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Special Rates and Discounts - Student Rush and U19/U25 Wristbands

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2018 Student Rush Tickets - $50-$60 DAILY

These tickets are ONLY available at Festival Box Office on the day-of-show. July 10 student rush will not be available.

Student Rush Times:
4 PM: festival weekdays 
3 PM: festival weekends
Here’s the scoop:
Eligibility - Student Rush Tickets can be purchased by any current student who can present valid student identification in their name from the 2018 academic year (student card, ISIC card, etc.). 
Quantity - students can purchase 1 ticket each. Tickets are between $50-$60 inclusive. Typically there are 200 tickets available per day.
Availability - "Student Rush" tickets must be purchased on the date for which they are valid – no advance purchases allowed. For example, if you want tickets for July 14 tickets, you must arrive on July 14, not July 8 or July 12.
The student must be present for the purchase. "Student Rush" tickets are only available at the festival box office at the times listed above AND while quantities last. They cannot be purchased online or at outlets.
Once student rush is sold out, only regular priced tickets will be available for the day.
We reserve the right to limit sale or request additional identification from individuals whose eligibility is in doubt. Show us your dorky school ID pic, we promise not to judge.
Expert tips:
Try to arrive at the box office BEFORE RUSH BEGINS. Wear sunscreen, bring some friends and stay hydrated!
Bring your school ID and cash. The box office also accepts credit and debit.
Festival gates open at 5 PM, so after you’ve got your tickets, feel free to take a walk by the river or go home and crash until it’s party time.


Children aged 9 and under are admitted to the festival free of charge when accompanied by a ticket-holding parent. The one exception is in VIP reserved seating areas, where each patron must have a ticket, as seats are assigned during purchase and we cannot re-seat at the event. Only very young children (under 3) who can sit on parents' laps will be admitted without a ticket.

Youth Festival Passes

U19 Wristband (SOLD OUT for 2018) - this non-transferable pass is for "Under 19" festivalgoers (aged 18 and under as of July 15, 2018). These passes now feature additional registration perks such as emergency contact registration and must be worn for the duration of the event.

U25 Wristband (SOLD OUT for 2018)- this non-transferable pass is for "Under 25" festivalgoers (aged 24 and under as of July 15, 2018). These passes also must be worn for the duration of the event.

Both passes still include full festival general admission access to all shows at LeBreton Flats Park during July 5-15.

Other Discounts

Currently we do not offer other discounts (student, military, etc.). Instead, we provide the best possible pricing first-come, first-serve through presales and tiered price levels. We encourage you to buy tickets early and often!