By now you should have received your 2014 CounterPoint wristband in the mail, but in case you have any ticket-related questions, please contact our official ticketing providers, Front Gate Tickets, by calling 1.888.512.SHOW or visiting support.frontgatetickets.com and they’ll be happy to assist you!
The Box Office will be open Thursday at 4PM* and will remain open around the clock until 10PM on Friday. Afterwards, the Box Office will be open from 10AM-10PM both Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
*Entry on Thursday Night requires an additional Bash B4 Pass that can be acquired at the gate for $20 cash or $15 if you use your wristband that has been pre-registered for Cashless Option.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Check out the Box Office, Campgrounds, Venue and Day Parking lot hours of operation here! Remember to have your wristbands fastened on your right arm and parking stickers attached to your car window when you arrive at the festival grounds for the fastest entry.
Follow all the fun that’s going on at CounterPoint this weekend via all of your favorite apps: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! We’ll be filling these feeds with live updates from around Kingston Downs, awesome giveaways, special announcements and behind the scenes photos!
Pre-order official CounterPoint Merch now! If you’re trying to look proper or just rep your favorite festival, check out our Merch booth inside the venue for official tees, tanks, crop tops, hoodies, hats, posters, and more! We’ll also be hosting daily costume contests at the Merch booth as well…this is one spot you won’t want to forget!
Take a look at our maps of both the campgrounds and Kingston Downs concert area to familiarize yourself with the numerous on-site elements and areas. Make note of the stage locations along with hotspots like free water refilling stations, food & drink areas, carnival rides, our arts village, and sponsor activations!
Food & Drinks
We’ve got a ton of amazing food and beverage options available on-site in the midway for campers and in the concert area for all patrons. Whether you’re hungry or thirsty, we’ll fill your belly, quench that thirst and keep you jamming all day and night!
We want to see each of you leaving CounterPoint with positive memories that last a lifetime! With that said, you need you to do your part to ensure this happens as well. That’s right – pick a buddy (or buddies) and commit to keeping tabs on each other throughout the weekend. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, taking care of your bodies, eating regularly and hydrating throughout the day. Every experience is better when you share it with others, and CounterPoint is no different! If you need anything while you’re on-site, head to one of our many Info booths, look for a staff member, make contact with security personnel or even one of our Point Guards!
Lockers & Charging stations
If you’re tent camping and want to keep your valuables safe, be sure to reserve one of our Lockers in the campgrounds! Also, never worry about charging your phone once you’re at the festival with our Solar Chargers! Take a look at some of the other cool activities or activations around Kingston Downs here.
It’s our goal to make sure CounterPoint stays clean and green, but we can’t do it alone! Everyone needs to work together to maintain the campground and concert areas throughout this long weekend of partying. Please be sure to throw out all of your trash (including cigarette butts) in the designated receptacles, recycle what you can and keep your camping area clean by utilizing the trash bags we will be handing out upon your arrival. Please help us cultivate cleanliness and ensure that we as a community reduce the size of CounterPoint’s ecological footprint that gets left behind on this beautiful piece of land!
wristband, Ticketing & Camping FAQ’s
Don’t forget to register your wristband and sign up for our new Cashless Program before arriving on-site! Still have questions? Before contacting us directly, make sure you read the frequently asked questions regarding Tickets, the Cashless Program and Camping at CounterPoint!
While the party at CounterPoint never ends, some things do! See below for official Box Office, Day Parking and Venue hours of operation and start preparing yourselves for CP 14!
BOX OFFICE HOURS
- Thursday: 4PM – 24hr
- Friday: 24hr – 10PM
- Saturday: 10AM – 10PM
- Sunday: 10AM – 10PM
- BASH B4 tickets are $20 at the Gates and $15 if you’ve pre-registered your wristband in advance.
