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Sick New World Festival Guide

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Are you ready to rock? Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated debut of Sick New World, a music festival showcasing electrifying performances from hard rock and nu-metal heavyweights like System Of A Down, Incubus, Korn, and many more. With a lineup tailored for those with a taste for more aggressive music, Sick New World promises to be the ultimate music festival of the year. Don’t miss out on this epic celebration of all things rock.

What is Sick New World?

Sick New World is a one-day music festival that was first held in May at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nev. The music festival debuted in 2023, with a lineup of music artists that cross the genres of hard rock, nu-metal, alt-rock, heavy metal, and more. C3 Presents, the company that produces this festival, is also responsible for other popular music festivals like Lollapalooza, Shaky Knees Music Festival and Austin City Limits. While similar to When We Were Young, Sick New World focuses more on nu-metal and hard rock music of the late ‘90s. 

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When Is Sick New World?

Sick New World takes place on Saturday, April 27, with gates opening at 11 a.m. and closing by 12 a.m. 

2024 Sick New World Lineup

Headliners at the 2024 Sick New World music festival include System Of A Down and Slipknot. Other groups you can see live at Sick New World are A Perfect Circle, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice in Chains, Danny Elfman and 50 other artists playing on different stages.

Is Sick New World an All-Ages Event?

Sick New World is an all-ages event, but all attendees must have a ticket to be admitted into the festival grounds.

Is there camping at Sick New World? 

As a one-day event, there is no camping at Sick New World. If you’re having trouble finding a place to stay check out these exclusive Las Vegas travel deals from HotelPlanner. 


Once you’ve got your travel details figured out to get to Las Vegas, plan exactly how you will be getting to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. For locals or those staying on The Strip, walking to the festival grounds is a good option to save money. Other transportation options include:

  • Las Vegas Monorail
  • Deuce Bus service 
  • Taxi 
  • Rideshare service (Uber, Lyft) 
  • Personal vehicle 

If you opt to drive to the festival be aware that there is NO direct access to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for passenger vehicles. There will also not be any on-site parking, so map out a good place to park for free and walk the rest of the way. If you use the other transportation options like a taxi or rideshare service, there will be a drop-off location located at 810 Circus Drive, located on the South end of the festival grounds. 

Make the Most of Your Sick New World Experience

The best way to really enjoy your music festival experience is to plan things out ahead of time. After grabbing your Sick New World tickets and settling your travel plans, figure out your budget for the festival and what to wear. Spring in Las Vegas tends to be on the hotter side, but as the festival is situated in the desert, the temperatures can rise and fall. Avoid overheating by wearing layers and staying hydrated. You’ll be better off bringing a light jacket or sweater. Shaded areas are available at the festival if you need a break.  And make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be on your feet for most of the event.

For Your Bag: 

  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Prescription Medication(s) 
  • Ear plugs 
  • Phone charger and charging cable
  • Water bottles (must be empty)

For The Best Festival Experience: 

  • Stay hydrated
    • Free hydration stations will be available
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Grab a hat for protection from the sun 
  • Make sure you have cash, credit cards and transit cards
  • Plan which performances you can afford to miss and take a break from the festivities

Don’t stress if you forget anything as you can leave and re-enter the festival grounds freely. 

Sick New World Bag Policy & Prohibited Items

According to Sick New World’s bag policy, NO purses, backpacks and fanny packs can be brought onto festival grounds except for the following: 

  • Small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 6″ x 9″ or smaller do not need to be clear but can have no more than one pocket
  • Other bags larger than 6″ x 9″ must be smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and clear
    • No color-tinted bags 
    • No iridescent bags 
    • No opalescent bags
  • Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir. 

Prohibited items include: 

  • Air horns or noisemakers 
  • Bicycles, skates, scooters or skateboards 
  • Blankets or towels 
  • Chairs 
  • Coolers 
  • Fireworks or explosives 
  • Glow Sticks or LED gloves 
  • Hoverboards or Segways 
  • Laser pointers 
  • Pets (Service Animals exempt)
    • NO comfort/emotional support/therapy animals 
  • Selfie sticks or tripods 
  • Umbrellas 
  • Wagon carts 
  • Weapons of ANY kind 

More details on allowed and prohibited items can be found on the Sick New World support website. 

Get Sick New World Tickets Today

Don’t waste any time and buy your 2024 Sick New World tickets today. Get ready for a festival experience chock-full of nostalgic music and newer rock and metal bands. Make the most of your time in Sin City and enjoy other fun adventures with our Las Vegas travel planner.