This year's sold-out Broccoli City Festival is coming up Saturday. If you snagged a ticket, we've got a few key pieces of info to make it a smooth experience. The bottom line: stay hydrated, keep up with the weather forecast and celebrate D.C.'s place in music.
1. The festival runs on Saturday from noon until 10 p.m., so plan and pack accordingly. Re-entry is prohibited, and wristbands are non-replaceable. There will be plenty of food and drink options as well as public bathrooms, so spending half a day there shouldn't be a problem. Check out a full list of vendors here.
2. The main lineup includes Future, Jhené Aiko, The Internet, Anderson .Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid and Sango. But a lineup of local artists will also take the stage: Expect to see D.C. go-go band Rare Essence, vocalist Reesa Renee, DJ Ayescold and Maryland rapper Ace Cosgrove.
3. Festival goers can take the Metro to the Congress Heights stop in Southeast D.C. From there, it's a quick walk to the pavilion and park venue of Gateway D.C. (1100 Alabama Ave. SE) There will be limited on-site paid parking and street parking, but attendants are encouraged to take public transportation, bike or walk, if possible.
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4. Sorry... this is not a BYOB event. But you can buy beer, liquor or wine at the festival as long as you have a valid photo ID.
5. Bring your cameras, as long as they don't have removable lenses. But take lots of pictures and videos when you're there!
6. If you're having medical issues, there will be clearly marked medical areas and festival staffers or security guards will be on hand to help.
7. No refunds will be issued for tickets. So if your fave artist takes five hours to turn up or rain decides to batter the grounds, the festival will still go on.