Heatwave Music Festival 2022 Sets Timings and Essential Information


Are you ready to feel the heat at the inaugural Heatwave in Chicago this weekend? Stay up to date with all the essential information!

We are officially only a few days away from the inauguration Heat Wave Music Festival. This weekend, festival-goers will flock Douglas Park to dance day and night while immersing themselves in all the art that the festival will present. With three stages all with unique environments inspired by the best of pop art, music from artists like Above and beyond, Shiba San, RL Grime, Zed’s Dead, Tiestoand matoma bring life to its environment.

Related: Looking to prepare for what’s to come at Heatwave? Check out our Throwbacks playlist filled with quality tunes!

Whether you’re jumping on the CTA from within town or traveling from out of town, we’ve compiled all the essential information you need to have a successful experience. You still have time to buy your tickets for the festival through their website and if you can only do it for a day, there are also day passes. Read on for everything you need to know and more!

Heatwave Music Festival 2022 – Essential Info:

Appointment: July 16-17, 2022
Hours: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., daily
Venue: Douglass Park, Chicago, IL
Tickets: Buy HERE

Identification documents acceptable for entry
  • Any U.S. government-issued driver’s license or ID card that contains a photo and date of birth
  • Passport issued by a US or foreign government containing a photo and date of birth.

Heatwave Music Festival 2022 – Fixed times:

Heatwave Music Festival 2022 - Fixed Times
Heatwave Music Festival 2022 - Fixed Times

2022 Heat Wave Music Festival Holiday menu:


Reminder to take care of your belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpocketing, ransacking and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. Although this small number of bad apples in the group does not define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting revelers and it is important to be careful with your valuables when you are at Heat Wave Music Festival.

Looking for tips on how to keep your belongings safe? Check out our article highlighting some ideas!

2022 Heat Wave Music Festival – Do’s and Don’ts:

Authorized objects
  • Prescribed medications (in container with matching ID to be checked upon entry and containing only the number of doses needed for the duration of the event as prescribed on the pill box.)
  • Mobile phones
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • Positive vibes
  • Bags/backpacks not larger than 12″ x 12″ (all bags will be searched by security before entering)
  • Small purse/clutch or fanny pack that does not exceed approximately 4.5″ x 6.5″
  • Hydration packs that have a clear/empty/removable pouch for entry inspection. The outer bag does not need to be transparent.
  • Non-professional cameras
  • Blankets/towels
  • Hand sanitizer and/or wipes (opened/unsealed ok)
  • Non-aerosol sunscreen (content to be checked at the entrance)
  • Sealed packets of gum
  • sealed lipstick/lipstick/eye drops/makeup
  • Empty water bottles (Not glass or metal)
  • Disposable lighters
  • Mobile phone chargers/mobile phone chargers
  • Factory sealed E-cig capsules/cartridges (i.e. Blu, Juul, etc.)
  • LED flow toys made of soft plastic (not metal, aluminum, hard plastic) that won’t interfere with others around you enjoying the festival
Prohibited objects
  • Large totems (max height: 4 feet)
  • Full face masks (think: Halloween)
  • Musical instruments
  • Flags with political/ideological statements
  • Helmets
  • Weapons of any kind (real, fake, dummy or other)
  • Anything that could potentially be used as a weapon (metal poles, hard plastic objects, etc.)
  • Drugs/drug paraphernalia
  • Food + drink outside (food outside permitted for those with documented need. Must have note from Dr that matches ID)
  • Fireworks
  • Horns or megaphones
  • Laser pointers
  • Glass bottles or metal containers of any type, including metal cans and reusable metal/glass water bottles
  • Selfie sticks
  • Professional photo/video cameras
  • Audio recording devices
  • Drone
  • Umbrellas (umbrellas ok)
  • Chains/chain wallets
  • Stickers / leaflets / promotional material
  • Sharpies / Markers / Aerosols
  • Pets (service animals ok)
  • Stud shoes
  • Soccer balls, footballs, Frisbees or other sports equipment
  • Tarps or tents
  • Chairs of all kinds
  • Coolers of all types, including hard and soft coolers
  • Kites or sky lanterns
  • Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters
  • Any other item deemed questionable by security

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