We’ve got you covered with festival information and answers to frequently asked questions.


We strive to provide the highest levels of security and safety, as well as a great environment for our fans. Therefore we are constantly evaluating our security policies. We value our fans and their feedback and although we will encourage all guests to not bring any type of bags to the Festival, please check back for more details on the final Bag Policy for Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival.
  • Arrive Early – While we will do everything in our power to be as quick & efficient as possible, we encourage guests to please arrive in advance of the scheduled door time, in order to allow ample time to enter the festival.
  • Inspection – Be prepared for inspection as you enter the festival. This inspection will include the use of metal detectors. Permitted bags will be searched and may slow down your entry time.
  • Travel Light – To provide a safer environment for festival goers and expedite entry into the festival, only small bags (subject to search) will be permitted. Backpacks will not be allowed.
  • Take Notice – Upon entry into the festival, make yourself familiar with the festival’s layout, taking special notice of the nearest exit.
  • See Something Say Something – If you see something suspicious or out of place, please notify festival security immediately.
  • Be Nice – Please respect those around you, as well as yourself.


  • Dates for Billboard Hot 100 Festival will be August 19 & 20.
  • Doors open at 11:30am each day
  • Billboard Hot 100 Festival is located at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY


  • Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry.
  • Backpacks and bags are not permitted in the festival. A complimentary bag check will be available, should a guest bring a bag not permitted into the festival. All guests will be scanned into the festival via handheld metal detection devices and will pass through a full pat-down and search entry process.
  • Billboard Hot 100 Festival is located at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY
  • Guests can bring one hermetically sealed bottle of water up to 1 liter in size.
  • Cameras – only nonprofessional cameras will be allowed, and must be without equipment attachments such as selfie sticks, tripods, and monopods


  • Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products
  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment
  • Professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment (NO large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, attachment sticks (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment.
  • Any and all professional video equipment. No video recording will be allowed
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Coolers of any kind. (Exceptions may be made for medical use)
  • Backpacks & Camelbaks
  • Hammocks
  • Baby Strollers
  • Glass and metal containers of any kind
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind
  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind, except 1 factory sealed bottles of water (up to 1 liter)
  • Umbrellas
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
  • Selfie sticks
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles
  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Bicycles inside festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)
  • Carts of any kind (including Red Wagons)
  • Chairs of any kind
  • Festival Totems and Flags


LIRR from Penn Station to Wantagh or Freeport
Two free shuttle buses will be available for Hot 100 Festival guests from 11 a.m. to midnight. The buses will run continuous loops from the Wantagh train station to the festival at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.
By Car
Take the Meadowbrook Parkway or the Wantagh Parkway south to and follow the signs to Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater.


Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
895 Bay Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793


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