The inaugural three-day and three-night FORMAT festival in Bentonville Ar, incorporated art, music, and technology lived up to the hype.
It more than lived up to the billing of an amazingly eclectic funky music festival.
The weather while a little warm on Friday, gave way to the perfect setting for a fall outdoor festival on Saturday and Sunday. Attendance was comprised of locals, travelers from coast to coast, and international visitors with an estimated 10,000 attendees.
The FORMAT Festival was held at the 250-acre Sugar Creek Airstrip property in north Bentonville and included roughly 70 musical acts, 50 artists and 20 art installations.
There were six stages on the festival grounds. North of Oz and South of Oz were the largest, where the biggest names performed. There were additional smaller stages home to DJ sets, local musicians as well as non-traditional spaces.
✅ Amazing Music
✅ Well Organized
✅ Awesome venue
✅ Cool Concept
✅ No Internet (Impacting attendees and surely impacting the social media presence of the Festival in real time)
✅ Camping prices? Yowzers
Herbie Hancock by Ismael Quintanilla III for FORMAT 2022
Below are additional images of the FORMAT Festival
NOTE: Aerial Image at top of the page courtesy of Charles Reagan for FORMAT Festival