SKULL & ROSES Festival 2023 will take place April 19th – 23rd at
Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA
10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001.


Wednesday: 11am – 10pm
Thursday: 8am – 10pm
Friday: 8am – 10pm
Saturday: 8am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 7pm

Wednesday: 12pm – 2am
Thursday: 10am – 2am
Friday: 10am – 2am
Saturday: 10am – 2am
Sunday: 10am -10pm

The Answer Stand can help you with wristband troubleshooting inside the festival, guest services questions, maps, and the lost & found. It is also the hub for Merch and the General Store / Ice Sales

ARENA DOORS (music bowl)
Wednesday: 4pm
Thursday: 10:30am
Friday: 10:30am
Saturday: 10:30am
Sunday: 10:30am

Wednesday: 3:30pm
Thursday: 10am
Friday: 10am
Saturday: 10am
Sunday: 10am

Wednesday: 5pm
Thursday: 11:30am
Friday: 11:30am
Saturday: 11:30am
Sunday: 11:30am

Wednesday 11 am – 9pm
Thursday & Friday – 8am – 9pm
Saturday – 8am – Noon

Gates are open 24 hours to exit on foot. No re-entry can occur between the hours of 2am – 7am. Check-in is only during Box Office hours.

There will be absolutely no in’s and out’s for vehicles and RV’s.

Gates are open 24 hours to exit on foot. 

For guests re-entering the festival, the gates will be closed 2am – 7am. (no entry during these times)


Wednesday, 4/19 – Bicycle Day Kick-Off Party

Thursday, 4/20 – “Four Twenty” 2023

Friday, 4/21 – Chinese New Year

Saturday, 4/22 – New Year’s Eve 

Sunday, 4/23 – Mardi Gras

YES. You can park for the day at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Day Parking Lot. Ventura County Fairgrounds charges a fee. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING. Street parking may be available, please read all signage.

YES. Rideshare drop offs will be in front of the Casino/Derby Club. You can enter the festival through the Box Office entrance to the left of the casino building.

  • Photo ID for Will Call
  • Refillable water bottles
  • Shade for camp & stakes. We may ask you to drop shade structures if not secured properly or during high winds
  • Water, sunscreen, hats & umbrellas
  • Cash or cards
  • A good attitude & your dancin’ shoes!
  • Firearms, weapons, violence or hate (ain’t no time for that!) 
  • Drones or any other remote flying devices
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Charcoal grills or open flames (white gas/propane is ok)
  • Solicitation and materials including handbills & flyers
  • If you are not a registered Vendor, please do not bring your wares to sell
  • And check out the rest of the Fairground rules here > https://venturacountyfair.org/fair/restricted-items/
  • Reasonably sized bags, purses and totes
  • Blankets, sheets, towels, tapestries
  • Portable/collapsible chairs are allowed in designated areas only and must not obstruct the view of any other guest (individual seat only; no double wide or connecting chairs)
  • Strollers
  • Cameras & GoPros (basic point and shoot consumer-grade cameras) 
  • Prescription Medication Requirements:
    • Anyone needing prescription medication at the festival upon request must present the pharmacy-labeled container which states the prescription, dosage, and patient name to our medical staff at each entrance gate. Patrons are only allowed a sufficient supply of the prescribed medication for that day. 
    • Medicines needing to be inhaled or smoked are prohibited unless in a prescribed inhaler.
    • Over the counter medications are allowed in a sufficient supply for the day. All  contents will be verified by medical personnel at the entry gates.

A reasonable amount in plastic bottles or cans for personal consumption only.

YES. ADA Passes are available for purchase.

ADA parking for campers will be available onsite to those who provide State of CA proper Disabled Placards. ADA parking for General Admission passes (no camping) is available at Ventura County Fairgrounds day parking lot. For additional ADA info – Email: access.skull.roses@gmail.com

YES. The nightly headlining sets plus a few others will be interpreted each day.

Please review this information carefully if you are bringing a service animal to SKULL & ROSES. The policy and procedure will be strictly enforced for the safety of our guests and legitimate service animals. Those who bring their non-service animals to the festival will be given the option to situate their animal elsewhere and return or leave the festival site without refund. Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal. We appreciate your cooperation as we host a safe event for all! 

Policy: Service animals are permitted throughout the venue. NO emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the definition of “service animal” is limited to a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability who is in attendance. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Under the ADA, “comfort,” “therapy,” or “emotional support animals” do not meet the definition of a service animal.

