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.

SCHEDULE (SCROLL TO VIEW ALL DAYS)

Camping With Us

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. There are a few areas with lush grass for camping but these may move quick. We are in a drought and much of the campground is dried grass or dirt. Read below for more camping guide information.

Showers and Lockers

State park maintained showers are located in brick and mortar buildings scattered throughout the car-camping, RV camping and electric car-camping loops (coyote, owl, bobcat, roadrunner and quail campgrounds). These are about a 5 minute walk from up-front gold camping. The showers are free for all festival goers to use. These may or may not have longer lines depending on when you go to shower. 

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. Locker sizes vary. Trust us, these are a solid purchase you'll thank yourself later for getting.

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

2022 CAMPING GUIDE

Get the scoop on the campgrounds and vehicle passes, handy camping tips everyone should know, some things to expect + more! 


WHAT'S ALLOWED

ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUND

Camping Gear 

Your own alcohol for personal use

Food and Water

Coolers

Enclosed propane stoves

Floaties, paddle boards and rafts

Good attitudes and vibes all weekend!


NOT ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUND

Generators of any kind

Sound Systems

Weapons

Illegal Drugs

Glass Bottles

Motorized vehicles

Pets (email ada@ssbdfest.com for documented service animals)

Fireworks

Fires outside designated fire pits


ALLOWED IN THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Backpacks

Cameras

Empty Reusable Water Bottles


NOT ALLOWED IN THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Outside alcohol

Glass Bottles

Generators

Coolers

Illegal Drugs

Offensive costumes or attire

Motorized vehicles of any kind


ALL PATRONS, ITEMS AND VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH UPON ENTRY AND BY LAW ENFORCEMENT


SECURITY HAS THE RIGHT TO DEEM ANY ITEM AS DANGEROUS AND PROHIBIT IT FROM THE FESTIVAL

PACK IT OUT

Plan to take everything you bring to the festival back with you.


We have a robust trash plan, however you should consider yourself personally responsible for everything you bring with you to the festival. Our goal is to reduce waste hitting the landfill as much as possible and that requires all of us working together with a commitment of packing up what we bring in.

PRO PACKING TIPS

The number one question we get is what to bring. Here's our top list of what to pack complete with tested 5-star reviewed gear we recommend to make it easier for you:
Government Issued ID
Easy To Set Up 4 Person Tent
Memory Foam Camping Mattress - literally the most comfortable thing we've ever slept on. 
Compact Sleeping Bag
Igloo Cooler - they're cold as ice
LED Headlamp (300 lumens)
Insulated Refillable Water Bottle
Compact First Aid Kit
High Fidelity Ear Plugs
10' x 10' E-Z Up Canopy
Solar Powered Portable Power Bank
Rechargeable LED Lantern
Rubber Mallet For Tent Stakes
Flamingo or Unicorn Floatie
Camping Area Rug

Also remember some basics:

Swimsuits
Warm clothes in case the temperature drops at night
Bug spray
Sun screen
Garbage bags
Food and drinks
Toiletries
Ibuprofen

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. 


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! 

GEAR DROP OFF

If you are NOT camping next to your vehicle we will have a designated gear drop-off zone near the camp sites.


This will be a 5 minute loading / unloading zone for those that need to unpack their vehicles and park in our 

SILVER, BRONZE or DAILY PARKING LOTS


If you are in remote parking you may be allowed to utilize the drop-off zone or we may have a shuttle to help transport gear depending on the time and day that you arrive.

CAR-CAMPING

Parking your vehicle near where you're camping allows you to lock up gear, sleep in the vehicle and keeps your unload-time short and sweet. 


If you want to park next to where you camp you have two options for vehicle passes. 


UP-FRONT GOLD PARKING

This is a PARKING LOT and it's next to our Up-Front Gold Tent Campground. You can park in this lot and carry your gear from the parking lot to wherever you choose to set up your tent and keep your walk short. If you are able to park on the edge of the parking lot you can set up next to your vehicle, if you're in the middle you may have a 50 foot walk. These campgrounds are closer to the festival with a very short walk to get in the gates.


CAR-CAMPING PARKING

These are located in the Bobcat, Quail and Road-Runner camping loops. You will be given an actual space to park your vehicle where you can set up your tent next to where you park. These parking loops are about a 5-10 minute walk to the gates.


ELECTRIC CAR-CAMPING PARKING

If you want to car-camp with power hookups to charge phones and other electronics these coveted spaces are your best bet. Located in our Coyote camping loop which is also close to the festival gates. You'll receive a spot that has a 20 amp power circuit on it that will be shared between two camps. Perfect for running power to your camp but it will not support speaker systems or renegade stages.

RV CAMPING

RVs are very welcome at SSBD, if you buy a parking pass for your RV there is no limit on who can sleep at the RV.


