BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A new music festival is bringing more than 50 artists to Northwest Arkansas this September.
FORMAT (For Music + Art + Technology) will bring a new festival experience to the private Sugar Creek Airstrip in Bentonville from September 23-25.
The three-day and night event will feature performances from more than 50 artists including Rüfüs Du Sol, Phoenix, Khruangbin, Beach House, The War On Drugs, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, The Flaming Lips, Jungle, and Herbie Hancock.
Guests can also experience unique installations and art from world-renowned artists including Doug Aitken, Nick Cave, Jacolby Satterwhite, Pia Camil, Marinella Senatore, assume vivid astro focus, Maurizio Cattelan’s Toiletpaper Magazine, John Gerrard in collaboration with Richie Hawtin, Justin Lowe & Jonah Freeman, Sissel Tolaas, Charlap Hyman & Herrero and many more.
Tickets go on sale online Friday, April 22 with the presale starting at 10 a.m. and general sales at 12 p.m. Tickets for the three-day event start at $275 and go up to $2,500.
The festival will have traditional main and side stages for headline acts, as well as several alternative settings where musicians will perform including hidden forest enclaves, an open-air pavilion, a converted disco barn, and a multi-room speakeasy.
Guests can experience interactive exploration, curated food vendors, impromptu dance processions, experimental soundscapes, light shows, therapeutic workshops, and integrated technology activations.
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