Service animals must be housebroken and under the direct control of their handler at all times. Service animals should be leashed, harnessed or tethered. If these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. If any handler does not adhere to these conditions, the handler will be asked to remove the animal from the site. The handler then may return without the animal.

Procedure: Service animals will need to be checked in at the Box Office. We will assign your animal a wristband, have you sign a Service Animal Agreement and get your contact information should you and your animal get separated. Service animal credentials should remain visible or be able to be provided upon request and verified at any time during the event.

For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all patrons are subject to a full and complete bag search prior to entry. Please review the Allowed & Prohibited items list for a stress-free entry process. All bags will be searched before entry. Persons that refuse to comply with the search policy will be refused entry into the event. At any time during the entry process if you have questions, ask for assistance from the box office.

NO.  Lockers will not be available.

YES. There will be mobile charging stations available in The Oasis.

  • Yes, you may bring your bike to ride safely throughout the campgrounds
  • Please do not ride bikes in high traffic or common areas
  • There are no bikes allowed in The Oasis or the arena / music bowl
  • There will be unattended bike racks throughout the festival…don’t forget your  bike lock.

YES. There are 2 water stations, located in The Oasis and at the end of Shakedown Street as you approach the arena.

YES. The merch booth is located in The Oasis.

Festival vendors accept both cash and credit cards.

Food concessions accept both cash and credit cards.

YES. Please visit the Answer Stand in The Oasis. SKULL & ROSES will not be held liable for any lost items.

**Subject to change. For additional questions about allowed and prohibited items, email us at info@skullandroses.com


Wednesday at 1pm through Monday at 10AM.

YES. There are general, family and sober camping passes.

NO. At this time there is only CAR CAMPING available.

YES. A subcontractor will provide this service once during the event. RV Campers will receive a notice advising of time and cost to the Camper.

No there are not, but there is an ocean at your disposal ;)

YES. Ice, toiletries, first-aid items, sundries, batteries, etc. will be available at the Answer Stand in the Oasis area. No food or drinks will be sold there.

NO. It is on a first-come, first-served basis.

No amplified noise is allowed after 11:30pm. We’re all together for a full five days, please be respectful of your neighbors.


Skull & Roses V will be using RFID-enabled wristbands to enhance your event experience. Your wristband serves as your pass to enter and exit the event quickly – with just a quick tap of your wristband.


If you purchased your passes prior to March 20th wristbands will be mailed to your address on file. If you purchased your passes after March 20th you will need to pick up your wristband at the Box Office and show a Valid ID.

Wristbands should be worn on your left wrist if possible. They may not be attached to a backpack, bag or clothing. Please cinch it snug enough to your wrist so that it won’t slip off.

YES. Your wristband must be registered to enter the event. Please register it at www.skullandroses.com before you get to the gate. If you don’t have access to a smart phone or computer, we can assist you at the Box Office.

Visit Wristband Registration, enter in the number on the back of the tag (starting E00401) with on your wristband to activate.

Wristband registration protects you in case you lose your wristband, or it is stolen, damaged, or stops working. Only the person who registers their wristband or the original purchaser can be issued a replacement wristband.

It is anticipated that you should receive your wristband(s) and camping decal in early April, 2023.  International Orders, Child and Youth wristbands will not be shipped; they will be available at the Box Office for pickup with a Valid Photo ID.

Your order will be shipped to the “Shipping Address” you entered at the time of purchase. You may change this prior to March 20, 2023 by sending us an email at: wristbands@skullandroses.com Orders will not be re-shipped after March 21, 2023, under any circumstance.

YES. Each time you pass through a scanning portal/access point, you will need to scan your wristband as you enter. You must also scan your wristband as you exit the area. This is imperative, or you will not be able to re-enter the area without going to Guest Services or the Box Office to have your wristband reset.

For those who purchased tickets after March 20, 2023: there will not be enough time to receive your wristbands promptly in the mail. Please bring your Eventbrite PDF confirmation (mobile or printed) and a Valid Photo ID to the Box Office to exchange your e-ticket for a wristband. 

When you purchased your tickets on the Eventbrite website, you received PDF e-tickets via email. This ticket is considered your proof of purchase but it will not be valid to enter the event. You will receive your wristband(s) in the mail.

YES. Passes for children under age 13 are FREE and available at www.skullandroses.com. This pass must be ordered along with an adult pass. Only (2) child passes are available per (1) adult pass. Child wristbands must be picked up at the Box Office with a Valid Photo ID. Child wristbands will not be shipped.

