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About Slingshot

A festival celebrating music and electronic art

Slingshot, the international nexus for music and electronic arts in the South, has moved to Durham, NC for its fifth edition and beyond. Slingshot’s reputation to deliver the best experience in next wave music and electronic art is unrivaled. After four successful years in Athens, GA hosting hundreds of performers and creators from across the globe for thousands of attendees, Slingshot is now proud to call the dynamic city of Durham, NC home.

Slingshot highlights a range of dance, electronic, forward-thinking pop, and experimental music from around the world that makes people move and moves the world forward. The event is locally owned and operated as a partnership of Slingshot and Durham record label Maison Fauna.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Tickets

    How can I purchase tickets?

    You can purchase tickets via Resident Advisor, or by clicking here.

    I’m scared of ticket fraud. Help!

    We only sell tickets on one website: Resident Advisor. You might see some official giveaways with our partners, but we will never sell tickets on any other platform besides RA. Stick to RA and you’ll be in the clear!

    How can I get my ticket?

    After you purchase a ticket from RA, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This confirmation email will allow you to pull up proof of purchase. You will also be able to open up your ticket on the Resident Advisor App, which we recommend you download for convenience. Once we scan your ticket, we’ll provide a wristband that corresponds with your ticket type.

  • Safety and Inclusion

    What are the house rules?

    Slingshot and our partner venues prioritize the safety of our QTBIPOC guests. No bigotry, hatred, or harassment of any kind will be tolerated. If you violate these rules, you will be asked to leave and then banned permanently from the festival. Additionally, consent is a must!

    Are the venues accessible?

    The Forest Room and The Warehouse Room at The Fruit are both accessible, as well as The Sometimes Room. Only one of Sometime’s entrances is accessible, though. This will be labeled on our festival map, but feel free to ask a Slingshot Team Member for help. The Basement Room is currently inaccessible due to a broken elevator.

    How old do you have to be to attend the festival?

    18+.

  • Festival Information

    Will there be any COVID safety precautions?

    We encourage vaccinations, and think it’s great if you chooose to wear a mask. That being said, we are following city mandates and will not be requiring either for entry.

    Can I enter anytime? Is there re-entry?

    Yes, you can enter any time and re-entry is allowed! If you buy a day pass, re-entry will only be allowed on the day for which your pass was issued.

    Will set times be posted in advance?

    Day lineups have already been announced and are up on Resident Advisor. Exact set times will be announced two weeks prior to the event.

    What’s the venue like? Is there a map of the space?

    This year, Slingshot will be taking place inside the Durham Fruit and Maison Fauna’s pop-up space, Sometimes. Since both spaces exist in the same complex, it’s easy to travel within festival grounds and between stages. You can check out some of the Durham Fruit stages on their website.

    Where is the closest bus station, train station, and/or airport?

    We’re located less than six blocks from both the Durham Amtrak Station and the Durham Greyhound Station. The closest airport is RDU (Raleigh-Durham), with busses running from RDU to the Durham Amtrak daily.

    Can I take photos at the festival?

    We encourage taking photos at the festival, but consent MUST be granted if you’d like to take photos of others. This rule of consent also applies to artists, with the exception of when they’re performing.

    No professional photography allowed without a media pass.

  • Other/Contact

    What’s there to do in Durham?

    There’s tons to do in Durham. Keep an eye out for our city guide, complete with official after parties, our favorite restaurants, and fun things to do outdoors, about two weeks proir to the festival.

    My question isn’t on here…

    Drop us a line at [email protected].