Ghostland Observatory + Phantogram + Local Natives + Robert Delong + Dr Dog + Mute Math + Bun B + Youngblood Hawke + Wild Cub + Bright Light Social Hour + Max Frost + Robert Ellis + Devin The Dude + more

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August 28 - 30, 2015 ● Cool River Ranch ● San Marcos, TX

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How it Works :

  • Buy your pre sale ticket! Buy early to avoid lines and pay less! CLICK HERE
  • Buy VIP and upgrade ticket packages HERE!
  • Parking on site at Cool River Ranch is $10 cash-only.
  • Buy your tubing ticket early and avoid lines! CLICK HERE
  • Cool River Ranch opens at 9am for tubing.
  • Concert gates at Cool River Ranch open at 2pm and ends at 11pm.
  • We encourage shuttles to the event. COMING SOON
  • Float Fest will have some of the best local food and drink vendors on site! Check out the food and bar village page HERE!

Tubing and Camping Packages

  • Camping available Friday night August 28th and Saturday night August 29th
  • Camping passes are per person. Bring as many tents as you like! Space is first come, first serve.
  • Gates for camping opens at 9am each day(though we recommend checking in later in the afternoon).
  • Campground Gates are locked at 12am every night.
  • No entry or exit after 12am in Campgrounds.
  • 24 hour security provided in camping area.
  • First-come first-served. No reservations.
  • Car Camping Available!
  • Porta potties available in campgrounds.
  • No hook-ups/no electricity!
  • No campfires or outside fires allowed!
  • Camping Pass – 1 Night – $50 per personclick here
  • Camping Pass – 2 Nights – $75 per personclick here
  • Car Camping pass – 1 night – $25 per car (camping pass not included)click here
  • Car Camping pass – 2 nights – $50 per car (camping pass not included)click here
  • Tubing Passes – $25 click here
VIP Passes Include:

1.  Complimentary Open Bar
2.  Complimentary Meal (one meal each day for 3 day passes)
3.  Access to Side Stage Viewing Deck – subject to capacity
4.  Access to Elektroscheiben (giant slip n’ slides)
5.  Rapid Entry
6.  Climate Controlled Tent
7. Luxury Lounge by Four Hands Home
8.  Upgraded Bathrooms with Bathroom Attendants to keep you so fresh and so clean
9.  Access to Second Stage Shade Lounge with Side Stage Viewing
2015 Lineup
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Ghostland Observatory
Ghostland Observatory
Phantogram
Phantogram
Local Natives
Local Natives
Dr. Dog
Dr. Dog
Mute Math
Mute Math
Robert Delong
Robert Delong
Youngblood Hawke
Youngblood Hawke
Wild Cub
Wild Cub
Bun B
Bun B
Devin The Dude
Devin The Dude
Paul Wall
Paul Wall
Bright Light Social Hour
Bright Light Social Hour
Max Frost
Max Frost
Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis
Sarah Jaffe
Sarah Jaffe
Quiet Company
Quiet Company
The Eastern Sea
The Eastern Sea
Walker Lukens & The Sidearms
Walker Lukens & The Sidearms
The Rocketboys
The Rocketboys
O Conqueror
O Conqueror
Sam Lao
Sam Lao
SIP SIP
SIP SIP
A.Dd+
A.Dd+
Purple
Purple
Hydra Melody
Hydra Melody
LEV
LEV
Mobley
Mobley
Otis The Destroyer
Otis The Destroyer
The Digital Wild
The Digital Wild
The Vanity
The Vanity
Wrestlers
Wrestlers
Son of Stan
Son of Stan

