TICKETS

WHAT ARE MY TICKET OPTIONS?

This year we’re offering both general admission (GA) and VIP weekend passes that include access to all three nights of the fest. See below for details on each pass type. We may release single-day passes closer to the event, depending on availability. We’re also offering a limited number of on-site camping spots just a short walk from the stage that can be reserved Friday-Monday, plus unique add-ons for purchase including a star party, guest chef dinner, secret campfire jam and limited-edition merch pack.

  

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH MY TICKET? 

A GA 3-Day pass to Fort Desolation Fest gives you general admission to all three days of the festival, including:

  • All GA areas, amenities and activities
  • The adventure travel exhibitor area
  • Food vendors
  • The bar area (21+ only)
  • Free parking
  • Plus re-entry all weekend long

A VIP 3-Day pass to Fort Desolation Fest (limited quantity available) gives you all the benefits of a GA 3-Day pass, plus the following VIP benefits:

  • Special VIP vehicle entrance to the festival grounds
  • VIP parking just a short walk from the main stage
  • Access to the VIP Pavilion (21+) with private bar, fire pits and premium air-conditioned bathrooms
  • Access to the VIP bar/lounge (21+) near the main stage 
  • After-hours acoustic jam with a special guest artist (21+) (night TBD)
  • Limited-run merchandise pack (an $85 value)

 

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

In the unlikely case that we have to cancel Fort Desolation Fest, we’ll refund your ticket. In the unlikely case that we have to reschedule it, we’ll honor your ticket for the rescheduled date. Tickets purchased for Fort Desolation Fest are for the festival in general and not for any particular artist. If an artist cancels or does not perform for any reason, there will be no refunds issued.  

  

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN? 

Yes, you can choose a payment plan through the AXS ticketing platform toward the end of the checkout process. 

 

WILL TICKET PRICES OR CAMPING PRICES GO UP AT ANY POINT?

We’re using dynamic pricing, which means ticket and camping prices may go up and down at times based on demand and availability. This is a common practice for concerts, sporting events and festivals these days.

 

DO I NEED MY PASS ON ALL THREE DAYS?

You’ll need your AXS ID mobile ticket at check-in. After that, your wristband becomes your ticket, so don’t remove it until the festival ends on Sunday. 

 

WHO’S PERFORMING AT FORT DESOLATION FEST THIS YEAR?

We couldn’t be more excited about our 2022 festival lineup (subject to change), which includes:

Amos Lee

Elle King

The Band of Heathens

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Rayland Baxter

Heartless Bastards

Elizabeth Cook

Danielle Ponder

Mary O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra

Jordan Matthew Young & Friends

All artists are subject to change. By buying a ticket to Fort Desolation Fest, you are not buying a ticket to see a particular artist.

 

WHAT IF MY FAVORITE ARTIST CAN’T PERFORM AT FORT DESOLATION FEST AFTER ALL?

It’s highly unlikely, but in the case that an artist performing at Fort Desolation Fest has to cancel/does not perform due to illness or any other reason, no refunds will be issued. Tickets purchased for Fort Desolation Fest are for the festival in general and not for any particular artist. The good news is that Fort Desolation Fest is full of incredible artists who you’ll be glad you got to see.

 

WHEN WILL THE DAILY MUSIC SCHEDULE BE PUBLISHED?

We won’t be announcing the daily music schedule until much closer to the festival. Definitely don’t wait for this before purchasing your passes, as they may sell out long before we announce the schedule, and we may or may not choose to release single-day passes as the event gets closer.

 

ARE KIDS ALLOWED? AND DO THEY NEED A TICKET?

Children 12 and younger can attend Fort Desolation Fest FREE with a ticket-holding adult.

FESTIVAL ACCESS

WILL THERE BE ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES?

We’ll offer ADA parking with a state-issued license plate or hang tag, as well as ADA bathroom access at the festival. If you require a service animal, please email us in advance at info@fortdesolation.com and keep in mind that it must stay on a leash and come with identification. 

 

WILL THERE BE PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL?

Yes, GA parking is free at Fort Desolation Fest this year. It’s just a short 10-minute walk (and an even shorter shuttle ride) from the festival grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll post the shuttle schedule on https://www.fortdesolation.com/fest/ right before the festival. And VIP pass holders get access to VIP parking on the festival grounds. 

 

WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE AT THE FESTIVAL? 

We’ll announce the time the doors will open each day as the festival gets closer, but it will likely be late afternoon/early evening, with Friday’s show starting a bit later than Saturday and Sunday. If you reserve an on-site camping spot, you’ll be able to arrive at the campground earlier in the day on Friday.

 

DO I NEED MY I.D. TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL?

You’ll need your government-issued ID, driver’s license or passport to enter the festival. And you’ll definitely need it to prove you’re over 21 if you want to drink alcohol at the festival.

