This is a living document! Please check back closer to the festival for the most up-to-date information!
Welcome to VIP!
Welcome back to FORMAT Festival! We're excited to bring this festival to The Momentary for an amazing weekend of live music, art and technology! Your VIP perks will help you make the most of your weekend with comfortable seating, a private lounge and more!
We’ve compiled this guide to help you take full advantage of everything VIP has to offer. We’ve also included essential info on our health and safety policies and general festival details. Be sure to share this with everyone in your group so all are in-the-know. And if there is anything we left off, email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We can’t wait to see you!
BEFORE THE FESTIVAL
Format Festival Kick-Off Reception: complimentary for all VIP and Platinum guests. Register HERE and use code FORMATVIP for a complimentary ticket!
Health & Safety
- Safety at FORMAT Festival
- Please also remember our updated bag policy– CLEAR BAGS ONLY – and No liquids are allowed to be brought into FORMAT Festival
How to Dress & What to Bring
Dress for comfort and be sure to check the weather forecast before you head out the door. The festival grounds are a combination of paved surfaces and grass, so choose your footwear accordingly. We recommend a hat and sunglasses, but if you forget anything, the Festival Store has lots of great merchandise offerings!
Review this link to be sure you are in compliance with our bag policy and to see what items are allowed and prohibited.
Wristband activation ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and allows you to add emergency contact information to your wristband. All you need to do is enter your wristband ID number (located on the inside of your wristband) and contact info to activate.
GETTING IN THE FESTIVAL
Location & Entry Gate
FORMAT Festival will now take place at The Momentary in downtown Bentonville! The Momentary is located 507 SE E St, Bentonville, AR 72712
AT THE FESTIVAL
The VIP Lounge is a private lounge connected to the North of Oz stage on the right side if looking at it. Look for your VIP entry portal near the sidewalk along that far right side of the stage. This space is your festival HQ with a range of amenities for relaxing and recharging between sets. The VIP Lounge includes:
- VIP Bar — Offering beer, wine and cocktails for purchase
- Seating — A variety of options to take a load off.
- Premium, air-conditioned restrooms
- VIP Food Truck, Chelle's Burger Joint, will be in the lounge selling food all weekend long! Menu attached below!
- Complimentary sparkling water from Rambler
- Complimentary still water from Liquid Death
- Hot-Dog happy hour Saturday from 4pm - 5pm thanks to our partners at Rambler.
Cheech Dog (veggie or meat)
Green chile smothered with crema
Chong Dog (veggie or meat)
Roasted pineapple and mango salsa, fresh cilantro and sriracha mayo
Your VIP ticket gives you access to some sweet viewing. Please note that while viewing areas are ample, they are subject to capacity and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
North of Oz Stage
- Front-of-Stage viewing, just behind Platinum. Accessible directly from the VIP Lounge and located on the right side if looking at the stage.
South of Oz Stage
- Front-of-Stage viewing, just behind Platinum. Accessible directly from GA field and located on the left side if looking at the stage.