Electric Forest Festival

Festival Guidelines

Water Policy in the Venue Area:

  • One sealed bottle of water allowed, no more than one gallon
  • Camelbacks and re-useable water bottles must be empty
  • Water filling stations are throughout the venue

Prohibited Items in the Venue Area:

  • No ALCOHOL and no outside food or beverage (except see Water Policy above)
  • No weapons or knives of any kind
  • No illegal substances
  • No chairs, beach chairs, or lawn furniture
  • No audio recording equipment/pro cameras/video equipment
  • No fireworks, glow lanterns or explosives
  • No glass or glass containers of any kind
  • No framed or large backpacks
  • No picnic baskets or cans of any kind
  • No tents or umbrellas
  • No bicycles, skateboards, scooters
  • No Frisbees or musical instruments

Prohibited Items in the Camping Area:

  • No tiki torches
  • No golf clubs
  • No hammers

Totem Guidelines:

  • Your totem must be no taller than 7 ft
  • Your totem stick should be made of something light (makes it easier to carry anyway!) – use PVC pipe or similar, no wood or metal, please!
  • Don’t put anything that could gash a head or poke out an eye on the end of that totem. If it looks like you’re preparing for a medieval joust, security may take it away!

Medical Prescriptions:

  • Meds must be in their original bottle with label attached. ID must match name on label.

Children's Info

Children ages 3-12 can purchase a half price Electric Forest Weekend Ticket for $124.75 plus ticket fees. As long as they are with a parent, the Electric Forest Children's Wristband will get them anywhere their parent goes.

If the parent is staying in one of the GOOD LIFE Area's, they can purchase a Children's GOOD LIFE Wristband for $297.50 plus ticket fees. This GOOD LIFE Children's Wristband will allow access into any of the GOOD LIFE Areas (THE VILLAGE, THE BACK 40, THE FRONTIER) that the parent(s) have access to.

Children's tickets are available for purchase only via telephone at 1.866.455.BAND (2263). If you are purchasing Children(s) Tickets, we suggest ordering all your tickets at once over the phone to avoid additional shipping fees. No additional phone fees apply.

Children under 3 years are admitted free with a ticket-holding adult. There is no limit on the number of kids per adult, within the discretion of Electric Forest Management.

Children's Tickets are not available in the Layaway Ticket Program.

Should you get separated from your child, Lost Parents are asked to check in at the nearest Medical Center or Information Booth. Children who are looking for their parent(s) will be brought there to be reunited.

Health and Safety

In the case of an emergency, please contact the nearest staff member for help. There are medics on-site who are fully equipped to deal with all situations.

People bringing medicines to the event should declare them to security at the search and may have them stored in the medical center if required.

The festival is outdoors. Please come prepared for any weather. This includes sunhats and sunscreen, sweaters, raincoats and sturdy shoes.

Please note location of Exits, Information Points, First Aid Areas and Water Points.

Please cooperate with staff, security and police. They are there to help make sure that everyone has a good time.

Please drink alcohol responsibly.

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

While there will be 24 hour security on-site, Electric Forest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. When you leave your tent, please take valuables with you and lock your car and tent.

Payment Options


Electing this payment option will allow you to pay for your order in full in one transaction.


Electric Forest is offering festival-goers the option to pay for their Weekend Tickets and their GOOD LIFE Packages on a Layaway Payment Plan. Layaway options are available when ordering online, or by calling 888-512-SHOW (7469). Choose PAY IN FULL or 10% DOWN + 4 EQUAL PAYMENTS. The last date to order layaway is January, 31, 2014. Please review the types of tickets and camping available by visiting the ticket page.


Selecting this option will allow you to pay 10% of your order total as your first payment, with the remaining total automatically deducted in 4 payments on the 1st business day of each month (please allow 2-3 days for processing and posting to your account) beginning February 1 and ending May 1. Click MY ACCOUNT to see your status.


No refunds. Default on payments will result in loss of deposit and cancellation of your order, however if a payment is declined you will be granted a 10-day window to reply to our inquiry with updated payment info. We will contact you within the first week of the month if your payment does not go through. All payments are AUTOMATICALLY billed to the card used for your deposit. You cannot make manual payments. If you need to update your payment info or billing info, then please sign in to your Front Gate Tickets/Electric Forest account.

Access Info

Electric Forest aims to be as accessible as possible. If you are planning on attending Electric Forest and have special needs, please click here. For all Access Information, contact our Access Specialist with any specific inquiries. Customers are not required to purchase a specific ADA Ticket, but can do so if you wish by calling 1.866.455.BAND (2263).

Kennel Info

Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the festival site, including the campgrounds. If you have a dog with you, you will be turned away at the gate. Please arrange to house your dog in a nearby kennel if you cannot leave it at home. For your convenience, we have listed local area kennel information below. Please note that this list is intended to provide helpful information; these kennels are not Electric Forest sanctioned. Traveling to Electric Forest from the south

Traveling to Electric Forest from the south

Modaka Kennels & Supply
5023 S. 48th Avenue
New Era, MI 49446

Cedar Coast Boarding Kennels
6475 S 50th Ave
Montague, MI

Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Rd
Muskegon, MI

Kaley Park Kennels
4725 Harvey St
Muskegon, MI


Electric Forest will offer a wide assortment of food/drink, crafts, and other vendors throughout the Festival site.

For food vending inquiries, please email us at foodvending@electricforestfestival.com.

For craft vending inquiries, please email us at craftvending@electricforestfestival.com.


Electric Forest will begin accepting Media Credential inquiries once the 2014 lineup has been announced. Please visit back then for details on the credential application process.
In the meantime, for immediate media needs, please contact press@electricforestfestival.com.