When do the festival gates open and close? Follow The festival gates officially open at 12pm on Thursday, March 1st for all festival pass holders! Related articles Will there be water refill stations throughout the festival? When are the hours for The Grove? (i.e. the area with the 3 main stages) 2018 Festival Map What is your ALCOHOL policy? Can I exit the festival and re-enter? Comments 1 comment Sort by Date Votes Gfeil12 February 21, 2017 19:02 So when do they close? 0 Permalink Please sign in to leave a comment.