Info

COUNTRY MUSIC & CAMPING

JULY 202122

Brooklyn, Michigan

CONTACT THE GOOD FOLKS @FASTERHORSES

 

  • VENDORS:

    Food Vendors

    Interested in being a food vendor at Faster Horses? Please contact: foodvendors@fasterhorsesfestival.com

    Craft Vendors

    Interested in being a craft vendor at our festival? Fill out our Vendor Application Form!

  • SPONSORSHIP:

    For Sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
    sponsorship@fasterhorsesfestival.com

  • WRISTBANDS/TICKETING:

    If you are having any festival pass-related issues (tracking your order, lost your wristband, questions about charges) and you purchased your passes through Front Gate Tickets, please reach out by phone to customer service at 888.512.SHOW (7469) Monday-Friday 9a-9p CT. You can also visit their customer support page here.

    Please note that only FasterHorsesFestival.com, Front Gate Tickets and Live Nation are valid ticket outlets for the festival.


 

  • PRESS AND MEDIA:

    For Press inquiries, including photo credential requests, please contact:
    press@fasterhorsesfestival.com

    For Radio and Media Promotion inquiries, contact: marketing@fasterhorsesfestival.com

  • HUSTLE & MUSCLE CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW

    Come and be a part of our Second Annual Car & Truck Show at Faster Horses!

    Registration Form

  • FASTER HORSES STREET TEAM

    Openings for our 2018 street team is now closed. Stay tuned to our social pages for updates on where you can find our Faster Horses Street Team members at an event near you!

  • GENERAL CONTACT:

    Please check out our FAQ section. Still need help?
    Send us an email at: info@fasterhorsesfestival.com.

     


GENERAL

When can I purchase passes to Faster Horses?

Passes are on sale now! You can purchase them on our passes page on our website!

What time does everything start for Faster Horses Weekend? When do gates open?

Campgrounds open on Thursday, July 19 at 9am and stay open 24 hours a day through Monday, July 23 at noon. You may check in to your campground ANYTIME once they open.

For the festival site: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Festival gates will open each day at Noon. We end around midnight each night (Sunday a little earlier). These times may change a little as we get closer to the festival.

Will you announce more artists?

Yes, we'll announce our second stage artists (Next From Nashville) a little closer to the festival.

When will you announce artists by day/the full schedule?

Look for this information a little closer to the festival. Stay tuned to our social pages and website for all the latest updates.

What can I bring inside the festival site?

- SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN!
- Disposable cameras
- Small camera with no detachable zoom lens or flash
- (1) 20 oz factory sealed bottle of water
- EMPTY water bottles and CamelBaks up to 1.5-liter or smaller.* Fill 'em up for free at one of the water stations inside the festival.
- Small bags or backpack and small soft-sided/6pack cooler*
- (1) Small (1 gallon) clear bag of snacks.
- Low-profile beach style chairs, regular lawn chairs or bag chairs (please note that they must be set up in our chair corral section and may not be placed close to the Main Stage).

*All containers and bags are subject to inspection.

What can't I bring in the festival site?

For you comfort and safety (and the comfort and safety of others), we request you do not bring to the festival site:

- DRONES!
- Alcohol
- Any beverages other than one 20oz factory sealed bottle of water.
- Glass Bottles or Cans
- Zoom Lens Cameras
- Go Pros
- Coolers or Large Bags
- Stools
- Illegal Substances
- Laser Pointers
- Animals (with exception to service animals)
- Recorders (Audio or Video)
- Weapons of any kind
- Fireworks

Rules are subject to change without notice. Everyone entering the campground or Festival grounds will be subject to a search.

Can I leave and re-enter the festival site?

Yes, you can come and go as much as you please.

Can I come on site and sell stuff?

No, only approved and licensed vendors are allowed inside the Festival. This will be strictly enforced.

Is there any public transportation to Faster Horses?

Unfortunately not to the festival but we do have trams running between the festival site and all campgrounds (with the exception of M-50).

I don't want to camp. Can I just commute and park each day?

Sure you can!
Day parking is available in the ‘day only’ parking lot. We encourage everyone to reserve these spots early here on our website before arriving to the festival to save money and to make sure you have a spot.

Day parking passes are $15 a day in advance/$20 onsite and Day VIP parking is $25 in advance/$50 onsite. Day parking is also per car and per time you enter the festival. Designated parking areas for patrons with disabilities are available as well (follow signs).

Is there an age limit?

Nope, we welcome all ages to Faster Horses and children 6 and under are free!

Do I have to camp to attend Faster Horses?

No, but you are missing out! :) You can stay elsewhere and commute to the festival each day.

Is there a limit/capacity to the festival?