*Campground Entry Hours (same as Box Office)
DAY PARKING LOT
- Thursday: Not Open
- Friday: 1PM – 10PM
- Saturday: 10AM – 10PM
- Sunday: 10AM – 10PM
VENUE HOURS OF OPERATION
- Thursday: Not Open
- Friday: 3PM – 2AM
- Saturday 12PM – 2AM
- Sunday: 12PM – 1AM
*Music will start one hour after doors open
Driving to CounterPoint this year?? Check out our directions below in order to get to Kingston Downs! See you guys at the party!
FROM I-75 (ATLANTA) SOUTH OF CARTERSVILLE
Take I-75 North to Exit 293. Turn left onto US 411. Go 3.2 miles and turn right onto US 41/411 ramp to Rome. Go 2.9 miles through four traffic signals. Turn right onto US 411 to Rome. Go 14 miles to FESTIVAL ENTRANCE on right. Follow directional signs to ENTRANCE.
NOTE: Georgia State Route 20 is under construction with significant delays. DO NOT USE Exit 290.
FROM I-75 NORTH OF CARTERSVILLE
Take I-75 South to Exit 293. Turn right onto US 411. Go 3.2 miles and turn right onto US 41/411 ramp to Rome. Go 2.9 miles through four traffic signals. Turn right onto US 411 to Rome. Go 14 miles to FESTIVAL ENTRANCE on right. Follow directional signs to ENTRANCE.
FROM ROME AREA
Take US 411 North (toward Cartersville) to FESTIVAL ENTRANCE on left (approximately 5 miles from East Rome Bypass). Follow directional signs to ENTRANCE.
Keep an eye on your mailbox as CP 14 wristbands and parking stickers are on the way! Once you receive them, make sure you register your wristband online so you protect your investment throughout the weekend and ensure that the wristband remains YOURS should you encounter any issues. Once registered, you can then enroll in our “cashless” program where you will be able to use your wristband just like cash at the bars and select locations throughout the festival grounds. No more worrying about carrying your credit card around or losing your wallet! As an added bonus for registering for our cashless program in advance, we’re offering a $5 discount for entry into the Bash B4 on Thursday Night! Keep in mind that you will need to register for cashless PRIOR to arriving on-site and you must use your bracelet to pay your entrance fee in order to receive this discount! Please pay attention to the instructions on the insert that comes with your tickets in order to register for our Cashless program, if you have any questions see below before visiting our official ticketing providers Front Gate Tickets for more assistance!
Everyone who registers before Friday, April 18th will be entered to win a Pair of Gold VIP upgrades!
Counter.Point 2014 ~ Cashless Wristband Registration FAQ
Purchase beverages, food, and more with the quick tap of your wristband using the new Counter.Point Cashless program!
What are the Cashless program benefits?
Save time! No need to carry cash or a credit card! Easy to use! Accepted at all bars! Tap and go!
How does Cashless work?
It’s easy! You just need to take three simple steps.
Register your wristband at https://counterpoint-registration.frontgatetickets.com/item-lookup.php during which time you will also have the option to link your credit card to your wristband and set a required PIN for security. Then you’ll be registered for Cashless too!
Next, order at any bar location (and select vendors) and let them know you are paying with your wristband.
Then tap your wristband, add a tip amount, enter your PIN, and go!
Is it secure?
Yes! It works in conjunction with your credit card so it carries all the same security features and protection. You will also set a PIN during registration (just like a debit card), so no one else will be able to use your wristband or your Cashless account without your PIN.
Is my credit card information stored on my wristband?
No. We do not actually store any financial data on the wristband. The PIN you choose upon Cashless registration will always be required to make a purchase, however your actual card number and billing details are not stored on the wristband, so don’t worry about someone snagging your info.
What happens if my wristband is damaged?
First, don’t panic. We can help! Come to a Ticket Help location at the festival (located at the box office and gates) and we can replace the wristband if you registered it. You will have to re-link your credit card for security purposes. Then you will be back in action!
Will my wristband run out of money?
Not unless the card you linked it to does. No funds are actually stored to the wristband, it’s just linked to your credit or debit card. As long as you could still use your card, you will still be able to use your Cashless wristband.
