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includes Music on
True Stories 12:00 - 1:45 pm
Jeff Berkley and the Banned 2:15- 3:35
Easy Wind 4:20 - 7:20
Electric Waste Band 8:00 - 11:0
Camping begins on September 29th @ 12PM!
This evening will be about getting to know your neighbor and there will be a family jam circle!
If you have a daypass You can come and join us starting at 9am Saturday!
Remeber your day pass does not include camping unless you have arrangements to share with a fellow VIP, Tiny house, ETC. However additional camping can be purchased for $25 if you do decide to hang our fir the night!
There is NO car Camping other than the 4 VIP camping sites.Which cannot accommodate a larger vehicle than a 30 foot Rv. We have a free shuttle service from parking to Venue.
Music begins on September 30th @ 12:30 PM and ends at approximately 10PM.
There will be Camping through the entirety of the event from September 29th 12PM until October 1st 12PM!
GA Camping is TENT camping only.
There will be an alloted amount of RV parking for an additional $50.00 in this case please choose to buy the RV camping pass.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR CLEANUP DURING AND AFTER THE SHOW! Please contact us for more info at (760) 383- 1490!
Come join us at Banner Ranch set in between the chaparral and deserts of San Diego county.
With stunning views of the cosmos by night , during the day you will find yourself folded in green mountain crevices. A perfect place to enjoy the acoustics of this natural auditorium.
Don't forget to bring your own instrument for the pre show and post show jam circle!
The venue has an inflatable Haunted Forest
and free Hearse shuttle service provided by Arrive Alive Rides from parking to venue.
Also there is an on-site pool hall with juke box as well as a general store.
There will also be vending including art, sound healing, and original Grateful Dead gear! There are two VIP covered wagons with private bathrooms and premier stage access!
The VIP wagon, VIP campsite, and Tiny house rentals can sleep up to 4 people but includes admission for only 1 person to the show, additional tickets will need to be purchased for whomever is sharing the VIP site.
Each person needs to have their own ticket for the show.
Daypass admits one person for Saturday only
kids 11 and under are FREE!
Camping accommodations also available in the tiny house village within walking distance from stage.
To reserve a tiny house please visit https://bannerranchjulian.com/
There are 4 VIP campsites with private fire pits and assigned space.
All GA Camping is on a first come basis so come early to pick your spot!
There will be designated fire pits and no open fires otherwise.
Please only bring propane gas grills for fire safety.
We look forward to creating memories and thank you for being a part of the 1st Annual Great Deadful festival!
Camping begins on September 29th
There will be a family jam bonfire this evening at 8
Line up includes Music on
True Stories 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Jeff Berkley and the Banned 1:30 - 3:30
Easy Wind 4:00 - 7:00
Electric Waste Band 7:30 - 10:30
The lay of the land
The camping will start on 9/29 @ 10AM and the Music will begin on 9/30 @ 12PM.
We offer 2 day camping, single day passes, VIP lodging, Tiny house camping within walking distance to stage for a seperate fee, gift vendors, community bonfire jam session, food and beer/cider for sale on-site as well as a pool hall! VIP wagon or VIP campsite and Tiny houses can sleep up to 4 people but includes admission for only 1 person to the show. Tickets for the rest of the people sharing the VIP camping will still need to purchase tickets. Make friends and memories while you dance the day and night away under the stars!
Kids 11 and under are
(Special thanks to the following people for their advice and support in helping make this happen! Dennis-Michael Broussard, Adam Rosen, Tristan Faulk-Webster, Cathryn Beeks, Dan Long, Jon Block, also to Organic Sound for the sound and lights to make this possible as well! )
The Great Deadful Festival is usually held in the month of September. The exact dates for this year's festival will be on September 29th and 30th.
The Great Deadful Festival is held at a beautiful outdoor venue located on the outskirts of downtown Julian CA. The address is: 36342 CA-78, Julian, CA 92036
YES! kids 11 and under are FREE!
items we ask you to leave at home include glass bottles and open grills.
Sorry there will be no re-entry for camping. However there is a general store with drinks and snacks as well as miscellaneous items such as clothes! So do not fret if you forget something!
Please contact us at (760) 383-1490
to discuss responsibilities and perks!
- I rented a tiny house, is admission included?
No, you will need to purchase a Music Only - Day Pass
- Can I bring my Recreational Vehicle (RV) or Pop Up Trailer?
Yes, if you purchase a VIP camping ticket you can bring 1 RV or pop up trailer and park it in the VIP Camping/Event area (tickets/spaces are limited)
Ticket holders who purchase the RV parking pass may bring an RV or pop-up trailer (tickets/spaces are limited) and park it in the burro lot without hookups. Please note that RV Parking Pass tickets do not include admission to the festival
- I purchased the RV parking pass, what's included?
You may bring one RV or pop up trailer (tickets/spaces are limited) and park it in the burro lot without hookups. Admission is not included, you will need to purchase a 2 Day Admission with Tent Camping ticket for each person 12 years of age and older.
- What do I get with the Day Pass - Music Only ticket?
You get access to the festival from 10:00am-10:00pm on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Parking Included
- I bought the 2 Day Admission with Tent Camping, can I bring my car to my campsite?
No, unfortunately we cannot allow any vehicles in the event/camping area, Only those that purchased VIP Camping are allowed.
- Are dogs allowed at the festival?
For the safety of all attendees and staff we can only allow certified service dogs at the festival. No ESA's
- Are outside food and beverages allowed?
Yes, for personal consumption only. No vending without a pass. Please do not bring glass, glass bottles or open grills. Bring
The Banner Ranch general store will have food/snacks, beer/soda/water. and keepsakes.
- What items are prohibited?
No Glass or Glass Bottles, No Open grills, No weapons of any kind (Guns/Knives/Machetes/Ninja Stars/Etc).
- What should I bring with me?
Comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, flashlight, brimmed hat, condoms.... pretty much anything you think you may need while camping in mountains.
- Will there be Wi-Fi available?
No, we do not have Wi-Fi available for festival goers.
- Will I have cell service?
There is full cell service for most carriers (sprint & T-mobile excluded), Verizon seems to have the strongest signal.
What should I expect, weather wise?
Skies are forecasted to be sunny with day time highs in the lower 70's and nighttime lows in the upper 40's. It's gonna be groovy!
Check out this great video!!!!
Easy Wind playing at the Belly Up