Soulstice Moved Due To Strict Venue Rules
The rave will now take place at The Midway in San Francisco instead of the Santa Clara Convention Center. In a statement to ticket holders, Vital revealed that the venue added unreasonable expectations on to their agreement. New rules included no alcohol sales (including beer and wine), the event would have to end at midnight, and extra security measures including undercover officers. Yikes!
In light of those new expectations, Vital and event partner White Rabbit Group made the tough call to move Soulstice to a more accommodating venue.
The only troubling thing is that What So Not won’t be able to headline the event as planned due to the location change. To honor ticket holders who were hoping to see the Australian DJ’s set, a separate day party will take place at the Official Soulstice Day Party in San Jose at Club Aura. Like the festival itself, this event is 18+. It will run from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Soulstice’s Day Party will feature What So Not as the headliner, with Vincent opening for him. Mr. Carmack will headline the festival’s main event in San Francisco, with support from Sam Gellaitry, Hotel Garuda, AC Slater, and a slew of other artists.
Vital is also coordinating party buses to drive from San Jose to San Francisco to further accommodate South Bay Area ticket holders. Party bus tickets are being sold separately for $30 each. That’s about the same price as a train ticket to and from San Francisco, except that the train doesn’t run late enough to get ravers home after the festival ends.
This kind of change at the last minute is an event production company’s worst nightmare. Despite the changes, it looks like fans are still in for a pretty good time, maybe even better.
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