Are there any additional fees for using my Cashless wristband?
Nope! It is free to sign up and free to use!
Do I have to sign up for Cashless and pay with my wristband in order to register it?
No. While we certainly think it’s the best payment option, you can register your wristband without enabling the Cashless payment option.
Can I link multiple credit or debit cards to my wristband?
No. You will only be able to link a single credit or debit card to your wristband.
Can I link the same card to multiple wristbands?
Yes. If you wish to allow your card to be linked to multiple wristbands, you certainly can. Each wristband will require a separate PIN. The PIN must be entered when using the wristband to purchase anything participating in the Cashless program at the festival.
** Register for Cashless by April 15th at 12pm EST to be entered for a chance to win 2 VIP Gold Upgrades! **
Set times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of CP 14 have been revealed!
Take a look at the schedule for each day of CounterPoint and start planning your weekend here! Don’t forget to pick up your 3-Day or Single Day tickets now so you can secure your spot at the party and spend more time figuring out how you’re going to see all of these awesome artists and less time worry about festival passes!
Purchase CounterPoint Tickets
Just because you can’t make it for the whole weekend doesn’t mean you should be left out of all the fun!
Single Day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of CounterPoint are currently available! Grab your GA tickets for $90 or VIP for $199 and lock down your spot at the party…the only hard part is picking which day you want to come! Take a look at our daily schedules now and start scheming.
Don’t miss out: get your Single Day tickets here.
Not only are we opening up the gates a day early on Thursday, April 24th at 4PM so you can beat the traffic and get a prime camping spot, but we’ve also got a good ole southern pre-party planned for y’all!
Our B4 BASH will feature a welcoming BBQ provided by the award-winning local favorite Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse, our very own CounterPoint Bonfire, plenty of beer provided by Heineken, and of course, live music brought to you by Star Slinger, ExMag, Modern Measure and The Mad Violinist!
All camping ticket-holders will have the option to arrive on Thursday evening and purchase a $20 pass at the gates ($15 with wristbands registered for our Cashless Program in advance). This Thursday pass will allow access to all the Pre-Party festivities including a voucher for dinner from Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse!
We can’t wait for you guys to arrive and help get this party started
Consider yourselves warned! The last day to take advantage of our 50/50 Payment Plan is this Saturday, March 15th! Help split the cost of any CounterPoint ticket (GA, VIP, Glamping, Travel Package, etc.) into two easy payments and secure your place at the party this spring!
Simply select the “Payment Plan” option during the purchase process and you’ll be on your way! If you’re looking to break up the cost of your festival tickets this year, then look no further. Can’t wait to see you all in April!
Grab your CounterPoint Music Festival tickets here
Our friends at White Raver Rafting recently stated that Outkast’s performance at CounterPoint this spring “will be the best performance of the year, hands down”. Find out why below!
Oukast is back after a 6 year hiatus to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, their debut album which was released April 26th, 1994. Coincidentally (or maybe not?) that date happens to fall directly in the middle of Counterpoint Music Festival’s return to the rolling hills of Georgia, just a few miles outside of the duo’s hometown of Atlanta.
As festival season unfolds, Outkast is stabbing every city (40 stops to be exact) and then they’re heading to that bat cave in A-T-L Georgia where the real madness begins. Even the most humble mumble Outkast fan knows that nothing is more important to this pair than representing their hood and showing love to the ATLiens. That being said, when it comes to the date and location of this performance, it appears the stars have aligned.
In today’s music scene, we see artists come and go. The average lifespan of a music career has dwindled to a few short years and it’s increasingly difficult to grow a strong bond between artist and fan. True artistry is a dying craft in modern music and few musicians today have invested themselves enough to stand out from the others.
It’s one thing to be great at what everyone else is doing. But It’s a completely different level of success when you reinvent what’s being done altogether, making a new reality for everyone from your own dreams. Outkast has always been ahead of the game in their style and ingenuity whether it be in their songs, their shows or their clothes.
