When, where and how do I buy tickets?

Two-day tickets and VIP passes are on sale now.

Buy tickets online here or purchase in-person with no service fees at Zzz Records (2-day advance pricing level tickets only).

Tickets are required for the Hy-Vee and Kum & Go Stages. No ticket is required for the free stages: Nationwide, IPR Live Sessions and Gen Z.

What does a VIP pass include?

We've made some enhancements to VIP this year! You can expect more space, seating, shade and a reconfigured layout in the Lounge by the Hy-Vee Main Stage. Plus an additional VIP area next to the Kum & Go Stage, which will also include air-conditioned bathrooms and a bar. View the VIP areas on the festival grounds map.

All VIP passes include a two-day pass to the festival, access to both MINI VIP Lounges by the Hy-Vee and Kum & Go Stages with shaded areas and premium viewing, air-conditioned bathrooms in both VIP areas, 6 free drinks plus discount mixed drinks, beer & wine, 2 food vouchers (meals served each evening in the VIP lounge), free access to Lagunitas Lounge and $5 off 80/35 merch.

There are limited quantities of VIP passes.

Is the festival accessible?

Yes, there are accessible pathways for wheelchairs throughout the festival. The Main Stage stage will feature a designated wheelchair user area next to the sound board. Additionally, accessible portable toilets are located throughout the grounds. Have questions? We're here to help! Email us at inquiry@desmoinesmc.com.

When can I buy single day tickets?

Single day tickets will be released at a later date. Sign up for the 80/35 email list to a notification on when they will become available.

What can I see for free?

There are three free stages of music at the festival both Friday and Saturday, including the Nationwide Stage, IPR Live Sessions and Gen Z Showcase. The free area of the festival also includes the Sammons Kids Zone, Wells Fargo Community Village, local jewelry, clothing and art vendors, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts activities, art installations, and more.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children age 10 and younger get free admission to the 80/35 ticketed area if they are accompanied by a paying adult.