FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADMISSION / TICKETS / PARKING
"WHAT IS RPM FEST?"
RPM Fest is a 3-day heavy music and camping party held in Western Massachusetts. Read the rest of our story.
"WHERE IS THIS BEING HELD?"
"WHEN IS THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL?"
August 30th, August 31st, September 1st, 2019 - Labor Day weekend. Tentative schedule is here.
"WHAT BANDS ARE PLAYING?"
View the currently announced lineup here. RPM Fest 2019 bands are being announced daily on our social media platforms!
"HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS? WHEN ARE THEY AVAILABLE?"
Tickets are now available here at rpmfest.org. Discounted $40 early bird tickets went on sale Thursday, March 28th. Regular weekend tickets are $50. Early bird ticket quantities are limited so get yours soon!
"WHEN WILL I GET MY TICKET?"
Advance tickets will be picked up at the front gate.
"HOW MUCH IS PARKING?"
Parking costs are TBA but usually $5 for a day or $10 for the weekend.
"IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED?"
Re-entry is allowed as long as you keep your wristband intact.
"IS RPM FEST ALL-AGES? WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?"
RPM Fest is all-ages. Anyone camping overnight under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
CAMPING / FOOD / DRINK
"CAN WE CAMP OVERNIGHT AT RPM FEST?"
Yes, camping is free of charge for non-vehicle campers and highly encouraged. VIP Campers (those camping in cars, RVs, vans, trailer campers, etc.) must purchase a VIP Camping Pass for $50 (or $40 early bird). If you have a single day ticket, you can camp overnight but you must clear the site by 11 AM the following day.
"ARE THERE RESERVED SPOTS FOR CAMPING?"
No reserved spots. We have plenty of cleared space in the woods for tent campers, and we have a designated vehicle camping area ($$) for RVs, trailer campers, sleeper vans, etc.
"WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT RPM FEST?"
We usually have barbecue, grilled foods, pizza, and plenty of other options.
"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 charcoal grills will be allowed. Small propane grills are fine.
"ARE BONFIRES ALLOWED?"
No, but we will have a community bonfire on site. If we catch you with your own fire, you will be asked to extinguish it. If we catch you a second time you will be asked to leave the festival.
"CAN I BRING MY OWN ALCOHOL?"
No. The Rod and Gun club has a full liquor license, and alcoholic beverages can purchased on site for extremely reasonable prices - typically $4 to 5 per pour. We have ongoing partnerships with a bunch of awesome local craft breweries to provide a wide selection for our attendees.
All coolers will be searched at the main gate, and any outside alcohol will be removed, labeled with your name, stored, and returned to you when you 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, podcasts, 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?"
We ask that our campers keep noise down after 11 PM, but let’s be real – the party usually goes until the wee hours of the morning. Don’t be obnoxious to your fellow campers, but also don’t expect silence and peaceful sleep if you set up your tent around a ton of other people.
"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 for RPM 2019 will be available starting in June. Merch for 2018 and previous years is always available through our online store here at rpmfest.org. Items include T-Shirts, Koozies, Pint Glasses, Stickers, Posters and more! Merchandise will also be available to purchase at the RPM Merch Tent at the festival.
"WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MERCHANDISE ORDERED ONLINE?"
Merchandise will be picked up at the merch tent at the festival. Please bring an ID so we can verify your identity.
"WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND THE FEST?"
You can arrange to pick up your merch at any Promotorhead Entertainment show following the festival.
“HOW CAN I HELP OUT AT RPM FEST?”
We are always looking for volunteers to help out in a number of positions, including our Street Team, setup and teardown, audio, video, security and groundskeeping, merchandise, info and first aid, and more. All volunteers are eligible for discounted or free admission, merch credit, food, and drink tickets. Please visit volunteers.rpmfest.org for more details and to apply!
Note that if you volunteered last year (or before) we ask that you resubmit an application again this year.
“HOW CAN MY BUSINESS/GROUP/ORGANIZATION GET INVOLVED WITH RPM FEST?”
We have a number of sponsorship, vending, and advertising opportunities for local businesses, groups, and organizations to get involved with RPM Fest! These include advertising in our printed program, your business name/logo on over 15,000 printed flyers and posters, naming rights to one of our stages, and more. Please visit partners.rpmfest.org for details, pricing, and our application form.
“ARE THERE ANY OTHER RULES OR GUIDELINES?”
No crossing any fenced, roped, or tape boundaries, or trespassing on other people's property
Respect the neighborhood and 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
RPM Fest reserves the right to eject anyone for any reason deemed necessary by our staff, security, or volunteers