WAVE SPELL GENERAL FESTIVAL INFORMATION
We’re looking forward to having you at Wave Spell 2019! Below is some important information. Please take some time to review it and enjoy the festival!
FESTIVAL ARRIVAL + CHECK IN INFORMATION
Every person arriving to Wave Spell must arrive to the offsite parking lot / box office to check in, located at:
Please do not drive to the festival site to park. Upon arrival offsite parking lot / box office, please be patient. Please note, you will be charged $35 to park your vehicle. After swapping your ticket for a wristband you’ll load your gear into a box truck and then board the shuttle to the festival site. The shuttles will be running back and forth to bring campers and their gear from the off site parking lot to the festival campsite.
For those who purchased camping bundles, those items will be available once you arrive to the campground via the shuttle. A member of the staff will check you in, and provide you with your camping bundle items.”
BOX OFFICE + PARKING LOT HOURS
- Thu 12pm-11pm
- Fri 12pm-10pm
- Sat 12pm- 9pm
- Sun 12pm- 9pm
- Thu 12pm-11pm
- Fri 12pm-10pm
- Sat 12pm- 9pm
- Sun 12pm- 9pm
- Mon: 6am-8pm (Starting in Belden)
IMPORTANT: Please plan your travels to arrive while the shuttle is still operating!
EXPECTED WAIT TIME FOR SHUTTLES
Anywhere from 30 minutes to 3.5 hours… ( Numbers are based on previous Belden Town festivals, however we have planned twice the passenger capacity as other Belden Town events …)
LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS
PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK! LOCK YOUR VEHICLES! WAVE SPELL FESTIVAL STS9, BELDEN TOWN FESTIVAL, LLC AND OUR AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, DAMAGED OR STOLEN PROPERTY.
CAMPING GEAR + LUGGAGE TRANSPORT
All camping equipment and luggage will be loaded into box trucks that will ride with the shuttles.
The drop off location will be the main camping entrance, which is noted on the site map. It’s a short walk from the drop off point to the camping area. The beautiful Feather River runs next to the venue & campgrounds and is accessible for swimming & floating during the daytime. The event location has plenty of camping under the trees and an old-timey saloon for drink and food, plus a general store for snacks, ice, and water. We encourage people to share a ride with someone whenever possible, to save gas and space in the parking lot
- Gates open at Noon on Thursday
- Parking & check in will happen at an off-site lot.
- There is no vehicle parking on the festival site
- Shuttles will NOT be running 24 hrs/day, so please familiarize yourself with the schedule below. Once the box office is closed, so will the parking lot & shuttles.
- If you arrive before shuttles start on Thursday morning, please wait in the parking lot until the service starts
- Please do not arrive Wednesday night as the parking lot will not be open
CAMPERS MUST BE PACKED UP AND READY TO LEAVE BY 11am on Monday August 19th AT THE LATEST!
Any cars that are left in the parking lot after Monday are subject to being towed.
HOW TO PACK
Note: Vehicle parking doesn’t happen on site, but in a parking lot 10.2 miles away. Please pack with this information in mind …..
- Pack for carrying everything from the drop off point to the camping area , since you won’t be driving to your campsite.
- Don’t pack in numerous small bags, or use overly large containers that are hard to carry.
- Ins & Outs are allowed but highly discouraged. Please avoid the need to go back to your car in the parking lot by bringing all of your gear with you upon arrival.
- Plan to pack it all out at the end. The venue doesn’t have the capacity to handle all the trash we will generate. So bring trash bags and save room in your vehicle for carrying everything out. And remember to grab your floaties before you leave too!
- Plan to pack up by Monday morning. Wave Spell is over Monday at 2pm, so plan accordingly to have your gear ready to go once the event ends.
** We suggest you make a final gas / last supply stop in either Marysville or Oroville.
WHAT TO PACK
- Your printed ticket
- Tent, sleeping bag, mat, pillow, etc
- Sun shade to camp under
- Flashlight / headlamp
- Water Bottle (free water fill up stations on site)
- Bug Spray & Sunscreen
- Swimwear and a towel for daytime, layers for night
- Trash bags to leave no trace in your area at the end of the event
- Snacks and/or additional meals
- Any medicines or toiletries that you think you may need
- Some cash
- A padlock for your tent
WHAT NOT TO PACK (These items will not be allowed on site)
- Your pet or any animal ( other than a legal service trained animal with current paperwork)
- Fireworks or any other fire-related items, including lanterns etc
- Motorized vehicles
- Spray Paints
- Nitrous or Co2 Tanks
- Weapons of any kind
- Any item you think that you may be asked not to bring onto the site for safety reasons.
IMPORTANT – FIRE SAFETY
As you know, Northern California summers are dry and hot. Please review the following info so we can make sure to be responsible and safe during our time at Belden and avoid fire danger.
*GAS/PROPANE GRILLS & CAMP STOVES WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED IN THE COMMUNAL GRILLING AREA IF YOU HAVE A FIRE PERMIT*
You will have the option to BRING your own grill. This means that provided you have a fire permit in hand at your campsite, you are in compliance and you can legally grill.
- You’ll need to obtain a permit to grill. You can get a permit online and it’s free.
- Here is the permit page: http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit/
- No grilling in the campgrounds.
