Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019. One day only, the Sunday of Memorial Weekend.

Start time: Gates open at 11:00 AM. All 5 stages start with DJs right when gates open. First performers begin at 12:00 PM at all stages. Get there early and don’t miss anything.

End time: The show ends at 9:30 PM with Lil Wayne as the sun sets over the Minneapolis Main Stage.

Day of Show basics: No ins and outs. The show will go on rain or shine. Lineup and set times are subject to change.


Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the Midway in Saint Paul, MN.

Gates: We have two gates for entry. This is NOT the Minnesota State Fair, so DO NOT go to Snelling address.

Accessible Viewing Areas:

Soundset offers accessible viewing at main stages and Atmosphere & Friends Stage to ADA patrons who may need to be above the crowd. Top gain access to these areas you must have an ADA ticket. Companions may be asked to stand if capacity is reached in our viewing areas. Please contact our ticketing company HERE directly to purchase.

If you're purchasing ADA tickets online with Front Gate Tickets, please call 888-512-SHOW to confirm your order.

Lost and Found:

All items remaining at Lost & Found after Soundset will be held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds from Tuesday, May 28th thru Friday, May 31st, 2019. Minnesota State Fairgrounds are closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th), so no Lost & Found pick up will be available that day.

For lost items, please call 651-288-4400 between Tuesday, May 28th – Friday, May 31, 2019 from 8:00am - 4:00pm CST.

After May 31, all items will either be donated or disposed of, accordingly. All lost ID’s and driver's licenses will be sent directly to the state.

The earlier the better. This answer never changes. We have over 40+ artists performing, arriving fashionably late is unacceptable. Gates open at 11:00 am! Pro tip: traffic is usually lighter early in the morning.

We will have a whole festival map coming soon!

General Admission is all ages! We are for the kids and welcome families of all ages. Children under the age of ten get to experience the music for free but must be accompanied by a ticket purchasing adult. Maximum (2) children per (1) adult.

VIP is 18+ Only.

Here’s the YES list, you should read it. Share it. Follow it. Know it.

  • Backpacks (medium 20″ tall, 15″ wide and 9″ thick)
  • CamelBaks are OK, but MUST be empty upon entry)
  • Small beach towel
  • Hats
  • Fun
  • (1) 20 oz. plastic bottle of water (must be SEALED or EMPTY)
  • Sun block (non Aerosol)
  • Lighters
  • Cigarettes (sealed / unopened)
  • E-cigs (single use mini's and vape pens are OK, but NOT liquid refills)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ear Plugs
  • Chapstick and Lip Balm
  • Sunshine
  • Mobile Phones
  • Portable cell phone battery chargers
  • Smiles
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Kids, Mom, Dad, or Uncles, Aunts and Grandparents
  • Digital cameras (non-pro; SEE: Press + Photo), disposable cameras, and film cameras (non-pro)
  • Go Pros (NO poles / extenders / selfie sticks)
  • Hacky sacks
  • Strollers (for infants and toddlers only)
  • Peace, love, and a positive attitude
  • Pictures of Pookie Baby

Here’s the NO list. You should read it. Share it. Follow it. Know it. NO means NO. If you break the rules, the people behind you in line will be bummed you’re making it take longer for them to get in. Don’t be a bummer, follow the rules and we can all have a safe, fun time together.

  • Weapons (knives, guns, brass knuckles, chains—anything that can be used as a weapon to hurt someone)
  • Fireworks, explosives or road flares
  • Pepper Spray or Mace
  • Outside food or beverage
  • Toy Guns or Water Guns
  • Aerosol or Aerosol Cans
  • Glass
  • Air horns
  • AVPs, MODs or Liquid Refills for E-Cigs
  • Band instruments of any kind
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • “For sale” items (unless you are a contracted vendor)
  • Markers, paint pens or spray paint
  • Drones and remote control aircrafts or Cars or Toys
  • Video cameras (except Go-Pros)
  • Poles / camera extenders / selfie sticks
  • Audio recording devices
  • Laser Pointers or glow sticks
  • Totems
  • Umbrellas
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • Chairs
  • Coolers
  • Stuffed animals
  • Pets
  • Kites or flags
  • Megaphones or portable speakers

Sometimes they do and we do our best to let you know and because of this set times are always subject to change. Don’t be mad, be aware; get notifications from our app, follow us on social media, listen to the stage hosts and always look at the stage screens. We promise you that we will do our best always to keep you notified and informed of any changes. Sometimes change is good.

