Some big names in the music and art world will be taking the stage this weekend at the first-ever Format Festival in Bentonville. More than 50 artists will take the multiple stages throughout the venue during the three-day festival.

“It is a new type of festival here in the United States meant to bring music, technology and art together in an outdoor venue and we are really excited to be doing it here in Northwest Arkansas,” said Elizabeth Edelman.

Big-name artists like Phoenix, the Flaming Lips and Nile Rodgers will take the main stage over the weekend.

“What’s really unique about this show is we have six other stages that have been built in collaboration by our two curators, Maria Saxton and our artists. And that’s been ongoing for a year now and the musicians get to perform in these spaces which is really exciting to be able to see,” she said.


Posted on September 21st, 2022, by Kathryn GIlker, KFSM