The World’s Largest Post-Apocalyptic Festival

The 2018 Wastelanders Ball!

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Wastelanders Ball! You can find all the info (and purchase tickets) HERE. Click the link above for full info and wardrobe suggestions.  photo by Jeff Vaillancourt – From Wasteland Weekend 2016   Read More »

Tickets for Wasteland Weekend 2018 are now ON SALE!

Tickets for Wasteland Weekend 2018 went on sale Thursday, November 16th, 2017, at 9am Pacific Time. Please see our tickets page for full details and to buy yours! (Wasteland Weekend has sold out the last three years in a row) Read More »

The End Of The World Has Ended! (For now)

Wasteland Weekend 2017 was our biggest ever! We had approximately 3,850 people out in the Mojave desert for what was an incredible five days of post-apocalyptic party mayhem. Our thanks go out to our amazing dedicated staff, our tireless volunteers, our medical and security teams, our partners in local fire safety and law enforcement, county and state officials, attendees and ... Read More »

Entertainment for Wasteland 2017

Wasteland Weekend 2017 brings you a wide variety of post-apocalyptic entertainment! *We sometimes need to update the schedule with changes right before the event, so be sure to check this page again before you head out to the wastes!* (Lineup subject to change) The full printable daily/hourly entertainment schedule is now available for download! WW 2017 – Official Entertainment Schedule 9-25-17a Printouts of the ... Read More »


We are excited to finally be able to give specific information about the location of this year’s event: Wasteland 2017 will take place within a 30 minute drive of the center of California City, CA. Read More »

Wasteland 2017 Music Lineup

Wasteland Weekend features live bands and DJs brought in from far and wide to play you a variety of hard-edged music. (Lineup is always subject to change. Watch our social media for announcements) The full entertainment schedule, including all performers and performance times, can be downloaded closer to the event, so check back  Read More »

Wasteland Weekend 2017 Official Dates

Wasteland Weekend 2017 official dates announced: September 27th – October 1st.   This year’s event begins on Wednesday for all attendees! We’re expanding to FIVE days of post-apocalyptic mayhem! Tickets go on sale March 1st.  More details (including ticket pricing) in the coming weeks. Read More »

PRESS RELEASE – Another Wasteland Weekend For The Post-apocalyptic History Books

photo by Alex Stover FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Another Wasteland Weekend for the post-apocalyptic history books California City, CA – September 26th, 2016 Something has been growing in the Mojave Desert of Southern California. An annual pop-up post-apocalyptic city straight out of a Mad Max movie, packed with costumed revelers, live music, and modified cars. Wasteland Weekend, now in its seventh ... Read More »

Thank you for an amazing Wasteland Weekend 2016!

photo by Ross Way Thank you to all of our hard working staff and volunteers for the greatest Wasteland Weekend ever! This was our seventh year and our post-apocalyptic city has never looked better. Our amazingly talented Wastelanders have never looked better. And the end of the world has never been this much fun. We hosted over 2,500 people this ... Read More »

Wasteland Entry Etiquette

photo by Keri Kilgo What to know when you go! Entry Protocol: As you hopefully know by now, Wasteland Weekend opens to the public at 7:00am, Thursday, September 22nd.  If you do not have a valid early access pass, you will not be allowed on site prior to then! You may begin to line up on Rice Road at 12:01am, ... Read More »