Your Ultimate Guide to the 2022 Day N Vegas Festival
Here it is, friends. Your ultimate guide to the 2022 Day N Vegas music festival. The festival is coming up quickly, so we’re going to give you a crash course in everything you need to know in order to get tickets, pack accordingly, and have a great time. If this is your first trip to Day N Vegas, there are a few things you should definitely consider before buying passes and before heading out the door. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
When is Day N Vegas?
The 2022 Day N Vegas festival is happening the weekend of September 2 – 4 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds located at the north end of the Vegas Strip. This will be Day N Vegas’ second year in a row after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. And you can be sure that this year’s festival will be the best one yet.
The first Day N Vegas festival was held over Labor Day weekend, 2019 with headliners J. Cole, Migos, Tyler, the Creator, and Kendrick Lamar. This year’s festival is being headlined by SZA, J. Cole, and Travis Scott, but there are dozens of other artists scheduled to perform including Playboi Carti, 21 Savage, H.E.R, Baby Keem, and Pusha T.
How to Activate your Day N Vegas Wristband
Like many festivals these days, Day N Vegas offers an app that can be downloaded from the Apple or Android app store and used before and during the festival. Once you have purchased your tickets, you will receive a wristband in the mail. This wristband needs to be worn while attending the festival, and it will pair with the app to unlock a variety of different, and helpful, features. Let’s take a look. So, how do you activate your Day N Vegas wristband?
The Day N Vegas 2022 app is already available from app stores and with it you can buy tickets if you haven’t already done so. When your wristband arrives, you will first need to activate it so that you can start taking advantage of the app’s features. To activate your Day N Vegas wristband, all you need to do is open the app and click on “Activate Wristband.” This will start the pairing process and shouldn’t take more than a few seconds. Once your wristband has been activated, you will be able to start using the app and planning your weekend at the festival.
Right below the “Activate Wristband” button, you will see a button that opens up the “Lineup” page. This gives you a complete list of all of the acts performing at the festival this year, and this is a helpful way of starting to plan your schedule.
If you’ve been to a big festival before, you’ve probably had this happen: You had a list of artists you wanted to see, but somehow you lost track of when some of them were playing and on which stages. This has become a bigger and bigger problem as festivals grow in size and add more and more stages. Keeping track of where everyone is performing can be a monumental task. Too often, what happens is you end up missing someone you really wanted to see because you couldn’t keep track of the schedule in your head. The Day N Vegas app makes sticking to your schedule a lot easier.
Once you’ve had a chance to look over the whole lineup, you can then see who is playing on which stage at any given time. Obviously, depending on your musical preferences, there may be conflicts that just cannot be avoided, but using the “Schedule” function will help you get the most out of your festival experience.
All you have to do to start building your schedule is select an artist on a particular stage and add that to your schedule. Because the festival grounds are large and attendance is expected to top 75,000, you will need to make sure to allow for time to travel from stage to stage. But if you build your schedule well, you should give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go. So, now that we’ve covered how to activate your Day N Vegas wristband, let’s figure out where you need to go to get to the festival.
Where is Day N Vegas located?
The 2022 Day N Vegas festival is held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds located at 311 West Sahara Avenue in Winchester, Nevada. But wait, isn’t the Day N Vegas festival in Las Vegas? Well, technically no, it’s located just south of the Las Vegas city limit, but it is still on the Las Vegas strip. Heck, the original Woodstock festival didn’t even take place in Woodstock, New York, so what’s the big deal?
But here’s the catch, and it’s an important one to keep in mind: The Las Vegas Festival Grounds does not provide parking for passenger vehicles for the Day N Vegas festival. The festival grounds are only accessible by foot, rideshare, and the Las Vegas Monorail. Do not bring your car to the Day N Vegas festival or you will have to find parking offsite.
Luckily, the festival grounds are located near many hotels and Casinos, and if you are looking for hotel options, Circus Circus and the Palace Station Hotel and Casino are the closest to the festival grounds. Even Caesar’s Palace is only about a thirty-minute walk to the festival, so as long as you’re staying on the strip, transportation shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are flying in from out of town, The Las Vegas International Airport is the most convenient one, and you should be able to book a flight there from nearly anywhere in the world.
If you aren’t sure where to stay in Las Vegas, you can visit www.daynvegas2022.com for information about hotel packages that can be booked directly through the website. The packages offer three or four night hotel stays with a variety of amenities specifically for festival guests.
How much are Day N Vegas Tickets?
Like most festivals, Day N Vegas offers a variety of ticket options depending on how much you want to spend, and how much luxury you require. So, how much are Day N Vegas tickets?
The 3-day General Admission pass is currently at the tier one price of $429 for all three days. As the festival gets closer, the price will increase to $459 at tier two and $489 at tier three. Keep in mind that there is no difference in the experience of the different tiers, just the price. So, if you know you want to go, book early and save some cash.
The General Admission pass includes access to general admission areas for all of the stages as well as free access to water refill stations and shaded areas.
There is also a VIP option that costs $899 and includes everything included with General Admission passes as well as, access to the VIP viewing area at the main stage, lounge areas with free water, wifi, and cell phone charging stations. Additionally, VIPs get access to a special Fastlane entrance to the festival grounds, food and beverage offerings, VIP restrooms, and the ability to leave and re-enter the festival grounds. If you want to take advantage of the VIP experience, you should act quickly because quantities are limited.
Single day General Admission tickets are also available for $229 per day, but there are no single day VIP passes. Hotel packages are available and start at $709, which includes a discounted stay at hotels such as Resorts World, The Golden Nugget, Wynn, Venetien, Pallazzo, and others.
