It’s almost time for Welcome to Rockville 2016! To ensure you arrive fully prepared to make the most of your weekend, we have a few helpful bits of information below. Please read these carefully.
Welcome to Rockville takes place on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. There are two entrances for the festival this year. Both are located along Gator Bowl Boulevard; one at the northeast corner and one at the northwest corner of the the festival site at Metropolitan Park.
Gates will open at 11:00AM each day. Please make sure to have your festival ticket printed and ready when you arrive at the gates. All tickets will be scanned for verification when you enter the festival grounds. Please keep your ticket throughout the day in case any additional validation is needed.
Important: There is no re-entry for the festival. Once you have entered the site each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in. Please plan accordingly.
- Slather on that sunscreen! This party is going to be HOT!
- Rocking out to your favorite band!
- Taking lots of photos to share with your friends via social media. Make sure you use the hash tag #WelcomeToRockville.
- Eating ALL the #GourmentManFood possible.
- Here are some other items you can bring with you:
Blankets and beach towels
Small point-and-shoot cameras
Small purses or hand-held clutch bags
All festival-goers and their belongings are subject to search upon each entry of the festival site.
Your safety is our number one concern, so these items are also subject to change at anytime and at the discretion of the entrance gate and security staff.
- Coolers or picnic baskets
- Outside food or beverages
- Video cameras
- Audio recording devices
- Professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
- Selfie sticks
- Lasers or laser pointers
- Chairs of any kind
- Hula hoops
- Flag poles or totem
- Weapons of any kind
- Fireworks or explosives
- Musical instruments of any kind
- Bags, backpacks, fanny packs, draw-string bags or duffle bags
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Pets (with exception of documented service animals)
- Colors or patches
- Chains, chain wallets, or spikes
- Aerosol cans
- Glass containers
- Unauthorized vending or advertising
IMPORTANT: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THERE WILL BE ELEVATED SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE CAREFULLY CHECK THE LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS AND ARRIVE VERY EARLY TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR SCREENING.
We will have lockers available for rent on site. Lockers measure 8”H x 12”W x 18”D and include a universal phone charger. One bank will be located inside the West Entrance under the overpass, and a second will be located along the southern fence line inside the VIP hang area.
For those driving to the festival, our recommended parking lots are located around the EverBank Stadium in lots N, M, J, E and Tailgaters. There will be a per-day fee to park in these lots.To help alleviate traffic, we also recommend taking taxis and rideshares (such as Uber). The pick up and drop off zone for these will be along Parker Street between Duval and Talleyrand Avenue.
There’s also a ton of additional information like the official band schedule and site map on our website HERE. To stay up-to-date with us while on site, don’t forget to download the official Welcome to Rockville app, available on Android and Apple phones. Click HERE for Android devices and HERE for Apple devices.
We look forward to seeing you soon and another killer Welcome to Rockville weekend!!