Event Info

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Check out everything you’ll need to know about the 2015 CounterPoint Festival!


Getting Here:

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Please note that other than the shuttle, there are no public transit routes to CounterPoint. Taking a car or carpooling with friends is the most popular way of arrival.

Driving Directions: Coming Soon

Airport: The closest International Airport is Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is less than 70 miles away from the festival site.

Train Station: Amtrak makes regular stops in Atlanta and Gainesville (GA) from all major stations. Both stations are just over an hour away from the festival site.

SHUTTLES

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Atlanta Round Trip Shuttles: This ticket is for patrons who live (or are staying) in the greater Atlanta area and want a safe and reliable ride to/from CounterPoint. These ticket options are for Round Trip Daily or Weekend transportation between Atlanta and CounterPoint on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Further details, exact shuttle times and tickets will be available on January 15th.

Campground Shuttle:

  • Depart: Friday 5/22 @ 11:00 AM from Downtown ATL at the Civic Center MARTA Station
  • Return: Monday 5/25 @ 9:00 AM from CounterPoint

Daily Local Shuttle:

  • Departs: 1:00 PM Daily (5/22 – 5/24) from Downtown at the Civic Center MARTA Station
  • Returns: 1:30 AM Daily (5/22 – 5/24) from CounterPoint

CARPOOLING

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If you’re traveling to CounterPoint by car, be cool and Carpool! We’ll be rewarding random carpoolers with various prizes including free merchandise, food or drink vouchers, backstage passes and more! These prizes will only be awarded to those who carpool with three or more people in a car. To win free swag, decorate your vehicle with the statement “I Carpooled to CounterPoint!” so we can see it easily when you come in the gates. Winners will be selected at random…good luck!


Staying Here:

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CounterPoint is a “Camping Optional” festival, where concertgoers can choose to pitch a tent, rent an RV, or purchase one of our luxury camping options that are available so you can crash on site once all the festivities have finished for the night. For those not interested in camping, we also offer Day Parking and Hotel Package options, so you can sleep in a comfortable hotel room or even your own place!

PARKING

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All vehicles at CounterPoint are required to have a parking pass. cars, trucks, vans and a select amount of RVs are all welcome, and we have a number of parking options that will specifically accommodate each. Any vehicle on the festival grounds needs to stay parked in their designated space for the entire weekend. Only those who have purchased a day parking pass will be able to take their vehicle out each day. If you have an emergency and must leave the festival site early, please contact one of our camping staff to escort you out safely.

Parking is included with a VIP Pass. GA parking options may be purchased during the checkout process.


Event Info

Greening CounterPoint makes a commitment, along with our attendees, to keep Kingston Downs beautiful through recycling and waste reduction programs.

It’s no secret here, the attendees (YOU!) will make the program a success. Please pay attention where recycling, compost and waste bins are placed. Also, be sure to collect the trash around your campsite and then bag it up at the end of the weekend.

Please respect our temporary home!!
Parking All vehicles entering the festival grounds are required to have a Vehicle Pass. For a full listing of parking options, please visit our Parking page.
Weather CounterPoint is an outdoor festival and will take place rain or shine, so come prepared for hot days, the bright sun, cool nights and a chance of rain!
Lost and Found / Info Booths Info booths are located throughout the Festival. Check in at an Info booth with questions, concerns, or lost and found inquiries. All locations will be clearly marked on the map.
ATMs A number of ATMs will be located on-site. These will be marked on our event map.
Bars / Alcohol There will be bars at each stage and throughout the festival grounds serving a variety of beverages.
Stay Hydrated Keep yourself healthy, happy and hydrated throughout the weekend. Be sure you drink plenty of water, available at the free water filling stations and for sale at all bars. All locations will be clearly marked on the Festival map.
Food and Beverages

Stay tuned for a full list of offerings.

The application to be a Food Court exhibitor at the 2015 CounterPoint Music And Arts Festival is now closed. Check back next January for the 2016 application.

Contact vendors@counterpointfestival.com with questions.

