior to the festival starting). A photo of your test result is sufficient at-home tests with a picture of your ID is acceptable. You'll show this to our staff upon entry at the gate. This will be used for any re-entry as well if you leave and come back.


We WILL NOT have any option to take a rapid test at the gate. 


Please ensure you've visited and read our COVID-19 Safety Plan prior to arrival.

SCHEDULE

Camping

Camping is included with every GA Pass. Please keep your tent area small and be respectful so we can fit everybody in safely! We will come around and politely ask you to condense your area if it is too big.


You can set up camp all the way down to the water on the beach or off the beach almost anywhere on site inside the fence line as long as it's not on a dedicated walkway or entrance.

We highly recommend bringing additional blankets or rugs for ground-cover to help keep your tent clean and your feet cozy. The park was limited on resources by the state due to the drought, so there is not any option for camping on lush grass this year.  

Showers and Lockers

Premium showers are available for all campers with hot water, full length mirrors and private changing areas. The cost is $25 in advance or $35 on-site.

Lockers are also available and include charging ports so whether you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you can juice up safely and come back for it without missing a beat. Each locker measures approximately 8″ high, 12″ wide, and 18″ deep—plenty of space for backpacks or purses. 

WIFI

We listened to your input and we heard you! Due to the spotty cellular coverage at Lake Perris, we have brought in a WIFI provider. SKY WIFI EVENT GROUP will provide optional  full venue WIFI service! 


This is separate company so there is a cost for the optional WIFI coverage, however it is very reasonable at $8 dollars day if you pre-purchase multi-day access to the service before arriving.   We recommend you take advantage of the pre-purchase option if you are considering this as you will not only save some money but it will be busy with a lot going on when you arrive on event day. 

 

PRE-PUCHASE

EVENT DAY

FULL 4 DAY PLAN

$25

$36

Pack Like A Pro

THE ESSENTIALS

Gov Issued ID

Earplugs for safety and sleep

Face Mask(s) For Health / Protection

Headlamp or Flashlight (plus a set of backup batteries)

Refillable Water Bottle

Heavy Duty Trash Bags

Sturdy, Reliable Footwear + extra socks & bandaids

Sunscreen

Bug Spray

HEALTH

First Aid Kit Blisters, scrapes, & scratches are common festival boo-boos. Save yourself the trek to the medic tent for a band-aid and pack your own. You never know!
Sunscreen 
You’re not invincible ya know. Don’t forget the aloe in case you get burned.
Lip Balm 
Don’t skimp on the sun protection.

Toiletries Don’t leave behind the toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, towel, and extra toilet paper never hurts.
Baby wipes 
These little guys make for quick cleaning when you don’t have me to shower (just don’t put them in the porta-potties please!). Hand soap/sanitizer At some point, you’ll need it.

Sunglasses Pro Tip – bring an extra pair!
Vision Care 
Extra glasses, contact lenses and/or eye drops
Vitamins & Meds 
Allergy medication, stomach or digestion aids, vitamins for rejuvenation and your prescription medication permited with a prescription. 

CLOTHES

Layering Garments: Bring cool clothes for the day and warm clothes for the night. Plan for highs in the 90’s in the day, with lows in the 60’s at night. Scarves, lightweight sweaters, beanies, cloves, tall socks.
Hats and headwear: 
Say no to naked noggins.

Scarves and bandanas: Wet these and toss ’em in the cooler for a refreshing treat.

Bathing Suit: Bring the right attire to take a dip and cool off in the lake.

Self Expression Through Style: Be you and do what you do with your bad self…we can’t wait to see what ya got! 

CAMP NECESSITIES

Prepare To Camp On Sand: If you want to camp next to the water be prepared. You'll be camping on top of hard packed sand, rugs are blankets are recommended to keep the sand out of your tent as much as possible. 

Sleeping Supplies: An Air Mattress, futon, or other so surfaces for comfy sleep including pillows and warm blankets to bundle up at night.
Tent Lock: The isn’t a frequent occurrence throughout the campsites, but it does happen. If you’re bringing valuables like your computer, portable speakers or expensive camp equipment, be smart and keep it out of plain sight or tucked away in your tent when you’re not at your camp. If you’re feeling extra cautious pick up a tent lock.

