FAQ’s

General

  1. What is OZY Fest?

    OZY Fest is a unique festival that brings together an interesting and diverse mix of people for an experience that doesn’t just leave you mind blown, but also mind grown. Curious? Indulge yourself at OZY Fest, and engage with the biggest names and boldest thinkers across entertainment, art, politics, business, food and thought leadership.

  2. What does “OZY” stand for?

    OZY Media is a media and entertainment company that produces daily digital news, original TV shows, addictive podcasts … and of course events. In everything that we do, we aim to inspire folks to see a broader and a bolder world. The name isn’t an acronym, but it is short for Ozymandias, a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

  3. Did you steal your name from OZZ FEST? Has Sharon Osbourne sued you yet?

    No, we didn’t. And yes, she did.

  4. Is OZY Fest ADA accessible?

    Yes — there will be a dedicated ADA accessible entrance, and accessible viewing areas are provided in front of both stages. Accessible bathrooms are available throughout the site. You can check out Central Park’s policy here.

  5. Are children allowed?

    Children under 10 are allowed to enter the festival for free with a ticket-holding adult. Minors age 11 to 17 must have a ticket, and must be accompanied by someone over the age of 21. In both cases, there is a maximum of two minors per accompanying adult.

  6. Are dogs allowed?

    No dogs or other pets are allowed. Certified service dogs will be allowed.

  7. Is there an OZY Fest app?

    There sure will be. We’ll message all ticket holders before the event with instructions about how to download the app.

Passes

  1. Can I refund or change my ticket after it has been purchased? Can I resell my ticket or give my pass to a friend?

    Unless in exceptional circumstances, all sales are final — no refunds and/or exchanges are allowed after a ticket is purchased. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund. All of our tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. This policy is to ensure reliability and legitimacy of each ticket sold.

  2. Might the lineup change before the event day?

    Your ticket is for OZY Fest, not for a specific artist. Artists and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Transport

  1. HOW SHOULD I GET TO OZY FEST?

    • OZY Fest is being held in the Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park. It is easily accessible by subway, bus or walking from any part of the city and beyond.
    • By subway: B, C and 1 trains stop at 86th street, and the B and C trains also stop at 81st street—these are the most convenient stops for accessing the Western Entrance Gates
    • By bus: the M10 bus runs north and south along Central Park West. On the east side, the M1, M2, M3 and M4 buses run south along Fifth Avenue, and north along Madison Avenue.
  2. TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

    Travel to the Great Lawn is easy via bus or subway from Penn Station or Grand Central Station. If you’re flying into NYC, check out the transport options into Manhattan on the websites of John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport or Newark International Airport.

What can I bring?

  1. What is and isn’t allowed?

    • The following items are allowed at OZY Fest (subject to change):
      • Bags smaller than 16” x 16” x 8”
      • Drawstring bags with single pocket
      • Strollers 
      • Binoculars
      • Point-and-shoot cameras without detachable lenses or accessories (eg tripods)
        Sunscreen
      • Reusable water bottles — they must be empty and cannot be made of glass or metal
    • The following items are prohibited at OZY Fest:
      • Any bag larger than 16” x 16” x 8” , no backpacks (drawstring single pocket OK)
      • Aerosol containers (including spray-on sunscreen)
      • Bicycles or scooters
      • Blankets
      • CamelBaks
      • Chains/chain wallets
      • Chairs of any kind (including inflatable seats)
      • Cigarettes, e-cigs or vapes
      • Coolers
      • Confetti, glow sticks, totems, hula hoops, laptops, and tablets
      • Drones
      • Fireworks
      • Flags
      • Frisbees
      • Glass/metal containers
      • Illegal or illicit drugs, including any drug paraphernalia
      • Laser pens or similarly focused light devices
      • Lighters
      • Musical instruments
      • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind
      • Pets or other animals
      • Professional cameras, video or audio recording devices
      • Selfie sticks
      • Skateboards
      • Sports balls
      • Tents
      • Tripods
      • Umbrellas
      • Weapons
      • Water squirt guns
      • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
  2. Can I bring a bag into OZY Fest?

    • Bags are discouraged but bags smaller than 16”x16”x8” are allowed as well as drawstring type single pocket backpacks. All bags will be screened at security checkpoints.
    • We recommend not bringing a bag and take advantage of the “NO BAG” entrance lines for faster entry.
  3. HOW DO I BRING MY MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION AND/OR INSULIN INTO THE EVENT?

    Attendees requiring insulin are allowed to bring medically necessary materials and medications, provided all medicine has a prescription label with their name on it. Out of concern for the festival staff and volunteers who handle the trash, please do not dispose of these items in regular trash bins at the festival.

  4. ARE E-CIGS OR VAPE PENS ALLOWED?

    Nope.

  5. Can I bring cannabis into OZY Fest?

    Nope.

  6. Can I bring my own food and drink into OZY Fest?

    No outside food or beverages (including alcohol) are allowed into the festival.

What's at the festival?

  1. WHAT SORT OF FOOD AND DRINK IS AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL? WILL THERE BE VEGETARIAN FOOD AT THE FESTIVAL? VEGAN? GLUTEN-FREE?

    A global marketplace of food vendors will supply an eclectic array of food and drink options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Our official food and drink lineup will be announced soon with full details.

  2. WILL THERE BE ALL-GENDER RESTROOMS?

    All restrooms are gender neutral.

Get involved

  1. I’M A MEMBER OF THE MEDIA/PHOTOGRAPHER. HOW DO I REQUEST A MEDIA PASS?

    Fill out this form to submit for a press pass.

  2. HOW DO I BECOME A FOOD VENDOR?

    Email us at ozyfest2020@ozy.com with any additional inquiries about becoming an official on-site vendor.

  3. ANYTHING ELSE?

    Email us at ozyfest2020@ozy.com with all other inquiries. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

  4. ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER?

    Absolutely! Applications to our volunteer program open mid-March.