“If it wasn’t for us trying to enlighten you all with all sorts of flows and flavors, the game wouldn’t be the same. You gotta’ keep it innovative and new, creative. You know what I’m saying? People don’t wanna hear the same old thing over and over. You gotta come provocative n*gga! Sh*t’s gotta be spine tingling with mad styles and crazy-dangerous bust your sh*t open beats!” – Outkast on Rosa Parks
20 years after their debut and they’re still cooler than a polar bear’s toenails. A lot has changed in the world of music since they redefined southern hip-hop in the 90s but even today their influence can be felt reverberating through every funky beat. As new generations of artists gain popularity referencing their songs, it’s almost as if Outkast, as an entity always has been and always will be.
Some festivals may be touting other big name hip-hop acts on their lineup this year as “different” but (truly speaking) few living artists have had as substantial of an impact on rap music than Outkast. So hold up Bonnaroo… I’m really happy for you and Kanye and imma let you finish… but COUNTERPOINT HAS TWO OF THE BEST RAPPERS OF ALL TIME!
And when it comes to performances, this duo is unparalleled. The chemistry between these guys is explosive to say the least. They feed off each other’s energy and compliment each other’s unique style in a way no one else can. Not only are they band-mates but Outkast is also a friendship that’s been developing since before we were born. “It’s him and I, Aquemini.”
To my dungeon family, follow the funk from the skunk and the dank that is crunk in the Dungeon to ATL, home of the pimps and the money makers, Club people* (PG edit), Magic City and them Southern playas.
Shuttles from downtown Atlanta to CounterPoint Music Festival are On Sale now!
Leave your car and your worries behind as you hop on one of our buses headed straight to Kingston Downs! There are a number of options here: either travel and stay with us for the entire weekend, or go back and forth to ATL everyday.
Atlanta Shuttle Stop Location: Renaissance Hotel – 866 West Peachtree NW. Atlanta, GA 30308 [map]
Shuttle Passes are $55 and you may purchase your Shuttle Pass with a 3-Day Ticket or separately. Remember, there is a limited amount of room on these buses, so reserve your spot on one of our CounterPoint shuttles today!
Purchase your Shuttle Pass here!
That’s right! We’re opening up the campgrounds at Kingston Downs on Thursday, April 24th at 4PM so you can come get set up before Friday’s festivities! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks regarding our early opening and added pre-party activities…see y’all in April!
Our official lineup video for the 2014 CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival was just released! Check it out below and then head on over to our Facebook page to let us know who you’re most excited to see this spring at Kingston Downs!
For a full list of all the artists playing at CounterPoint, please visit our Artists page.
The word is out! We just unleashed our 2014 lineup this morning and are so excited to hear what you guys think of the group we’ve assembled for the second CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival! Headlining CounterPoint this spring is none other than Outkast, who is returning home for their first show in Georgia in over 10 years!
It wouldn’t be a party without friends though, and we’ve got lots of them this year at Kingston Downs! Joining the festivities will be Pretty Lights, Foster the People, STS9, J. Cole, Major Lazer, Krewella, Big Gigantic, Flux Pavilion, Above & Beyond, Matt and Kim, Thievery Corporation, Janelle Monae, A-Trak, Sleigh Bells, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus, Chance the Rapper, Boys Noize, Griz, Shpongle, Phantogram, and so many more if you can believe it…
Check out our Artist page for more info on each act playing at CounterPoint!! See you guys in April
Good news friends, the wait is almost over!! Our official 2014 Artist Announcement will be on Wednesday, January 15th! We can’t wait to share all the incredible artists we’ve rounded up for this spring and hope to see you all in April at Kingston Downs!!
Forewarning: Early Bird Tickets are going extremely fast…in order to secure your place at CounterPoint for the lowest possible price, grab yours today before the prices rise!
We’ve got the holiday fever! Starting tomorrow (12/23) and ending on New Years Day, we’ll be giving away some awesome prizes including free upgrades, backstage passes and official CounterPoint gear to random ticket buyers as we round out the final days of 2013!