Chairs: inflatable or fold-out chairs save a lot of space!
Extra Blankets: The SSBD nights can be cold. Pack an extra blanket just in case your sleeping bag isn’t cu ng it.
Heavy Duty Stakes, Hammer or Sandbags: The winds can get pre y strong and unfastened tents and EZ ups have been known to take ight! Stake down your stu for your safety and your neighbors safety!
Camera: Don’t forget to label it with your name and contact info. Disposable cameras are a great way to document the fun while escaping your phone!
Camping Things: Gloves, tape, rope, zip es, bungee cords, tarps, safety pins, etc... for your camp.
Towels: For the lake and showers

FOOD / KITCHEN

Cooler: We will have ice for sale!
Water bottle or a Canteen: 
We’ll have water refill stations to stay hydrated. Pro Tip – pack an extra!

Sink Things: Reusable cups, plates, and utensils will make meals green and easy. Trash/recycling bags: Help us keep SSBD and Lake Perris beautiful!
Cookware: 
Easily overlooked but important then it’s chow me.
Propane powered stove: 
No open fires please!
Noms: 
Bring your favorite foods or your wallet to get eats from our delish food vendors. 

THE GENERAL STORE

Fear not, if you forget anything we got you...


Go to the general store to get yourself ice, water, soda, snacks, lighters, flashlights, wipes, gum, sun tan lotion, advil, toilet paper, paper towels, tampons, chap stick, bug spray and lots of other things you might not realize you wanted to bring.

THINGS YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING

  • Illegal Drugs/Substances
  • Weapons of Any Kind!
  • Animal / Pets (unless service animals for people with diabilities
  • Coolers inside Festival Grounds. Coolers are allowed in camping.
  • Glass Bottles (please don’t bring glass to the beach)
  • Kegs
  • Fishing Gear
  • Fireworks, Fire Tools
  • Propane Lanterns
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Drones
  • Portable Gas-Powered Generators
  • Sound Systems bigger than a handheld Bluetooth speaker.  No Exceptions.  

How We Celebrate at SSBD

Respect and embrace our differences
Explore new genres of music 
Dance, play and be silly 
Give more than you receive 
Strive to leave all you touch better than it was when you found it 
Actively participate
Step out of your comfort zone 
 Keep an open mind 
Spread and seek out good vibes
Respect people's boundaries and bodies 
Connect with your body, take care of yourself
Embrace and share your talents 
Drink plenty of water

2021 Festival Map

On-Site Ammentities

ICE

MASSAGE / HEALERS

PREMIUM SHOWERS

CHARGING LOCKERS

FILTERED WATER REFILL

2 BEACHSIDE BARS

FOOD VENDORS

FIRST-AID TENT

COFFEE / TEA

PARKING SHUTTLE

RIDE SHARE SPOT

FLUSHING RESTROOM

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

HIGH SPEED WIFI

HAMMOCK LOUNGE

SINKS / HANDWASH

MISTING ZONES

GENERAL STORE

2021 Parking Map

Where To Go For Assistance

Park Rangers

They’ll be in full uniform and they’re here to help. If you need them don’t be afraid to ask them for assistance.

Festival Staff

Ask anybody working with the festival if you need help and they’ll be able to point you in the right direction.

Security

They’re here to keep the peace and will be marked in uniforms at all exits / entrances.

Medical Tent

EMTs will be located on site in the first aid tent. Please ensure you know where this is on the festival map.

FAQ

AM I ABLE TO LEAVE THE FESTIVAL AND COME BACK IN?

Yes leave your parking pass on your car and your wristbands on, you will be able to come and go from the park as you need.

WHAT DO I GET WITH MY PLAY MORE PASS?

When you get to the gate you'll need to show your GA Pass AND Play More Pass in order to get your wristband. You wristband will get you the following in the festival:

- Access to the Play More Lounge located along the side of the Same Stage with easy up-close viewing.

- Complimentary beer, wine and cocktails during happy hour events in the Play More Lounge. Happy hour will be from 6-7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

- Discounted drink prices through the entire event in the Play More Lounge

- Access to the Premium Showers included for the weekend. Unlimited showers.

- Massage / healers will be allowed to set up in the lounge during select hours

- Free snacks (while supplies last)

- Access to Air-Conditioned premium restrooms

WHAT ABOUT KIDS, IS THIS ALL AGES?

Yes, this is an all-ages festival. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

WHAT ARE MY PARKING OPTIONS AT THE FESTIVAL?

