Gathering of the Vibes Festival Signs 5-Year Deal with City of Bridgeport

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2012 Seaside Park to Host 18th Annual Festival through 2017 Tickets on Sale Today for Vibes 2013, July 25-28 Bridgeport, CT —The Gathering of the Vibes and the City of Bridgeport have confirmed an agreement to hold the annual music, camping, and arts festival at Seaside Park for five more years, through 2017. The 18th Gathering of the Vibes will return to the shores of the Long Island Sound July 25-28, 2013....

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What is Gathering of the Vibes’ water policy?

Posted in FAQ, Water Policy

Attendees passing through the North Grove ticketing entrance as Day-Ticket holders may enter with:
1-24 oz sealed water bottle per person may pass through the security check point. No Coolers.
Empty hyrdation packs, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into the festival and filled at our free filling stations.
If you arrive with an opened container, you will have to empty it, however, there will be free filling stations located in the Food Court.
Attendees walking from the camping areas into general assembly areas may pass through security check points with:
1-24 oz sealed or unsealed water per person. No coolers.
Any non-alcohol beverage purchased from a food vendor may pass through security check points.
Per state law, you cannot bring alcohol into the concert or general assembly areas.
Any container larger than 24 oz needs to be emptied and can be refilled at our free water station (located at the Food Court)
Empty hyrdation, or empty water bottles up to 1 gallon, may be brought into General Assembly and filled at our free filling stations.

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Which airports are closest to the venue?

Posted in FAQ, Transportation, Shuttles, Parking, Hotels, and Travel

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport — HVN — 22.9 mi (30 minutes to Vibes)
Westchester Country Airport — HPN — 35 miles (45 minutes to Vibes)
LaGuardia Airport — LGA — 54 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
John F. Kennedy International Airpot — JFK — 61 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
Bradley International Airport (Hartford) — BDL — 71 miles (75 minutes to Vibes)
Newark Liberty International Airport — EWR — 75 miles (90 minutes to Vibes)
(all travel times are approximate and, of course, dependent on time-of-day and traffic conditions)

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I am a Bridgeport Resident but I need to drive to the show. Where do I park?

Posted in FAQ, Transportation, Shuttles, Parking, Hotels, and Travel

There will be several lots for Day Parking and they all will have shuttle service to and from Vibes. When you get close to the venue, please follow the signs to the Day Parking Lots. No one should have to wait more than 15 or 20 minutes for a shuttle. Shuttles will run from 9:00AM until 4:00AM. Your parking fee will include unlimited shuttle rides for that day.

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I need to leave the venue with my car and drive back in. What is the procedure for this?

Posted in FAQ, Transportation, Shuttles, Parking, Hotels, and Travel

Re-entry by car is discouraged. If you must leave the venue, by car or on foot, please leave your wristband on. You will not be allowed back in with a wristband that has been removed, cut, etc. There will be no way to leave the venue by car during the main ingress during Thursday/Thursday night. If you need to leave Thursday evening, please plan to leave your car outside of the venue in one of our Day Parking lots and take a shuttle. We will do...

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I have a DMV Handicap parking placard. Is there an area to camp closer to the concert field?

Posted in Designated Camping, FAQ

We do have a Handy Camping area. To qualify for Handy Camping, you need a state issued DMV placard or a letter from your doctor explaining your limited mobility issue. We will accommodate as many campers as possible but Handy Camping fills up before the show. Please register early to guarantee a spot! E-mail your request to HandyCamping@gatheringofthevibes.com. Please limit one Handy Pass per request as this area fills up quickly.
Note: There are an extremely limited number of spots for Handi RV’s. Please contact the office once you have purchased your RV pass if you will need to be parked near the Handi Campig area.

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I will have children with me and would like to camp in a Family Friendly area. How can I reserve a spot?

Posted in Camping, Designated Camping, FAQ, Kids Tickets

Vibes prides itself on being one of the most family-friendly music fesitvals in the business. Please e-mail FamilyCamping@gatheringofthevibes.com with your request. We will be happy to accommodate you on a first-come-first-served basis. Please check out our “Kids and Families” page for info on all our great kids and teens activities!

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How do I refund my ticket?

Posted in FAQ, Ticket Information, Ticket Refunds

We are truly sorry that you won’t be able to join us. Unfortunately, there are no refunds. The event is rain or shine. The purchaser and/or bearer of a ticket understands that he/she is purchasing this ticket to the festival and not a particular artist’s performance. The festival is outdoors and weather conditions will affect the performances of all entertainers and there is a possibility that a particular performer may not be able to perform due to weather conditions. Thus, the purchaser and/or bearer of the ticket understands, acknowledges and will not expect a refund for the purchase of the ticket for any talent cancellations for any reason. Talent line-up and schedule are subject to change at any time. In other words, there are no refunds. Closer to the event, visit our Facebook page and message board, you may have some luck selling your ticket there!

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