Audiotistic Music Festival is a music event that takes place annually in different parts of California. The first festival took place in 1997 in Southern California. It started as an underground event showcasing primarily techno music. Since its humble beginnings, it has expanded to include other genres of music like electronic and hip-hop.
Between the years of 1997 to 2003 and then again in 2009, 2010, and 2011 it was held at various venues in Southern California. The LA Sports Arena, the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and the National Orange Show Events Center are some of the places that have hosted the event in the past.
The festival then went on hiatus and returned to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017 after partnering with Insomniac Events. An extra day of performances was added in 2018. The event has also featured various activities celebrating the skateboard culture of the area.
Artists who have performed at Audiotistic Music Festival in the past include OutKast, The Chemical Brothers, Far East Movement, DJ King Britt, Donald Glaude, Bingo Players, Mat Zo, Kayzo, Nick Catchdubs, Junior Sanchez, Porter Robinson, and Blackalicious.
Guests will need to be above the age of 18 to attend the Audiotistic Music Festival. A valid form of identification will have to be produced to enter. General Admission tickets go on sale a couple of months before the event. If you decide to commit to the festival early, you can get passes at discounted rates.
Once you make your purchase, the tickets will be shipped to you. Your pass will be scanned before entry into the venue. Check out the festival website for more information on tickets, schedules, and pricing.
The event takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. If you decide to drive to the venue, you'll be able to enjoy some incredible views of the California coast. You can get there via scenic US Highway 101. Once you reach the site, event staff will guide you to a parking spot. Before starting on your trip, be sure to check if any road alerts have been issued in Santa Clara County or the surrounding areas.
Free general parking is available at a lot adjacent to the venue. Patrons are requested to carpool to the event to reduce the number of vehicles entering the grounds. Be sure to remember where you parked your car, by marking its location on your phone or taking a picture of your surroundings. Patrons with disabilities can make use of the accessible parking spots which are close to the festival entrance.
If you'd like to take public transport to the venue, keep in mind that you may need to make multiple connections. You can ride a bus and get dropped off about ten minutes away. The most convenient way to get there is using a taxi or ride-hailing service. There will be designated drop off points near the venue for guests.
Onsite camping or overnight parking on festival grounds is not allowed. You'll need to book a spot at a campground or RV park nearby for the Audiotistic Music Festival.
Mountain View is a favored destination for RVers from all over the country thanks to its proximity to San Francisco and other Northern California cities. It's a good idea to camp at one of the parks in the city's outskirts and find an alternate form of transportation to get to the venue if you wish to minimize travel in congested areas. You can also enjoy facilities like full-hookups, pull-thru sites, and laundry facilities.
Bikes, scooters, or other personal motor vehicles will not be allowed on the site. There is an accessible entrance close to the ADA parking area. The grounds that the festival takes place on are flat, making the venue fully ADA-accessible. Patrons with disabilities can use wheelchairs and scooters to get around and are welcome to as for assistance.
Since the Audiotistic Music Festival is centered around electronic and dance music, you'll see lots of guests dancing the time away in vibrant headdresses, costumes, and creative attire. Patrons are encouraged to express themselves and stand out in colorful outfits. Avoid wearing heavy fabrics and go for lightweight linen or cotton materials instead.
Only single-compartment backpacks, small, bags, and purses are allowed into the venue. Carry a few items you'll need through the day like sunglasses, non-aerosol sunscreen, a hat, a portable charger, and earplugs. Get into the festival spirit by taking a banner, totem, or hula hoop. A pain poncho or a small umbrella is essential in case it rains.
Free water stations will be scattered throughout the venue; carry a refillable bottle and stay hydrated. Use the buddy system and set up common meeting points. If you'd like a safe place to store your belongings, you can rent a locker in advance. These come with handy universal phone chargers.
Cooking or bringing in outside food will not be allowed. Many campgrounds and RV parks in the area permit fires as long as they are contained within a ring and supervised at all times. So you can look to enjoy hot, hearty meals right by your campsite. Always check with the campground authorities and ensure that there is no ban in effect before lighting a fire. Opportunities to replenish your food stores are as close as a 15-minute drive.
Thanks to its status as an upcoming tourist destination, there is a thriving food scene in the city. So start your day with coffee at one of the family-run cafes and end it by grabbing a drink at a local pub. If you feel like trying something a bit more exotic, there are some excellent Japanese, Greek, and Turkish restaurants in the Mountain View area.
Food and beverages will be sold at stands located throughout the grounds. You'll find a range of options, whether you're in the mood to indulge or opt for something light and healthy. There will also be plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes on offer. In addition to the stands, roaming vendors will be selling snacks, water, and other drinks.
Health & Safety officers will be patrolling the grounds to provide assistance to anyone who needs it. Thorough bag checks will be conducted before entry to the staging areas. There will be a dedicated ground control team to maintain order and offer support to festival guests. Lost and found services will be operational on the days of the event.
The weather is typically warm and dry in July in Southern California. Although rain is not probable, it's a good idea to go prepared with a poncho since the event takes place outdoors. Check the weather report before heading out for the day and dress accordingly. Audiotistic Music Festival has often shared weather resources related to the event on their website.
Teams of medical practitioners will be available throughout the site. They will also be present at the first aid tents. Head to the closest medical or information tent if you require assistance. Patrons with disabilities can find support and answers to their queries at the Access center located close to the entrance. Pharmacy options are a 15-minute drive from the festival site and may be closer to your campsite than to venue.