Yes, there is only a certain amount of festival passes and camping that we can sell. We do expect a sell out so better to buy early than to wait!

I'm not camping. Where should I park each day?

Check out our Getting There page and reserve your parking in advance!

Daily Parking: $15 in advance, $20 onsite
Daily VIP Parking: $25 in advance, $50 onsite

What kind of ADA Accommodations will be available?

Within the Festival:
The festival grounds are wheel chair accessible but please be aware that this is a large venue with distance between the 2 stages and is an outdoor festival. Therefore, some travel will be over natural terrain. If it should rain, there will be mud in some places. We do not provide personal care. Please plan ahead and bring attendants if needed. In addition, the festival does not provide wheelchairs for rent or loan. Please make arrangements beforehand if you should need a wheelchair at the festival. Wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and three/four-wheeled scooters are all permitted for Patrons with mobility disabilities. There is an ADA viewing platform available in our Main Stage viewing area. This platform is reserved at all times for people with mobility impairments plus one companion. Please note this area has limited capacity and is available first come, first served.
ADA restrooms are also available throughout the venue. The Tack Room VIP Lounge area is accessible with a ramp.

Special Dietary Needs:
A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring his or her medically necessary materials and medications. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, please dispose of your medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located in the First Aid area of the festival. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the festival. If you should need to keep any medication refrigerated, please visit our First Aid area for assistance.

Service Animals:
Animals and pets are not allowed with the festival or campgrounds except for service animals. Please send any inquiries to info@FasterHorsesFestival.com.

ADA Parking:
ADA Parking is available in our Day Parking Lot. Just follow the signs and parking attendants will assist you. For overnight parking, please see our camping ambassadors upon check-in to your campground and they will assist you.

Need a Sign Language Interpreter?

We are happy to tend to the needs of our ADA patrons. If you'd like a sign language interpreter, all requests must be received at info@fasterhorsesfestival.com by June 30th.

I have questions about my ticket order. Who do I contact?

Please call FrontGate Tickets at 888.512.SHOW (7469) and they will be able to assist you with your ticket order or account information.

Does the festival have an App?

We sure do! Be sure to download the Faster Horses App and have updates sent directly to your phone including artist announcements and artist opportunities on site at the festival.

WRISTBANDS

I didn't receive my campsite renewal or Alumni presale information. What do I do?

Please reach out to us at info@fasterhorsesfestival.com.

Do I need a festival pass in order to camp?

Yes! Everyone who camps must also have a festival pass.

I found passes for sale on Craigslist (or enter any third party name). Can you validate these before I purchase them?

No, we can only validate passes sold on Front Gate Tickets, Live Nation and FasterHorsesFestival.com.

Do I need to purchase my festival passes at the same time I purchase camping?

No, you do not need to purchase both at the same time. You may purchase camping and come back to purchase your festival pass later (or vice versa). While supplies last.

I just purchased by festival pass. When can I expect to receive it?

Wristband and Camping pass distribution will start approx 6-8 weeks prior to the festival. Stay tuned for updates on our social pages and website.

What happens if I lose or break my wristband prior to the festival?

Don’t lose or break it. Wristbands that have been tampered with will be void and lost wristbands cannot be replaced for any reason.

Can I slide my wristband off and give it to my friend to use?

No, your wristband needs to be on tight enough that it does not slide off and is good for just you only. Wristbands that have been tampered with will be void and lost wristbands cannot be replaced for any reason.

Will I receive my camping pass along with my festival pass?

If you ordered it together, it will come in one package. If you ordered camping at a separate time, your tickets will come in a separate delivery.

I saw someone selling print at home tickets. Are they legit?

Nope, there are no print at home options for this show. Be really careful buying anywhere except the official Faster Horses, Live Nation or Front Gate Ticket websites. We see far too many forgeries and bad tickets and they will not get you in to the Festival.

Are the passes good for all 3 days of the festival?

Yes! We don't sell single-day passes for Faster Horses.

I have questions about my ticket order. Who do I contact?

Please call FrontGate Tickets at 888.512.SHOW (7469) and they will be able to assist you with your ticket order or account information.

Cashless

How do I sign up for Cashless?

Just visit our Register Wristband page, click to register and it'll walk you through the steps to register your wristband and opt-in to sign up for Cashless program.

Do I have to sign up for Cashless?

No. Although Registering your wristband is required, cashless is not. That being said, we highly encourage it as it will make your life much easier while at Faster Horses. With cashless, your credit card is securely attached to your wrist.

Will I need to bring any other forms of payment with me?

