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Directions

The Festival is held at Moreno 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.


Directions

The Festival is held at Moreno 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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Box Office Gate and Times

Enter through the West gate (via Lake Perris Drive). 


Box Office Hours:

Thursday (camping arrival day): 11am - 11pm

Friday: 10am - 12am

Saturday: 10am - 12am

Sunday: 10am - 9pm


The festival will end Monday, September 12th and all campers will need to exit the park by 3pm. 


Arrive on time. If you arrive outside gate hours, the box office will be closed and you will not be able to enter the festival. 

Camping

Camping is included with every GA or VIP Pass. You don't have to camp with us but we highly encourage it, camping out as a collective is a huge part of the SSBD magic. 


All of our camping areas are walking distance to the stages and beaches. You'll need a separate parking pass to park your vehicle near where you're camping. 


Showers will be available at no extra charge for campers.

Camping

Camping is included with every GA or VIP Pass. You don't have to camp with us but we highly encourage it, camping out as a collective is a huge part of the SSBD magic. 


All of our camping areas are walking distance to the stages and beaches. You'll need a separate parking pass to park your vehicle near where you're camping. 


Showers will be available at no extra charge for campers.

Parking

All vehicles will need to purchase a separate parking pass, parking is not included with your GA ticket. 


Parking options are available on our ticketing website, parking fills up fast so we do not recommend waiting to purchase your parking pass. 


Ride Shares

We're all about lending a helping hand. We also highly encourage car-pooling to save both money and the environment. To help coordinate rides we set up an official ride-share with Ricky Rides. 


Ride Shares

We're all about lending a helping hand. We also highly encourage car-pooling to save both money and the environment. To help coordinate rides we set up an official ride-share with Ricky Rides. 

ADA Accessibility

Same Same But Different is an accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the event amenities. Learn more by visiting our ADA Accessibility page.

Wristband / Cashless Option 

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.

Wristband / Cashless Option 

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.

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.

Pack Like A Pro

THE ESSENTIALS

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:


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

If you forget anything don't forget that you can buy it in our general store. We also have tons of delicious food options on-site and of course drinks all over and water stations. 

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! 

THINGS YOU CANNOT BRING TO THE EVENT

Illegal Drugs/Substances


Weapons of Any Kind!


Personal motorized vehicles in the festival area


Glass


Dogs/Pets


Fishing Gear

Glass (please don’t bring glass to the beach)


Full Containers in Festival Grounds


Kegs


Fireworks, Fire Tools


Sound Systems / 


Speakers larger than a hand held bluetooth speaker.  

Propane Lanterns


Charcoal Grills


Drones


Portable Gas Powered 


Generators



FAQ

WHEN DO THE BOX OFFICE AND GATES OPEN FOR ARRIVAL?

Box Office Hours:


Thursday (camping arrival day): 11am - 11pm

Friday: 10am - 12am

Saturday: 10am - 12am

Sunday: 10am - 9pm


The festival will end Monday, September 12th and all campers will need to exit the park by 3pm. 


Arrive on time. If you arrive outside gate hours, the box office will be closed and you will not be able to enter the festival. 

HOW DOES CAMPING WORK? 

Your GA or VIP wristband includes tent camping at the festival.  You can set up camp in any of our campgrounds. All the campgrounds are free-form. There is plenty of space at the property for everybody to set up and camp comfortably, however we ask that footprints are kept reasonable (50 sq ft per person rule) and will enforce this if camp sites are too large. 

You can arrive Thursday 9/10 when gates open to set up your camps, you must exit the park by Monday 9/12 at 3pm.

If you are interested in our Shift-Pod Glamping Options please visit our ticketing page to learn more and reserve your spot.

MY FRIENDS GOT A CAR-CAMPING PASS, CAN I CAMP WITH THEM?

If your friends got a Car-Camping Pass or Electric RV Pass you can still camp with them at their site. You may have a longer walk with your gear depending on where you park.  All parking pass holders will be directed to the lots they purchased parking for.

MY GROUP HAS MULTIPLE CAR-CAMPING PASSES, CAN WE PARK NEXT TO EACHOTHER?

If you want to park next to your friends in our car-camping loops you will have to arrive together. The spots will fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CAR-CAMPING AND UP-FRONT GOLD PARKING?

Up-Front Gold Parking passes are different from Car-Camping Passes. 

Up-Front Gold allows a vehicle to park in the parking lots closest to our festival grounds. They are adjacent to our Up-Front Gold Campgrounds. No vehicles are allowed to drive onto the dirt / grass in our Up-Front Gold Campgrounds, therefore all vehicles will be parked in the parking lot. The lots are dispersed throughout the campgrounds so the walk from a vehicle is typically about 50-100 feet. 

Car-Camping is new this year and allows you to drive you vehicle into our Car-Camping Campgrounds. You will be parked in the area you're camping at and can set up your tent next to your vehicle. Additionally, Car-Camping Campgrounds all have restrooms and showers maintained by the state park. 

CAN WE SET UP FIRES IN THE FIRE PITS?

