Megatons of music are days away from taking place at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. To make sure you have an amplified weekend – check out our list of what to bring and not to bring to ensure you are programmed for fun.
What To Bring: Sunscreen - Sunglasses - One empty water bottle and one factory sealed water bottle (one each is allowed per person) - Empty camelback or other empty plastic container (there will be free water filling stations: inside the paid area just outside the VIP entrance and on in the free area on Locust St. next to Drake University’s Start-Up Central) - Over the counter pain reliever - Hand sanitizer - Earplugs - Blanket/small beach towel for seating - Lawn chair (only allowed in the back half of the main stage area) - Non-pro cameras - Washcloth or baby wipes - Hat for shade - Bicycle (we’ll have FREE secured bicycle parking on Locust St., just west of 13th St.) - Bug spray - Small, non-frame backpacks - Binoculars - Small, compact umbrella - Kids (children under 11 will be admitted free into the paid area when accompanied by a parent/guardian with a ticket and all can enjoy the free Meredith Kids Zone) - Cell phone - Lip balm – Hula hoop – Personal schedule to make sure you don’t miss your favorite bands (use the 80/35 mobile app to create your schedule on iOS and Android devices)
What Not to Bring: No weapons - No coolers - No outside beverages besides water – No fireworks – No illegal substances – No pets (expect in the free area) – No large frame backpacks – No smoking in the paid, gated area - No professional photography/video equipment or SLRs (this is due to contracts with performers)
What Will Be Provided: Free drinking water (water filling stations will be located inside the paid area just outside the VIP entrance and on Locust St. next to Drake University’s Start-Up Central, but bring your own reusable water bottle) – First aid station (on 12th St. just south of Locust St.) – ATMs - Vendors selling food, beverages, and snacks (vegetarian options are available) – Lost and Found at the Volunteer Headquarters at Hotel Fort Des Moines (1000 Walnut Street) – Festival grounds map and schedule of bands - Free Shuttle Service on Dart’s D-Line – Two days of sensory overload
Have Questions During the Festival? Stop by the Principal Information Booth at 12th and Locust. We’ll also be monitoring our Twitter account to answer any questions you may have, so feel free to reach out to us at @8035.
Here are some other tips to prepare for musical mass destruction.
Utilize the 80/35 mobile app: Create your schedule, get important festival updates and news, and much more. This is a great way to stay organized and make sure you don’t miss out on one of your favorite acts! The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Drink Water: Hydration is key during a music festival. Patrons are allowed to bring one factory sealed water bottle and one empty water bottle, so take advantage! There will be two FREE water-filling stations on the grounds located inside the paid area just outside the VIP entrance and on Locust St. next to Drake University’s Start-Up Central. You can also stay cool by visiting the Misting Tent on Locust St., west of 13th.
Say Cheese!: You can’t relive your memories in photos if you don’t have any photos. Bring a camera and secure evidence that you saw a band at 80/35 before they got big. Then you can also relive your 80/35 experience in photos over the next year.
Try something new: There are so many great attractions and activities outside of the main stage. Venture out to the two free stages and visit other cool spots like the Drake University Start-Up Central, YPC Do More Village or the Mediacom Meet ‘N Greet Tent.
Sun Rays: Even though this year’s forecast is looking great – it will still be important to keep your skin safe from the sun. Be sure to bring sunscreen and reapply as directed, take a break in the shade or block the sun with style with a nice hat and sunglasses.
Dolla Dolla Bills: ATMs will be on site, but it’s always smart to keep cash handy, you never know what kind of goodies you’ll want to purchase at the merch table. Dwolla is also a great tool, and festival-goers will be able to purchase admission, drink tickets, and official 80/35 merch through Dwolla.
Share Your Experience Online: Keep your phone handy to share your 80/35 experience. Tweet (use hashtag #8035DSM), Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vine, Tumblr… all seem perfect for telling people about your amplified festival adventures.
Engage sonic shockwave and have a great time: The ultimate goal of 80/35 is for you to have a fantastic weekend. Make memories that will last you until next year’s fest comes around. Be sure to pack the essentials, relax, and enjoy the music in Des Moines.
Lineup and Schedule: http://80-35.com/line-up/
FAQ & Rules: http://80-35.com/faq-rules
Activities and Attractions: http://80-35.com/info/activities-attractions/
Maps & Directions (including festival grounds map): http://80-35.com/info/maps-directions/