When, where and how do I buy tickets?

Single day, two-day, VIP and Lagunitas Lounge tickets are on sale now.

Buy tickets online here or purchase in-person with no service fees at Zzz Records.

You can also buy tickets with cash/credit during the festival at the Ticketing Tent on Locust St., between 10th and 12th St. starting at 4pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday.

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.

80/35 is rain or shine. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Artists and schedule subject to change.

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 Willis VIP 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 access to both Willis VIP Lounges by the Hy-Vee and Kum & Go Stages with shaded areas and premium viewing, air-conditioned bathrooms, 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.

A special thanks to Silent Rivers Design+Build for designing the VIP Lounge this year!

Get more details on your VIP perks here.

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.

Where do I get when I arrive?

Exchange your ticket for a wristband or buy a ticket at the Ticketing Tent on festival grounds. The Ticketing Tent is now located on Locust St., between 10th and 12th St. View map. It opens at 4pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday.

If you only want to experience the free areas of the festival, you can enter the festival grounds anywhere.

For the security and safety of all attendees, bags will be checked as you enter festival grounds.

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.

Just a reminder about avoiding scammers. We recommend only buying tickets through our official channels: 80-35.com/tickets, Zzz Records or our Ticketing Tent during the festival. If you choose to buy from someone else, the ticket could be fraudulent and invalid.