Soundset offers safety first, we care about your safety and well-being. Medical tents will be located throughout the festival site and will be clearly marked and visible from afar. Trained EMTs will be on the grounds and at these areas to address medical incidents.

If you see anyone at Soundset who appears to be in need of medical assistance, please inform a member of our security or medical team.

There is no camping at Soundset, but you should listen to Camp Lo, "Luchini AKA This Is It"

There will be a Before & After parties at First Avenue.

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Before and After parties are 18+

Before Party:
DJ Spinderella, DJ Keezy, Lady Midnight, Manchita, The Lioness, Krissy Marchante, Qing Qi, K.Raydio, Mayda, Taye Drina & NewBlackCity.

Hosted by: Angel Davanport.

Art by:
Serene Supreme, Maiya Lea, Nine Beauty, Fabrik Marge & Martiza Thometz.

After Party
Dâm-Funk (DJ Set), Supreme La Rock, Shannon Blowtorch, Plain Ole Bill, DJ Dan Speak, Kevin Beacham, King Otto, DJ Rowsheen & Just Nine.

Hosted by: Willie Wonka

Yes, beer and wine are available in general admission areas. You need to be 21+ with a valid I.D or passport with a proof of identification wristband to purchase alcohol at Soundset. If you’re from Canada or Europe, you still need to be 21+, don’t ask it’s some weird USA thing. Liquor and Soundset cocktails are ONLY available in VIP with the purchase of a VIP ticket.

No. The guest list is closed.
Seriously, if you are on the guest list, congratulations!
GO TO Guest List check in at either the North of South Gate.
DO NOT go to will call check in.
DO NOT go to VIP check in.
DO NOT call Darien, but if you want to his cell is 320...
There are two check-in windows at both North and South gates that have signs that say GUEST LIST. If you are on the guest list, this is the ONLY place you go to get your passes. Please have a valid I.D and the name and contact number of the person who put you on the guest list.

Strollers are allowed for infants and toddlers only. No adults in strollers please.

With our new location at the State Fairgrounds, there will be private rooms that are used for nursing. These locations are noted on the site map. Please email us at so we can make sure you get all of the proper information for this.

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If you look closely at the 2019 art and then close your eyes, it does feel like it could be a three-day festival. Plus, someone will show up on Friday like is DMX on yet?

Yes, but please identify yourselves to security at gate check-in. ALL medical prescriptions and accompanying names on those containers MUST match the person’s proper I.D.

We created an official Soundset Spotify playlist, you should follow it, listen to it, download it and share it. Send a link to your mom, you know she loves DJ Spinderella.

We never know, really. But, if you get our app without a doubt, you’ll be the first to know.

Yes, we place them throughout the grounds. Each restroom pod will be marked on the site map once available. Always know in advance where to go if you have to go. Knowing is half the battle,

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Yes, we will have exclusive Soundset festival merch and merch from your favorite artists. This will be available at four locations on site with satellite locations at both the North and South gates, an exclusive store in VIP and our main flagship location at the entrance to the Midway. All locations take cash or credit card. No your shirt! No your size! ...wait! KNOW your shirt! KNOW your size! ...say hi to Doug & Joe.

Portable chargers will be available for purchase through Electric Standard Co. Attendees can charge on the go, no matter what type of device they have. Cables come built in, and are easily rechargeable at home. To learn more about unlimited exchanges and pre-orders, visit:

YUP! There will FREE filtered water available at two separate water stations, and you will pass them both walking in from either the NORTH or SOUTH gates! So keep an eye out, stay hydrated! DID YOU KNOW? Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation and a good time! whole office "YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT!"

HARD NO. There is NO RE-ENTRY at Soundset. If you go outside the gate, you better be ready to go to your home/hotel/friend's house to shower before the Official Afterparty at First Avenue.

But seriously, if you exit, you've left the party. Make sure you've got all your people and your wits before you go off into that classic Minnesota sunset. UNPOPULAR OPINION: In and Out Burger is cool, but their fries need work.

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