Festival Info

What is the Bamboozle Festival?

The Bamboozle Festival is an artist development resource that has launched the careers of so many of today's top national recording artists and celebrities, while providing incredible entertainment to over 1 million fans over the past 9 years. It's taking place for 3 days in Asbury Park, NJ - May 18, 19, 20 2012.

How do I get tickets?

The Bamboozle Festival 2012 will not be issuing any tickets for the 2012 event. Every patron will receive a wristband in advance of the show that will serve as their means of entry and other unique services and programs.

Do not buy a ticket from anyone; all wristbands are registered to each consumer who purchases a 3 day pass or single day wristband.

For all general questions or concerns, please email info@thebamboozle.com.

Are Wristbands available?

Three Day Wristbands and VIP Packages Are On Sale now thru TheBamboozle.com, All Ticketmaster Outlets or at the Bamboozle Box Office on the Corner of Ocean Ave and Asbury Ave. There will be a trailer for all sales.

When and how do I receive my wristband?

You will receive your wristband in the mail 4-6 weeks prior to the festival dates. Tickets purchased after May 8 will be available at the Bamboozle Box Office, on the Corner of Ocean Ave and Asbury Ave in Asbury Park beginning May 16.

I forgot my wristband..?

Your wristband is EVERYTHING. DO NOT FORGET IT.

Is the 3 day pass a separate wristband?


No. It is one wristband that is good for the entire weekend. Void if removed or tampered with.

Where can I buy wristbands? I don't have a credit card to use online/phone?

Wristbands are available at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Bamboozle Box Office on the Corner of Ocean Ave and Asbury Ave. There will be a trailer for all sales.

What happens if it rains?

This festival is a RAIN OR SHINE event.

What time does The Bamboozle start, what time do the After Parties begin?

Friday, May 18, 2012 -
Festival Gates: 5:00pm
/ After Parties Begin 11:00pm
Saturday, May 19th, 2012 -
Festival Gates: 2:00pm
/ After Parties Begin 11:00pm
Sunday, May 20th, 2012 -
Festival Gates: 2:00pm
/ After Party Finales 11:00pm

Entertainment & Performances will begin 10 minutes after Gates and Parties Begin.

Will Headliners be performing full sets?

YES.

How many stages will there be?

There will be Seven Stages. All bands will play sets!

What kind of food is at Bamboozle?

The Bamboozle will offer a wide variety of food options; From Vegan to Vegetarian to Funnel Cakes, delicious festival style concessions will be available for hungry festival goers. Unlike past years, Festival organizers will have input into the menus. Expect to see local favorites, popular food trucks and other cool meal options. Any vendor interested in serving their food at The Bamboozle please contact goodfoodonly@thebamboozle.com

Media Credentials

You must be on editorial assignment with an outlet (print, online, tv). If you are a freelance journalist or photographer you must be on assignment from a media outlet. Spec photography, portfolio photography, and personal website photography are not valid assignments. If you are not the assigning Editor/Producer or are a freelance journalist or photographer, the assigning Editor/Producer must email mediainquiries@thebamboozle.com and provide a letter of assignment on behalf of each individual attendee on company letterhead, stating the name of the journalist / photographer assigned to attend, information about the outlet (circulation/stats), and the scope of coverage. If you are an online outlet, the website must be active with current coverage.

Please note media passes are limited, being on assignment does not guarantee a credential will be granted.

All media inquiries should be sent to mediainquiries@thebamboozle.com. Your request will be reviewed and you will be notified 2-3 weeks prior to the festival if credentials can be provided.

PLEASE NOTE: No professional cameras will be allowed within the festival grounds. No filming or recording is permitted without written permission from The Bamboozle Festival and its producers. Anyone caught filming or recording will be subject to immediate ejection and confiscation of content captured.

Is there re-entry?

No. There is no re-entry on any day of the festival at any time.

Will there be wristbands sold at the event?

Yes. A box office will be available on the Corner of Ocean Ave and Asbury Ave. There will be a trailer for all sales.

Can I have my order shipped to an address other than my billing address?

Wristbands can ship to a different address but require billing information to be entered along with mailing information when purchasing your wristbands. Keep in mind that we cannot deliver to PO boxes. 

Do I have to get my passes shipped or can I pick them up somewhere?

Will call is currently only available to International customers. All domestic & Canadian orders are shipped.

