Classified VIP Area

Gain top security clearance into the CLASSIFIED areas of Countdown, and treat yourself to some unique perks—from fast entry and exclusive amenities, to gourmet food and drink options, to a stellar array of special activities and entertainment. Enjoy dedicated VIP dance areas and interactive photo ops, and receive complimentary noisemakers, glow rings, confetti poppers and champagne for our midnight toast. Relax at our dedicated chill zones or get a Martian makeover. All this and much more await you with the Countdown VIP • Elevated Experience Pass.

To enter all VIP areas, you must be 21+ and present a valid photo ID—either a US driver’s license/ID or a US/foreign passport. Learn more about Ages & ID. Avoid scalpers and scammers! Purchase passes ONLY from Front Gate Tickets. See our Ticketing FAQ for answers to your questions.

*All VIP ticketholders will receive a 10% merch discount code, valid through December 31 at 11:59PM PT. Keep an eye on your email to score some discounted alien merch!

Flash your VIP wristband onsite at our merch tent to receive 10% off your purchase + a free gift (while supplies last)! (**Promotion excludes artist merch.)

1-Day VIP • Elevated Experience


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  • Dedicated VIP dance areas at each stage
  • Enclosed, heated tent space at the mainstage to keep you warm all night
  • Out-of-this-world interactive photo ops
  • Kandi bracelet making station



  • VIP water refill station
  • Dedicated seating & chill zones to relax, refresh, and rehydrate
  • Flying Saucer Café—dedicated cash bars & food truck options
  • Complimentary champagne toast at midnight


Photo Op


  • Custom activities and activations to unleash your inner alien




  • Dedicated VIP entrance into the festival
  • Exclusive Countdown VIP lanyard and show laminate
  • Dedicated VIP restrooms
  • VIP mobile charging lockers available to rent
  • Noisemakers, glow rings, confetti poppers & more
Dreamstate SF
music cover
  • 1 Freedom Fighters Clockwork
  • 2 Simon Patterson Smack (Waio Remix)
  • 3 John Askew A Million Stars
  • 4 Neutrino The Dream
  • 5 Zyce & Morten Granau Techno Kids
  • 6 GMS, Shanti V Deedrah Techno Culture
  • 7 Symbolic Function of Time
  • 8 Bryan Kearney Adrenaline (Phanatic Remix)
  • 9 Christopher Lawrence vs. Orpheus Cosmic Dust
  • 10 Liquid Soul Wake Up
  • 11 Static Movement Namaha Shiva
  • 12 Coming soon!!! D.M.T
  • 13 Vini Vici vs. Pixel Flashback