 

IS THERE RE-ENTRY INTO THE FESTIVAL?

Yes, you may come and go from the festival with your pass, but will be subject to search with each re-entry.

 

WILL THERE BE PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING AT THE FESTIVAL?
Yes! Please note that by being in at the festival, you consent to your image, voice and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in photos and/or videos being taken by Fort Desolation and its partners for use in any number of future promotional efforts, which may include websites, social media and other media. You also release Fort Desolation and its partners, as well as its/their successors and licensees, from any liability of any nature.

ITEMS ALLOWED

ARE CAMPING CHAIRS ALLOWED?

You’re welcome to bring low-profile, folding camping chairs inside the fest. Just not tall lawn chairs or other seating.

 

CAN I BRING AN UMBRELLA OR SUNSHADE?

No umbrellas or sunshades are allowed. Ponchos are welcome in case it happens to rain. And there will be shaded areas available at the festival on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

WHAT CAN I BRING INSIDE THE FESTIVAL?

  • Small bag/backpack (no bigger than 18” tall, 13” wide and 8” deep when packed) with one main pocket/opening for easy searching
  • Low-profile lawn chairs for the concert area
  • Blanket 
  • Empty water bottle or hydration pack (NOT glass) for filling at our free water stations
  • Poncho
  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen 
  • Bug spray
  • Baby stroller if needed
  • Binoculars
  • Cell phone
  • Basic point-and-shoot camera
  • Any necessary prescription(s) with your personalized pharmacy label attached
  • Any over-the-counter medications needed for that particular day
  • Portable cell-phone charger

 

WHAT CAN’T I BRING INSIDE THE FESTIVAL?

  • NO bag bigger than 18” tall, 13” wide and 8” deep when packed
  • NO umbrellas or shade structures
  • NO outside food or beverages
  • NO coolers
  • NO glass containers of any kind
  • NO cigarettes (but vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed)
  • NO alcohol of any kind (but we’ll have alcohol for sale in specific areas for those 21+)
  • NO illegal substances of any kind
  • NO weapons of any kind
  • NO fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • NO pets/animals
  • NO selfie sticks
  • NO bicycles, carts, skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles of any kind
  • NO professional audio or video recording devices, including detachable lenses, tripods, GoPros, mounts, drones, etc.
  • NO unauthorized marketing materials including flyers, stickers, samples or other giveaways

 

WILL THERE BE A LOST-AND-FOUND?
Yes! If you don’t see it, ask a festival employee/volunteer where to find it. If you realize you’ve lost something after the festival, email us at info@fortdesolation.com and we’ll let you know if we found it. 

 

CAN I SMOKE AT THE FESTIVAL?

No cigarette smoking is allowed at Fort Desolation Fest. However, vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed.

SAFETY

WILL THERE BE SECURITY GUARDS ON SITE?

Yes. We’ll have trained security guards around the festival and campground.

 

WILL THERE BE FIRST AID?

Definitely! The first aid tent will be clearly marked, and any festival employee or volunteer will be able to point you in the right direction.

 

WILL BAGS OR VEHICLES BE SEARCHED?

Every person, bag and vehicle are subject to search upon arrival at Fort Desolation Fest. If you refuse to be searched, you won’t be allowed to enter the festival and we won’t be able to refund you. This goes for the campground as well.

 

ARE DOGS ALLOWED INSIDE THE FESTIVAL?

NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE FESTIVAL AREA. HOWEVER, IF YOU’RE STAYING IN A RESERVED CAMPING SPOT ON THE PROPERTY, YOUR DOG IS ALLOWED WITHIN THE CAMPGROUND ONLY, AND MUST BE ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES. Keep in mind that Fort Desolation Fest takes place on a working ranch with all sorts of animals on the property. Also, if your dog shows aggressive behavior or is not on a leash, you’ll be asked to leave the festival property. If you require a service animal, please email us in advance at info@fortdesolation.com and keep in mind that it must stay on a leash and come with identification. 

 

WHERE’S THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY?

The Wayne Community Health Center in Bicknell, Utah is located at 128 South 300 West, Bicknell, UT 84715. Learn more at https://waynechc.org/.

CONVENIENCES

WILL THERE BE FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL?

Absolutely. We’ll have a variety of food trucks at Fort Desolation Fest during the hours of the festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

 

WILL THERE BE WATER STATIONS AND OTHER BEVERAGES?

For sure! Please bring your own empty, non-glass water bottle into the festival and fill it up with water as needed. You’ll also be able to buy sodas and such from our food trucks, and individuals 21+ will be able to buy and drink alcohol in designated areas.

 

WILL ALCOHOL BE SERVED AT THE FESTIVAL?

Yes! But, of course, only for those with a government ID showing that they’re 21+, and only in designated 21+ areas.

