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BLACKEST OF THE BLACK FESTIVAL is...

The brainchild of Glenn Danzig, the event not only serves as a music festival, but as a cultural experience: an escape.

Coming to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th, Blackest Of The Black will host two music stages, curated by Danzig, with performances by some of the heaviest acts around including Danzig, Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu, Vamps, and many more. The festival will also feature camping, and a number of sinister attractions including Castle Danzig -- a fully immersive walkthrough experience of pain, pleasure, and metal, based on the music and graphic novels of Glenn Danzig

venue location

OAK CANYON PARK

- silverado, ca -

5305 E Santiago Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676

Parking is included with festival admission

Attractions

Castle Danzig

Castle Danzig is a fully interactive festival experience in torture, pain, and metal.

Based on the music and graphic novels from Glenn Danzig, fans will get to fully experience being placed in stocks, torture on the rack, and some light electrocution. Just past the tree graveyard, Torture Countess Drukija will guide attendees though their first virgin sacrifice before relaxing into a nice warm blood bath. The worlds foremost suspension artist will be hanging only the most daring fans from hooks, and suspending them up to 20ft in the air. And if the fans are feeling crazy, like really crazy, they will have the opportunity to wriggle into a straight jacket and chill out in the padded cell, where their friends can watch them freak out on video. Castle Danzig is the perfect place to get a little blood on your clothes, and get that selfie only a sicko would like.

Suspension Stage

An experience you will never forget, as our Castle Suspension Master will really pierce your back with metal hooks and raise you above the mob with suspension rope. They say its euphoric.

Sacrifice Altar

Castle Danzig runs on virgin blood. Every hour Drukija will preform the task on our beautiful sacrifice alter. You will be provided with a white cloak as the ritual music comes in and the lights go down, don’t look at the knife above you. Sorry fellas ladies only. This is a bloody one, you may have to sacrifice your clothes as well.

Bondage Stage

Exercise restraint with a few yards of rope and a saw horse. Our Shinbari Knot Master will provide you with an uncomfortable position you won't be able to wriggle out of.

Padded Cell

Going crazy? Well then slip into a straight jacket and chill out in the padded cell. Your friends can watch you lose your mind on CCTV as you get to experience being locked down. Escape if you can...

Electro Stage

Have you been completely desensitized living a life of metal and horror movies? We'll shock you alright with 10,000 volts of lightning as your strapped to a torture cross. We're sure it's fun...

Drukija Blood Bath

Witness one of Danzig’s most iconic characters come to life in the Drukija Slave Theater. She will guide you through her castle of terrors. Prepare to be baptized by her virgin offerings.

Stocks Photo Op

Stick your hands and head into real stocks and enjoy the cheers and jeers as you're locked in the punishment quarter of Castle Danzig. You can't selfie but we're sure our castle guards will love taking your picture.

Freak Performers

Traveling troupes of freaks performing stunts you wouldn’t see any where else in the world.

Oversized Oujia Board Game

If you dare.. Gather around the oversized ouija board and the truth will be told.

Thrill Rides

Sugar Skull

Paint your face with your best sugar skull and enter the Blackest of The Black Sugar Skull Contest for a chance to win a ticket upgrade to meet Glenn Danzig himself. Details to follow.

vip packages

Blackest of the Black VIP Lounge (Friday)

$129

+ Fees (includes Parking and Taxes)
Includes:
  • 1 VIP admission ticket to Friday for Blackest of the Black
  • Access to VIP entrance lane
  • Commemorative Laminate
  • Access to VIP viewing area near main stage
  • Access to VIP Lounge which includes,
  • Comfortable areas to sit dow and relax
  • Private Restrooms
  • VIP cash Bar
  • Food available for purchase
Blackest of the Black VIP Lounge + Meet and Greet (Friday Only)

$199

+ Fees (includes Parking and Taxes)
Includes:
  • 1 VIP admission ticket to Friday for Blackest of the Black
  • Access to VIP entrance lane
  • Commemorative Laminate
  • Access to VIP viewing area near main stage
  • Access to VIP Lounge which includes,
  • Comfortable areas to sit dow and relax
  • Private Restrooms
  • VIP cash Bar
  • Exclusive food available for purchase
  • Meet and Greet with various artist performing on Friday Night
  • Blackest of the Black Poster
  • Exclusive Food available for purchase
Blackest of the Black VIP Lounge (Saturday)

$149

+ Fees (includes Parking and Taxes)
Includes:
  • 1 VIP admission ticket to Saturday for Blackest of the Black
  • Access to VIP entrance lane
  • Commemorative Laminate
  • Access to VIP viewing area near main stage
  • Access to VIP Lounge which includes,
  • Comfortable areas to sit dow and relax
  • Private Restrooms
  • VIP cash Bar
  • Exclusive Food available for purchase
"Not Of This World" Ultimate VIP (Saturday Only)