General Store We will have a general store stocked with all the things you might’ve forgotten at home and a few other essentials.
Merchandise Official CounterPoint Merchandise (Shirts, Hoodies, Hats, Glasses, Lighters, Water Bottles, Posters and more) will be sold at a highly visible location that will be marked on our event map. In addition to the merch booth, various craft vendors will be prevalent throughout the weekend as well!
RVs A Limited number of Recreational Vehicles (RVs) will be allowed on-site in our RV Park. Please note that RV parking is not located with General Camping.

You must purchase an RV pass to be guaranteed a space for your RV. There are no exceptions – this RV pass just guarantees you enough space for your RV to be parked. If you have a companion vehicle you must purchase a parking pass for that vehicle and walk your items in.

Be sure to purchase these passes in advance, as we have a limited amount and we cannot guarantee they will be available at the gate.

For more information, please visit our Parking page.
Cell Phone Service There is limited cellular phone service and phones may become unreliable once onsite…please plan accordingly.
What will the festival campgrounds will provide?
  • Showers
  • Potable Water
  • Wash Stations
  • Portable Toilets & Indoor Toilettes
  • Food & Craft Vendors
  • ATMs
Art Vendors

The application to be an Art exhibitor at the 2015 CounterPoint Music And Arts Festival is now closed. Check back next January for the 2016 application.

Contact vendors@counterpointfestival.com with questions.

What to Bring We recommend bringing the following items:
  • Factory sealed water bottles or empty water bottles to refill
  • Rain gear with a hood
  • Extra pair of shoes (sneakers and mud boots recommended)
  • Bug spray
  • A blanket to sit on
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat for shade
  • Plastic container or two for water
  • Plastic bags for trash
  • Flag or balloon to identify your site
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Pen and paper for names, addresses, new songs, etc.
  • Small camping chairs
Medical There will be emergency medical personnel located onsite around the clock. If you need emergency medical attention, find a staff person with a radio, go to an information booth, medical tent or tell one of the security personnel. Medical booths will be clearly marked on the Festival map.

Those who have special dietary needs may bring food for personal use only into the festival site. Factory sealed, non-glass, water bottles are also allowed.

Please behave responsibly while you’re at CounterPoint. Event producers are not responsible for attendees' actions. Be respectful of your neighbors and friends at the show and help people out if they need it…we're all in this together!
Event Security and Safety Event Security and Safety teams will be located throughout the site for the entire duration of the event. If you have an EMERGENCY, find a staff person with a radio or go to the nearest security station, information booth, medical tent or security personnel. There will be a central security and first aid location inside the concert area.
Zero Tolerance for Illegal Activities The use of illegal drugs is not permitted. Anyone using illegal drugs will be subject to removal from the event and will not be allowed back in.
Event Info CounterPoint Music Festival is an outdoor music festival held at the beautiful property of Kingston Downs in Rome, Georgia. CounterPoint is a 3-day rain-or-shine event with camping featuring 3 stages and a multitude of performers.

Festival FAQ’s

Any Additional Questions? Feel free to e-mail us anytime! info@counterpointfestival.com
When will a map of the venue be released? A venue map will be posted both on the CounterPoint website and via all CP Social Media pages in the weeks leading up to the festival.
I ordered my tickets and haven't received them in the mail yet Tickets will be shipped in early May. If you have any ticketing-related questions please contact: support@fgtcustomerservice.com
Are ticket prices going to increase as the event gets closer? Yes. Grab your ticket as soon as you can for the lowest possible price!
How will my vehicle pass arrive? All vehicle passes will be mailed in the form of a window sticker. These passes are specific to the purchaser and are non-transferrable. If the sticker arrives without the purchaser in the vehicle, they will be turned away.
How will my festival ticket arrive? All festival wristbands will be mailed out at the beginning of May. This wristband must be worn for the entire duration of the event (all weekend). Please keep in mind that all tickets are non-transferrable and will not be replaced.
Will tickets be sold at the event? If the festival does not sell out in advance there will be tickets available at our Box Office location for a higher rate. Always beware of scalpers both at the venue and online. The only way to assure the validity of your ticket is to purchase through our official ticketing page or at our box office.
Will tickets sell out? There is a large chance we will sell out this year due to our lineup and capacity. Remember to always beware of scalpers, both at the venue and online. The only way to assure the validity of your ticket is to purchase through our authorized ticket broker, Front Gate Tickets.
Is Camping included with my ticket purchase? No, all CounterPoint patrons that want to camp on-site must purchase a Camping Pass. You can add camping to your order during the checkout process. See our Camping page for more details.
Is there Day Parking? There is a limited allotment of "Day Parking Vehicle Passes" that allow you to park close to the venue and come and go as you please.
I'm a photographer. How do I obtain a Photo Pass? To apply for 2015 Press & Photography credentials, please fill out our CounterPoint Music Festival Press Application!
Can I leave and come back into CounterPoint? All patrons with 3-day wristbands are allowed to come in and out of the festival site on foot (you will be searched upon re-entry).

