Outside the Southside: Same Same But Different Festival Announces Reimagined Return to Lake Perris in September

The Southern California destination festival unveils a new private location and elevated camping in its fourth year

Same Same But Different, a weekend-long beachside music and arts festival, has announced the dates for its fourth annual return to Lake Perris, Calif. including an upgraded location and elevated experiences. Tickets to the festival, taking place Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 12, are available now at www.ssbdfest.com with limited early bird pricing remaining.

Throughout the three-day festival, SSBD will become a waterfront paradise across four stages: the Coconut Club, the Same Stage, the But Stage and the Different Stage. So that attendees never miss a beat, SSBD’s sets will flow into each other, leading guests from one experience to the next. Coconut Club’s bespoke stage will start each day with a festival highlight — lakefront floatopia day parties — where music lovers dance on decorated floats and warm sands. As the sun sets, music will transition to the Same Stage, another stunning waterfront setup, and the Different Stage, a lush renegade experience where planned and unexpected performances take shape.

Amplifying the 2022 festival experience, SSBD has partnered with Be The Beam’s Chris Racan to co-produce the event. Be The Beam is behind the world’s first NFT-gated festival, Afterparty, and renowned San Diego musical festival, KAABOO.SSBD’s eclectic 2022 lineup will span emerging talents to established jam bands, top-tier electronic selectors and more, and will be released soon. In addition to music, festival goers can enjoy a wide range of educational workshops, yoga and wellness activities, arts and crafts, and more from experts in their field.

For the first time, SSBD’s fully-immersive experience will take over the entirety of Lake Perris State Park. The palm tree-dotted shores will offer upgraded amenities including lush grass areas, electric car camping, backstage VIP experiences, state park-maintained bathrooms and showers, RV parking and hookups, parking shuttles and more.

Tickets are now available at www.ssbdfest.com. While not mandatory, SSBD encourages camping, which is included with every GA and VIP pass. Early bird pricing begins at $225 for general admission, which includes access to the campgrounds from 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 until 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Early bird VIP festival passes start at $440 and provide camping access, VIP entry, as well as backstage lounges with shade zones, a full bar, premium air-conditioned bathrooms, reserved stage views and more amenities. Limited time remains for festival goers to take advantage of early bird pricing.

SSBD also offers a range of parking and camping add-ons. The Up-Front Gold Parking Pass, priced at $155, provides parking adjacent to the campgrounds. The Campsite + Car-Camping Parking Pass, priced at $185, provides a parking spot directly next to the attendee’s campsite, closer access to showers and restrooms, a personal grill and a picnic table. The Electric Campsite + Car-Camping Parking Pass, available for $355, reserves a campsite closest to the stages, access to a personal 20-amp power circuit, nearby access to showers and restrooms, a personal grill and a picnic table.

Attendees may also opt for remote lot parking with shuttle services to their campsite. Prices begin at $45 for the Remote Lot Parking Pass; $65 for the Bronze Lot Parking Pass, which includes access to a drop-off zone; and $99 for the Silver Lot Parking Pass, which allows closer entry to the campgrounds and a drop-off zone. RV Campers may purchase parking with hookups and a campsite for $395, or a lot without hookups or a campsite for $165.

For each ticket purchase, Same Same But Different plants groups of trees to help restore ecosystems and assist local populations in areas impacted by deforestation as part of the festival’s commitment to sustainability. Last year, the festival planted over 18,000 trees and has a goal of 40,000 in 2022.

More information about Same Same But Different Festival is available at www.ssbdfest.com, or on FacebookInstagram and Twitter at @ssbdfest.

About Same Same But Different Festival

Same Same But Different is a multi-genre music and arts festival that takes place annually on the beaches of Lake Perris in Southern California. Catering to those who embrace unique and diverse music, the destination festival highlights established and emerging jam bands, electronic artists, and more on three beach-front stages and a renegade setup. At the festival, beach-side camping is part of the Same Same But Different experience, where campsites, RV hookups and more lodging options create a community atmosphere. Aside from musical acts, Same Same But Different also includes workshops, including yoga, breath-work, meditation, dance classes, painting, crafting, and more from field experts. Same Same But Different is a climate-positive festival, planting groups of trees for every ticket purchase, helping restore ecosystems and assist local populations in areas affected by deforestation. More information on Same Same But Different Festival can be found at www.ssbdfest.com and on Facebook and Instagram at @ssbdfest. Source: Wicked Creative

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