 

WILL THERE BE VEGETARIAN AND/OR GLUTEN-FREE FOOD?

There will be vegetarian and gluten-free options in our food trucks. Please email us at info@fortdesolation.com if you have severe food allergies and would like to bring a snack that suits your needs to the festival.

 

WILL THERE BE FORT DESOLATION OR FORT DESOLATION FEST MERCH FOR SALE?

Absolutely. Lots!

 

WHAT WILL MY PAYMENT OPTIONS BE AT THE FESTIVAL?

Our merch tent and vendors will accept credit and debit cards. Some may also accept cash, but there are no guarantees.

 

WILL YOU HAVE ATMS ON SITE?

No, but you’ll find one nearby in Torrey.

 

WILL THERE BE CELL SERVICE OR WIRELESS INTERNET AT THE FESTIVAL?

Cell phone service can be spotty in the area around Capitol Reef National Park depending on your provider, so plan accordingly. No internet service will be provided at the festival.

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS?

No outside food and drinks are allowed inside the festival, but if you reserve one of our limited-availability camping spots on site, you can bring your own food and drinks into that area. If you have severe food allergies and would like to bring a snack that suits your needs to the festival, email us at info@fortdesolation.com

 

WILL THERE BE BATHROOMS AT THE FESTIVAL?

We’ll have port-a-potties around the property during the festival. But no sinks, showers, etc. However, VIP pass holders will have access to premium air-conditioned bathrooms.

WHAT ARE SOME PLACES TO STAY IN THE AREA?

Here’s a list of lodging options in the Torrey area. WE STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT YOU BOOK YOUR LODGING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS IT WILL GO FAST. We also have a limited number of on-site camping spots that can be reserved as you purchase tickets to Fort Desolation Fest.

ON-SITE CAMPING

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE RESERVING A CAMPING SPOT?

There will be a limited number of camping spots available on the Cougar Ridge Resort property, just a short walk from the stage. 

 

  • Camping spots will be available in the following sizes: 20’ x 20’, 30’ x 30’ and a very limited number of 30’ x 50’ spots 
  • Camping spots may only be reserved for all three nights of the festival (NOT for individual nights)
  • You must purchase a 3-Day GA or 3-Day VIP festival pass in order to purchase a camping pass 
  • Specific camping spots will be assigned upon arrival
  • Each camping spot is for one vehicle, which may include an RV or a vehicle pulling a travel trailer
  • PLEASE CAREFULLY MEASURE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE CHOOSING THE SIZE OF YOUR CAMPING SPACE
  • Your vehicle and trailer must fit in your spot without touching your neighbor’s spot
  • The festival campground is “dry camping,” with no water or power hookups (except power only in our limited-availability 30’ x 50’ RV spaces)
  • No generators may be operated on the festival campground 
  • There will be plenty of porta-potties that will be emptied and cleaned daily, as well as drinking water stations and a dumpster for discarding trash
  • Check-in begins Friday, August 12 at 12pm
  • Checkout ends Monday, August 15 at 11am 
  • A very limited number of 30’x50’ camping spots are available specifically for RVs or vehicles with trailers that won’t fit in the smaller spots (these are the only spots with power available)
 

DOES CAMPING COST EXTRA?

Yes. All camping spots have a separate price from your event passes. Camping prices are subject to change, just like ticket prices. 

 

 

WILL THERE BE WATER, POWER HOOKUPS OR DUMPSTERS IN THE CAMPGROUND?

There’s only dry camping at Cougar Ridge Resort, with no water, power or sewer hookups in the campground (except power only in our limited-availability 30’ x 50’ RV spaces). However, we’ll have drinking-water stations in the campground and festival areas. And we’ll have a dumpster on site for depositing your collected trash. If you’re looking for full trailer hookups, check out some of the RV park options in our list of local lodging options. Please bring everything you need with you to the campground and pack out everything you pack in. 

 

 

WHAT ARE THE CAMPGROUND RULES?

  • Be cool to your camp neighbors.
  • Keep it quiet after 1am.
  • Don’t drive over 5mph on the property.
  • Fires are allowed only in above-ground propane fire pits, stoves and grills. And they must be watched at all times.
  • Manage your own trash. Then put it in the dumpster just north of the camping area.
  • No saving spots for other campers. Camping is first-come, first-served. (Plan to arrive together if you want to camp beside each other.)
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times.
  • No fireworks or explosives whatsoever.
  • No generators.
  • No cigarettes (but vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed)
  • No illegal substances of any kind
  • No firearms, weapons or other projectile items of any kind, including but not limited to: BB guns, air guns, paintball guns, pellet guns, sling shots, archery, pistols and rifles.
  • No fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • No excessive noise. A small music speaker is okay, but please respect your neighbors. 
  • Do not dump or drain gray or black water anywhere on the property. 
 

