Important info for DF NYC 2023

There's some very important info to get your head around before you arrival to Knockdown Center tomorrow, so please read the following & share with your friends!!

Knockdown Center is a quick 15-minute walk from the Jefferson L Train: Follow Flushing Ave, Knockdown Center is also accessible by several convenient bus lines: Q59, Q54, B57, B38.
Parking – There is no parking on-site, but plenty of local street parking nearby.

Dice 2-Day Passes must be scanned & exchanged for a wristband on arrival. This means when you come back on Saturday you don’t need to scan your tickets again!
The wristband exchange will open at following times:

Friday – Knockdown Center from 4pm
Saturday – Knockdown Center from 2pm
For those who were lucky enough to grab a 3-day pass, with pre-party access, wristbands will be collected from Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday evening from 6pm onwards.
Please ensure you bring ID with you. Wristbands are non-transferable & must be worn at all times.

If you bought a ticket for a friend & you will not be arriving together, please don’t worry. Sending tickets to your pals is super simple on DICE. First off, just make sure they have a DICE account, as we can only transfer tickets between DICE users.
Head to the Tickets tab in the app, and tap on the ticket you want to send. At the bottom of the screen you’ll see the option to Send To A Friend. Tap it, enter your buddy’s number and you’re all good.

You can transfer tickets to friends or put your tickets back on the waiting if the event is sold out until 30 minutes before the Box Office opens. 
If there are tickets available to buy on the door, box office will open at 4pm on Friday & 2pm on Saturday.

Re-entry to the Knockdown Center will be allowed until 10pm. Please note you will need to go through security again on arrival, please do not bring in any outside food/drink to the event. We have plenty of both on-site!!

There is a free coat check on site where you can leave bags/coats at Knockdown Center. There is no cloakroom at Saint Vitus Bar.

There will be a selection of food trucks on site at Knockdown Center for patrons of Desertfest, plus fully stocked bars for both alcoholic & non-alcoholic preferences. Our friends at KCBC will also have our exclusive Desertfest Pilsner collab available for sale at all venues. 

You can find stage times for all performances at Desertfest NYC via our website –

Desertfest NYC will have exclusive festival merch available at Saint Vitus & Knockdown. There will also be artist merchandise available each day and our vendor market at Knockdown Center! We will accept both cash & card – there is an ATM on-site too.

Following Saturday night’s Melvins set, our friends at the KCBC taproom will be hosting our official after-party – KCBC is just a 15 min walk from Knockdown Center & right by the Jefferson L Train. 

Address is 381 Troutman St, 11237.

Professional DSLR equipment is not allowed into the venue without prior approval from Desertfest – only accredited photographers are allowed to shoot live performances.