The only vehicles that are allowed to come in and out of the festival site are those with a Day Parking Pass.

All other vehicles on the festival site need to stay parked in their designated space for the entire weekend. If you have an emergency and must leave the festival site early, please contact one of our camping staff to escort you out safely.

For a full listing of parking options, please visit our Parking page.
When will set times be posted? Set times will be posted on this website and on all of CounterPoint's social media sites on the days leading up to the festival (LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE).

Ticketing FAQ’s

I have a question that is not on this page. What now? No worries, e-mail us at info@counterpointfestival.com. We receive a large number of e-mails each day, please be patient and we will respond to your e-mail in the order it is received.
I really want to read your legalese. Where is it? Rain or Shine.

Ticket is for Counterpoint Festival, not for a specific artist. Artists and schedule subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund. The ticket is a revocable license for the time/date listed on the ticket.

"Management" means C3 Presents, LLC, MCP Presents, Counterpoint Festival, and their affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Ticket user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Ticket user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. Ticket user contests to Management's use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.
Can I mess with my wristband?
  • If you purchase a 3-day pass you will be issued a wristband upon entrance to the festival. DO NOT remove your wristband between days.
  • If wristbands are removed or tampered with whatsoever, they are void and will be confiscated.
  • If wristbands are too loose and look like they can be slipped on and off, they will be confiscated.
There's a really great deal on Craigslist. Should I buy a ticket/wristband from there? Tickets: While websites like Craigslist, eBay, or any other broker site may appear to save you cash and allow you to access the festival, many of these tickets are either already used or are counterfeits. Any counterfeit wristbands will be identified at the gate, and our staff will examine the ticket, and turn you away. If you didn't buy it from us, we cannot validate it. If you want to guarantee your entry, visit our website to purchase your tickets every single time.

Wristbands: It is common for people to try to sell their wristbands to others if they cannot attend a certain day. Unfortunately, removing a wristband automatically voids it. Our security checks every wristband to assure it has not been removed and replaced, and if so you will be escorted directly from the property. Simply visit our Tickets page, call 888.512.SHOW, or go to the box office to purchase tickets.
I don't see any Service Charges - what's up with that? Rejoice. There are no Service Charges for your CounterPoint Ticket.
I lost or damaged my ticket. Help! Please contact support@fgtcustomerservice.com or call 888.512.SHOW (7469) in advance of the performance to speak to a customer care agent.
I need to change my order. What do I do? Refunds, exchanges, address and name changes are not allowed after a ticket is purchased. If you have additional questions about your order, please email support@fgtcustomerservice.com or call 888.512.SHOW (7469).
Am I allowed to EXIT and RE-ENTER CounterPoint? No, however if you purchased a camping ticket you will be able to access your campsite at any time.
How and when will my tickets ship / Where can I pick them up? Your wristband will ship in late April via USPS ground.
  • Box Office Location: We are working on a location for 2015...check back soon!
  • Box Office Hours: Also TBD - but we'll have more information soon!
Question about a ticket order you already placed? Please contact Front Gate Tickets via email at support@fgtcustomerservice.com or call 888.512.SHOW (7469).
What Are My Ticket Options For CounterPoint?
  • Early Bird 3-Day GA Ticket: Save your spot early! Buy your 3-Day Passes at a discount while supplies last. Our Early Bird option offers a Camping upgrade for just $25 more per person. (Every person must have a ticket to enter the festival grounds and a camping ticket to enter the campgrounds)
  • Advanced 3-Day GA Ticket: Get your Advanced 3-Day Passes at a discount while supplies last and secure your spot before the masses! The Advanced 3-Day Ticket offers a Camping upgrade for just 25.00 more per person. (Every person must have a ticket to enter the festival grounds and a camping ticket to enter the campgrounds)
  • General Admission 3-Day Ticket: Regular priced GA tickets are available once Advanced tickets sell out. A General Admission 3-Day Ticket offers camping upgrades for just 25.00 more per person. (Every person must have a ticket to enter the festival grounds and a camping ticket to enter the campgrounds)
  • VIP 3-Day Packages: 3 levels of VIP Experience 3-Day Packages include VIP, Platinum, and Glamping. Visit our Tickets page for the latest information on all of the creature comforts and perks that come with our VIP Experience Packages.

