Seaside Heights beaches will be closed during major music festival

     Seaside Heights beach in Aug. 2013. (Photo: Kevin Jarrett via Flickr)

    Seaside Heights beach in Aug. 2013. (Photo: Kevin Jarrett via Flickr)

    Beaches in Seaside Heights will be closed during a major music festival that begins Thursday, borough officials announced. 

    The Gentlemen of the Road Stopover festival, featuring headline acts Mumford and Sons and Alabama Shakes, runs through Saturday night. 

    “Seaside Heights beaches are closed through Sunday and will open incrementally on Sunday based on safety assessment as stage and other infrastructure are being disassembled,” said Borough Administrator Christopher J. Vaz.

    According to a release from the borough, Seaside Park beaches will honor Seaside Heights’ season beach badges on Saturday and Sunday. 

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    In addition, a festival pass is required to access the Boardwalk Promenade between Grant and Porter avenues during the music festival until approximately 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the release said. The Boardwalk Promenade gates will be open for public access between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

    The northern portion of the Boardwalk Promenade between Casino Pier and Hiering Avenue will be open to the public and a festival pass will not be required. Casino Pier will be open to the public throughout the festival.

    The downtown stage and activities on Ocean Terrace are public access, and a festival pass is not required.

    Officials expect heavy traffic and limited on-street parking and ask that those attending the festival use the shuttle bus system. Click here for more information. 

    “If you are not participating as a festival guest or employee of one of our businesses, we ask that you please consider visiting Seaside Park, Ortley Beach, and Lavallette beaches between June 4-6,” the release said. 

    For full details and ticket information, click here

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