The DMNW Guide to Paradiso Festival 2016

We’re just a few short days away from kicking off our Summer at the largest music festival in the Pacific Northwest, Paradiso! If you haven’t noticed, we tend to cover this event to some length, but only because it holds a special place in our hearts. Only a 2 1/2 hour drive from our home base here in Seattle, Diso has become somewhat of a second home. A place we look forward to returning to each year, signaling the official start to our festival season.

We’ve put together a guide to help both veterans and virgins alike for this year’s festival. A comprehensive list of last minute camping essentials, scheduling, camping, and even the weather. No matter how many festivals you may have been to, there’s always room to learn – and it never hurts to be prepared. We’re looking forward to being back to the beautiful Gorge Amphitheater with all you wonderful souls, DMNW family, and especially those Paradiso Kandi Kids!

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Tickets & Info

Now we’ll assume at this point most of you have tickets, but there’s always those who decide last minute to hop on the ticket train. Luckily, tickets are still available through the usual outlets, but we highly advise you grab them ASAP! Don’t forget pick your camping passes as well! Standard passes are also still available, while the Gold, Premier and Terrace passes have sold out.

Tickets are $199 on Ticketmaster before fees.

GA Purchase link: Tickets!

The Standard Camping Pass is still available at  $99.50 on Ticketmaster before fees.

The Standard Camping Pass includes

– Standard site’s are about 15’x25′. Enough room for one vehicle and one 4-6 person tent.
– Showers available for $3.00.
– Portable toilers, washstands, and comfort stations – Access to the Gorge Campground convenience store

Camping Pass Purchase link: Camping!

Gone are the days of going to Map Quest and printing out directions for your next trip. We’re lucky enough to have the power of the internet in the palm of our hands with the dawn of the “space phone” but sometimes it’s still good to have written directions.

From Seattle, WA:
Take I-90 east and exit #143 Gorge Amphitheatre. Follow Amphitheatre signs approximately 6 miles.
* Approximate time from Seattle, Wa to The Gorge is 3 hours

From Spokane, WA:
Take I-90 west and exit #149 Gorge Amphitheatre. Follow Amphitheatre signs approximately 7 miles.
* Approximate time from Spokane, Wa to The Gorge is 3 hours.

From Quincy, WA:
Take Highway 281 south, Beverly-Burke Road, Gorge Amphitheatre. Follow Amphitheatre signs approximately 7 miles.
* Approximate time from Quincy, Wa to The Gorge is 25 minutes.

From Portland, OR:
Take I-84 east, Hwy 97 north, I-90 east, exit #143. Follow Amphitheatre signs approximately 6 miles.
* Approximate time from Portland, OR to The Gorge is 5 hours.

From Vancouver BC:
Take I-5 south to I-90 eastbound. Follow I-90 east to exit #143 Gorge Amphitheatre. Follow Amphitheatre signs approximately 6 miles.
* Approximate time from Vancouver, BC to The Gorge is 5 hours.

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