Camping FAQ’s

What Not To Bring
  • NO Illegal Substances
  • NO Glass containers of any kind
  • NO Weapons of any kind
  • NO Fireworks
  • NO Open Fires
  • NO Vending without a permit
  • NO Bicycles, Scooters, Go-Karts or ATVs
  • NO Professional Video equipment
  • Cameras – only non-professional point & shoot cameras will be allowed. Hand-held Go-pro cameras are acceptable without attachments including sticks, tripods, headgear, etc.
  • NO Pets, leave your animals at home
  • NO Box trucks
  • NO Generators unless part of an RV
  • NO Gasoline
  • NO Kegs or excessive cases of beer
  • NO Spray-paint of any kind
What To Bring
  • Factory sealed water bottles
  • Rain gear with a hood
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Sneakers
  • Mud boots
  • Bug spray
  • Blanket to sit on
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat for share
  • Plastic container or two for water
  • Plastic bags for trash
  • Flag or balloon to identify your campsite
  • Ear plugs
  • Camera
  • Pen and paper for names, addresses and of course, playlists
  • Small camping chairs are permitted in the concert area, but coolers are not.
  • Play toys - Frisbee, balls of all varieties, etc.
  • Costumes for each day
  • Great Attitudes
Can I give my camping pass to a friend? No, tickets are non-transferrable. They will only work in conjunction with the name on the card that was used during the original purchase. This is an effort to help combat the scalping of Tickets and Vehicle Passes.
Can I bring sparklers, fireworks or Chinese lanterns? These are considered fireworks and are not permitted at CounterPoint.
Can I bring a grill or small stove for cooking? Yes, you are allowed to bring small camping stoves, but no open flames of any kind (or gasoline) are allowed in the camping area.
Will there be food and beverage options at the festival? Yes! CounterPoint will play host to a wide variety of food and beverage options both in the campgrounds and inside the concert field.
Can I bring Alcohol? Yes, you are allowed to bring your own personal beer, wine, and liquor with you under the following guidelines: patrons are allowed one case of beer, box of wine, or liter of alcohol. Glass is prohibited and will be confiscated upon search, so please plan accordingly. Alcohol may not be carried into or taken from the concert venue.
Will we get searched? All vehicles and patrons are subject to search upon entry.
How do I charge my phone over the weekend? We will have cell phone charging stations strategically placed within the campgrounds. Please check back for location, pricing, and more details.
I'm tent camping, will there be a place I can keep my valuables secure? Yes, we will have lockers strategically placed within the campgrounds. Please check back for location, pricing, and more details.
Will there be security in the campgrounds? There will be an on-site security team at all times as well as first aid tents open around the clock.
I'm only coming for the day - can I visit my buddies at their campsite? Unfortunately no, the campgrounds are only accessible by those who purchase a 3-Day ticket with camping. Single day tickets are day tickets only and therefore are not permitted in the overnight campgrounds.
My friends are camping in VIP, but I only have a GA camping pass. Can I still visit them? No. Only VIP Patrons are allowed in the VIP campgrounds. Your VIP friends may come visit you though!
When can I start camping at the festival? The gates open at 2 PM on Friday afternoon, campers are welcome to come set up any time after then! Please be mindful of our Box Office hours of operation.

STAY IN TOUCH

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CONTACT THE FESTIVAL

Please e-mail us directly at info@counterpointfestival.com.