June 1-3, 2018
San Francisco
Civic Center Plaza & Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
June 1-3, 2018
San Francisco
Civic Center Plaza & Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


Friday 5 PM-11 PM, Saturday 2 PM-11 PM and Sunday 2 PM-10 PM.

The festival will take place at Civic Center Plaza and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. These two venues will merge to create one mega-venue with indoor and outdoor stages as well as attractions to suit all of your festing needs.

Parking in the area is going to be tough. Public transportation to and from the festival is widely available, affordable, and often times dependable. BART and MUNI lines are nearby.


  • Blankets
  • Small soft pack cooler (no larger than a 12-pack size)
  • Regular-sized or unframed backpacks
  • Two factory-sealed water bottles up to one liter each
  • Empty CamelBak or an empty container (e.g., Nalgene and Klean Kanteen water bottles)
  • Ice (Must be contained in a soft­-sided cooler or CamelBak — no large bags allowed.)
  • Binoculars

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal substances
  • Large or framed backpacks
  • Alcohol (Alcohol will be sold at the festival)
  • Glass containers of ANY kind
  • Cans of ANY kind
  • Cameras (phone cameras OK, please do not take photos during comedy shows)
  • Video equipment (including GoPros — no video recording will be allowed)
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
  • Bicycles (Not allowed inside festival grounds.)
  • Strollers or wagons
  • Fireworks and explosives
  • Instruments and laser pointers
  • Umbrellas
  • Selfie sticks of ANY kind, including GoPro sticks
  • Spray paint or large markers
  • Picnic baskets
  • Lawn furniture or any chairs with legs
  • Large or hard-sided coolers
  • Tents
  • Pets (Except for service animals)
  • Drones
  • Totems or flags
  • Finally, no illegal vending is permitted. No unauthorized or unlicensed vendors are allowed.

    This is an all ages festival but we’re not about to ask comedians to watch their mouths. Your kids may leave with unexpectedly expanded vocabularies and knowledge.

    In general, re-entry is not allowed. You may enter the festival gates once each day. However, if you absolutely must leave the festival and need to return the same day, you must speak with a supervisor at any festival entrance or exit BEFORE LEAVING to be scanned out. Yes, it is as complicated as it sounds. We do not recommend it. And, yes, we realize it would be much easier to just tell you “no.”

    All tickets will come in the form of a wristband. Stylish! If you purchase your ticket closer to the festival and we are unable to ship the wristband to you, you will receive instructions on where to pick your wristband up. If you do not like instructions, we get it. Rebellion is cool, but if you want to get in, you have to play ball.

    For more information on wristbands click here.

    You will receive ONE wristband that grants you access to all three days of the festival. It cannot be removed once put on. If security suspects that your wristband has been tampered with, it will be void, and you will not be given access to the festival. Friendship is not worth missing out on this killer lineup.

    The official mobile app will be available for iOS and Android close to the festival date.

    Due to artist sensitivities, there will be restricted use of phones, cameras and other recording devices at Clusterfest. In general, you may not record comedy performances in any way, shape or form at this event. Failure to adhere to this rule will be grounds for ejection with no reentry. During certain performances, additional measures may be taken to ensure that no recording is captured from the audience.

    Clusterfest partners with local nonprofits, including Larkin Street Youth Services, Downtown Streets and United Playaz by donating a portion of all festival ticket sales to help each organization support the San Francisco community.


    Wristbands will ship 2-4 weeks prior to the festival.

    If you have not received your wristband(s) 72 hours prior to the start of the festival, please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets, or call 888.512.SHOW (7469).

    All tickets will be shipped out prior to the festival. Under very special circumstances, some tickets will need to be picked up at Will Call. If that is the case, you will receive instructions on how and where to pick up your tickets.

    Box Office Hours and location will be posted in early May. Stay Tuned!

    Please contact our ticket provider, Front Gate Tickets, or call 888.512.SHOW (7469).

    We can only guarantee ticket validity for purchases made through our official vendor, Front Gate Tickets. Any other ticket source could get a little sketchy.

    Tickets may only be picked up by the original buyer with valid photo ID.


    Practice, practice, practice. Also, fill out this application. Applications are due by Friday, March 16th. Thanks for your interest!

    Most vendors will accept debit or credit cards, but there will also be ATMs located throughout the festival site in case our technology turns against us and we need to revert to medieval forms of payment.

    Lost & Found will be held at an Info Booth on-site. The festival will also be a great opportunity to find yourself.

    Yes. We’re very tech savvy.

    Yes. We will have a variety of vendors that will sell vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food items.


    Please view Clusterfest Accessibility Information here.

    For any questions on accessibility at Clusterfest, please reach out to access@clusterfest.com



    For more information and to sign up as a general volunteer at Clusterfest, click here.



    CLEAN VIBES DURING SHOW TRASH TALKER® Volunteers will manage a waste reclamation station in order to direct attendees on the proper disposal of their waste – in recycling, compost, or landfill.

    CLEAN VIBES DURING SHOW TABLE BUSSER Volunteers will be stationed near a picnic table area within the park and will work in conjunction with Clean Vibes crew and Clean Vibes Trash Talker® Volunteers to ensure the area remains clean and safe.

    CLEAN VIBES NIGHTLY AFTER SHOW CLEAN UP Volunteers will be working with a large group of staff and volunteers collecting and consolidating bags of trash and recycling and sweeping the grounds of all the loose litter after the event ends each evening.

    DURING/POST SHOW CLEAN-UP Volunteers will work ONE 8-hour shift on Monday (6/4) with Clean Vibes crew members and fellow volunteers to clear the venue of all event litter and debris. In addition, volunteers will work ONE 4-hour Table Busser or Trash Talker® shift over the course of the weekend.

    For more information and to sign up as a volunteer for Clean Vibes, click here.


    We’ve partnered with Curadora to help out of town guests easily find accommodations during Colossal Clusterfest. Find your room.

    San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything, including signature arts and culture. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco Travel is the place to find out all things San Francisco. Visit http://www.sftravel.com for more info.


    For general inquiries not addressed in the FAQ, please contact info@clusterfest.com

    For questions regarding our Access Program, please contact access@clusterfest.com If you’re interested in becoming an official Clusterfest partner, please contact sponsor@clusterfest.com

    For publicity/press inquiries, please contact press@clusterfest.com


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    ∙ 3 days, 4 stages, tons of your favorite comedians and great bands, too.
    ∙ Interactive attractions.
    ∙ More delicious food and drinks than you could possibly consume in one weekend.

    3-Day General Admission Includes

    • 3 days, multiple stages, tons of your favorite comedians and great bands, too
    • Interactive attractions**
    • More delicious food and drinks for sale than you could possibly consume in one weekend
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    3-Day VIP Includes

    • All of the General Admission goodies
    • Access to exclusive VIP seating sections as well as cocktail service at the Main Stage
    • Priority seating at Bill Graham Stage and other performance venues (first come, first serve)
    • Fast Pass access to interactive attractions
    • Dedicated VIP lanes at each entrance
    • Dedicated VIP concierge
    • Exclusive Merch package including a Clusterfest Blanket and a VIP commemorative laminate
    • Reserved Seating - how does this work?
      While individual seat numbers are not reserved at the Clusterfest Stage, seated sections are. During the event, we will guarantee you a seat in that section. One ticket, one butt in that section. Sections correspond to the VIP price level.
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