Yes. We would recommend bringing some cash and/or a credit/debit card with you to Faster Horses just in case the vendor you choose to shop with is one of the few that doesn’t accept cashless or in the very unlikely event of an issue with the cashless system.

How does this work? Do I have to deposit money into an account or does it charge directly to my card?

With cashless at Faster Horses, there is no need to load any money onto your wristband as you might have experienced at some other events. When you register for the cashless option on your wristband you will securely link your credit or debit card with the wristband. So when you pay for something with your wristband, it will be just like swiping your card at a store.

If I lose my wristband, will someone be able to use it to purchase items?

No. Even though you will swipe your wristband to pay for items, you still have to punch in your PIN number for a transaction to take place. As long as you don't give out your PIN number, your wristband is safe and cannot be used for cashless purposes by anyone else.

I already registered for cashless but need to edit my credit card info, how do I do that?

Go to our Register Wristband page and enter your wristband number again. It'll then ask you for the email you used when you registered.... enter that email address. Your account information will then appear and you may edit as needed.

Will I be able to pay for food and drinks with my wristband?

Yes. Most food vendors on-site will accept cashless as a form of payment. That being said, we still recommend bringing cash and/or a card with you as a few food vendors, roaming food/drink carts, and craft merchants might not accept cashless.

Will I be able to pay for Faster Horses merchandise with my wristband?

Yes. We will accept the cashless payment option for Faster Horses merchandise at the festival!

Will there be ATMs on-site at the festival?

Yes. These will be located around the grounds. Specific locations will be notated in the Faster Horses mobile app.

If I forget to register my wristband, can I do it on-site at the festival?

Yes. You may register your wristband on-site at any of the Guest Service booths located around the festival site. You can also always register your wristband by going to our Register Wristband page here on the website or in the Faster Horses App at any point before or during the festival!

CAMPING

When can I purchase my campsite?

Camping is on sale now! Head over to our camping page to purchase.

My friend is not going to renew their campsite this year. Can they transfer it to my name?

No. Only original purchaser will be able to renew his or her campsite - no transfer of names will be allowed.

Are camping prices per person or per campsite? Is it for the whole weekend?

All camping prices listed are per campsite (not per person) and good for the whole weekend.

How many people am I allowed to have at my campsite?

As many people that can comfortably fit on your campsite (with the exception of VIP).

Can I have a car on my campsite?

Our policy is that you may only have 1 steering wheel per campsite (whether that be your car or camping unit). If your camping unit has a steering wheel, you will need to purchase an overnight parking pass for your car. If your camping unit does not have a steering wheel, you may park your car on your campsite.

What time do the campgrounds open and close?

All campgrounds will open Thurs, July 19 at 9amET and close Mon, July 23 at Noon. Once campgrounds open, they will stay open 24 hours a day. You may check in anytime after Thurs, July 19 at 9amET.

What are the overall campground policies?

1. You must have a Faster Horses festival wristband for access to the campgrounds.
2. Sites are sold on reserved basis.
3. Limit of one steering wheel per campsite.
4. Resale of passes is prohibited.
5. Transferring passes is prohibited.
6. Passes must be displayed at all times.
7. Fires must be 10 feet from any vehicle or structure.
8. Tent and awning stakes must be marked.
9. Severe Weather: Live Nation and the Michigan International Speedway are focused on the safety of its patrons, employees and service partners. As such, we may have to shut down festival transportation (buses, trams and golf carts) during periods of severe weather. Please plan accordingly to give yourself enough time to get to a safe place in the case of severe weather.
10. Generators: Campsites are close together. When utilizing a generator, please be considerate of your neighbors. The quieter and more ventilated your generator is, the better. Please “pipe up” internal generators reducing noise and diverting exhaust fumes above the RV and away from your neighbor’s camping area. For free-standing generators, a “muffle box” can reduce noise and direct exhaust away from fellow campers. All generators are sole responsibility of thier owners.
11. KEEP YOUR AREA CLEAN! Keep a trash receptacle in your camping area helps prevent accumulation, odors and helps create a pleasant camping environment. We offer curbside garbage pickup! Leave your trash-specific bags near the road by 10am Friday-Monday for collection.
12. Recycling Efforts: Faster Horses hopes to keep waste to a minimum and working with service organizations to ensure that as many beverage containers as possible are recycled. Please leave your recycle-specific bags in a separate pile near the road by 10am Friday-Monday for collection.
13. No Gray Water Dumping:State law prohibits the dumping of gray water. Dump stations are available in all FH campgrounds. Dumping of gray water is grounds for removal from property.
14. Overnight Parking: Overnight parking is very limited so it’s highly encouraged to buy in advance. Weekend overnight parking passes are $30 per car when purchased in advance and $60 per car if purchased on site. Once parked, vehicles must remain parked for the remainder of the weekend. Note: ONLY vehicles with an “Overnight Companion” parking pass can park in overnight parking areas. Standard vehicle/Day Parking Passes are not permitted.
15. Fire lanes must remain open at all times.
16. Reflectors are requested on bicycles.
17. Sorry, no pets.
18. No fireworks, sky lanterns, candle balloons, large bonfires or pit fires.
19. No parking within 50 feet of water stations.
20. No vending without proper vendor permit.
21. Motorcycles must be parked in designated motorcycle parking, not at your campsite.
22. No motorcycles, semi-trailers, off road vehicles, ATVs or rental trucks allowed.
23. No private golf carts allowed.
24. No open pit or charcoal fires are permitted. Small camping stoves and small propane BBQ's are permitted.
25. No swimming pools, truck bed pools, super soakers, water balloon launchers, spotlights, horseshoes, laser points, or other items that pose a danger to surrounding guests. Small kiddie or wading pools are allowed.
26. No unmanned aircrafts (drones/helicopters)
27. If you or members of your group are removed from the camping facilities by security for violation of any festival rule, vehicles may be removed at owner's expense.

