Billboard Hot 100 Fest FAQ: Yes, You Can Drink at the Festival & More Answers
Billboard is hosting its first-ever Hot 100 Music Festival: a weekend filled with live music across three stages. The festival will take place Aug. 22 and 23 at New York's Jones Beach. (You can purchase your tickets here.)
The lineup includes more than 40 different artists with big names, including The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, Axwell & Ingrosso, Lil Wayne, Kygo, Jason Derulo and more. You can buy tickets now.
Have questions about the festival? We're here to help. Check out the most frequently asked questions below:
Can You Drink at the Festival?
Yes, Jones Beach serves beer, wine and spirits for those 21 and older with valid identification.
Are the Artists Playing Full Sets?
Yes. Artists are playing full sets. Justin Bieber will be making a special appearance, playing an abbreviated set.
How Do You Get to the Festival Grounds?
There will be free round trip shuttles from Wantagh running noon to 11:30pm each day, for ticket holders. There is also plenty of free parking at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. More details to come.
What are the differences between the VIP packages?
The Ultra VIP Package has access to VIP viewing areas in front of the 2nd and 3rd stages, as well as access to the VIP lounge with a catered dinner. There is one VIP parking pass for every two tickets, one two-day ticket and a three-month Billboard Magazine subscription included. The Ultra VIP Package also includes access to the VIP club, VIP viewing area for the main stage, a private cash bar, air-conditioned restrooms and vouchers for meals/merchandise. With the Ultra VIP Package comes a commemorative credential, on-site concierge and a private VIP entrance.
The VIP Package has access to the VIP viewing area for the main stage, access to the VIP club -- where concertgoers can charge cell phones, enjoy complimentary massages, games and more -- and access to the air-conditioned VIP restrooms. A private cash bar and enhanced food offerings are available for purchase, and a commemorative credential is included. Two meal vouchers, an on-site VIP concierge and a private VIP entrance are included.
The Poser VIP Package includes all of the elements of the VIP & Ultra VIP Package plus a reserved seat on the main stage, one two-day ticket, a helicopter ride to and from the venue, on-site VIP concierge service and meet & great opportunities with various artists.
What are the grounds like? Are there places to hang out?
Yes! Here's a map of the festival.