The car-camping loops all have fire pits in them that are part of the state-park. If you have a Car-Camping Pass, Electric Car-Camping or Electric RV Camping Passes you will be allowed to set up enclosed fires in the pits. The flames must stay below the top of the pit (no large fires). You can bring in your own wood or wood will be available for purchase.

HOW DO I CHANGE OR UPDATE THE SHIPPING ADDRESS FOR WRISTBANDS?

If you need to change your shipping address for when wristbands are sent out please fill out the following form before August 15th. CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM

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.

WILL THERE BE BAG SEARCHES GOING INTO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS FROM CAMPING?

Bags entering the festival area from camping will be searched. You will not be allowed to bring in outside alcohol to the festival grounds, drugs or weapons of any kind. 

WHAT ABOUT KIDS, IS THIS ALL AGES?

Yes, this is an all-ages festival.  Kids under 6 do not require a ticket.  Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.  

WHAT ARE MY PARKING OPTIONS AT THE FESTIVAL?

Parking at Lake Perris is limited. We have different parking options and highly recommend looking at the parking map on our ticketing purchase page: 


Campsite + Car-Camping Parking Pass / Electric Campsite + Car-Camping Parking Pass /  RV Parking with Hookups and Campsite :  Can park in their campsites


Gold Upfront Parking: This parking lot is located next to the open tent camping area for the festival. It's a parking lot so depending on where you park you can camp directly next to your vehicle or only a very short walk away.


Silver Parking: is the next closest parking to the festival area.  This parking does not allow you to camp right next to your car, however it does allow you to drop off your gear when you arrive in our Gear Drop of Zone. There is still a walk to get to your vehicle from camping if you park in silver. Expect to walk about a half-mile if you need to go back to your vehicle, there will be a shuttle to assist. 


Bronze Parking: is the farther away than silver parking but still walkable. This parking does not allow you to camp right next to your car, however it does allow you to drop off your gear when you arrive in our Gear Drop of Zone. Shuttles will be available to help with the walk but depending on when you need to access your vehicle, you may have to walk up to 1.5 miles.


Remote Parking: This parking lot is SHUTTLE ONLY. The walk from this lot is over 2-3 miles away. The shuttle will drop you off near the campgrounds however you will still have to walk from the drop off point to your campsite.

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 in the case of a medical emergency.

IS MY TICKET REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE?

Tickets are not refundable.  All ticket sales are final. Please review our refund policy at the bottom of all pages on our website.

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?

Yes , car camping campgrounds have showers and there will be shower trailers on site for Upfront Camping.

WILL THERE BE LOCKERS IN THE FESTIVAL TO KEEP MY STUFF SAFE?

Yes, inside the festival area we'll have lockers available for rent for the day or the weekend. You will be able to purchase these from our ticket page in advance or on-site depending on availability.

 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 a variety of food vendors and a full bar inside the festival. We will have vegetarian, vegan, gluten free options and more. Guests must be 21+ to purchase alcohol and we will have a number of bars located throughout the festival area.

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.  It can get hot (over 100 degrees F) during the day, and animals are not allowed in the water, so we advise strongly against bringing your pet.

CAN I PAINT OR DO OTHER ART AT SSBD FEST?

Yes, we encourage all types of art including painting. 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 official artist submission form with information and links to your art.

CAN I BRING MY BOAT?

Unfortunately no boats with engines will be allowed on the water during the festival this year.  Paddle boards, Kayaks and floats are encouraged however.

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?

Please visit ssbdfest.com/ada for all information about ADA Facilities and for ADA inquiries. 

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. 

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. You can't bring glass to SSBD, we're on the beach and want to be able to walk around barefoot.

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.  Bringing shade is strongly encouraged.  

WILL THERE BE WATER REFILL AREAS?

Yes we will have free drinking water refill stations in the festival area, and the camping areas have lots of drinking fountains and potable water spigots to refill your containers. We will also sell cold water at all our bar areas.

WHEN DOES THE MUSIC START AND STOP EACH NIGHT?

Music times will run roughly following the schedule below:

Friday - 11am until 3am 

Saturday - 11am until 3am

Sunday - 11am until 1am

CAN WE HAVE BONFIRES IN THE PARK OR AT CAMPSITES

No unfortunately not, fire's are only allowed in designated fire pits in car camping areas.

CAN I BRING MY PETS?

No. SSBD has a no pet rule that will be enforced. Documented service animals, who are trained to handle loud and active environments and required for disability, are allowed. No emotional support animals allowed. If you have a service animal, please email info@ssbdfest.com to inquire about registering your documented service animal. Please keep in mind, it is illegal to fraudulently claim that your pet is a legitimate service animal.

CAN WE BRING A BICYCLE WITH US OR MOTORIZED SCOOTER?

You can bring a bicycle to get from camp to the gates, you cannot bring motorized scooters at all. Bicycles will not be allowed in the stage area so you'll need to lock them up outside the gate. 

ESCAPE THE SAME

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENT

SEPTEMBER 8 - 11th, 2022 LAKE PERRIS STATE PARK

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