Can I bring a golf cart with me?

No, due to safety reasons and traffic, we cannot allow golf carts in the campgrounds.

I'm staying at one campground and have friends staying a different campground. Can I go visit them?

Yes, you can go visit your friends at any time unless they are staying in VIP.

Can I use a generator at my campsite?

You can in any campground EXCEPT Tent City in Infield.

Campsites are very close together, so we request that all Festival campers be considerate of their camping neighbors when utilizing a generator. To avoid excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and noise, please “pipe up” internal generators. This will allow the exhaust to be released above the RV and not into your neighbors camping area. If you are utilizing a free-standing generator, a “muffler box” would contain the noise and direct exhaust away from campers. Quiet generators are preferred by your fellow campers. Generators are the responsibility of their owners and should not interfere with surrounding campers. Ventilator kits preferred.

Is alcohol allowed in the campgrounds?

As long as you are of age, alcohol is permitted within the confines of your individual campsite. No open containers or alcohol consumption will be allowed in the public areas or on the roads.

I want to camp next to my friends. Can you reserve a spot?

Reserved camping sites are sold online. If you want to be together, you must purchase camping together.

Can I camp if I do not have a festival pass to Faster Horses?

No. Anyone planning to camp will also need to purchase a festival pass in order to enter the campgrounds.

Is there a convenience store available?

Need ice? Forget your toothpaste? Low on firewood? Visit one of our three Corrigan Oil Convenience Store locations in the following campgrounds: Infield (section 6), M-50 Creekside and Brooklyn Trails. Mobile ice sales are also available in the Infield.

Will you have any transportation from campgrounds to the festival?

Yes, we will have trams running to/from each campground (with the exception of M-50). Tram hours will be released closer to the festival.

Can I have a campfire?

If you want to have a campfire you must bring your own fire ring.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Not because we don’t like them (we're all animal lovers here), but it's cruel and unfair to the pet to leave it alone in the campground or parking lot, locked up or in a car or tent where it may suffer from extreme heat. When we see a pet in a car or running around the camp ground unattended, we will alert the authorities and your vehicle may be entered and your pet taken to a shelter for its own welfare. You may be subject to prosecution for cruelty to animals.

Service Animals are permitted.

What do I do with my car if I plan to stay with friends who are camping?

You must purchase an overnight parking pass and also have a festival wristband.

How many tents can I have on my campsite?

As many as you wish as long as it all fits within your camping space.

Can I have a vehicle on my campsite and what is the parking policy in the campgrounds?

Our general rule is one steering-wheel per campsite (example: a self-driving camping unit or car). Any additional vehicles would need to have an Overnight parking pass. Buy your parking pass early and save! Prices will increase weekend of festival. For parking information, visit our Festival Pass or Camping page for the details and opportunity to purchase.

What's the theme this year for the campsite decorating contest?

The 2018 theme is outer space! Get your thinking caps on and create a campsite that is out of this world!

Can I change campsites or add campsites during the campsite renewal presale?

No, you cannot move campsites nor add campsites during the renewal presale. You may only purchase the exact sites you had in 2017. You may delete one of them if preferred but not add campsites. You may also decrease or increase your festival pass purchase during renewal.
Campsite Renewals are Wed, Jan 24 at 10amET - Thurs, Feb 1 at 11:59pmET.

If you need a new campsite (or just purchase festival passes), you may do this during the Alumni Presale Tuesday, Feb 6 at 10amET - Thurs, Feb 8 at 11:59pm.