"Up-front" parking will be right next to the camping / festival area and "Slightly Remote Parking" will be about a 10 minute walk from the festival and the camping area. If you have a large vehicle (20+ feet) you'll need to purchase a large vehicle parking pass and you will be parked in our large vehicle parking lot, this will be about a 5 minute walk to the festival grounds. 


All attendees that would like to park a vehicle at Lake Perris must have a parking pass. We won't allow drop-offs for tents or other camping gear in the up-front parking lot so prepare to carry your gear about a half mile to your camp site from the slightly remote parking lot.

HOW DO YOU ENSURE MY SAFETY?

Your safety is one of our largest concerns. We work closely with our peace-keeping security teams as well as law-enforcement to ensure this with detailed plans in the event of an incident. Additionally we have an ALS certified ambulance on-site for emergencies and a first-aid tent with professionally trained EMTs that have experience in the needs of festival goers.

IS MY TICKET REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE?

ARE YOU ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS, WORKERS, STAGE HELP, PROMOTERS, ETC. FOR THE FESTIVAL?

Yes, we are interested in any help you can give! Please visit our Get Involved page, fill out one of our forms and we will be in contact.

WILL THERE BE SHOWERS ON-SITE FOR CAMPING?

There are outdoor showers on-site in the campgrounds that are used for the beach. They don't offer privacy and are not hot-water showers. We are working on a solution for hot private showers but can't guarantee these will be available until later given the many concerns about COVID. 

 WILL I BE ABLE TO FIND SECURITY IF I NEED THEM?

Yes, they'll be wearing security uniforms and available 24/7 during the festival. Please seek their help if you need it.

WILL THERE BE FOOD AND 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.

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. 

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. If we determine your service animal is disrupting the event in any way, which includes but isn't limited to attacking guests or other service animals we will ask you to leave the event.

CAN I PAINT OR DO OTHER ART AT SSBD FEST?

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 paint live in front of the stages, please fill out our official artist submission form with information and links to your art.

WHEN DOES THE BOX OFFICE AND GATES OPEN FOR ARRIVAL?

Gates will open Thursday at 3pm for arrival. Gate times will be: 

Thursday: 3pm - 11pm 

Friday: 10am - 11pm 

Saturday: 11am - 9pm

IS THERE CAR-CAMPING AT THE FESTIVAL?

In order to camp right next to your car in the main camping area you will need to purchase an "Upfront Parking" pass. These passes allow you to park in lots right next to the GA campgrounds. It does not guarantee you'll be able to camp next to your car and the spots are subject to availability but it is the closest spots to the camping area you'll be able to park in.

CAN I BRING MY BOAT?

Yes!  You can bring your boat. The park has ramps 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. Please read the boating FAQ before considering bringing a boat. For more information on boating click here.

CAN WE SELL OR VEND OUT IN THE FESTIVAL CAMPGROUNDS?

Only official vendors will be allowed to sell merchandise at the festival. If you attempt to sell anything without approval from the festival organizers, all items will be considered surrendered and not returned. If you would like to apply to become an official vendor you may do so on our “get involved” page.

ARE THERE ADA FACILITIES?

The park is ADA friendly. It includes wheelchair accessible restrooms and showers. The festival itself is wheelchair accessible, however the majority of the festival takes place on hard sand. Please email info@ssbdfest.com to inquire further.

CAN I ARRIVE EARLY TO THE FESTIVAL?

Our gate times are strict. If you arrive early you’re going to be sitting around for a while. If you would like to camp inside the state park and you arrive early you may contact the state park to reserve camping spots. Our gate times are at the top of this page.

CAN WE BRING ALCOHOL INTO THE VENUE?

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. Alcohol is limited to 1 case of beer OR 1 box of wine OR 1 plastic alcohol bottle per car.

WHAT'S 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 WATER REFILL AREAS?

Yes we have drinking fountains as well as filtered water taps in the campgrounds and festival area.

WHEN DOES THE MUSIC START AND STOP EACH NIGHT?

Music times will run roughly following the schedule below:

Thursday Night: 5pm - 2:30am

Friday - 11am until 3am 

Saturday - 11am until 3am

Sunday - 11am until 3pm (Coconut Club only brunch and beach party)

CAN WE HAVE BONFIRES ON THE BEACH

No unfortunately not, given the number of people camping and the dry season we've experienced in California we will not be permitting any bonfires during the festival.

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