YES. Youth passes for ages 13-17 are available at www.skullandroses.com. Confirmation of age will be required upon entry. Youth wristbands must be picked up at the Box Office with a Valid Photo ID. Youth wristbands will not be shipped.

Telephone orders are not possible.

The Festival Pass is a single wristband that is worn for the entire event and covers all five days.

Once passes are sold, there are no refunds.

If you would like to sell your pass, we suggest using https://tixel.com/sell/Eventbrite so someone else can enjoy the festival.

If you sell any part of your order on Tixel after wristband/camping decals have been shipped to you, here is the procedure:

NEW BUYER:   Your buyer will also need to come to the Box Office and provide the PDF (electronic or paper) ticket received at time of the Tixel transfer. The PDF ticket will be exchanged for wristband(s) and/or a camping decal.  A valid ID will be required.

ORIGINAL BUYER:  Register your wristband(s) that were not sold on Tixel at www.skullandroses.com

Only passes originally purchased through the official Skull & Roses/Eventbrite websites, or subsequently transferred through www.tixel.com can be guaranteed as valid. 

For those who purchased passes before March 21, 2023, you will receive your wristbands and camping decals in the mail by April 10, 2023. As each order is fulfilled, an email will be sent with your USPS Tracking Number. Once you receive your wristband, register your wristband online before you arrive at the event. 

For those who purchased passes after March 20, 2023, bring your e-ticket (mobile or printed) and a Valid Photo ID to the Box Office to exchange your e-ticket for your wristband. International orders, Child, and Youth wristbands will not be shipped and must be picked up at the Box Office…Valid Photo ID required.

Wristbands are shipped by order, meaning that if you purchased tickets at different times, they will be shipped to you separately. If you have not received your complete order(s) by April 10, 2023 or the order you received was incorrect, please email: wristbands@skullandroses.com with the following information:

  • Purchaser Full Name
  • Shipping Address
  • Ticket Order Number
  • Expected Order Items

Received Order Items – please include 16-digit UID (Unique ID)

Orders will begin shipping in late March and it takes a minimum of 2-3 weeks to complete shipping. Your patience is appreciated. If you have not received your order by April 10, 2023, please email:  wristbands@skullandroses.com 

  • Wristband registration is mandatory at Skull & Roses V. 
  • We know you’re excited to put on your wristband, but make sure to wait until the morning of the event – once you put it on, you won’t be able to remove it, as it locks instantly!
  • You must scan your wristband “in” to enter the event and you must scan “out” when you exit.
  • Only wristbands purchased from the official event website and Eventbrite/Tixel are valid. Do not purchase wristbands from other third parties.
  • Wristbands will be treated as void if tampered – do not cut them.

Your wristband should remain on your wrist throughout the event. Do not remove your wristband until after the final day of the event.

Assign a wristband to each person who will be attending and have each 18+ adult create a new account with their information before arriving at the event. Please do NOT register someone else’s wristband for them. This helps us identify each person’s unique wristband in case it gets lost or damaged.

Skull & Roses is not responsible for damaged or lost wristbands. Any damaged or tampered with wristbands will not be allowed to access the event. Go to the Box Office with your Valid Photo ID.  Replacement is subject to verification of the original order. Replacement wristbands may be subject to a replacement fee. Questions: wristbands@skullandroses.com

Orders unable to be delivered (lost/stolen/errors/forgot/wrong address, etc.) must be picked up at Box Office. They must be picked up by the purchaser (name on the order). If the “ship to” name is different, the “ship to” name will NOT be able to pick up at the Box Office. A Valid Photo ID is required to pick up your wristband(s) and camping decals.

  • Orders placed separately are shipped separately.
  • Orders are shipped in (1) package per order (not per wristband).  
  • Condition of packaging is not guaranteed. The only guarantee is for the contents you ordered.

Packaging is not considered part of the order.

  • Hotel reservations will not be shipped or included on your wristband. (See info > lodging section of website)


You may purchase a hotel reservation at www.skullandroses.com for the Crowne Plaza or Ventura Beach Marriott. Questions: hotels@skullandroses.com


We are not taking volunteer applications at this time.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please reach out to us at info@skullandroses.com.

We are not taking vendor requests at this time.

  • Santa Barbara (SBA) 
  • Hollywood Burbank (Bob Hope)
    **Check train schedule from Burbank to Santa Barbara, the Surfliner makes a stop at the fairgrounds is a stop at Ventura
  • Santa Monica (SMO)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) as a last resort