Information

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Festival Information

  1. Sustainability
  2. Bag Policy
  3. Security Screening & Entry
  4. Box Office Location and Hours
  5. Safety & Medical
  6. Are Children Allowed at the Festival?
  7. Exit & Re-entry
  8. Contact The Festival
  9. Festival Map
  10. Allowed & Prohibited Items
  11. Festival Dates and Hours
  1. Sustainability

    Sea Hear Now is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing our ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change. Pledge to do your part to minimize plastic pollution, lower your carbon footprint, and support sustainable business at the festival by signing up for the Sea Hear Now Green Wave!

    View our Sustainability Page.

  2. Bag Policy

    Bags will be restricted to small purses and draw string bags and may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm).
    Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited.
    Camelback’s are allowed, but must be empty and have only one additional pocket.

  3. Security Screening & Entry

    For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all patrons are subject to a full and complete search prior to entry.

    Please review the Allowed & Prohibited items list for a stress-free entry process.

    By purchasing a ticket, you agree to submit to a full body pat-down before entry. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process. Screening of children will always take place with the consent of a parent or guardian.

    All bags will be searched before entry.

    Persons that refuse to comply with the search policy will be refused entry into the event.

    At any time during the entry process if you have questions, ask for assistance from Festival Staff located at the front gates.

  4. Box Office Location and Hours

    The Festival Box Office location will be posted closer to the festival. The hours are:

    Thursday, 9/27 – Friday 9/28:
    11:30am – 7pm

    Saturday, 9/29 – Sunday, 9/30:
    11am – 9:30pm

  5. Safety & Medical

    We make every effort to create a safe and secure environment on the Festival grounds. On-site security and emergency medical staff will be available at the festival. If you need any assistance, go to the medical tent, or look for a police officer or Festival staff member.

  6. Are Children Allowed at the Festival?

    Children 7 and under get in free with a ticketed adult.

  7. Exit & Re-entry

    All Ticketholders are allowed to enter and exit the Festival as many times as needed. You must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day.

  8. Contact The Festival

    General information and questions:

    Inquiries regarding purchased tickets and wristbands:

    Become a Sponsor:

    Press & Editorials Inquiries:

    Marketing & Media Partnerships:

    Questions regarding our ADA Access & Accommodations:

    Sea Hear Now Festival and Front Gate Tickets are ready before, after, and during the festival to answer any of questions or concerns you might have. Please have patience- we receive a large number of emails each day and will answer questions in the order in which they are received.

  9. Festival Map

    This is a basic map of the festival layout. The full map will be released closer to the festival.

  10. Allowed & Prohibited Items

    Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry. You can help keep the lines moving quickly by leaving large bags at home.

    The following items are ALLOWED:

    • Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.
    • Baby Strollers
    • Binoculars
    • Blankets, Sheets, Towels
    • Cameras – only nonprofessional photos and video cameras will be allowed, and must be without equipment attachments such as selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods
    • Empty CamelBak water bottles and hydration packs, and plastic or aluminum water bottles
    • Water – you may bring two factory sealed bottles of water and refill them throughout the day at our free water filling stations (up to 1 liter each)

    The following items are PROHIBITED:

    • Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm), or 30 linear inches (75cm) in total, and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.
    • Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products
    • Coolers of any kind. (Exceptions may be made for medical use)
    • Framed backpacks, multiple pocketback packs and any pack that is not aligned with the allowed backpacks above.
    • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
    • Professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment (NO large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment.
    • Any and all professional video equipment. No video recording will be allowed
    • Drones or any other remote flying device
    • Hammocks
    • Glass and metal containers of any kind
    • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
    • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 2 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter each)
    • Umbrellas
    • Pets (except service animals)
    • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
    • Selfie sticks
    • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles
    • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
    • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
    • Weapons or explosives of any kind
    • Fireworks
    • Large chains or spiked jewelry
    • Bicycles inside festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)
    • Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
    • Chairs of any kind

    *SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  11. Festival Dates and Hours

    Sea Hear Now Festival takes place September 29-30 in Asbury Park, NJ. The festival hours are 12:30pm -10:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Getting To The Fest

  1. Public Transportation
  2. Festival Location
  1. Public Transportation

    We encourage fest-goers to use public transit! Getting to the festival is easy when using NJ Transit.

    Coming from the North / New York City?

    Option A: To get to the festival from NYC’s Penn Station (7th Ave & 32nd Street):
    Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Toward Bay Head)
    Direct to Asbury Park Station (200 Memorial Drive)

    Option B: To get to the festival using the Long Branch/New Jersey Coast Line (Transfer):
    Take Long Branch Route (Toward Long Branch)
    Transfer at Long Branch Station
    Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Towards Bay Head)
    Ride to Asbury Park Station (200 Memorial Drive)

    Returning from the festival using Asbury Station (200 Memorial Drive):
    Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Toward Long Branch)
    Transfer at Long Branch Station
    Take North Jersey Coastline Route (Toward NYC Penn Station)
    Ride to NYC Penn Station (7th Ave & 32nd Street)

    NOTE: Asbury Park Station is a 5 minute car ride or 15 minute walk from the festival.

  2. Festival Location

    North Beach of Asbury Park- Bradley Park-Atlantic Park
    1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712


Before Buying Tickets

  1. Legal Information
  2. Ticket Protection
  3. Craigslist, StubHub & Scalping
  1. Legal Information

    Sea Hear Now Festival is a rain or shine event.

    Ticket is for Sea Hear Now Festival, not for a specific artist. Artists and schedule subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund. The ticket is a revocable license for the time/date listed on the ticket.