$399

+ Fees (includes Parking and Taxes)
Includes:
  • 1 VIP admission ticket to Saturday for Blackest of the Black
  • Access to VIP entrance lane
  • Commemorative Laminate
  • Access to VIP viewing area near main stage
  • Priority line access to Castle Danzig
  • Access to VIP Lounge which includes,
  • Comfortable areas to sit dow and relax
  • Private Restrooms
  • VIP cash Bar
  • Exclusive Food available for purchase
  • Exclusive Meet and Greet with Glenn Danzig
  • Blackest of the Black Poster
  • Merchandise voucher good for one Blackest of the Black Festival tshirt

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event information

THIS IS A “RAIN OR SHINE” EVENT – NO REFUNDS

Minimum Age: All ages for the music festival. For camping you must be at least 18 years of age by May 26th.

Kid Friendly: The theme of the event is for a mature audience

Dog Friendly: No

Non-Smoking: No

Wheelchair Access: Yes

ADA Viewing platform: Yes

EVENT HOURS

FRIDAY, MAY 26th

Camping check-in starts at 2 PM

VIP entry into the festival begins at 3:30PM

Festival General Admission begins at 4:00PM

Music begins at 5:00PM and will last until 10:30PM

SATURDAY, MAY 27th

Camping check-in is open from 9:00AM ~ NOON

VIP& General Entry into the festival begins at NOON

Music begins at 1:30PM and will last until 10:30PM

tickets

FESTIVAL GENERAL ADMISSION

2-day passes start at $66.66 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

Friday Single Day

starts at $39 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

Saturday Single Day

starts at $49 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

VIP

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Friday VIP lounge

$129 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

Friday VIP lounge + Meet and Greet

$199 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

Saturday VIP lounge

$149 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

Saturday "Not Of This World" Ultimate VIP

$399 + fees*

*while supplies last. Fees include parking and taxes.

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camping

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK CAMPGROUNDS

Oak Canyon Park - Silverado, CA

Friday, May 26th - Saturday, May 27th

* No pets

Why Should I camp?

Camping is the most popular way to visit BLACKEST OF THE BLACK! Wake up a short distance from the festival gates, stumble "home" after the show and say fuck you to traffic! Plus, let's be honest, this is cheaper and more fun than a hotel room.

Reserve your spot before they are all gone, availability is limited!

All Car and tent campers must be at least 18 years of age by May 26, 2017.

All RV campers must be at least 21 years of age by May 26, 2017.

Camping Packages

Tent only camping For up to 4 people

$125

+ Fees

In addition to a camping pass, all campers must have a weekend festival admission ticket.

Tent Only Camping Pass includes:
  • 12’ x 12’ Camping Spot for Friday & Saturday night Tent only camping spots are a grass area with one designated overnight parking space near by. Holds up to 4 festival ticket holders. Only 1 camping pass is needed per vehicle. (no vehicles are permitted directly at camping space.)
  • Complimentary Showers - Toilets and Hand Washing Stations
  • Access to General Store
  • 24 Hour Medical & Security Presence
  • All Campers MUST arrive together. Once your party is parked in the campgrounds, you will not be able to enter the campgrounds without a camping pass.
  • All attendees in the campsite must be atleast 18 years of age by May 26, 2017 and have their own camping wristband.
  • *Camping pass does not include a ticket to BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Concert. Each camper upon arrival must have a Friday and Saturday concert ticket.
Car + Tent Camping For up to 4 people

$199

+ Fees

In addition to a camping pass, all campers must have a weekend festival admission ticket.

Car + Tent Camping Pass Includes:
  • 10’ x 30’ Camping Spot for Friday and Saturday night. Holds up to 4 festival ticket holders. Only 1 camping pass is needed per vehicle. (one standard size vehicle permitted at campsite)
  • Free Showers - Toilets and Hand Washing Stations
  • Access to General Store
  • 24 Hour Medical & Security Presence
  • Only (1) Camping Pass is required per spot. (1 Vehicle)
  • All Campers MUST arrive together. Once your party is parked in the campgrounds, you will not be able to enter the campgrounds without a camping pass.
  • All attendees in the campsite must be atleast 18 years of age by May 26, 2017 and have their own camping wristband.
  • *Camping pass does not include a ticket to BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Concert. Each camper upon arrival must have a Friday and Saturday concert ticket.
DRY RV CAMPING For up to 6 people

$249

+ Fees

In addition to a camping pass, all campers must have a weekend festival admission ticket.

