If you’re going to the massive BottleRock Napa music festival over Labor Day weekend, you’ll need to bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, organizers said.
“Your health and safety are our top priorities at this year’s festival, which is why, in partnership with local health authorities, we are implementing the Covid-19 requirements for all who enter the festival,” said said the three-day festival organizers.
“With the emergence of the Delta variant, BottleRock will now require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test” for all visitors, vendors and members of the media attending the event.
The event’s website states that those planning to be vaccinated will need to receive all necessary vaccines by August 20. Those relying on a negative COVID test to enter must have been tested within 72 hours of each day you participate. If you leave every three days, you should have been tested by September 2 at the earliest.
Verifying credentials will be a considerable logistical process, as hundreds of thousands of people are expected at the festival, including some 40,000 music fans per day.
As for the masks, the organizers say they are recommended but not mandatory.
Organizers say the festival will also operate using contactless bracelets and cashless transactions for all vendors.
More information on the event website, www.bottlerocknapavalley.com
The event will run from September 3-5 with headlining Guns N ‘Roses, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, G-Eazy and Run the Jewels.
Secondary acts include Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Polo G, Mavis Staples, Portugal. The Man, Young the Giant, Milky Chance, Olivia O’Brien, Digable Planets, Cage the Elephant, Black Pumas, Future Islands, Jessie Reyez, Jon Batiste, Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew: Remain in Light, Jimmy Eat World and the people of the village.
The three days are full.