Same Same But Different 2021 Set Times, Festival Map, and More

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Check out all the essential information for Same Same But Different 2021 including the set times, festival map, COVID policies, and more!


Same Same But Different is set to be the first camping festival to return to California in 2021 and excitement is an at all time high. Taking place the weekend of September 9-12 in sunny Lake Perris, attendees will travel from far and wide to celebrate the return of live music as well as partake in a variety of workshops, yoga, art, lake swimming and more! Performing this year are headliners Big Gigantic and STS9 with other highly anticipated sets from CloZee, LSDREAM, J. Worra, and Dirtwire. Not to mention all the local artists represented on the lineup like Red Giant Project, Kaipora, Boostive, Green T, and OFIER.

With a lineup that deep, this is surely a festival you won’t want to miss. A very limited amount of general admission passes are still available so if you have been on the fence about attending make sure to swoop them before they are gone! General admission passes are $255 before taxes, include camping, and gain you entry to the event Thursday to Sunday; however, if you want to camp with your vehicle you will need to purchase a parking pass. There will also be other amenities at the festival like premium weekend shower passes, charging locker rentals, and delicious food vendors!

Check out our interview with SSBD’s Co-founder Brad Sweet and read on for all the essential info you’ll need to have a fantastic weekend!


Same Same But Different 2021 Essential Info:

Dates: Thursday, September 9 – Sunday, September 12
Hours: Box Office Hours: Thursday 3 PM – 11 PM; Friday 10 AM – 11 PM; Saturday 11 AM – 9 PM
The festival will end Sunday at 3 PM and all campers will need to exit the park
Venue Address: Use the West entrance to access Perris Beach in Lake Perris State Park. The venue address is 18095 Lake Perris Drive, Perris, CA, 92571.
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • Must bring a goverment issued form of identification for entry
  • SSBD is an all ages event
  • Any child under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian
  • Must be 21+ to buy or drink alcohol
COVID-19 Policy

In an effort to keep attendees safe, Same Same But Different will be following all guidelines set by the CDC and state and local officials. To stay informed of the policies and safety procedures SSBD will be following be sure to check out their website prior to attending.

To be admitted into the festival, attendees must provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test taken after September 6. A photo on your phone of your vaccination card or negative result is sufficient for entry. You will need to show these to staff upon entry and re-entry.


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Same Same But Different Festival and Parking Maps:

Same Same But Different 2021 Festival Map
Same Same But Different 2021 Festival Map
Same Same But Different 2021 Parking Map
Same Same But Different 2021 Parking Map

Same Same But Different Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • Illegal Drugs/Substances
  • Weapons of Any Kind!
  • Dogs/Pets
  • Coolers inside Festival Grounds
  • Glass Bottles (please don’t bring glass to the beach)
  • Containers in Festival Grounds
  • Kegs
  • Fishing Gear
  • Fireworks, Fire Tools
  • Propane Lanterns
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Drones
  • Portable Gas-Powered Generators
  • Sound Systems 

Check out the full list of “Essentials” on the Festival Info tab on the SSBD website for permitted items.


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 Same Same But Different.

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


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Zachary Lefevre has been listening to electronic music since the early 2000s. Although his first live show was underground hip-hop, he began listening to a variety of different genres and found his niche within electronic community. After attending more concerts and festivals, Zachary was seeking out a platform that would allow him to express his passion and love for live music and share it with friends, family, and the world. Having always been an avid writer he began to combine the two arts and shortly after writing his first article Zachary became part of the EDM Identity team in August 2015.

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