FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADMISSION / TICKETS / PARKING
"WHAT IS RPM FEST?"
RPM Fest is a three-day outdoor music festival featuring 30+ bands in the heavy rock, punk, and metal genres, as well as camping, games, vendors, food, raffles, and other activities.
"WHERE IS THIS BEING HELD?"
RPM Fest 2018 will be held on a site in Western Massachusetts.
"WHEN IS THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL?"
RPM Fest 2018 will take place Friday, August 24th to Sunday, August 26th.
"WHEN CAN I GET IN?"
Gates are open Friday between 5 and 10 PM, Saturday between 12 and 10 PM, and Sunday between 12 and 8 PM.
"HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?"
Weekend tickets will be available for $25 in May/June and $30 in July/August. Single day tickets will go on sale in July for $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, and $15 Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the RPM Fest Store. Single day tickets can be purchased at the gate.
"WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PARKING PASSES?"
Each car parking at the festival site will need a parking pass. Parking passes will be available for $5 in May/June and $10 in July/August and must be purchased in advance. We are limited to having 200 cars on site and there is no off-site parking anywhere near the festival grounds. As a result, we highly encourage purchasing your parking passes and arranging carpools as early as possible.
"WHAT IF I CAN'T FIND ANYBODY TO GO WITH / AM DRIVING FROM A LONG DISTANCE / ETC.?"
We're encouraging people to use the RPM Fest 2018 event page as a means of organizing carpools. Post your general location, days you wish to attend, and any other pertinent info. Additionally, there is plenty of free and cheap metered parking in downtown Greenfield, about 3 miles from the event site - you can arrange to meet someone in town and carpool in from there.
"WHEN WILL I GET MY TICKET/PARKING PASS?"
Tickets and parking passes will be picked up at the gate. Please bring a valid form of photo ID to collect your tickets and parking passes. Leave your parking pass on the dashboard of your car.
"IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED?"
Re-entry is only permitted if you either leave the site in the morning BEFORE gates are open, or at night AFTER gates are closed. If you leave while gates are open, you will have to come back after gates close or on the following day. This will be strictly enforced as it makes our parking situation a nightmare otherwise.
"IS RPM FEST ALL-AGES? WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?"
We don’t encourage anyone under 16 to attend. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or over.
CAMPING / FOOD / DRINK
"CAN WE CAMP OVERNIGHT AT RPM FEST?"
Yes, camping is free of charge and highly encouraged. You can start setting up your tent and campsite at 5 PM on Friday, and you can stay until 11 AM on Monday. If you have a single day ticket you must be off-site by 11 AM the following morning.
"WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT RPM FEST?"
There will be multiple food vendors, and choices include pizza, pulled pork, sausages, chorizo, breakfast foods, coffee, and drinks.
"CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND GRILL?"
Yes, you can bring your own food, but we ask that you please support our food vendors when possible. No outside grills will be allowed, but we will have one on site available to use.
"ARE BONFIRES ALLOWED?"
No. If we catch you with a fire, you will be asked to extinguish it. If we catch you a second time you will be asked to leave the festival.
"ARE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PERMITTED?"
RPM Fest is a BYOB event. Please drink responsibly, and bring a tent to camp out if you are drinking. Anyone under the age of 21 caught drinking at the festival will be asked to leave the festival.
“WHAT ACTIVITIES HAPPEN AT RPM FEST?”
Past years have included wiffle ball, cornhole, bear pong (beer pong with dodgeballs and trash barrels), movies and video games on our giant projection screen, metal karaoke, tabletop board and card games, and anything else our attendees come up with.
"IS RPM FEST PET FRIENDLY?"
No. We all love animals, but please leave your pets at home.
"ARE THERE QUIET HOURS AT THE CAMPSITES?"
No music or loud noises in the camping areas after 10 PM. If you feel the need to be loud, go enjoy some activities near the stage, in the gaming area, or in the wiffle ball field.
"IS THERE A RAIN DATE?"
RPM Fest is rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms we might be forced to delay set times or cancel sets. We apologize in advance, but safety is a priority. Thanks for your understanding on this.
"WHERE CAN I GET RPM FEST MERCHANDISE?"
Merchandise is available on the RPM Fest Store, including T-Shirts, Koozies, Pint Glasses, Stickers, Posters, and bundles of the aforementioned items. Merchandise will also be available to purchase at the Merch Tent at the festival.
"WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MERCHANDISE ORDERED ONLINE?"
Merchandise will be picked up at the festival. If you would like to have your merchandise shipped to you please additionally add the “SHIP MY MERCH” item to your cart.
"WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND THE FEST?"
You can arrange to pick up your merch at any Promotorhead Entertainment show following the festival, or you can purchase the “SHIP MY MERCH” item at a later date.
“ARE THERE ANY OTHER RULES OR GUIDELINES?”
No crossing any fenced, roped, or tape boundaries, or trespassing on other people's property including but not limited to the railroad tracks
Respect our neighborhood and our neighbors, drive slowly coming and going, and be quiet when leaving at night
Respect the property, grounds, equipment, staff, volunteers, bands, vendors, and attendees
No doing anything that might harm, harass, or intimidate any other person at the festival