FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE IS BLED FEST HELD?
The Hartland Performing Arts Center at 9525 Highland Road Howell, MI 48843. Yes, we know this is pretty much Hartland, but it’s a Howell mailing address. We don’t understand it either. It’s ½ mile west of US-23 on M-59, just west of Target.
WHAT TIME DOES BLED FEST START? HOW LATE DOES IT GO?
Will Call opens at 10:00 AM and Doors at 11:30 AM, though we encourage you to get here early! Our last band will finish around 10:30 PM.
I HAVE A QUESTION. HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
DOES BLED FEST SELL OUT?
It has in the past, but not every year! We encourage you to get tickets in advance and save yourself some dough!
WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF?
Check out the post above. We’ll know closer to the date.
HOW MANY STAGES ARE THERE?
There are SIX stages.
IS BLED FEST INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?
All stages are held inside of a big old high school. Rain can’t stop us!
WHAT TIME DOES (INSERT BAND NAME) PLAY?
Check out our set times page!
CAN I GET TICKETS WITHOUT SERVICE FEES?
Heck yeah, you can! We have a whole slew of outlets selling tickets across Michigan: Hartland Community Education in Hartland Township, UHF Music in Royal Oak, Flat Black and Circular in East Lansing, Vertigo Music in Grand Rapids, the Fusion Shows office in Lansing, and The Crofoot in Pontiac. You can also get in touch with your favorite local Michigan artist playing this year – chances are they have physical tickets!
CAN I CHANGE MY WILL CALL NAME?
Yep! You will need to get in touch with TicketWeb to do so – just head over to ticketweb.com, and look for the “Help/Support” section!
I CAN’T GO ANYMORE. CAN I GET A REFUND?
No, but TicketWeb can transfer your tickets! See above for navigating that process.
WHERE DO I PARK? IS PARKING FREE?
There is tons of FREE parking around the building. Do not park illegally in the school’s lot or you’ll get ticketed or towed! The lot does tend to fill up, so if you can’t find a legal spot, park just east of the festival grounds in the Target parking lot - just be careful on your walk over.
CAN I BRING OUTSIDE FOOD / DRINK?
No outside food or drink is allowed inside of the building. However, sealed or empty water bottles are allowed in.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE THERE?
A small village of food trucks will be in the house (Nosh Pit, Imperial, Hero Or Villain). If you can’t find what you’re craving, there are a bunch of restaurants right down the street!
WHERE CAN I SMOKE?
You can’t. Sorry, the property is still owned by the school district, making it illegal to smoke on school grounds.
IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED?
Yes, as long as you still have your wristband on. If you have a bag, it will be subject to search each time you enter.
CAN I GET A PHOTO PASS?
There is no barricade, meaning no photo pit, meaning no photo passes. Sorry!
CAN I BRING A CAMERA?
Definitely! Take a million photos. Make sure to tag us if you post them and we’ll share them with everyone! All cameras are welcome!
DO YOU HAVE GENDER NEUTRAL RESTROOMS AVAILABLE?
Yes! We have one gender neutral restroom right outside Stage D.
CAN MY BAND PLAY?
Booking is closed for 2019! If you submitted, please do not follow up! We’ll respond to each and every booking request when we’re ready! Thanks for the overwhelming support!
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND?
All ages are welcome.
WHAT IS THE CLOSEST HOTEL?
A lot of people dig the Best Western down the road. There are also places in Howell and Brighton that are just a short drive. Check out your favorite travel site for deals!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BLED FEST FROM THE AIRPORT?
We’ve been looking around for solutions for you to get to Howell from outside areas. Sadly, we live in a state ruled by automakers and our public transit system sucks (but will hopefully be improving in the future).
Your best bet would be to rent a car or get a cab/Uber/Lyft, but that might be more expensive.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN THE AREA?
While we love our hometown, it’s not really a mecca for young people as far as stuff to do goes. We recommend The Arcade in Brighton for some old-school video games, Kensington Metropark for some nature, and the many great restaurants in the surrounding area - Wooden Spoon, Diamonds, Gus’s, and 2 Fog’s are among our favorites!
WHY IS IT CALLED BLED FEST?
Big Love’s EDucational Festival.
Big Love is the nickname of Ben who started this whole thing in his parent’s basement 14 years ago!