June 3 4 5 2016 - Cincinnati, OH
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Bunbury Music Festival Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



You can count on plenty of ATMs in the event site. We encourage individual vendors to accept credit cards, but we can’t guarantee it.


Working within the parameters of Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove parks, we make every effort to make Bunbury accessible. We invite guests with special needs to email our partners at The Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) early for advice and support.

Allowed and Prohibited Items:


  • Sun protection e.g., sunglasses, sunscreen(no aerosol), hat
  • Bug repellent (no DEET or aerosol)
  • Rain gear (ponchos are best. Compact personal umbrellas are OK. No golf umbrellas.)
  • Earplugs
  • Baby stroller
  • Empty water bottle (no glass or metal containers) or empty Camelbak
  • Binoculars
  • Wall-mounted rapid charger (charging stations provide iPhone and mini-USB cords, but if you have your own cord, you won't have to wait)
  • Your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your phone are allowable
  • A factory sealed bottle of water, no larger than 1 Liter


  • Weapons, fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Tools (wrenches, pliers, etc.)
  • Illegal substances including narcotics or drug paraphernalia
  • Framed or large backpacks
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Coolers
  • Food or beverages
  • Camelbaks that are full
  • Carts, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles (including Segways) There is bike/scooter parking outside the event site.
  • Tents
  • Large umbrellas
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Pets (other than service dogs)
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Video recording equipment including GoPros and tablets
  • Cameras with long or detachable lenses. Your pocket-sized point-and-shoot camera or the camera on your phone are allowed.
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, monopods/unipods
  • Aerosol cans
  • Glow sticks
  • Inflatables
  • Sports Equipment (e.g., footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, frisbees, etc.)
  • Hula hoops

Also Prohibited-

  • Moshing, crowd surfing, and/or stage diving
  • Tree climbing. This is not good for the health of the trees and violators will be arrested.
  • Vending without a Bunbury license or permit
  • Passing out fliers without the consent of Bunbury management


We don't allow boats to tie off. Please note that entry is only at the main gate.


See Travel & Stay for advice on camping in the area.


Bunbury dates for 2016 are June 3-5.

Do's and Don'ts

In accordance with industry standards, Bunbury has implemented the following festival entry procedures:

  • Please have a valid State issued ID ready to show at the entrance if you are over 21 and plan on visiting an alcohol booth.
  • All persons and bags will be searched upon entry. Purses, diaper bags and other small personal bags are allowed, but will be inspected at the entrance.


Festival gates open at 1pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2pm on Sunday. Additional entrances will be located at Public Landing, near Yeatman's Cove, as well as Butler St. adjacent to the Purple People Bridge. Tickets are available at the festival box office located at the festival main entrance at Sawyer Point on the corner of Eggleston Ave. and Pete Rose Way. 


See our Travel & Stay page for links to hotel listings.

Info Center

Near the entrance gate, volunteers will be ready to answer your questions about Bunbury and Greater Cincinnati. We want you to enjoy your time at the park and in Cincinnati!


Here are some tips for families who plan to come to Bunbury:

  1. A stroller or small wagon is permitted. The park is large, kids will get tired, and you don’t want to carry them.
  2. Please bring earmuffs or earplugs for ear protection
  3. A first aid kit, Band-Aids, and Neosporin are recommended
  4. If using formula, please use plastic bottles with disposable liner bags.


Keep yourself light on your feet by using one of our lockers to stow your personal items. We provide safe, secure, and easy storage with ALL-DAY access so you can come and go to your locker at any time! They even have a place to charge your mobile phone! More info to come in 2016!


Parking at The Banks may be crowded.  Suggested parking is along Eggelston and as far north as the Casino. More info to come in 2016!

Pregnant and Nursing Mothers

An air-conditioned, private space has been created in the TriHealth Event Medicine pod (just west of the Purple People Bridge).  Here, mothers or soon to be mothers, can retreat for a comfortable, private moment; either with their child, or just for a chance to rest and revive.


We will only allow re-entry for three day ticket holders. As long as you are wearing a valid wristband for those three days, you can exit and re-enter the event site. Wristbands that have been damaged or tampered with will not be accepted.

Refunds or Exchanges

Refunds or exchanges are not allowed after a ticket is purchased.


Safety is our number one priority. We have public safety and medical teams on hand. We will allow only a certain amount of tomfoolery. If there’s a chance someone may get an eye poked out, we’ll put an end to it…and we may even call your mom.

Service Animals

Individuals with disabilities shall be permitted to be accompanied by their service animals in all accessible areas of Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove parks. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability.

Tree Climbing is Prohibited 

Tree climbing will not be permitted. This is not good for the health of the trees and violators will be arrested.

Tickets FAQs 

Kids’ Tickets

Kids 6 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. There is no limit to the number of kids per adult, however, free admissions are at the discretion of gate management, so please use your good judgment. Please note that only those wearing a VIP wristband can be in the VIP area. If you want your child to join you in VIP, you must purchase a VIP ticket for him or her. Kids 6 and under who enter the event site for free will not have access to the VIP area. 

Name on Ticket

The name on the ticket simply reflects the name under which the ticket was reserved. Bunbury reserves the right to ask for identification in relation to tickets, but this should only be necessary if there is a discrepancy with the tickets and we need to clear up any suspected fraudulent activity. Please note that WHEN YOU BUY A MULTI-DAY TICKET, one wristband is issued for the weekend and cannot be used by another person.

Ticket Fees

Yes, there are ticket fees. We keep our ticket prices relatively low so the festival is still a great deal even with the fees. You have the option of buying your ticket at the gate, but there will still be ticket fees...and a line. So save time and buy your tickets online in advance.

Tickets Are Transferable, Wristbands Are Not

Once you enter the event, your ticket will be taken and a wristband will be placed on your wrist. Although tickets are transferable, wristbands are not. WHEN YOU BUY A MULTI-DAY TICKET, one wristband is issued for the weekend and cannot be used by another person. So, for example, you cannot buy a three-day wristband and give it to another person to wear on a different day.

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Ticket Donation Requests

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Water Stations

There will be free water stations located throughout the park. Please see the map to find the closest water station.

Why “Bunbury”?

To Bunbury, or to go bunburying, is to have a made-up excuse to get out of doing something boring. Every Bunbury weekend in June, we give you a great excuse to get out of whatever you don’t want to do.

What’s Up with the Bee?

Honestly, no idea. He asked if he could be the mascot so we figured why not.

*All items are subject to change. Festival organizers and tour management reserve the right to prohibit any item that isn't listed.