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, all you have to do to register to win is purchase a ticket to CounterPoint (GA, VIP and Layaway all count!). We’ll be posting the winners every day at Noon (EST).
Some of the presents we’ll be handing out this year include FREE car camping passes, CP 12 posters, camping upgrades, VIP upgrades, CP 14 merchandise, Backstage Tours of the new site, side stage viewing of some of your favorite artists, GA tickets for your friends, and so much more!
Grab your tickets before New Years and try your luck at some fantastic gifts, ‘tis the season after all!
Early Bird GA and VIP Tickets to CounterPoint have been flying off the shelves!! We can’t thank you all enough for your support. If you haven’t picked up your CounterPoint ticket yet, consider yourself warned: there are a very limited amount of Early Bird tickets available, and once Sold Out, we’ll automatically roll over to the higher price of Advanced Tickets.
Get your ticket today for the lowest possible price!
Get ‘em while they’re hot!
We’re pumped to release a limited amount of 3-Day Early Bird GA Passes, 3 levels of VIP Packages, new Luxury Camping options, Travel Packages and Parking Passes for the 2014 CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival!
CounterPoint fans now have the chance to purchase General Admission passes for the lowest possible amount (with and WITHOUT Camping). VIP’s, Gold VIP’s and Platinum VIP’s gain access to the VIP campgrounds, express entry into the Kingston Downs concert area, exclusive Main Stage viewing areas, drink specials, dedicated concierge service throughout the festival, and so much more! Our exciting new Glamping Options will also enable guests to leave their camping gear behind and focus on the stuff that truly matters: clothes, towels, the essentials, and of course…partying. Our safari-style tents will come equipped with everything you’ll need, including a queen bed, 2 twin beds, or comfort cots (depending on the package). For more information on CounterPoint Tickets, please visit: www.counterpointfestival.com/tickets
We can’t wait to share all the surprises that await you guys at CounterPoint this spring! Please remember that there are a limited amount of 3-Day Early Bird GA and Parking Passes – grab yours today and lock down your spot at CP 14 this spring!
Come on in!
While your here, take a look at all of our exciting ticketing options that we’ll be providing this year. Stay tuned for more information regarding our artist announce, exclusive ticket giveaways, and some of the on-site installations at CounterPoint this spring!
We do things a little different around here, and we hope you’ll take notice.
Be sure to check back regularly for more CounterPoint news!
- The CounterPoint Team
The wait is over! Early Bird Tickets, VIP Experience Passes, Luxury Camping Options, Travel Packages and all Vehicle Passes for CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival go on sale Tuesday, November, 19th at 10 AM EST!
New to CounterPoint this spring are a couple ridiculously-attractive VIP Packages and Luxury Camping options. Get the scoop on these huge additions to your weekend at Counterpoint here.
A couple things to keep in mind this year: all cars entering the festival site must have a Vehicle Pass. We’re offering a number of different options in 2014, so be sure to read them all here before purchasing in order to select the proper pass. Remember, those who plan on camping at the festival must purchase a pass that says “Camping”.
Be aware that CounterPoint is an 18+ event this year. ID’s will be checked at the gates. If you do not have a valid ID, you will not be able to enter into the venue.
That’s right! The CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival has a new home this year: Kingston Downs in Rome, Georgia! This beautiful piece of property has played host to the Atlanta Steeplechase for the past 20 years; it sits on 5,000 acres of rolling North Georgia hills and is surrounded on all three sides by the Etowah River, with amazing views of the Appalachian Mountains in the distance! The venue will play host to multiple stages, art installations, and a variety of other exciting activities this spring. The combination of premiere musical talent and our bevy of onsite elements, coupled with the scenic waterfront locale, will have festivalgoers entertained and immersed in the CounterPoint experience all weekend long!
While we maintain a secluded look and feel, the centrally located CounterPoint site is also easily accessible from most of the biggest cities in the Southeast and only 50 minutes from Atlanta. We can’t wait for you all to join us at our new stomping grounds in April!!