Welcome to Rockville Arrives

Are you ready to rock?! America’s largest rock festival, Welcome to Rockville, is just around the corner, taking place from May 18-21, 2023, at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. This four day event is an all-ages celebration of all things rock, featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry. But before you start packing your bags and making travel arrangements, there are a few things you need to know to make the most of your experience.

First and foremost, Welcome to Rockville is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of inclement weather, such as severe thunderstorms, lightning, excessive wind, hail, or flooding, the festival may be paused, evacuated, or canceled.

Registration of your wristband is mandatory for entry, and the registration code is listed on the back of the RFID saddle of your wristband. Go to their website to complete the registration. This wristband is your ticket to the festival, and re-entry is not permitted unless you are camping on-site and have a camping wristband. So, make sure to plan accordingly and bring everything you need with you.

For parents attending with children, it’s important to note that this is an all-ages event, and all attendees, regardless of age, are required to purchase a full-price ticket. The festival strongly encourages parents to bring hearing protection for their children, as the music can get pretty loud.

Once inside the festival, you won’t be able to leave and come back in, so make sure to bring everything you need with you. However, if there is an emergency and you must leave, speak to a supervisor at the gate. And be sure to check out the full schedule with set times, which will be posted about two weeks before the show via socials and the mobile app.

If you’re of legal drinking age, beer, wine, and mixed drinks will be sold at the festival, with a valid photo ID. Credit cards and cashless payments via RFID wristband will also be accepted at all food & beverage locations and the merchandise stand.

Finally, all price levels are available in limited quantities, so buy early to save the most money. Your festival admission, camping, and parking passes are sold separately, and there is no difference in access between the levels. And don’t forget to download the festival’s mobile app before you arrive, so you can stay up-to-date on any weather changes and other updates. With its incredible lineup of artists and exciting atmosphere, this is one festival you won’t want to miss. So, grab your tickets, pack your bags, and get ready to rock!

MAY 18-21, 2023








Tiffany Evers is the editor and co-owner of East Coast Current magazine. In 2014 she was recognized by Editor & Publisher Magazine as one of the “25 Under 35” innovators in the newspaper industry. She currently serves on the Chair of the Recreational and Cultural Services Advisory Board for the City of Edgewater.

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