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Festival Info

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

GETTING TO JAMAICA

With daily flights to the island, getting to Jamaica from anywhere in the world is easy. The closet airport to the Festival is Donald Sangster International in Montego Bay. For a list of flights operating at this airport click here

ACCOMMODATION

Jamaica offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget. Our official festival hotels are Half Moon, Holiday Inn, Sunset Beach, Toby Resorts, ElGreco.

GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL

By coach: Knutsford Express will be providing coach transportation in comfort and style from Kingston, Ocho Rios and Negril for patrons who choose not to drive to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Visit www.knutsfordexpress.com for details.

By park and ride shuttle: A shuttle service will be in place to ensure a smooth transportation experience for patrons. Secure satellite parking will be set up for patrons to leave their cars at each shuttle station. This will be the best way to get to and from the Festival as parking for 2015 will be extremely limited. More details on the shuttle service, including cost, schedule, booking details to come.

THE VENUE

Festival Hours: Gates open 4pm. Main stage at 6pm. Show usually ends by 1am. Will Call: Details coming soon.

PARKING

Parking will be VERY limited for 2015. For a smooth transportation experience we strongly encourage you to carpool, travel with Knutsford Express or purchase one of our Park and Ride Shuttle passes. Why put yourself through the hassle of driving when we can escort to the the Festival in stress free comfort. Park and ride shuttle details will be released soon.

F.A.Q.

BUYING TICKETS ONLINE

Each year hundreds of our amazing fans get tricked into buying a wristband or print at home ticket from Craigslist, eBay, or a ticket broker site.

Unfortunately, many of these are already used or are counterfeits. Only tickets purchased from one of our distributors are considered valid purchases. Your attempt to save cash will probably cost you more money, a lot of trouble and ultimately will keep you from attending the festival.

And remember, some sneaky people might even try to sell their wristbands to you. However, removal or tampering of a wristband automatically voids it. We check every wristband to make sure it has not been tampered with or removed. You will be caught and you will be escorted directly from the festival.

BUYING TICKETS FROM BILL EXPRESS

The Festival has partnered with Bill Express to facilitate convenient purchase of tickets island-wide.​ ​
When you buy from Bill Express, you do not get the actual ticket. You get a receipt for your ticket purchase.
This reserves your spot at the Festival.
With this receipt, you will be able to pick up your official ticket, at your convenience, from Will Call locations ​in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Kingston and the venue from January 2.
Details on exact Will Call location will be provided by Dec 31.

Go to the Bill Express location of your choice. See list here.​
Tell the agent you are buying tickets for Jazz Fest.
You will be asked to provide your ID, and contact information along with payment amount.
​Please note: ​Bill Express transactions are in JMD only.

WHAT IF I LOSE MY BILL EXPRESS RECEIPT?

Not to worry! We will have your purchase details on file.
Just bring your ID to the Will Call ​location.
If you used a debit or credit card to buy your tickets, you must bring these as well.
Only the person who bought the ticket can collect the ticket.
And you must show your ID to collect tickets. No exception.

WHAT IF I WANT SOMEONE TO COLLECT THE TICKET FOR ME

For an alternate person to pick up somebody’s order, the person picking up must provide a copy of the original purchasers ID, A copy (front and back) of the original purchases credit card, a copy of the original purchasers receipt and a note authorizing the person picking it up to pick up the order with nothing blacked out on any of those copies.

This alternate pick up requirement is part of our standard policy and is for verification to prevent fraudulent pick ups and to help thwart scalping/selling to 3rd party/strangers (which we advise to people not to do).

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO BRING TO COLLECT TICKET?

For Bill Express, you need your ID and purchase receipt.
For online purchases, you need your ID, the credit/debit card used to make the purchase and the order confirmation email.

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS IN PERSON IF I AM NOT BUYING THEM ONLINE?

At Bill Express Outlets island-wide starting Dec 8. Other outlets details to be announced.

I LOST MY WRISTBANDS, NOW WHAT?

Wristbands are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and cannot be replaced.

CAN I TAKE MY WRISTBANDS OFF?

Wristbands cannot be removed and must be worn all three days for entry into the Festival.

Please don’t remove, stretch or tamper with your wristband in any way or you will be denied entry (and that will make us sad).

PROHIBITED ITEMS

The following items are prohibited:

We ask you keep the following items at home, for your safety and the safety of everyone here at Jazz and Blues!

Weapons of any kind
Illegal substances (including narcotics) or drug paraphernalia
Framed or large backpacks (larger than a 20 x 15 x 13). Your shoulders will thank us!
Alcohol
Kites
Glowsticks
Glass containers
Outside food or beverages
Pets
Video equipment: No video recording will be allowed
Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, no tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
Any audio recording equipment
No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
And remember – BE NICE!

FESTIVAL AGE GROUP

The festival is for all ages; children age 8 & under are free.

PARKING PASSES

​Because of limited parking spaces at the venue, parking passes will be sold to VIP weekend and season holders only.
One parking pass per vehicle. These are at a cost of $20.

WHAT IS BEING DONE TO ENSURE SMOOTH FLOW OF TRAFFIC FOR 2015?

Detailed planning is in progress to ensure hassle free travel to the Festival.
Details will be posted soon.

PURCHASING JAZZ TICKETS FROM BILL EXPRESS TO BE GIVEN AS A GIFT

Customers purchasing tickets on behalf of others at Bill Express should do the following:

1) Let the Agent know that they are buying on behalf of someone else

2) Provide agent with their name, ID information, email and telephone number

3) Provide agent with the name of the person ticket is being purchased for

GET YOUR SHUTTLE PASS

Planning on going to Jamaica Jazz and Blues Music Festival 2015, then why drive when we can take you there without needing to valet your car afterwards! Plus, travelling by coach emits five times less CO2 per passenger, per kilometer than an average car.

Let us Take You There in Comfort and Style, book your travel today!

Click here to purchase a shuttle ticket.

DIRECTIONS

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The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will be held at the Trelawny Stadium, Falmouth View Map
DRIVING

It’s easy to get to Trelawny Stadium from around the Island. Whether traveling from Kingston, Ocho Rios, Negril, Montego Bay or any other parish. We will soon post some ideas as to the easiest and best way to arrive. Check out Shuttle services as well.

FLYING

With daily flights to the island, getting to Jamaica from anywhere in the world is easy. Book a flight with one of our official airline partners: Caribbean Airlines or Delta. The closet airport to the Festival is Donald Sangster International in Montego Bay.For a list of flights operating at this airport click here