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Before You Hit the Road: DMNW’s Last-Minute Guide to ABGT250

A once-in-a-lifetime event, Above & Beyond‘s celebrated ABGT fest is descending upon our beloved Gorge Amphitheater this weekend! The fact that this is actually happening, ABGT250 in the Pacific Northwest, has us pinching ourselves to see if this is all a dream. Feel the same way? Amidst this excitement, it’s important to be prepared for the journey home to the Gorge. Here are some things to know before this massive event:

Arrival & Ticketing Info

For those who have decided to make the very last-minute journey to ABGT250, tickets are still available, but be warned: options are slim! Standard tickets start at $129+ fees. VIP options are currently sold out. Want to camp? Standard camping is available, starting at $89+ fees; all other camping options are sold out.

Standard admission AND camping tickets will also be available at the Gorge box office, at a price to be announced.

The festival’s gates are open during the following times:

Campground: 4pm Friday, 10 AM close Monday
Parking Lots: 11am Saturday & Sunday
Box Office: 1pm Saturday

Saturday Festival Gates: 4pm
Sunday Festival Gates: 10:30am

Directions from most of the Pacific Northwest’s major cities are available on the event’s website. You can also plug in the Gorge Amphitheater’s address into your smartphone or GPS: 754 Silica Road Northwest, George, WA 98848.

Camping & Packing

Photo: Paradiso Festival website

Before you head out, it’s important to go over your packing list and make sure you have everything you need. Is this your first time camping at a festival? Check out our Not-So-Obvious Festival Packing Guide for friendly tips and tricks!

We definitely recommend our comprehensive guide above, but here is a short list of things we certainly suggest you have:

•Your ticket and ID
•A tent, sleeping bag or blanket
•Clothing for ALL weather types. While the sun will be shining during the day, at night it is going to be COLD
•More socks/underwear than you think you need
•SUNBLOCK
•Water storage (Camelback, refillable bottle…)
•Kandi
•Money
•Positive attitude!

For a list of what you can and CAN’T bring, check out the event’s FAQ page here.

Don’t have a tent? You’re in luck! Tents are available for rent…but, at a hefty price. Check your options here. Also note, sleeping inside your car is prohibited.

At the central campground roundabout, you’ll find all kinds of fun things to do! Glitter bars, totem-making, kandi stations and more await! Activities start at the following times:

Friday: 5-8pm
Saturday: 11-5:30pm
Sunday: 10-2pm

Venue Map

Photo: ABGT250 App

Weather

For this, we hand things over to ABGT 250 meteorologist Dee Cortez! Better bring a coat!

Lineup & Set Times

Photo: ABGT 250 App

Photo: ABGT250 App

Friday’s Acoustic Screening

Photo: Above & Beyond

Partnering with T-Mobile, Above & Beyond will be hosting a world premier of their acoustic concert at the Hollywood Bowl! The film kicks off at 8:30pm sharp (contrary to the above image that says 8pm) at the Gorge Meadow (also the site of Sunday’s festivities). The site can be accessed from Gate A, if you aren’t camping, doors open at 6pm. Come sing along with us!

Live Stream

Photo: Above & Beyond

Can’t make it to ABGT250 and don’t want to miss the action? Fear not! There will be a live stream of the event, available world wide. The stream will also be made available on Twitter for US fans. You can find the stream here.

For all other questions, please refer to the event FAQ or check out the official ABGT250 mobile app. Drive safe and see you at the Gorge for some blue sky action!

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