Camp Site Hours - Thursday, May 23rd: 12:00PM to Monday, May 27th: 5:00PM
Campsite Check-in hours:
Thursday, May 23rd : 12PM to 2AM (Pre-party at 10PM)
Friday, May 24th: 12PM to 2AM
Saturday, May 25th: 12PM to 2AM
*Please note that you will be unable to check in and be assigned a campsite outside of
*Please see the camping FAQ below about exiting and reentering the campgrounds
with your vehicle.
We are extremely excited to announce that EDC Chicago will be the first EDC to host camping for our attendees. Our beautiful, convenient campsite will open on Thursday, May 23rd and be open throughout the weekend until close Monday the 27th at 5:00PM. On Thursday night from 10pm to 3am, there will be an exclusive pre-party for campers only that you won't want to miss. Below you'll find tons of info that will help guide you through this new EDC experience. Please take time to read the following information carefully to ensure your camping experience goes off without a hitch:
- Just like the festival itself, all attendees in the campsite must be at least 18 years of age and have their own camping pass. Attendees who do not have camping passes will not be allowed into the campgrounds. You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the RV campgrounds and are required to have an RV pass.
- All vehicles will be searched upon check-in and arrival at the campsite.
- Upon arrival you will be directed to the next available camping area. Please try to use a minimal amount of space around you or your vehicle so that others can share the grounds.
- There will be a special campers-only pre-party from 10PM to 3AM with special guests you won't want to miss!
- The average weather this time of year is about 75 degrees, but spring weather is unpredictable and it can turn into a brisk 50 and rainy, quickly. Please come prepared for these scenarios!
- Check-in times are listed above for entering the campgrounds.
- We definitely recommend fueling your vehicle entirely before entering the campgrounds.
- The speed limit inside is 5 mph. Please drive slowly and carefully. There will be no vehicle movement from 2am to 6am each day.
- There will be a shuttle that can take campers to a local market – stay tuned for more information on when the shuttle will leave – the shuttle departure location will be clearly marked on the map.
- There will be hand-washing stations on site.
- There will be a locksmith on site (this will be an extra charge).
- The campsite will be accessible 24 hours a day via foot with camping passes. Only campers with CAMPING wristbands may go in/out of the venue to the campgrounds.
- Food and drinks will be available for purchase, as well as a general store will be made available to you ‚'round the clock.
- Portable toilets as well as potable water will be available within the campgrounds. Ice will also be made available for campers to purchase. There are no available electrical outlets; however, there will be cell phone charging stations located within the campgrounds located on the camp map.
- There will be emergency medical services available 24 hours a day as well as an info kiosk at various points in the campsite - please be sure to familiarize yourself with these locations, as seen clearly marked on the campground map.
- In the event of inclement weather, including lightning/rain, etc., we would advise you to take shelter in your vehicles. If you're inside the venue during this time, please exit calmly for everyone's safety and return to your campsite until the storm clears and you are notified of the resumption of the event.
- Please be sure to respect your fellow campers!
- Please also take care of your valuables. Neither Insomniac nor the venue is responsible for any lost, stolen, or confiscated items. All campers must be packed and vacated from the campgrounds by 5:00PM, Monday, May 27th.
Although there is a specific list of festival guidelines of what you may bring or not bring into the event, there are permissible differences, e.g. bags you've packed larger than 12x12". Please see below for some recommended items.
- Tennis balls or caps for any stakes used in the ground.
- Cell phone and charger
- Ice chest
- Food and drinks
- Sleeping bag and blankets
- Warm clothes
- Flash light/head lamp with extra batteries
- Pump for your air mattress
- Trash Bags
- Lots of Water
- RV passes are SOLD OUT for EDC Chicago. NO RVs will be permitted to enter the campgrounds without an RV pass.
- Please note all campers in the RV area MUST be at least 21 years of age.
- RVs will be limited to 5 people each and receive an additional 2 guest bands to enter the RV area (again, these guests must also be 21+).
- Each camper must have his or her own Camping Pass, which can be purchased HERE.
- RV plots are 20x50'
The Following are Strictly Prohibited:
- Open campfires or fires/flames of any kind are not permitted.
- Glass containers are not permitted in the campgrounds.
- Weapons of any kind including knives, ninja stars, or laser swords are not permitted.
