Format Festival 2023
The Format Festival (For Music+Art+Technology) will take place September 22-24, 2023. It will be held at the massive 250-acre Sugar Creek Airstrip around four miles northeast of downtown Bentonville. The festival organizer behind one of the country’s most well-known music festivals (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits) is planning a significant tourism event in Benton County this fall that will incorporate music, art and technology, further enhancing the region’s reputation as an emerging cultural destination.
FORMAT Lineup 2023
Format Music Festival 2023 lineup is HERE! Headliners for this year’s event include New York rock band LCD Soundsystem on Friday night, 90s icon Alanis Morissette on Saturday, and soul artist Leon Bridges on Sunday night. Those artists join Modest Mouse, Jamie XX, Tash Sultana, Big Wild, Little Simz, Bob Moses, Poolside, Channel Tres, and Paul Cauthen and several others on the festival lineup.
FORMAT Festival 2023 Tickets
The festival offers 3 types of tickets: General Admission, VIP admission and Platinum.
- weekend tickets from $300
- 3-day pass from $900
- 3-day tickets from $2500
Where to Stay During FORMAT Festival 2023
We’ve partnered with the best hotels around Bentonville to bring you the lowest rates possible along with a great lodging experience for your Format festival weekend.
Camping at Format Festival 2023
Organizers said the upcoming event, set for Sept. 22-24, has been moved to the Momentary in downtown Bentonville. It was previously held at the 250-acre Sugar Creek Airstrip on Price Coffee Road, about four miles northeast of Bentonville.
The move was made “due to production challenges” with the Sugar Creek Airstrip, according to a news release.
Utilizing the natural beauty of the property, a limited number of unique camping experiences ranging from furnished bell tents to shift pod tents will be available as part of the FORMAT experience.
Festival goers can purchase camping tickets that will include:
- Complimentary parking for (1) one vehicle in the FORMAT parking lot with golf cart shuttle to the campground
- Flushable restrooms
- Complimentary showers (towels and toiletries not provided)
- 24-hour hospitality staff
- Access to hospitality area with food and beverages for purchase, shaded seating, music programming, merchandise store and general store with festival supplies
- Express entry to the festival grounds
Will alcohol be sold?
Yes. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be sold to those with a valid ID.
Is the venue ADA accessible?
The venue is accessible and there will be special viewing areas at the main stages for those with mobility limitations.
Can I bring a child to the festival? If so, how much are tickets?
Children 8 years-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult. Limit 2 children per ticketed adult.
How to Get to FORMAT:
- Park & Ride Shuttles from Lowell and Fayetteville
- Park in a designated FORMAT parking lot and take a short walk to The Momentary
- Ride Share/Drop Off
- Bike to site