What is the Sloss Music & Arts Festival?
The Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a premier music experience set on the grounds of the National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces. It features a lineup of great renowned headliners and emerging artists. Two days full of great performances and engaging activities that will make for an unforgettable weekend this summer!
When and where is the festival?
July 15 & 16, 2017
The festival takes place at Sloss Furnaces, located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, AL.
Do you have an app for Apple and Android devices?
We sure do! Click here to download for an Apple Device. Click here to download for an Android Device. You can also search “slossfest” in the App store to download.
What time do gates open each day and when does the music start/end?
Gates will open at 12:30PM. Music will begin at 1:30PM and conclude at approximately 11:30PM
Is this a family friendly event?
This is definitely a family friendly event and welcomes guests of all ages. Children ages 6 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult admission.
Do you allow re-entry into the festival?
Yes, re-entry will be allowed on a daily basis prior to 7PM. Only one re-entry per patron unless accompanied by a medical note. Please see a member of the gate staff upon exit to receive a re-entry wristband. Be sure to have your re-entry wristband AND Ticketmaster ticket upon re-entry.
Can I bring a backpack into the festival?
Yes, you can, but it is subject to search.
I am media on assignment, how do I apply for media credentials?
Sloss Fest will distribute a limited number of media credentials to press members on assignment. The deadline to apply for media credentials is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Click here to download a media application
What should I bring?
Your usual festival gear:
-An empty, refillable, plastic or aluminum water bottle or Camelback
Thinking of bringing something not on the list? Make sure it’s not one of our prohibited items. Check out that list below.
What should I NOT bring?
Weapons, food & drink, alcohol, illegal substances of any kind, umbrellas, coolers, chairs more than 1 inch off the ground, lasers, glow sticks, stickers, silly string, confetti, glitter, spray-paint, pets (service dogs will be permitted), glass containers & metal aerosol cans, including sunscreen in aerosol cans, scooters or personal motorized vehicles, professional recording equipment, detachable lens camera, audio recording equipment, video recording equipment, gopros, selfie sticks, fireworks or other explosives, large chains or spiked jewelry, tents or canopies, skateboards, no unauthorized vendors will be permitted, no solicitations, handbills, sampling, give-aways, etc.
What kind of camera can I bring?
Point and shoot digital cameras are allowed. Cameras with detachable lenses are prohibited.
Is there camping on site at the festival?
No, there is no camping at Sloss Music & Arts festival, but we do have several great hotels nearby. Check out our accommodations HERE.
What are acceptable forms of ID to purchase alcohol with?
Driver’s License, Government-issued ID or Passport
If I need medical attention, can I get that?
If you need medical attention while at Sloss, we will have two (2) MedHelp Medical Tents located on site. If you can’t make it to the MedHelp Medical Tents, please grab one of our security team members and they will quickly assist you.
Will there be Wi-Fi available?
Yes, there will be free public Wi-Fi available on site sponsored by Bright House Business Solutions.
Do all vendors accept credit cards?
Some vendors will be accepting credit cards, but we will have several ATMs on site for your convenience.
Can I bring food into the festival?
Delicious food (including vegetarian options) and drinks will be available on-site.
What if I lose my stuff?
There will be a lost and found located at the Information Tent on site.
Will there be a festival map available so we can see which bands will be on which stages and see the locations of food, restrooms, etc?
Yes, the 2017 festival map will be released in advance of the festival. You will also have access to a map in our festival guide given at the entrance and on the mobile app. Please note that lineup and map are subject to change.
Are there water stations at the festival?
Stay hydrated, Sloss Fest Family! Free water filling stations will be located throughout Sloss Furnaces. Make sure you bring your empty water container to fill up throughout the day. There will also be Sloss Music & Arts Festival branded water bottles available for purchase at the Merch booth. Ice cold Dasani water bottles will also be available for sale.
Will I be able to charge my phone while on-site?
Yes, there will be a charging station not only on festival grounds but also in VIP tents thanks to our friends at Alabama Power.