- There is a zero tolerance policy for drugs and drug paraphernalia.
- Each camper and their vehicle will be subject to search upon entry to the campsite.
- Gas generators are not allowed (however, solar-powered generators are okay!)
- Fireworks of any kind are not permitted.
- Animals are not allowed in the campgrounds or within the festival. Please seek accommodations for your pets in a local kennel or with caretakers during your time at EDC. You will not be permitted onto the campgrounds with a dog.
- While service animals are permitted, unfortunately companion, emotional support, or therapy animals are not permitted. It is not a safe environment for these support animals, so please find a safe place for them to be taken care of prior to departing for the festival. Please see here for more information regarding service animals: http://www.iaadp.org/iaadp-ada-training-requirements.html
- Please don't turn your vehicle into a giant advertisement! Any vehicle with sponsorships or ads will be turned away at the entrance
- The following motor vehicles are not allowed in the camping area at any time: quads, dirt bikes, mopeds, pit bikes, or other vehicles similar to these.
- No grills, BBQ, or similar cooking appliances are permitted. Please see the FAQ below for more info.
- Golf carts, dune buggies, off road motorcycles, Segway's, donkies, etc. are not allowed in the camping area (Bicycles are okay! We do recommend you bring bike locks).
- Each patron must be 21 to drink within the camping area. If you enter the campground with beer or wine, your government issued ID will be checked to verify you are 21 years of age. The Joliet Police Dept. will frequently enter the campgrounds and ID campers drinking alcohol at random. If you are underage, you run the risk of receiving a citation or even being arrested if you are illegally consuming an alcoholic beverage. Carry your government issued identification AT ALL TIMES. See below for ALCOHOL FAQ.
- Please do not bring any large sound systems or use your vehicle's sound system. You may bring small "pocket" speakers.
- NO Refunds or Exchanges
- NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed
- NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.
- NO Illegal Substances
- NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
- NO Massagers
- NO Laser Pointers
- NO LED Gloves or LED Microlights used for Light Shows
- NO Glass containers.
- NO Markers, Pens or Spray Paint
- NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
- NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners or Posters
- NO Bota Bags
- NO Open Packs of Cigarettes or Unsealed Tampons (Upon Entry)
- NO Weapons of any Kind (Includes Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc.)
- NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (No Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms or Commercial Use Rigs)
- NO Cooking utilities such as personal stoves or grills of any kind. Please see below for more information about grilling.
- NO Video Cameras
Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers and event staff members. These are your neighbors for the next three days, so please do your best to respect each other.
All campers must abide by the EDC CAMPER'S CODE OF CONDUCT. Please see below for the Camper's Code of Conduct
All campers must be 18 years of age or older with proof of government issued ID.
Each camper must have a festival and camping pass. These passes will be scanned upon entry into the camping perimeter.
Camping lots open: Thurs 5/23 12pm, through Mon 5/27 5pm. Please DO NOT show up a day early as there will be no staff to check you in. Any prohibited items that are confiscated at any time of entry or throughout the duration of the event will NOT be returned. We realize we sound like a broken record, but please don't bring prohibited items.
EDC Camper's Code of Conduct
Insomniac is committed to creating a safe, memorable, and comfortable experience for our guests. In order to provide an environment where guests can enjoy the festival, we have instituted an EDC CAMPER'S CODE OF CONDUCT inside the festival grounds and Camping area.
The following actions can result in a warning and/or ejection of camping party.
- Irresponsible use of alcohol.
- Public nudity, lewd behavior.
- Accessing restricted areas without proper passes.
- Taunting, bulling, abusive, disruptive language and or obscene gestures.
- Moving RV or vehicle to another location after placement by festival staff.
- Parking or extending any part of RV or tent in fire lanes or outside designated marked area.
- Playing excessively loud music.
- Failing to cooperate/ comply with campground safety officers.
The following actions will result in immediate ejection:
- Relieving your bladder or bowels anywhere other than approved restrooms/portapotties. Please remember you're in a shared space.
- Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone. Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. Please remember we're all here to enjoy a weekend full of peace and respect.
- Engaging in sexual behavior in public.
- Possession/use of illegal drugs.
- Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
If a guest participating in this behavior is uncooperative or a persistent offender, he/she will be removed from the festival site, and festival wristband revoked. In certain situations, the offender may be arrested.