If you're bringing an RV to Same Same But Different you have two options:


 RV PARKING WITH HOOKUPS

*Best if you have friends that want to tent-camp nearby.

Spaces are 25 feet wide, maximum length is 40 feet.

This space includes a 30 amp power hookup for your vehicle and also a running water hookup and grey water dump for your vehicle. Black water dump located on-site nearby but not at your site. Campsite space is available around the RV to set up tents nearby if needed. These spaces are near showers and bathrooms with running water that are cleaned and maintained by the state park. Each RV space has its own grill / fire-pit and picnic table. If your friends want to camp with you they can. If your friends are bringing another vehicle they will need to purchase a separate parking pass depending on their needs. All RV and parking spaces are first-come, first-serve and cannot be reserved. No vehicles without this parking pass will be allowed into this lot.


RV PARKING WITHOUT HOOKUPS

This pass provides a parking space in our RV Parking Lot without Hookups. 

The parking spot is 12 feet wide by 40 feet long. 

If your RV is wider than 12 feet you must purchase a second RV Parking Pass. (Limit 2 Per Order)

Reserves a space for any RV, bus or towable trailer. 

Spaces are first-come, first-serve. 

This space is in a parking lot only, you can camp inside your vehicle however there is no space around it to set up tents. 

TENT CAMPING

Camping out as a collective, we feel, is essential to the SSBD experience. Therefor, camping is included in every single pass. 


You will be allowed to set up your camp in all of the following campground. 


**To park a car you will need a separate parking pass, see the car-camping tab for detail**


BOBCAT CAR-CAMPING CAMPGROUND

ROAD RUNNER CAR-CAMPING CAMPGROUND

QUAIL CAR-CAMPING CAMPGROUND

OWL RV CAMPGROUND

TENT CAMPING CAMPGROUND (NEXT TO UPFRONT GOLD PARKING LOTS)


You will NOT be allowed to set up camp next to Silver, Bronze, Daily Parking Lots or Remote Parking Lots. 


SHOWERS / BATHROOMS

If you're camping in Quail, Road-Runner, Coyote, Owl or Bob Cat Campgrounds you will be located very close to state park maintained bathrooms with showers.  These facilities have running water for sinks, toilets and all have at least one shower unit in them. All festival attendees will be allowed access to any of the shower / bathroom facilities, however Gold Tent Camping Campgrounds will have a longer walk (5 - 10 minutes) to get to them.


These showers are all free to use by all attendees. We do not have paid shower options.

SHIFTPOD CAMPING (SOLD OUT)

If you're flying in from out of town or just don't want to bother with setting up and bringing your own tent we recommend you book a Shift Pod Campsite with us at the festival.


We set up a fully-enclosed, private area at the festival for you and your guests. The Shift Pod tent area is located close enough to quickly walk back and forth from the stages and has its own upgraded bathrooms.


Learn More Here

FAMILY / QUIET CAMPING

We've set aside an area for those that want to keep quiet and camp around others that prefer the same. This area is at the far east end of our Up-Front Gold Campgrounds. To park closer to your campsite you'll need to purchase an UpFront Gold Parking Pass.

We are not taking reservations and this area is first-come-first-served.

CAMPGROUND AMENITIES

ICE

Ice will be available for sale in campgrounds and in the festival area.


LOCKERS

Lockers are available on-site for purchase to store your gear with chargers for electronics. 

Reserve yours here


GENERAL STORE

Forget something at home? Head to the General Store for camping essentials and personal care products. Check map for location.


INFO BOOTH

We will have a general information booth located in front of the north festival gate into the stage area. 

WRISTBANDS / CASHLESS

This year all attendees will have the OPTION to connect their credit/debit card to their wristband to use at the bar, food vendors and our our official merchandise store. Credit card and Apple / Google Pay options will also work. Cash will not be accepted at the bars. 


Please note: Our merchant vendors will not be able to process payments made with your wristband. To register please follow the button below or enter go to ssbdfest.com/register

LOCKER RENTALS


No need to walk back and forth from camp all day. Leave your phones, bags, wallets and more with us. Each locker includes one 3 in 1 USB charging cable - features type C, lighting cable and micro USB connectors. Large locker size: 11” wide, 13.5” high, 18” deep.

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

FREE WATER REFILL

BEACHSIDE BARS

FOOD VENDORS

FIRST-AID TENT

COFFEE / TEA

PARKING SHUTTLE

RIDE SHARE SPOT

FLUSHING RESTROOMS

RFID / CREDIT CARDS OK

ON-SITE WIFI

HAMMOCK LOUNGE

SINKS / HANDWASH

A BIG LAKE TO PLAY IN

GENERAL STORE

2022 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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