No ticket? No surprise here. The festival is officially sold out. But there are still ways you can get in on the fun. You can try to score passes on the official ticket exchange, or you can try your luck getting tickets to one of several popular aftershows that many of the artists will headline in downtown Napa after the Festival ends each day. You can also watch the BottleRock livestream via Twitter going all weekend long.
Music-wise, festival-goers can look forward to headliners Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse, Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol, and Earth, Wind & Fire. (A list of the more than 80 performers is available here.) You can also see the lineup of performers and star chefs and vintners pairing up for some “culinary-infused antics” each day on the Culinary Stage. The Silent Disco is back this year as well, headlined by Warren G and The White Panda.
There’s much more than music on display. It’s also about food. Tantalize your tastebuds with rock shrimp tostadas from Southside Café, menchi katsu burgers (a.k.a. deep fried hamburgers) from Morimoto, and more culinary delights from the likes of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery and Napa pizzeria Ca’Momi.
And it’s about drinks too. No less than 23 of Napa’s finest wineries are sponsoring the event, ensuring that you can sample the best the region has to offer. Also flowing will be the area’s premium craft beer, spirits, and cocktails.
VINE transit is offering free rides and connection to BART throughout the festival.
Before you get to BottleRock, don’t forget to register your wristband for entry. You can also download the official festival app (available for iPhone and Android) to plan out enhance your experience.