An update on Upstream in 2019
Know Before You Go


Upstream upholds a bag search policy and prohibits large bags. We consider a large bag anything larger than 13” x 17” in dimension. All bags brought into an Upstream venue or the Sound Lot will be subject to a bag search, which may result in delayed entry.

Trinity and Comedy Underground do not allow backpacks. Some other venues may also uphold their own bag policies.



Wristband Color Guide

Use the key below to match the color of your wristband to your ticket package.

One Day

  Friday One Day
  Saturday One Day
  Sunday One Day

Two Day

  Friday/Satrday One Day
  Saturday/Sunday One Day

Three Day

  Three Day


  VIP Discover
  VIP Lounge, VIP Escape, VIP Reserved Suites


Upstream is an all ages festival, however some venues are 21 and over (read more in the Venues section). Children ages 5 and under are free.





We make every effort to create a safe environment at Upstream, including public and private security throughout the event. If you need any medical assistance, seek out the medical tent located at the North Lot or look for a Police officer or Upstream volunteer. For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, the Seattle Police Department is available at (206) 625-5011.


Upstream is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and memorable experience for all participants. We use the following guidelines within all of our venues and on our Upstream digital channels in an effort to make your experience a positive one.

This event is for everyone
Upstream is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body type, race, or religion. We’re serious about this and do not tolerate:
  • Verbal or physical abuse/fighting
  • Derogatory or discriminatory language
  • Offensive gestures
  • Any form of harassment
  • Any other disruptive or abusive behavior
  • Excessive intoxication

Prohibited Items

There are also a few things we don’t allow inside our venues:
  • Aerosol cans
  • Professional audio and recording equipment, including cameras and video equipment (unless you have a press pass)
  • Drones or any other flying devices
  • Outside food and beverage (unless it’s for your baby)
  • Illegal of illicit substances of any kind
  • Animals or pets (except designated service animals)
  • Professional radios or walkie-talkies
  • Smoking (including vaping) within the venues for the Fest or the Summit
  • Pyrotechnics, fireworks, weapons or explosives of any kind
  • Unauthorized vending
  • Illegal activity

These are subject to change. Please note that Upstream is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

Participants are expected to follow these rules or they may be removed from the event, without refund. We reserve the right to deny or eject anybody who violates our code of conduct or the law.


For performances on the Main Stage, the CenturyLink Field Code of Conduct will apply. For your convenience, we have included those elements below.

CenturyLink Field - Stadium Code of Conduct

CenturyLink Field management are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for our guests. We ask that you help us promote an environment where everyone can enjoy the experience. If you see anyone exhibiting these behaviors and impeding on your fun, let us know!
  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive or illegal in nature
  • Intoxication or other signs of impairment that results in irresponsible behavior
  • Foul / abusive language or obscene gestures
  • Interference with the progress of the game (including throwing objects onto the field)
  • Failing to follow instructions of stadium personnel
  • Verbal or physical harassment of opposing team fans
  • Verbal or physical harassment of stadium guests and staff members
  • Smoking or tobacco (including E-cigarettes) use of any kind on CenturyLink Field property is prohibited
** Management reserves the right to modify this list without notice. All items are subject to Management discretion. The above terms and conditions for CenturyLink Field and WaMu Theater are the property of First & Goal Inc. 


Items approved to carry into the stadium: 
  • Empty Plastic Water Bottle or Factory Sealed Water Bottle
  • Small Sized personal Cameras without case
  • Children’s Soft Sided Single Serve Beverage Containers
  • Single serving size food in clear bags, pizza boxes, and children’s juice boxes. All bags must be clear.
  • Seat Cushions (without pockets)
  • Umbrellas (may not be used in seating bowl)
  • Tablets (including iPads, Surfaces, Kindles, etc.)
  • Signs (must not obstruct the view of others)
  • Single serving size food in clear bags, pizza boxes, and children’s juice boxes. All bags must be clear.
  • Exceptions are also given for medical supplies (including breast pumps and milk). NOTE: Diaper bags must conform to the listed size restriction of 13” x 17"


Guests may not bring into or possess any of the following items while in the stadium: (An exception will be made for medically necessary items)
  • Animals (service animals ok);
  • Alcohol/ Drugs/ Illegal Substances
  • Bags larger than 13” x 17”
  • Balls (including footballs, beach balls, Frisbees),
  • Beverages (sodas, specialty coffees, sports drinks, etc.)
  • Bottles (except for full, sealed plastic water bottles or empty plastic water bottles or soft sided juice boxes)
  • Cameras with detachable lenses larger than 200mm OR video cameras
  • Cans and metal containers, including metal water bottles and aerosol cans (such as for sunscreen)
  • Confetti / streamers
  • Coolers / ice chests
  • Flag Poles of any kind / sticks, including selfie sticks / tripods
  • Flares / smoke makers / fireworks
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Flasks
  • Helium balloons
  • Laptops (NOTE: iPads, Surfaces, or other small tablets without a case are permitted)
  • Laser pointers
  • Noisemakers of any kind (including Trumpets, vuvuzelas, megaphones, COWBELLS ARE OK, air horns, whistles, drums, etc.)
  • Seat cushions with pockets
  • Signs/banners that are offensive, block the view of other guests, or create a safety hazard for guests and/or staff
  • Weapons of any kind, including pepper spray
  • All items with wheels (e.g. bikes, skateboards, roller blades, hover boards), except for any device which is medically prescribed or utilized in compliance with the ADA or other law pertaining to access of disabled persons into CenturyLink Field and Event Center. (Strollers are allowed but must be checked at GuestLink or fit under seat.)
  • Any items deemed by management to be inappropriate that may disrupt other guests’ enjoyment.