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Desertfest NYC 2023 takes place at Knockdown Center from Friday September 15th – Saturday September 16th 2023. There is an exclusive pre-party show at Saint Vitus Bar on Thursday 14th September.

Head to the Venues page for more info on how best to plan your visit.

Desertfest is an all-day event & times will be released a couple of months before the event – the approx time for doors will be 3pm each day. Thursday’s Saint Vitus pre-party is an evening only event.

Yes, Desertfest operates a strict 21+ policy across all venues. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Weekend Tickets are on sale now! 3-day passes allow you access to Thursday’s Saint Vitus pre-party, alongside both days at Knockdown Center. There will be no individual day tickets released for Thursday’s pre-party.

Your 2-day pass allows you access to Friday + Saturday at Knockdown Center, across all stages.

Day tickets will be on sale closer to April 2023.

Yes, once you have collected your wristband you are free to come & go. There will be a cloakroom on site.

The short answer is no, we don’t post out physical tickets in advance – all tickets are exchanged for a wristband on arrival. It takes less than a minute to create an account with DICE to purchase an e-ticket. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play, enter your phone number, tap a few buttons and you’re in.

Head to your Tickets tab, and you’ll see a list of all your upcoming events. Tap on ‘Desertfest 2023’ to see your ticket.

In order to combat touting/scalping, the QR code that gets you into the festival won’t appear until two hours before the event. Dice always send a back-up door list to the ticket exchange ahead of the event, so if you have any technical difficulties on the day, you will always be granted entry by showing a valid photo ID that matches the name on your tickets.

If you can’t see your ticket email

In short – no! For all tickets purchased via Eventbrite: Whoever purchased the tickets will receive a PDF of each ticket. These can easily be sent via email to anyone in your party if you are not arriving together to ensure entry. Each individual ticket will be scanned at the venue. Be advised each ticket can only be scanned once, so share them carefully.

Desertfest has a strict no refund policy, unless something has happened in extreme circumstances.

Knockdown Center & Saint Vitus Bar observes all local laws governing live events. At the time of writing, proof of vaccine and mandatory masks are not required for this event, although highly suggested in crowded areas. We please ask that all visitors test prior & do not attend if showing symptoms. Please visit New York City’s “Key To NYC” guidelines to find out more re. government policies. 

We receive requests from many bands wishing to play Desertfest on a daily basis, we do our best to give everyone a listen. The line-up for 2022 is now complete.

Please contact PRESS for more information on how to apply for accreditation to Desertfest. Please get in touch sooner rather than later.