WILL THERE BE BATHROOMS IN THE CAMPGROUND?

Yes, there will be plenty of port-a-potties throughout the festival and campground areas. But no sinks, showers, etc. And VIP pass holders will have access to premium air-conditioned bathrooms.

 

 

ARE CAMPING SPOTS ASSIGNED? OR FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED? 

Camping spot sizes are selected in advance, but not particular camping spots, which will be assigned upon arrival on a first-come, first-served basis. So if you’re attending with a group of vehicles, you’ll want to show up together since there will be no way to save space for campers that don’t arrive with you.

 

 

WHEN CAN CAMPERS ARRIVE ON FRIDAY? AND WHAT TIME MUST THEY CHECK OUT ON MONDAY?

Weekend music pass holders who have reserved camping spots at Fort Desolation Fest may start arriving after 12 noon on Friday, August 12th. And campers must check out by 11am on Monday, August 15th.

 

 

CAN ANYBODY CAMP ON-SITE?

Only attendees who purchase both a weekend festival pass and access to an on-site camping spot may camp at the festival. If you miss out on our limited-availability camping spots, you’ll find many other lodgings in the area.

 

 

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN STAY IN MY CAMPING SPOT?

Up to six people are allowed in the 20’ x 20’ and 30’ x 30’ camping spots. Up to eight people are allowed in the 30’ x 50’ Large RV camping spots. Each person staying in a camping spot must have their own weekend pass to Fort Desolation Fest.

  

CAN I PARK MY CAR IN MY ON-SITE CAMPING SPOT?

Yes. If you’ve reserved an on-site camping spot at the festival, you may park your car in that spot.

 

 

WILL BAGS OR VEHICLES BE SEARCHED?

Every person, bag and vehicle is subject to search upon arrival at Fort Desolation Fest. If you refuse to be searched, you won’t be allowed to enter the festival and we won’t be able to refund you. This goes for the campground as well. You’ll be subject to search every time you go back and forth between your camping spot and the festival. 

  

IS THERE A VEHICLE SIZE LIMIT FOR CAMPING?

If your vehicle can fit in the dimensions of a camping spot without touching the next spot, it’s allowed. We’re offering 20’ x 20’, 30’ x 30’ and a very limited number of 30’ x 50’ Large RV camping spots at the festival.

 

 

CAN I HAVE A GENERATOR IN MY CAMPING SPOT?

No. We can’t allow generators at our on-site camping due to the noise factor.

 

 

CAN I HAVE A CAMPFIRE IN MY CAMPING SPOT?

Fires are allowed only in above-ground propane fire pits, stoves and grills. And they must be watched at all times. 

 

 

CAN I HAVE A GAS STOVE IN MY CAMPING SPOT?

Yes! Gas stoves are allowed in the campground this year.

 

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE CAMPGROUND?

Yes! But no outside food or drinks are allowed inside the festival area.

 

 

WILL THERE BE TRASH CANS IN THE CAMPGROUND?
No, but we’ll have a dumpster on site for your collected trash.

 

 

CAN I GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN MY CAMPING SPOT AND THE FESTIVAL THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND?

On-site campers may come and go from their camping spots and the festival with their passes, but will be subject to search with each re-entry.

 

 

WHAT CAN’T I BRING TO THE CAMPGROUND?

  • No generators
  • No cigarettes (but vaping devices and e-cigarettes are allowed)
  • No illegal substances of any kind
  • No firearms, weapons or other projectile items of any kind, including but not limited to: BB guns, air guns, paintball guns, pellet guns, sling shots, archery, pistols and rifles.
  • No fireworks or explosives of any kind

OTHER STUFF

ARE YOU ACCEPTING VENDORS OR EXHIBITORS FOR FORT DESOLATION FEST?

Overland industry exhibitors can go to https://fortdesolation.com/fest/ and click on the EXHIBIT button to apply. Email us with any questions at info@fortdesolation.com.

 

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Typically it’s pretty warm (80s-90s) during the day and a bit cooler (50s-60s) at night in Torrey in August.

 

IS THE FESTIVAL RAIN OR SHINE?

It sure is! And while no umbrellas are allowed, you can bring a poncho to prepare for the unlikely case of rain.

 

WHERE SHOULD I STAY IF I DON’T WANT TO CAMP OR CAN’T GET A CAMPING SPOT AT THE FESTIVAL?
Here’s a list of other lodging options in the Torrey area.

 

CAN I TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEO AT THE FESTIVAL?

You can take photos and video with a smartphone or a small point-and-shoot camera. Just not with any sort of professional audio or video recording device, and no detachable lenses, tripods, GoPros, mounts, drones, etc. are allowed.

    

HOW DO I REQUEST MEDIA ACCESS?

Send us an email at info@fortdesolation.com and we’ll let you know.

 

WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL?

Ask away at Info@fortdesolation.com