If you don’t feel like paying for your passes all at once, Day N Vegas offers a payment plan that requires you pay half of the ticket price in advance with the balance being due on July 10th, 2022.
How long is Day N Vegas?
If you’re wondering how long is Day N Vegas, the festival takes place over three days from September 2nd though 4th, 2022. It is a single weekend festival located at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on the Las Vegas Strip. Currently, the start time for each day is 4pm, but so far, the festival organizers are keeping the end times of all days a secret.
What to wear for Day N Vegas
Since it’s Las Vegas, there’s a good chance that the weather will be hot and sunny, at least for the first part of each day. Vegas often stays warm at night, but sometimes the temperature in the desert can drop suddenly once the sun goes down. Because of this, we recommend wearing light clothing for the first part of the day and bring a layer in case it gets chilly later.
While it’s not terribly common, Las Vegas is known for having surprise storms that can pop up out of nowhere. Packing a lightweight plastic or nylon rain poncho isn’t a bad idea in case the sky decides to unexpectedly open up.
Because of the sun, you will also want to bring lots of sunscreen with the highest SPF rating you can find. But keep in mind that the festival does not allow spray sunscreen, only sun screen lotion. We’ll cover more of what to bring and what NOT to bring in a minute.
In terms of shoes, it’s best to wear shoes that you don’t mind standing in all day. There are lounges with ample seating for VIP guests, but for general admission pass holders, there are only a few places where you can sit for any period of time. These days it seems like everyone wants to make a fashion statement at music festivals, but if you actually want to have a good time, we recommend dressing for comfort. Sneakers and sandals are usually best for the weather and the possibility of a flash storm.
Another item to consider is a hat with a wide brim. Sunglasses are great for keeping the sun out of your eyes, but a wide brimmed hat will offer your face some shade as well. So, if you’re wondering what to wear to Day N Vegas, think comfort and sunscreen.
What to pack for the Day N Vegas Festival?
This is an important topic because different festivals have different rules about what you are allowed to bring and what is strictly prohibited. The biggest question is often backpacks and luckily the Day N Vegas festival allows medium size backpacks that measure 18” x 13” x 8.5”. Camelbak backpacks are also allowed, but they must be empty when you enter the festival grounds. Once inside you will find numerous water refill stations where you can stock up on water. All of this may affect your plan for what to pack for the Day N Vegas festival.
If you don’t feel like carrying your water on your back, you are permitted to bring empty plastic water bottles that can be filled up once inside the festival grounds. Just make sure not to bring any metal water bottles or glass bottles of any kind.
The Las Vegas desert is usually hot and dry, and if you’re spending all day outside, you will likely feel the effects of the desert. The best way to combat this is by drinking lots of water and using Chapstick and eye drops. If you’re not accustomed to hot, dry climates, you may not realize that you are becoming dehydrated because you do not sweat as obviously.
If you want to document your time at Day N Vegas, cameras are allowed, but only non-professional cameras. If you’re still unsure what this means, your phone camera is fine, but if your camera has a detachable lens, leave it at home.
Obviously, you will want to eat at the festival, but outside food and beverages are not permitted in the festival. There are many food and beverage options inside the festival ground, with premium options for VIP guests.
What NOT to bring to Day N Vegas
In order to enjoy the festival, we need to discuss what not to bring to Day N Vegas. The health and safety of festival goers is paramount, which means Day N Vegas maintains pretty strict security measures. All guests are required to enter the festival grounds through metal detectors and bag checks and sweep dogs will be on hand. The festival organizers also warn that they will be working with local law enforcement to enhance security, and some of these security measures will not be obvious to festival guests.
Many of the prohibited items at the Day N Vegas fest are obvious: no weapons or drugs of any kind. No tents or furniture of any kind. No glass bottles or containers of any kind. Some of the prohibited items are a little less obvious: No stuffed animals. No kites. No hula hoops. For a complete list of allowed and prohibited items, visit the official Day N Vegas website for more information.
In order to have the best possible time at Day N Vegas fest, avoid any of the items on the prohibited list, and generally try to pack as light as possible. Lockers will be available for storage, but there likely will not be enough lockers for everyone. You can visit the Day N Vegas website for more information about how to reserve a locker ahead of time.
Covid health information
Because of the ever-changing nature of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Day N Vegas festival will be complying with whatever state and local restrictions are in place on the date of the event. This means that the rules can change between now and the festival depending on the nature of the pandemic.
If you’ve already bought your passes and have planned your trip, make sure to refer back to the Day N Vegas website right before you go to make sure you are prepared for any changes to health and safety protocol. If you live in another state, keep in mind that Nevada and the City of Las Vegas may have health guidelines different from where you live.
Where to park at Day N Vegas
As previously mentioned, there is no parking for the Day N Vegas festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. So, where to park at Day N Vegas? You may walk to the festival, take a rideshare, or use public transportation. If you must drive, you can usually pay for parking at any number of hotels and casinos on the Vegas Strip.
As we mentioned, this year’s festival is being headlined by SZA, J. Cole, and Travis Scott, but there are dozens of up and coming artists scheduled to perform including Vince Staples, Mahalia, Mike Dimes, Kali, Thuy, and many others. While we often show up for the headliners, once of the best part of festivals is finding new music you’ve never heard before. The Day N Vegas app give you all of the tools you need to keep track of the lineup and plan your weekend perfectly.
With over 50 acts over the course of the weekend, you are sure to find amazing music you’ve never heard before. At Turntable, our goal is to help you discover and share your favorite music. After all, music is about building a community, and that what Turntable is all about.