RV camping pass includes:
  • 20 ' x 50 ' Camping Spot for Friday and Saturday night. Your RV Spot will hold 1 RV and 1 towing vehicle. (no additional vehicles allowed at campsite).
  • Free Showers - Toilets and Hand washing Stations
  • Access to General Store
  • 24 Hour Medical & Security Presence
  • Only (1) RV pass is required per RV.
  • All RV Campers must arrive together. Once your party is parked in the campgrounds, you will not be able to enter without a camping pass.
  • All attendees in the RV campgrounds must be atleast 21 years of age by May 26, 2017 and have their own camping wristband.
  • *Camping pass does not include a ticket to BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Concert. Each camper upon arrival must have a Friday and Saturday concert ticket.

Camping INFORMATION

CAMPING AMENITIES:

  • Free Showers Available
  • Cell Phone Charging Stations near Camp Host Area
  • General Store in Campgrounds
  • Exclusive Food Truck in Campgrounds
  • Complimentary Games and activites

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

  • Weapons of any kind (including cooking knives, steak knives and pepper spray)
  • Glass
  • Liquor of any kind, glass beer bottles, glass wine bottles, wine glasses, ext.
  • Open campfires or fires/flames of any kind are not permitted
  • Unauthorized vending or food or merchandise is prohibited (including alcohol)
  • Large metal key chains
  • Spiked accessories
  • Stickers
  • No tiki torches, fireworks or any types of explosives or ammunition.
  • No metal tent stakes.
  • There is a zero tolerance policy for drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Markers, pens, spray paint
  • No drones, remote control aircraft or toy cars.
  • No hoverboards or motorized scooters.
  • No tanks of compressed air, helium, nitrous
  • No video camers / professional cameras with detachable lens, ext.

THE RULES

  • All Campers MUST arrive together. Once your party is parked in the campgrounds, you will not be able to enter the campgrounds without a camping pass.
  • Each camper and their vehicle will be subject to search upon entry to the campsite.
  • Quiet time will be enforced from 2AM to 8AM each night.
  • All campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers.
  • Please obey all of the “No Trespassing” signs.
  • Animals are not allowed in the campgrounds or within the festival. Please seek accommodations for your pets in a local kennel or with caretakers during your time at Blackest of the Black. You will not be permitted onto the campgrounds with a dog.
  • Please don’t turn your vehicle into a giant advertisement! Any vehicle with ads, sponsorship, marketing or company logos will be turned away at the entrance. This does not apply to logos from car or RV rental companies.
  • No branded or logo’d pop-up canopies or tents are allowed.
  • Any prohibited items that are confiscated at any time of entry or throughout the duration of the event will NOT be returned. Please don't bring prohibited items.
  • Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers and event staff members. These are your neighbors for the next two days, so please do your best to respect each other. All campers must abide by the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK CAMPERS CODE OF CONDUCT. All campers must be 18 years of age or older with proof of government issued ID. Each camper must have a festival and camping ticket.

CODE OF CONDUCT

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK is committed to creating a safe, memorable, and comfortable experience for our guests. In order to provide an environment where guests can enjoy the festival, we have instituted a BOTB CAMPING CODE OF CONDUCT inside the festival grounds and Camping area.
The following actions can result in a warning and/or ejection of camping party:
  • Irresponsible use of alcohol.
  • Public nudity, lewd behavior.
  • Accessing restricted areas without proper passes.
  • Taunting, bullying, abusive, disruptive language and or obscene gestures.
  • Moving RV or vehicle to another location after placement by festival staff.
  • Parking or extending any part of RV or tent in fire lanes or outside designated marked area.
  • Littering
  • Refusing to quiet music during enforced quiet hours.
  • Failing to cooperate/comply with campground safety officers.
The following actions will result in immediate ejection:
  • Relieving your bladder or bowels anywhere other than approved restrooms/port-a-potties. Please remember you’re in a shared space.
  • Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.
  • Engaging in sexual behavior in public.
  • Possession/use of illegal drugs.
  • Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
  • If a guest participating in this behavior is uncooperative or a persistent offender, he/she will be removed from the festival site. In certain situations, the offender may be arrested.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

CAMPING FAQ:

