FORMAT is a multidisciplinary experience unifying over eighty live music acts with two dozen visual, performance, and institutional artists from around the world. Set on 250 acres of a natural landing strip surrounded by a forested ravine, it is just five minutes from downtown Bentonville, AR. The festival aims to encourage discovery, spark curiosity, and build community.
Two traditional stages will anchor the festival alongside a series of unconventional settings, designed in collaboration with some of the most exciting visual artists and architects working today. Be sure to check out all the venues including DomeRx, an immersive 360-degree artspace created by artist and designer Darren Romanelli.
Introducing The HUB at FORMAT - a gathering place to begin and end your FORMAT cycling adventure! You’ll find a full bike shop, bike valet with maintenance, food & beverage from The Hub, showers and a lot more. No matter how you ride, Northwest Arkansas is a cycling paradise. We're embracing the culture and empowering riders to enjoy FORMAT in a unique way.
We invite you to immerse yourself at Camp FORMAT, a high-end campground with chill-out areas, yoga classes, a mini bizarre bazaar, local bites and specialty cocktails, exclusive performances and other special surprises throughout the weekend. Camp FORMAT sits peacefully along a beautiful tree-lined creek and is only a 2-minute walk to the entrance.
Oz is the heart of the vibrant cultural region of Bentonville, and greater Northwest Arkansas. The rapidly growing area is host to a vibrant arts and culture scene, ranging from world class museums and cultural events to over 500 miles of biking trails and a plethora of Farm-to-Table culinary experiences to discover.
The FORMAT experience happens amongst the trees, hills, valleys, and bluffs of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. A nature lover's paradise, Bentonville offers abundant adventures for runners, bikers, hikers, and explorers alike.
FORMAT is homegrown and has been developed in partnership with the community of Bentonville and NWA. We hope our festival goers will discover everything the magical region of Oz has to offer. We can't wait to see you this weekend!