Festival Info

Times

  • 11:00AM – Box Office Opens
  • 12:30PM – Festival Gates Open
  • 1:00PM – Music Starts
  • 9:00PM – Box Office Closes
  • 10:00PM – Mic Drops (aka music ends)

Rain or Shine

The festival is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos, waterproof shoes, umbrellas, and singing (in the rain). In the event of sunshine, we advise sunglasses, water, and walking on (sunshine).

Box Office Hours

The box office is located at the entrance to the festival in the Citi Field parking lot and will be open for will-call pick up and ticket purchases (if still available) from 11:00am until 10pm on Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd.

Words of Wisdom

Don’t litter, drink water, be kind to one another, mind your valuables, be safe, eat a healthy breakfast, bring found items to Lost & Found, charge your phones, do your chores, pace yourselves, high five a stranger, dress to impress, drink water, shake hands with a stranger using your ∗left∗ hand, don’t litter, take photos, don’t litter, be smart!

Refund Policy

There will be no refunds. Festival is Rain or Shine. Artists subject to change.

Merch

T-shirts, posters, hats, hoodies, sunglasses, blankets and much more will be sold at the festival merch booths. Important Note: we print all festival merch on super duper soft materials to maximize comfort and increase overall happiness. Remember that commercial with the older guy who said “you’re gonna like the way you look, i guarantee it”?…well, what he said

Re-Entry Policy

All ticket holders will be allowed to enter and exit the festival grounds once each day. As such, there is no re-entry each day of the festival. Camping on-site at the festival is not allowed, as per NYC park rules.

How To Get There

Getting to Citi Field is incredibly easy. You can get there via the LIRR from Penn Station and/or Long Island, as well as via the 7 train, or the MTA bus. Check out our Getting Here page for more info on all the ways to get to the festival.

Children

Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free. Strollers are allowed. The movie Children of Men will not be shown at the festival (wayy too heavy).

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Earplugs
  • Hilarious gifs to send in response to your friends’ texts
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • (2) Factory sealed bottles of water (non-glass containers) or better yet, bring an empty refillable bottle.
  • Phone charging case or phone charger
  • An outfit that makes people impressed and/or mystified
  • Small backpacks or bags
  • Beach towels
  • Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol
  • Comfortable shoes
  • An optimistic outlook on life and a cool ass demeanour
  • Weather appropriate weather/gear (rain jacket, umbrella, poncho, etc.)

What NOT to Bring

  • Weapons of ANY kind
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Illegal Substances
  • Large or hard sided coolers
  • Picnic Baskets
  • Pets
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the Festival)
  • Instruments
  • Chains/Chain Wallets
  • Nunchucks
  • Large backpacks
  • Selfie Sticks (too intrusive, too unsightly, too ridiculous)
  • Laser pointers
  • Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
  • Audio/video recording equipment
  • Drones
  • Emotional baggage
  • No illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed.
  • Hover boards

Medical & Well Being

There is nothing we care more about than your safety and well-being. As such, medical tents will be located throughout the festival grounds, and they will be clearly marked and able to be seen from afar. Trained EMTs will be on-hand in these tents to address any and all medical incidents, and please don’t be afraid to stop by a medical tent – even if you just have a question. Additionally, if you see anyone at the festival who appears to be in need of medical assistance, please inform a member of our medical or security team, or even help him/her find their way to the medical tent(s). We are all in this together, so please look out for one another! Lastly, anyone bringing medication or a syringe for medical purposes will need to show your medication, prescription and a photo ID at the festival entrance.

Water Stations

Free Water stations will be located throughout the grounds for you to use at your convenience and satiate your thirst. It is EXTREMELY important that you stay hydrated at the festival, regardless of how hot it is outside. Also did you ever wonder why Kevin Costner spent a bazillion dollars on the movie Waterworld? It’s because he knew that water is AWESOME, and you need to drink a lot of it.

Food & Drinks

More info coming soon!

ATM

There will be a number of ATMs on the festival grounds. Please watch the movie Barbershop if you want to know what not to do with ATMs.

Performance Schedule

Set times will be released closer to the festival. Why the wait, you ask? That’s because artists’ schedules change, production requirements shift, and we like to keep people waiting and guessing. JK on the last part − we just don’t want to tell you something early only to have it change later.

Working or Volunteering

If you’re interested in working at the event, please email info@themeadowsnyc.com and let us know what positions you are interested in possibly filling. Please also be sure to send your resume and your best contact information. Someone will be in touch soon after! Please send any questions regarding volunteering to volunteers@themeadowsnyc.com.

Playing The Festival

Unfortunately, all slots for the festival have been filled, and we don’t accept artist submissions for the event.

Sponsors and Press

Sponsors are rad, and if your company would like to be a festival sponsor, you can reach us at Partners@TheMeadowsNYC.com. Please list as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our sponsorship reps will be in touch soon after! Press is also cool. For any questions related to press/media at the festival contact Press@TheMeadowsNYC.com

Hotels

This year we are thrilled to partner with Hotels for Hope to offer a variety of accommodations for every style and budget! Hotel with a pool? They got those! Room with a view? Yep. On a budget? No worries, Hotels for Hope has the guaranteed LOWEST rates (yep, even compared to those DIY book your own hotel sites). Best part: when you book with Hotels for Hope a donation will be made to one of our favorite charities: Answer The Call. Check out Hotels For Hope’s online booking portal HERE.

Foods That Start w/ The Letter Q

Quaff, Quahog, Quail, Quandong, Quark, Quiche, Quid, Quince