Schedule Friday, Aug. 28 | Saturday, Aug. 29 | Sunday, Aug. 30

Main Stage Second Stage
2:00pm-2:45pm The Vanity xxxxxxx
2:45pm-3:30pm xxxxxxx O Conqueror
3:30pm-4:15pm The Rocketboys xxxxxxx
4:15pm-5:00pm xxxxxxx Son of Stan
5:00pm-5:45pm Walker Lukens & The Sidearms xxxxxxx
5:45pm-6:30pm xxxxxxx The Eastern Sea
6:30pm-7:15pm Quiet Company xxxxxxx
7:15pm-8:00pm xxxxxxx Robert Ellis
8:00pm-9:00pm Dr Dog xxxxxxx
9:00pm-9:45pm xxxxxxx The Bright Light Social Hour
9:45pm-10:45pm Local Natives xxxxxxx
Main Stage Second Stage
2:00pm-2:45pm Sip Sip xxxxxxx
2:45pm-3:30pm xxxxxxx LEV
3:30pm-4:15pm Sam Lao xxxxxxx
4:!5pm-5:00pm xxxxxxx The Digital Wild
5:00pm-5:45pm A.Dd+ xxxxxxx
5:45pm-6:30pm xxxxxxx Wrestlers
6:30pm-7:15pm Paul Wall xxxxxxx
7:15pm-8:00pm xxxxxxx Max Frost
8:00pm-9:00pm Bun B xxxxxxx
9:00pm-9:45pm xxxxxxx Devin The Dude
9:45pm-10:45pm Ghostland Observatory xxxxxxx
Main Stage Second Stage
2:00pm-2:45pm Otis The Destroyer xxxxxxx
2:45pm-3:30pm xxxxxxx Purple
3:30pm-4:15pm Hydra Melody xxxxxxx
4:15pm-5:00pm xxxxxxx TBD
5:00pm-5:45pm Mobley xxxxxxx
5:45pm-6:30pm xxxxxxx Sarah Jaffe
6:30-7:15 Robert Delong xxxxxxx
7:15pm-8:00pm xxxxxxx Wild Cub
8:00pm-9:00pm Mute Math xxxxxxx
9:00pm-9:45pm xxxxxxx Youngblood Hawke
9:45pm-10:45pm Phantogram xxxxxxx

General Information

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What to Bring:

  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas (small handheld style)
  • Softsided coolers (small size only, spprox. 10"L x 7"H
  • Baby Strollers
  • Portable/collapsible chair (individual units only; no"doublewide" connecting chairs)
  • Regular­size,unframed, backpacks
  • Empty CamelBak
  • Empty plastic or aluminum water bottle
  • Ice in soft­sided cooler or CamelBak (small sized cooler only; approx. 10"L x 7"W x 7" H)
  • Binoculars
  • Personal camera equipment, i.e. digital cameras, point­&­click digital cameras or film cameras. No detachable lenses of any kind.
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Health and Safety

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Float Fest will have medical aid at the festival grounds in the designated areas. Please see our site map for first aid stations before arriving at the festival. We will also have directionals at the fest. Please take this very seriously. Accidents can happen anywhere at anytime. So please be prepared. We want you to be safe!

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What Not To Bring:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • Alcohol (alcohol is sold at the Festival, byob for the river float is allowed)
  • Glass containers
  • Food or beverages
  • Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
  • Bicycles inside Festival grounds
  • Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Fireworks
  • Explosives
  • Large umbrellas
  • Non­collapsible chairs
  • Hard­sided coolers
  • Tents
  • Pets (except service dogs
  • Video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.
  • Professional still camera equipment. No professional zoom lenses, stands, tripods or commercial use rigs
  • Audio recording equipment endors allowed.

Sponsors

For information on how to become a sponsor on Float Fest contact: sponsors@floatfest.net

Vendors & Volunteers

Float Fest is accepting applications for vendors and volunteers for 2014. Please email vendors@floatfest.net.

