Countdown NYE 2018 Set Times, Festival Map, & More!

Countdown NYE 2017
Photo Credit: Jake West for Insomniac

Be prepared for an out of this world experience at Countdown NYE 2018 with this essential information!


This year, Insomniac will be saying goodbye to 2018 and kicking off 2019 proper with an edition of Countdown NYE that is primed to be another stunner. Boasting of a solid lineup that features everyone from Justin Martin and CamelPhat to Dion Timmer and Herobust, there will be plenty of beats in store for all who attend.

Will you be heading to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino to ring in the new year with some extraterrestrial guests who have just landed on the planet? Take a listen to our Countdown NYE 2018 Spotify Playlist for a taste of what’s in store and check out the most important details so you can maximize your experience!


Countdown NYE 2018 Essential Info:

Date: December 31, 2018
Hours: 4pm – 2am
Venue Address: NOS Events Center – 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID

  • Any US government-issued driver’s license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth
  • US or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth
  • Foreign government-issued driver’s license/ID with a color photocopy of passport (Not valid for 21+ wristband. To purchase alcohol, a physical passport or US ID will be required.)
  • Temporary DMV documents proving you are currently renewing a license—ONLY if accompanied by passport or expired license

UNACCEPTABLE ID

  • NO School ID
  • NO Consular ID
  • NO Birth certificate
  • NO Expired ID of any kind
  • NO Photocopy of any ID (except as noted)
  • NO Temporary DMV license without a passport or expired license

Countdown NYE 2018 Set Times:

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Countdown NYE 2018 Set Times


Countdown NYE 2018 Festival Map:

Countdown NYE 2018 Festival Map


Countdown NYE 2018 Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • Laser pointers and air horns
  • Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • Balls or Frisbees
  • Tents, large umbrellas, chairs, or blankets
  • Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Illegal substances
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Massagers
  • LED gloves or microlights used for light shows
  • Pacifiers
  • Gas masks
  • Aerosol products/cans
  • Eye drops (available inside festival at the general store)
  • Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at general store or from a first aid station)
  • Liquid makeup
  • Unsealed tampons (upon entry)
  • Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • E-liquid or E-juice of any kind (a selection of premium liquids from a variety of name-brand vendors will be available inside the venue)
  • Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • Markers, pens or spray paint
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Stickers, flyers
  • Bota bags
  • Large purses, bags, or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • Stuffed animals or dolls
  • Pets
Permitted Items
  • Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, purses (maximum 12“x12“)
  • Official Insomniac water bottles—must be empty upon entry
  • Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
  • Fanny packs
  • Sunglasses & hats
  • Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
  • E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon arrival—no E-liquid or E-juice of any kind will be permitted)
  • Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show a physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • Earplugs
  • Sealed lip balm & gloss
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • Powder makeup
  • Sealed tampons
  • Sealed wet wipes
  • Sealed packs of gum
  • Hula hoops (including LED hoops)
  • Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • LED poi & orbitals
  • Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles)
  • Festival totems or decorated pool noodles
Totem Guidelines
  • 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 or 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.
  • Totems promoting illegal activity or hate speech will not be permitted. Please keep it PLUR.

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 Countdown NYE.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas! 


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