WHAT TIME CAN WE MOVE IN TO OUR CAMPING SPOT?
  • You can move in to your camping stop during the following times:
    • Friday, May 26, 2017 : 2:00 pm- 10:30 pm
    • Saturday, May 27, 2017 : 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Once you are parked in a camping spot, campers and vehicles will only be permitted to check out of the campgrounds during designated hours. This is for your safety and the safety of your neighbors. If you need to leave for an emergency, please visit the CAMP HOST to escort your car out safely.
WHEN CAN I MOVE OUT OF MY CAMPING SPOT?
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • All campers must exit by 12:00 pm (noon) on Sunday, May 28th.
  • For Safety Reasons, Campers and Vehicles will not be able to move in and out of the camogrounds.
  • If you need to leave in for an emergency and do not plan on returning to the festival, please contact the CAMP HOST to escort you out safely. Your car will not be admitted back in the Car Camping area once it exits. You will not be allowed to exit during lock down hours.
DOES EVERY PERSON THAT ARRIVES IN THE CAR WITH ME ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A TICKET TO GET IN TO THE CONCERT?
  • YES. Every single person that arrives in your car or RV must have a ticket to Blackest of the Black Fest. If you do not have a concert ticket you will not be allowed into the campgrounds or into the festival area.
CAN WE PARK OUR CARS NEXT TO OUR TENTS?
  • ONLY car and tent camping packages will permit your vehicle to be parked next to your tent area. All tent only camping passes will park their vehicles in the designated camping parking lot and bring their items to their alloted camping space.
WILL I BE ABLE TO RESERVE A CAMPSITE NEXT TO MINE FOR MY FRIENDS IF THEY’RE NOT ARRIVING UNTIL LATER?
  • Camping is on a first come first serve basis. We advise you and your friends all come together so you all can park next to each other. We are unable to reserve campsites and there are no saving spaces, no exceptions. Arrive together, camp together.
IF YOU CONFISCATE SOMETHING, CAN I GET IT BACK AT THE END OF THE WEEKEND?
  • All prohibited items that are confiscated at any point – whether at entry or throughout the weekend – will NOT be returned. Please carefully read what you can bring into the campgrounds and leave prohibited items at home.
ARE WE ALLOWED TO SLEEP IN OUR CARS/OVER-SIZED VANS?
  • No, this is not permitted. Sleeping in cars or vans can be a serious health risk.
WILL THERE BE A GENERAL STORE IN THE CAMPING AREA?
  • Yes! There will be a general store open for designated hours in the campgrounds . Items you can purchase will be basic camping goods, water, ice, simple snacks and basic first aid items such as medicine, band-aids, toiletry items and more.
MAY I BRING MY OWN PERSONAL GRILL OR COOKING APPLIANCE?
  • NO Charcoal, NO Open flames, and nothing that runs off a gas generator will be permitted .
IF I HAVE A CAMPING WRISTBAND, CAN I GO IN AN OUT OF THE FESTIVAL AREA, TO THE CAMPGROUND AREA AND BACK IN AT ANY TIME?
  • As long as the festival is open you can go back and forth from the campgrounds and the festival area freely.
  • Please note, you are not able to move your car from the campgrounds. There are no in an out privledges for vehicles from the campground area after you check in. Once your vehicle leaves the campground area it can not come back in. (This included tent only camping passes).
CAN I MOVE IN AND OUT OF THE CAMPGROUNDS WITH MY CAR OR MOTORCYLE?
  • No vehicles will be allowed to move in and out of the campgrounds once you are placed. This includes, Cars, Trucks, RVs, and Motorcycles. Please bring everything with you on your arrival that you will need for the weekend. There will be approved times that you can move out of your camping space during the day or 1 - 1.5 hours after the concert ends. You may pack up your camping gear during the day and move your vehicle to the general parking if you wish to leave prior to the end of the night camping check out times.

ALCOHOL FAQ:

CAN WE BRING ALCOHOL?
  • 1 case of beer (IN CANS) or box of wine (CARDBOARD OR PLASTIC ONLY) per person will be allowed in the camping area for personal consumption only (no vending) by attendees who are 21 years of age or older. No kegs or glass will be allowed. Beer will be sold in the festival site, but no drinks may be brought into the venue.
CAMPING SUGGESTIONS - WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
  • Your concert ticket! You must have your concert ticket to camp!
  • A tent (you'd be surprised!)
  • Plastic stakes or weights for your tent (metal stakes not permitted)
  • Tennis balls or caps for stakes used in the ground
  • Ice chest
  • Sleeping bags/blankets/pillows
  • Camping chairs
  • Trash bags
  • LOTS of water!!
  • Cash for food, merch and drinks
  • Clothing for all temperatures - the nights can be chilly. The average weather this time of year can range from 75°-85°, but temperatures can drop down to the 60’s or even mid 50’s at night. Please come prepared for temperature fluctuations.
  • Lotion Sunscreen/sunblock. No SPRAY allowed.
  • Food and drink can be brought inside the campgrounds.
  • Camping size propane for camping grills. (Charcoal grills & open flames not permitted)
  • Headlamps / Flashlights / Battery operated lanterns
  • Non-amplified (acoustic) musical instruments
  • Your happy, smiling face ready have fun!
  • All campers must be packed and vacated from the campgrounds by 12:00PM, Sunday, May 28th.

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