How do I check on my order?

When you purchase wristbands you will receive a tracking code.

I'm looking for more info on the VIP Experience

Please visit: bamboozlevip.artistarena.com for more information. Or email passmasterpokey@thebamboozle.com.

I want to meet the Headliner! Does the VIP Pass allow that?

No.

Can I bring eye drops?

Yes.

Are strollers allowed?

Yes.

Can I bring a backpack?

Yes, but only containing 1 bottle of factory sealed water.

Can I bring a thermos / CamelBak / empty water bottle?

No. You are only allowed to bring 1 bottle of factory sealed water.

Can I bring a camera? What kind?

Yes, but PLEASE NOTE: No professional cameras will be allowed within the festival grounds. No filming or recording is permitted without written permission from The Bamboozle Festival and its producers. Anyone caught filming or recording will be subject to immediate ejection and confiscation of content captured.


Can I stash my skateboard on site?

No. There will be no lockers this year.

Can I swim?

No. Water will be freezing. Why would you want to?

Will there be vegan/vegetarian food offered?

Yes.

Will there be flushable toilets?

No. There will be Porta Johns.

Will there be security?

Yes.

Will there be ATMs?

Yes.

Will there be lockers?

No.

Will there be a lost and found?

Yes.

Will there be a mist tent?

No.

Will they sell sunglasses? Hats? Or sunscreen?

No.

Will there be a festival map available?

Yes.

Will there be wifi?

Yes.

Will there be bike racks on site?

Yes! And plenty of them. Tell everyone!

What’s the deal with parking?

Parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. On site parking is very limited! Free parking will be available at Monmouth Park Racetrack during the festival. The Bamboozle Festival encourages all patrons to use off site parking and shuttle service.

Shuttle passes can be purchased in advance online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at Monmouth Park.

For up to date parking information follow us on twitter @thebamboozle

Is public transportation to the festival available?

Bus and train service will be available via the New Jersey Transit Authority and Academy Bus. Details available soon on the following websites: www.njtransit.com and www.academybus.com.

The Bamboozle Festival Site is a 10 Minute Walk from the Asbury Park Train and Bus Station. The Academy Bus Service from Port Authority Stops in front of the festival entrance on Kingsley Avenue.

Hotel Shuttles are available for a fee. Routes and Pricing will vary and will be provided soon so please check back for updates.

For travel information please visit the travel page.

How far is Asbury Park from Philadelphia?

60 MINUTES by Car/Van, Limited Bus or Train Service

How far is Asbury Park from New York City?

60 MINUTES by Car/Van, 75 MINUTES by Train or Bus.

Where can I park my RV/is there camping?

No, there is no camping.

I locked my keys in my car, my car won't start, I lost my keys. Will there be a Tow truck or AAA on site?

Yes we will have tow trucks on site.

What is the closest airport to the festival?

Asbury Park is located 45 minutes away from Newark Airport in Newark. New Jersey. Airports such as LaGuardia, JFK, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia are in the vicinity of the festival grounds but are farther away. NJ Transit Train service to Asbury Park is available from Newark Airport.

Where is the nearest bus stop?

You can find this information at njtransit.com.

Where is the nearest train stop?

There is a train station located on Main St. You can find this information at njtransit.com.

Where is the nearest gas station or drugstore?

There is a BP located at 20 Main Street in Asbury Park. A Rite Aid Drug store is located Main St and Route 33.


Is there a Taxi and/or Drop off/Pick up point?

Yes there is a vehicle for hire lot located on Cookman Ave.


Are there hotels near by?

Bamboozle is offering several hotel bundles. 

There are two within walking distance and 25 plus within a ten mile radius. For more info check the HOTEL section. The festival will provide paid shuttle service round trip from area hotels.

Will there be emergency staff?


There will be EMT's on site in multiple locations along with Police and Security throughout the festival grounds. Please see the Bamboozle Map (coming soon) for the locations of the medical tents. The City Of Asbury Park and other local Emergency Services will assist our fans.

The Bamboozle Festival asks our guests to help us in assisting any guest who maybe in need of help or medical assistance.

Is Bamboozle Handicap Accessible?

For our guests with disabilities, there are several wheelchair accessible viewing platforms from which to view the events. Stay Tuned for More information closer to the event.

What happens if I lose my child?

Contact any security personnel they will have an established lost child recovery position.