You must be 21 years of age to bring or consume beer or wine within the campgrounds. ID's will be checked upon entry with alcohol and periodically.
How much beer am I permitted to bring into the campgrounds?
You are allowed to bring up to one case of beer per person or a reasonable equivalent and one box of wine per person. You can't bring any liquor, any glass bottles, any kegs – keep it simple. If security deems an excessive amount of alcohol is being brought into the campgrounds, they may refuse to permit you to enter the grounds or confiscate the excess amount of alcohol.
Since liquor is not allowed onto the campgrounds, are we allowed to bring wine?
We can only allow box wine or wine in a plastic container into the campgrounds. 1 box per person.
Can we park our cars next to our tents?
Yes! Parking by your tent is permitted. There will also be a separate lot next to the campgrounds if you drive yourself and are camping with a group that has already formed a campsite.
How large are campsite plots?
Each campsite plot is 10x40' for car parking. For tent only camping, the plot will be 10x15'. Each plot may have as many people as can comfortably fit.
Will I be able to reserve a campsite next to mine for my friends if they're not arriving until later?
Camping is on a first come, first served basis. We advise you and your friends all come together so you all can park next to each other. We are unable to reserve campsites and there are no saving spaces, no exceptions. Arrive together, camp together.
Can I leave the campsite with my car once I've set up my tent and return later?
There are certain hours that you may exit the campgrounds with your car once you've already set up your campsite but you will need to request an escort from the security post located on the campgrounds map, next to the general store. Once the escort arrives, you will be safely escorted from the campgrounds. Once you leave, you may not return to your campsite with your vehicle. In order to return to your campsite, you will need to park in an adjacent lot for the remainder of the weekend and return on foot to the campgrounds. No vehicle movement will be permitted from 2AM to 6AM.
If you confiscate my expensive grill, can I get it back at the end of the weekend?
All prohibited items that are confiscated at any point – whether at entry or throughout the weekend – will NOT be returned. Please carefully read what you can bring into the campgrounds and leave prohibited items at home. If you have a question as the whether or not something is permitted, contact email@example.com. If you're not absolutely sure, we'd advise you to leave it at home.
Will there be charging stations on the campsite?
Will there be showers in the campsite?
Bathing is an important part of (most people's) everyday existence! There will be showers clearly located on the campground's map.
Are we allowed to sleep in our cars/over-sized vans?
No. Sleeping in cars or vans can be a serious health risk due to heat. We do not advise this for anyone and it is prohibited.
Are we allowed to bring in any kind of food we want?
Yes! There will be ice available for purchase to keep meats cold if you planning on using the community grill area for cooking food.
Will there be water refill stations on the camping grounds?
Yes! They will be in between the camping and RV grounds.
Will there be a general store in the camping area?
Yes! It will be open the entire time that the campgrounds are open.
May I bring my own personal grill or cooking appliance?
The campsite won't permit any kind of grill or cooking appliance upon entry, whether by coals, wood, or even propane. However, we will have a community grill area, which will be available for use during 6AM to 3PM. This community grill area will have plenty of space for people to cook their meat, vegetables, etc. and will be cleaned regularly with staff on hand for assistance. There will also be food made available for purchase to cook on the grills as well as utilities used to assist in grilling, such as aluminum foil. You may bring spatulas and tongs; however, we require all knives, forks, and spoons to be plastic ware.
RV Information FAQ
Are there Hookups for our RV?
-While there aren't electrical hookups, there will be opportunities during the day to refuel and have your RV pumped at an extra charge.
How long of a walk is it from the RV area to the event area?
The entrance to the festival from the RV area is 0.3 miles/538 yards/1600 ft.
Do I need to remove the glassware out of my RV prior to camping?
No, you may leave your glassware in your RV, however it cannot leave the RV.
What will the Guest Passes that come with the RV pass permit us to do?
-The RV Guest Passes are for two additional people, who aren't staying in the RV, to gain access into the RV area. These guests must be 21+ and US government issued ID's will be checked upon entry into the RV area.
How big is the RV camping space?
Please check back frequently as camping information is subject to change or additional information may find its way onto our list. If you have more questions regarding camping, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to respond as quickly as possible. Thank you!