With San Diego’s most anticipated music and arts festival right around the corner, it’s time to bust out the daily schedule and plan your weekend. To help with your strategizing, here is information on how close the stages are to one another and how to get from one to the next. Travel between the stages takes place both on ground AND on water and all part of the experience.
The Wonderfront Music and Arts Festival will have a total of eight stages (actually ten if you count Club Dub and the American Comedy Co. stages), a massive skate ramp for Tony Hawk’s HuckJam, game zones, and plenty more entertainment options. The four main stages include the KUSI Stage and Stella Artois Stage located at Seaport Village, and the Uncle Ed’s D*mn Good Vodka Stage and C3Bank Stage located at Embarcadero Park North. These four stages will house all of the rock, indie, reggae, EDM, and hip-hop genre performances. The latin main stage is located at Hilton Bayfront Park
The best part? The two stages in Seaport Village are located right next to each other, and the same goes for the two stages in Embarcadero Park North. This means if you love EDM and hip-hop music equally, you can catch back-to-back shows without breaking stride in your sweet dance moves. Same goes if you love rock, indie, reggae or jam on the Embarcadero North Park stages.
If you eventually want to expand your musical horizon and venture between the main stages to check out new artists, don’t fret. The maximum travel distance between the four main stages is no more than 1,600 feet. That’s less than a third of a mile. To put that in perspective, the farthest travel point between main stages at some of the other biggest musical festivals (think of Coachella, Austin City Limits, EDC Las Vegas) can be anywhere from 2,350 feet to 4,000 feet. That’s a lot of time spent walking around that you won’t be wasting at Wonderfront Festival.
There’s also a lot to visit outside of the four main stages with plenty of activities and music going on all over the festival grounds that span from the Broadway Port Pier down to the Hilton Bayfront Park. It’s a beautiful along the Promenade right on the waterfront, however, if you’d rather not walk, we also offer additional ways for you to get between these stages. These include old town trolleys, the WonderFRED shuttles, water taxis, and even the Marietta Party Boat which will have live bands and cocktails during each ride. Wonderfront makes moving between stages part of the fun!
You can check out the festival grounds yourself using this interactive map. If you’ve already planned out your festival weekend but still haven’t bought your tickets, now’s the time! You can also look into being a Wonderfront VIP (that is, if those memberships aren’t sold out by the time you read this).
Cheers, and stay classy San Diego!