    “Management” means C3 Presents, LLC, and its affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Ticket user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Ticket user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket for a price higher than that appearing on the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. Ticket user consents to Management’s use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.

  2. Ticket Protection

    We now offer 100% ticket protection in the event that you cannot attend the festival for a covered reason. The cost is 9.2% of the ticket price and can be added to your order during the purchase process. For additional information on Secure Ticket, please refer to Front Gate Tickets’ Ticket Protection page or call 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  3. Craigslist, StubHub & Scalping

    While Craigslist, eBay, StubHub, VividSeats or any broker site may appear to save you cash and allow access to the festival, many of these are either already used or are counterfeits.

    If you want 100% confidence in your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets on our Tickets page or frontgatetickets.com to purchase your tickets every single time. Also, in the event of a festival cancelation, your tickets will only be refunded when purchased through our Tickets page or frontgatetickets.com.

    Often times people will try to sell their wristbands to others if they cannot attend a certain day. Unfortunately, the removing of a wristband automatically voids it. Security will check every wristband to assure it has not been removed and replaced. In doing so, you will be escorted directly from the festival grounds.

After Buying Tickets

  1. Wristband Shipment Info
  2. Box Office Location and Hours
  3. Questions About An Order Already Placed
  4. How Do I Upgrade to a VIP Ticket?
  1. Wristband Shipment Info

    Wristbands will ship 2-4 weeks prior to the festival.

    If you have not received your wristband(s) 72 hours prior the start of the festival, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 888-512-SHOW (7469).

  2. Box Office Location and Hours

    The Festival Box Office location will be posted closer to the festival. The hours are:

    Thursday, 9/27 – Friday 9/28:
    11:30am – 7pm

    Saturday, 9/29 – Sunday, 9/30:
    11am – 9:30pm

  3. Questions About An Order Already Placed

    If you’ve already purchased tickets and need to change your shipping address, want to know the status of your order, look up your order history, or have a general question about your order, please contact our official ticket provider Front Gate Tickets or call (888) 512-SHOW.

  4. How Do I Upgrade to a VIP Ticket?

    If you’d like to upgrade your tickets in advance, please contact our ticketing partner, Front Gate Tickets, for assistance at http://support.frontgatetickets.com or call 888-512-SHOW (7469), and have your original order number and information handy.

Wristband Info

  1. Official Wristband Policy
  2. Lost or Stolen Wristband
  3. Removing Your Wristband
  1. Official Wristband Policy
    • All wristbands will be mailed. No hard tickets or Print Pass option will be available.
    • All sales are FINAL – no refunds and no exchanges.
    • Only wristbands purchased through Front Gate Tickets are valid. If you purchased from an unauthorized source and/or the ticket is counterfeit, you will not be allowed entry.
    • Wristbands MUST be worn for entry into the Festival.
    • Wristbands MUST be worn securely on wrist and cannot be slipped on and off.
    • Wristbands must be scanned upon exit at the gate in order to re-enter that same day.
    • Wristbands are NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-EXCHANGEABLE and NON-REPLACEABLE.
    • Do NOT remove, stretch or tamper with your wristband in any way or you will not be allowed entry.
    • Subsequent and/or multiple presentations of a counterfeited wristband are VOID and will be seized by Festival security staff.
    • If your wristband is removed by Festival security/event staff for any reason, it WILL NOT be replaced.
    • All Passholders must pass through security and are subject to bag inspection. Prohibited items will be confiscated by event staff.
    • The festival takes place rain or shine.
    • THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS WRISTBAND POLICY.

    There is a wristband replacement fee for lost, damaged, or stolen wristbands.

  2. Lost or Stolen Wristband

    If your wristband has been lost or stolen, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets or call 888-512-SHOW (7469) in advance of the festival. There is a wristband replacement fee.

  3. Removing Your Wristband

    Once the festival concludes and you’re ready to remove your wristband, safely cut at the end where the cloth strap is sewn onto the clasp, so it will pull through easily without damaging the strap, the clasp, or your fingers!

    Remember to keep your wristband on during the event days. Do not remove your wristband until you plan to leave the festival for the final time.

    For questions on how to care for or appropriately wear/remove your wristband, please visit Will Call or Ticket Help tent near any entrance at the festival.

Be A Part Of The Fest

  1. How Do I Become A Food Vendor At The Festival?
  2. How Do I Become A Vendor At The Festival?
  1. How Do I Become A Food Vendor At The Festival?

    Food Vendor applications for Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2018 can be found here.

  2. How Do I Become A Vendor At The Festival?

    Vendor applications for Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2018 can be found here.

Sponsors

  1. How Do I Become A Sponsor?
  1. How Do I Become A Sponsor?

    Interested in contributing to the fan experience at this year’s festival through sponsorship? Please contact Karly Tuckness with inquiries.

Media & Press

  1. Press and Editorial Information
  2. Marketing & Media Partnerships
  1. Press and Editorial Information

    The 2018 Sea Hear Now Festival Press Application can be found here. Visit our Press page for more information.

  2. Marketing & Media Partnerships
    For Marketing and Media Partnerships inquiries, please email Brooke Leal.

ADA Access and Accommodations

  1. Have Questions About Our ADA Access & Accommodations?
  1. Have Questions About Our ADA Access & Accommodations?

    For any questions, please email access@seahearnowfestival.com. The deadline to request interpreted performances is August 29th, 2018. Requests submitted after this date will be reviewed on a case by case basis.