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Maps

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FAQ

Float Fest huh? So how does it work?
Do you float the river while listening to music? No. Those two activities happen separately. You float the river in the morning or afternoon, then when you’re done tubing at Cool River Ranch, you head over to the concert to enjoy the music! We recommend you float early!
Can I bring my own tube? And if I bring my own tube, do I still have to pay to float?
Yes, you can bring your own tube, but you will still have to pay for a floating pass. This pass gets you on the shuttle, which will drop you off upstream so you can float back down to the concert.
Can I bring my own drinks for the river?
Of course! However, you’ll have to leave whatever you have left in your car before entering the festival grounds for the concert.
Sure, this whole thing sounds amazing, but what are you doing to keep the river clean?
Well first of all, we love the San Marcos River and are committed to leaving it in better condition than we found it. To that end, we’ve hired professionals to clean up whatever mess is left. Also, Don’s Fish Camp does weekly clean ups of the river and will also be assisting in the cleanup pre AND post event. Together we can make this both a fun and an environmentally responsible event!
But I don’t really want to float, you’re not going to make me are you?
No, of course not! You can buy a Concert Only ticket and simply come to enjoy the show.
What time does the show start?
Live music starts at 2pm!
So camping, what’s that all about?
Camping passes allow you to sleep at the venue on both Friday night and Saturday night. You’ll want to stay both nights so you can wake up early and hit the river to make sure you’re done floating before the music starts. You’ll want to stay both nights so you can party all day and not have to worry about how you’re getting home. Bottom line is, you’ll want to camp!
So what should I be prepared for if I camp?
You should be prepared to camp outside under the stars. There won’t be electricity and for safety reasons you won’t be able to light a fire (but you shouldn’t need one to keep you warm on a Texas night in August!). There won’t be running water, but we will be providing porta potties for when nature calls. You’ll need to bring a tent, a sleeping bag, and rations to get you through the night. We will have a general store on site.
If I’m sharing a tent with a friend, can I only buy one camping pass?
No, you’ll need to buy one for each person that will be staying the night.
Can I bring a grill or bbq cooker?
Yes, grills are allowed. Just no open fires
Does my child have to buy a ticket?
Kids under 10 are free.
Are showers available?
No showers aren’t available on site.
How big are the campsites?
There is no specific size to each campsite. It’s first come first serve. There is plenty of room for your giant tent and all your friends!
Can I park my car next to my tent?
There will be car camping allowed inside the camping area. You can park your car very close to the campsite though if you don’t want to do car camping. The parking field and camping site are very close to each other. See our site map for more information.
Can I bring food and drinks inside the campgrounds?
Yes, you can bring some food and beverages including alcohol inside the campgrounds.
Can I leave the campground at night?
No. campgrounds will close at 12am and you may not exit and return. So be sure you bring everything you need!

LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS and WE’LL GET THEM ANSWERED HERE!

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FLOAT FEST IS ALL ABOUT COMBINING LIVE MUSIC AND FLOATING THE RIVER.

 

How does this thing work? It’s EASY! The gates at Cool River Ranch open at 9am to all tubers. Once you show up you will be pointed towards the box office where you will get your tubing passes and concert tickets. If you bought camping passes you can get these and check in to the campsite as well. Once you get your wristbands we will have a large tent and tubing staging area that tubers will wait for the shuttles. Once your turn arrives to hop on the shuttle, the shuttle will take you a few miles up river and drop you off at our river drop in location. Then, you FLOAT about 2 1/2 miles back to Cool River Ranch. The FLOAT takes about 3-4 hours so come prepared! Once you arrive at Cool River Ranch river exit you will be directed up the hill to the concert gates! Feel free to go back to your car and change or whatever you need to do before you come party at the concert. Easy Peazy!

BUY TUBING PASSES HERE

Location

Cool River Ranch | 601 Dupuy Ranch Rd | Martindale, TX 78655

Driving

Coming from Austin: South on I-35 to San Marcos.
Head east at HWY 123 exit.
First red light go left.
Follow 621 to Scull Road and go left.
Turn left into venue at the first curve.

Coming from San Antonio: North on I-35 to San Marcos.
Head east at HWY 123 exit.
First red light go left.
Follow 621 to Scull Road and go left.
Turn left into venue at the first curve.

Parking

Parking on site at Cool River Ranch is $10 per car. Cash only.



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Float Fest 2015 Announced!

April 14, 2015

It is with great pleasure that we share another AMAZING year with you all and get to announce a stellar 3 DAY LINEUP! Ghostland Observatory, Phantogram, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, Mutemath, Bun B, Youngblood Hawke, Robert Delong, The Bright Light Social Hour, Max Frost, Robert Ellis, Wild Cub and PLENTY MORE! 11 bands a day, Friday through Sunday, 2pm-11pm. Camping, tubing, VIP passes, we’ve got it all. Make the most of your weekend and catch some fun and sun in San Marcos, TX.

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Contact

Artist Booking

Booking@FloatFest.net

Vendors

Vendors@FloatFest.net

Sponsors

Sponsors@FloatFest.net

Ticket Info

Info@FloatFest.net