Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 || Set Times, Festival Map, & More

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Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Set Times, Festival Map, & More!

Are you ready for a Halloween Weekend full of sets from some amazing artists that will make sure that it is a memorable one? Escape: Psycho Circus is just around the corner and we can’t wait!

Whether you’ll be catching some sets from the likes of Eric Prydz and Ghastly or getting spooked in the seriously frightful haunted maze The Asylum, you can make your weekend one for the books by staying in the know with this important info!

Check out Tamlyn’s top picks of artists playing at Escape this year!

Who is on your list of artists to see? Will you be checking out The Asylum? Let us know in the comments!

Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Essential Info:

Dates: October 27-28, 2017
Hours: 4pm to 2am
Venue Address: 690 S Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, California 92408
Ages: 18+, 21+ to drink

Box Office Hours: Fri. 10/27 & Sat. 10/28, 1pm–1am daily

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry

  • YES Any US government-issued driver’s license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth
  • YES US or foreign government-issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth
  • YES Foreign government-issued driver’s license or ID (must be accompanied by color photocopy of passport)

Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry

  • NO School ID
  • NO Consular ID
  • NO Birth certificates
  • NO Photocopies of any ID

Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Set Times:

Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Set Times

Set times are subject to change, make sure to install the app on iOS or Android for the latest updates!

 Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Festival Map:

Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Festival Map

Parking Information:


Street parking is not recommended, and the residential and business areas north of the NOS Event Center (North of Mill St.) will be a tow-away zone. Parking will be available in multiple lots surrounding the venue. These lots will be well lighted and patrolled by security teams during the hours of the event. Parking is at the vehicle owner’s risk.

Directions from the San Fernando Valley/Pasadena area: Take the 210 East to the 215 South, take exit 41 for South Auto Plaza Dr., turn left on Auto Center Dr., turn left on S Arrowhead Ave. Park in Lot A or B.

Directions from the L.A./Riverside areas: Take the 10 or 91 East to the 215 North, exit Orange Show Rd., turn right and then turn left at South Arrowhead Ave. Park in Lot A or B.


Accessible Parking will be located near the VIP Entrance off Arrowhead Ave.

Directions from the San Fernando Valley/Pasadena area: Driving southbound on I-215, exit Orange Show Rd., turn left and then turn left at South Arrowhead Ave.

Directions from the L.A./Riverside areas: Driving northbound on I-215, exit Orange Show Rd., turn right and then turn left at South Arrowhead Ave.

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at Escape.

Pay attention to who’s around you and what’s going on around you. Keep your wallet and phone in your front pocket(s) if you can. Treat your phone the same way you would treat cash; don’t set it down on a table or bar and look away. If a friend isn’t standing behind you in a crowd, be careful of your backpack or purse, and don’t put valuables in a pocket that could easily be unzipped by someone behind in a crowded spot without you realizing.

Festivals, in general, are very densely populated places and are a well-known spot where pick-pocketing of unsuspecting people occurs. It’s easy to find yourself in a crowded environment in a line, at a stage in the festival, elevator, or even out on the street where someone could slip your wallet or phone out of your pocket or bag in a matter of seconds. Stay alert, be careful, and make sure to not carry more than what you need!

Escape: Psycho Circus 2016 Do’s & Don’ts

  • YES Small bags, single compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, & purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • YES Official Insomniac water bottles—must be empty upon entry
  • YES CamelBaks with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
  • YES Cell phones
  • YES Fanny packs
  • YES Sunglasses & hats
  • YES Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
  • YES Earplugs
  • YES Sealed lip balm & gloss
  • YES Powder makeup and sealed tampons
  • YES Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • YES Sealed packs of gum
  • YES Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • YES Hula hoops (including led hoops)
  • YES Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • YES Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company branded and no hard flag poles)
  • YES Festival totems or decorated pool noodles (see Totem Guidelines below)
  • YES Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.), and GoPro extendable poles
  • YES E-cigs or vapes that do not have refillable liquid chambers
  • NO Illegal substances
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Pets
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Laser pointers and air horns
  • NO LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • NO Pacifiers, dust masks or gas masks
  • NO Eyedrops (available inside festival at the general store)
  • NO Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at general store or from a first aid station)
  • NO Liquid makeup or unsealed tampons (upon entry)
  • NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • NO Markers, pens or spray paint
  • NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO Stickers, flyers
  • NO Balls or Frisbees
  • NO Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
  • NO Bota bags
  • NO Large purses, bags or backpack (over 12″×12″)
  • NO Stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • NO Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • NO Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • Maximum height is 10 feet.
  • Totems must be made from a lightweight material (e.g., foam, PVC / no solid metal).
  • Collapsible/telescoping camera extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate).
  • PVC, light wood, aluminum poles must be no thicker than 1 inch in diameter.
  • Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security.
  • Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
  • Any item deemed dangerous will not be allowed.
  • NO drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO SBPD, SBFD, authentic-looking law enforcement, fire dept. or security costumes
  • NO handcuffs
  • NO glass or ceramic masks
  • NO full-face makeup that makes you unrecognizable from your government-issued photo ID
  • NO weapons or weapon accessories (fake or authentic), including axes, knives, swords or guns
  • NO violent props, including crops, whips, ropes, chains or tethers
  • NO sharp metal spikes

Connect with Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 on Social Media:

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