- Please BRING YOUR OWN PROPANE, meat, and supplies, and leave the grill as clean as you find it. BE SAFE & BE SMART!
- Be organized. Throw away trash and keep your grilling area clean.
- Have your Fire Permit at the ready at ALL times.
- Finally, make sure to eat good and have fun!
ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS, CAMPFIRES, GENERATORS, CANDLES, FIRE ART, OR FIRE SPINNING ALLOWED!
Anyone lighting fires, setting off fireworks, or engaging in other dangerous behavior will be removed from the site. Thank you for taking the time to read these guidelines, we hope that they have been helpful.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RE-CAPS + TIPS
- This is a leave no trace event. Pack it in, pack it out. No exceptions.
- Do NOT LEAVE abandoned camping gear and trash in your Campsite – THIS INCLUDES YOUR RIVER FLOATIES.
- WE DON’T LIKE CIGARETTE BUTTS & BOTTLE CAPS in Belden Town. DO NOT throw them on the ground.
- NO pets allowed
- NO early arrivals without prior permission, you will be turned away!
- NO renegade sound-systems will be allowed.
- NO FIRES, no stoves, no cooking in campgrounds please. This is for fire safety reasons.
- Location is a beautiful 200 mile drive from San Francisco in the Sierra Foothills, along the Feather River
- Absolutely NO FIRES of any kind allowed, including BBQs!
- Parking will be off site and festival-goers will be shuttled into Belden Town
- Do NOT park on Highway 70, you will be towed.
- Temperatures are very warm during the day with cool comfortable evenings
- There is swimming in the river so don’t forget your floaties, sunscreen, and bathing attire
- Camping is included in the ticket price and is on a first come first serve basis. Don’t plan on camping with your car.
- No Unauthorized sound-systems are allowed in the camping areas. Boomboxes are ok, but make sure to be a respectful neighbor.
- ON SITE AMENITIES INCLUDE: A general store for ice, beer, supplies, a pub for a morning Bloody Mary or libations throughout the day, a cafe with a wide variety of food offerings, food vendors (vegetarian & meat options), craft & clothing vendors, portable toilets, and limited flush toilets
- We will say it again…THIS IS A PACK IN, PACK OUT EVENT. You MUST take all your belongings and trash with you. Do not leave your trash in Belden Town. THIS INCLUDES YOUR RIVER FLOATIES.
- Minimize your trash by buying your food and drink in Belden.
- In order to remain eco-friendly, please bring your own coffee mugs, plates, and utensils for camping and food/drink vendors.
- It’s Poison Oak Season, come prepared.
- This is high fire season!!! Please be mindful of your cigarettes, butts, & ashes.
- Absolutely NO fires, fireworks or fire spinning of any kind! Sorry.
- Belden can be seen from the highway so please be conscious of your behavior.
- There is a full BAR, GENERAL STORE, and RESTAURANT at Belden but you are permitted to bring your own libations.
- Free water fill up stations on site, bring your own reusable water bottles
- Ice, water, last minute camping supplies, and beer can be purchased at the General Store
- You can drink on the grounds, but remember to be courteous and responsible to others.
- This event is recommended for responsible people above the age of 18
- Swimming in the river is at your own risk.
- It will be very hot in August (mid-upper 90s), come prepared with a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water.
- There is very spotty, almost non-existent cell phone service at Belden, so plan accordingly.
- Please bring cash for vendors, but there is also an ATM in the Saloon.
- Everyone must abide all local, state and federal laws. No drug sales on the premises, or any annexed premises.
- You must be 21 years of age in order to purchase or consume alcohol on the grounds.
- The nearest airport is in Reno, and is approximately 106 miles away.
- Many Porta Potties and hand sanitizing stations will be provided for your bathroom adventures.
- NO GLASS ON THE BEACH!
- BE PREPARED! make sure you bring ID (for Will Call tickets & drinking at Pub), cash (for vendors; no credit cards at gate. There is an ATM in the Saloon), warm clothes (can be chilly late-night), swim gear (for the lovely Feather River), mosquito repellent, sunscreen, hats & sunglasses, ear plugs (very important for sleepy-time), costumes (it’s that kind of party), friends, musical instruments, festive and positive attitude and GOOD VIBES.
- DO NOT LITTER IN BELDEN TOWN! LEAVE YOUR CAMPSITE WITH NO TRACE!
- We are happy to say that we are striving to eventually become a Zero Waste, Leave no Trace event. We need your help!
- Please, be prepared with your reusable water containers, forks and cups because partying sustainably will keep the party going and going and going.
- Have a plan to recycle in your camp! Pack it in, Pack it out, meaning leaving room in your vehicle to take out any trash or recycling you generate in camp. This means any thing you bring in including trash, cigarette butts, GLASS, tents or anything else you brought in with you leaves with you!. Bring trash, recycling, and compost bags (we will have some more for you) to collect and SEPARATE recycling and for any MOOP in your camp.
- Please! NO GLASS ON THE BEACH!
- Appoint a person in your camp to be responsible for this. Leaving your campsite clean and free of debris is respectful to your environment, so please do so. Please pack out your trash, glass, and recyclables.
- The best solution for glass is to keep the box it came in and return empties to the box – if you are leaving camp to party, pour your beverage into a cup for enjoyment.
- PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR FLOATIES HOME WITH YOU!