ARRIVAL SURVIVAL GUIDE
Welcome to the Arrival survival guide! Here we will discuss information about what we recommend to bring as well as how to make it out in the desert for you newcomers!
THIS EVENT WILL BE OFF THE GRID. We will be on private undeveloped land about an hour away from the nearest town. There will be cell service, but we always encourage desert goer’s to prepare for everything. Exact location will be provided the week of the event to ticket holders.
What will Arrival be like? The experience? The desert?
Arrival is heavily influenced by desert culture. What does that mean? Well, to us, the desert embodies freedom, challenge, intimacy, creativity, love, and commitment. Even though the conditions are no where near as challenging as a gathering like Burning Man, many of the same survival principles still overlap one another, and it is also located in the middle of no where. Concepts like being self-sustaining, leaving no trace, and looking out for one another are some of the more important tenants that desert gatherings usually share with one another, from our experience. So, we too have built our festival experience around this kind of culture, hoping that all party-goers not only embrace this culture, but respect it as well. With that being said, we will not sugar coat this experience, instead, we will try to provide everything you may need in order to have the most comfortable, safe, and fun time while out in the desert. We cannot wait to share this intimate experience with you all.
Next, the desert is unforgiving. Even though it can be an amazing place to get away from the normal world, it can also be dangerous, so make sure you prepare accordingly, checking the weather before coming, and bring a head full of positivity. Some of our suggestions for what to bring can be found in our “Essential Gear” and “What to Bring/Not Bring” section below. Even though we’re planning for a smooth event, we encourage everyone to always be looking for a place to help. Whether it’s cleaning up trash or walking with a friend to the bathroom, your kindness creates a kind environment. BE KIND!
Lastly, we truly think this experience will be one incredibly unique to everyone involved. We’re preparing for 65 hours of fast, hard industrial techno in the desert paired with eclectic electronica and house. We reached all around the underground to bring an experience completely unlike any other, fueled by some of the most talented underground artists in the current dance music scene. The curation and selection for this lineup has been meticulously vetted so that we can bring the highest quality of house and techno to our event.
Music starts at 2PM on Friday, the 7th and ends 9AM on Monday, the 10th. Non-stop. Buckle up. We are so hyped on this lineup of talented friends and artists and everyone else making this possible.
Location information will be sent out a few days prior to the event. Expect and email from us!
If you want to get involved or contribute hit us up at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re currently open to food/drink vendors, medical staff, and bartenders.
Camping (car, tent, rv) will be an open area away from the dancefloor structure so you can make sure to get those ZZZs in when you can.
Porta Potties will be stationed near the dancefloor and camping areas. No Showers will be available. We still encourage bringing a shovel/compostable toilet paper if anything were to go wrong and you have to go. Remember, you must dig 8-12 inches if you plan to bury any human excrement or compostable item.
THIS IS A LEAVE NO TRACE PARTY! IF YOU’RE PACKING IT IN, YOU MUST PACK IT OUT! We have a trash plan in place, however you should consider yourself personally responsible for everything you and your group brings. This is so important. Please respect the desert and our space.
NO OPEN FLAMES ARE ALLOWED! Please, for the safety of our party and the people of the county, no open flames will be allowed at the event. Any spotted open flames will result in them being asked to be put out and being asked to leave. Please, just don’t bring anything like this! Fireworks and other explosives are also PROHIBITED.
Expected weather: ~85° during the day and around ~50° at night. We recommend packing warm clothes just in case it gets very cold at night. Also be prepared for possible wind (face covering, glasses, and staking things down properly).
Food vendor information will be coming soon.
IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND CONSTANT UPDATES ON THE EVENT, WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU JOIN OUR DISCORD CHANNEL AS REAL TIME UPDATES/QUESTIONS/HELP WILL BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE IN THE SERVER.
DISCORD LINK: https://discord.gg/GAtF3bXrGd
A FULL TANK OF GAS, THIS CANNOT BE STRESSED ENOUGH
First Aid Kit
Food & water (bring plenty) SERIOUSLY BRING ENOUGH WATER/FOOD. Think stuff that may not need to be cooked as backup food always (protein bars, bagels, etc).
Canopy/EZ-UP for shade
Sleeping bag and Pillow
Air Mattress/cot/something to get you off the ground. Even layering blankets on the ground is great.
Warm and Cold Clothing
Wipes (biodegradable only)
Ear plugs (for sleeping/sound protection)
Some type of shade for your car windows/tents to prevent light from getting in if you want to nap in your vehicle/tent during the day.
WE CONSIDER ALL OF THESE THINGS LISTED ABOVE AS ESSENTIALS FOR CAMPING COMFORTABLY IN THE DESERT, PLEASE TRY NOT TO OVERLOOK THESE THINGS. ALSO, WE ARE ENCOURAGING OUR ATTENDEES TO BUY THINGS IN A COMPOSTABLE FORM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!
Food and Water
Alcohol for personal use
Enclosed propane stoves
And whatever else you need to be comfortable that’s not on the list below or in our “Essential Gear” list
DON’T BRING THAT!
No amplified sound systems
No large generators of any kind
No Negative attitudes
No open fires
ALL PATRONS, ITEMS AND VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH UPON ENTRY AND BY LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SECURITY HAS THE RIGHT TO DEEM ANY ITEM AS DANGEROUS AND PROHIBIT IT FROM THE PARTY.