Everything You Need to Know About VIP Life at Countdown

By November 30, 2016 All


New Year’s Eve is all about partying in style, drinking apple cider and champagne, dressing a little fancy, and getting that classy pinky way up. Kick off the New Year in true VIP style at this year’s Countdown, where you Headliners can enhance your festival experience, engage with your environment and your fellow partiers, and energize your body, mind and spirit.

Let’s start with the basics. All VIP ticketholders will receive complimentary VIP parking and will enjoy an exclusive VIP entrance into the festival. VIP Headliners will also have access to private bathrooms at the Resolution stage, as well as additional seating areas and chill zones where you can relax, refresh and rehydrate. You’ll also receive a special VIP show lanyard and schedule laminate, always a fan-favorite keepsake.

VIP at Countdown is all about having the best night of the year, so we’ve built a world where you can engage with your surroundings and your friends and family and enhance your overall festival experience. Once inside the VIP space at Countdown, you’ll enjoy more space to boogie with a dedicated dance area at the Infinity Stage and a dedicated viewing deck at the Resolution stage. Feel like a star as you walk down our gold carpet into the Resolution VIP area, or challenge your festie bestie at any of our two immersive, interactive games. And don’t forget to make a few pieces of new kandi for yourself and your new friends at our kandi bracelet-making station. Plus, make sure to snap a photo in our interactive photo booths, which will be packed with NYE props, and take a memory from Countdown home with you.

edclv2016_0619_225035-0763_ljs_2_WEBAt this year’s Countdown, we’re offering VIP rental lockers, where you can store your belongings securely and keep your cell phone powered up. Lockers allow you unlimited in-and-out access throughout the weekend, and each unit features a universal cell phone charger. Pro tip: Reserve your lockers in advance to save money; rentals cost $25 for two days when preordered or $15 per day if purchased at the show (additional costs may apply). Locker rentals are available while supplies last, so grab them early before they sell out.

When the sun sets, the temperature is gonna drop fast. To keep the cold away, we’ll have an enclosed, heated tent for VIP bars, seating areas, info booth and more, where you can stay warm and toasty on the dancefloor. You can also warm up with our complimentary build-your-own hot chocolate bar, a Countdown crowd favorite.


New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect, and Countdown is offering the ideal avenue for 2016 reflections. Make sure to check out our NYE Resolution Wall and share your 2017 resolutions on our giant chalk wall.


When you start to feel tired from a night’s worth of dancing, VIP provides a great place to energize your body and mind. To keep you happy and hydrated all night long, we’ll have a water refill station at the Resolution stage VIP area. Also, Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck and Okamoto Kitchen food trucks will be offering complimentary happy hour, so make sure you head to the festival early for some tasty treats. Keep it locked here in the coming weeks for more details on the food truck happy hour, VIP cash bars, and gourmet food options.

Before midnight strikes, make sure to pick up your complimentary noisemakers, glow rings, confetti poppers, and more goodies throughout VIP. And as always, our friendly staff and VIP concierge will be available at the Info Booth throughout the weekend to help you with any questions.

Check out our best of the Countdown NYE VIP experience photo gallery.

Learn more about VIP at Countdown, and grab your tickets now!

Author Insomniac Editorial Team