Momentous is a four-day experience of electronic sound. From DJ sets and over-the-top electro-pop spectacle to sound installations and contemplative meditations, explore how digital music confronts our analog world. Momentous promises to be an experience representative of what’s happening today across the global electronic music scene in all its forms, brought to you exclusively here in Bentonville, Arkansas. Don’t know what electronic music is? Come find out. And for the EDM experts, prepare to be amazed. Momentous aims to share unique ideas of the future with those willing to listen.
We’re extremely excited to welcome Momentous headliner, Arca, a Grammy-nominated electronic musician, performer, and producer.
LINEUP & TICKETS
Tickets are sold by day. Performances on Sunday, October 23 will be free with no ticket required.
THU, OCT 20 | Ryoichi Kurokawa – subassemblies | Hyd
$20 General Admission ($16/members)
FRI, OCT 21 | Four Tet + Ben UFO | Jlin
$40 General Admission ($32/members)
SAT, OCT 22 | Arca | BGI DJ
$40 General Admission ($32/members)
SUN, OCT 23 | Courtyard Sessions – Local Electronic Artists
FREE, no ticket required
* Student tickets available to all guests under 17 or those with a valid student ID, presented upon entry.
Arca is one of the world’s most transformative musical talents. Since breaking through with her 2012 EPs Stretch 1 and Stretch 2, she’s created an unprecedented body of work drawing from club music, experimental noise, and the ballad tradition of her native Venezuela, while reaching beyond music to encompass performance, visual art, and technology. She’s collaborated with Björk, Kanye West, FKA twigs and worked with the Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Rosalía, and Sia. She’s stretched contemporary music’s sonic boundaries and helped set the sound of her era. As a Latinx nonbinary trans woman, she’s redefined the role of the diva for a new generation.
What time will the festival start each day?
Music will start at 8 p.m. each day of the festival. Gates will open prior to the music beginning.
Where does the festival take place?
The festival takes place at the Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas (507 SE E St). Each day’s performance will have a different location across the Momentary’s campus. Expect a mix of inside and outside locations across the four days. Specific locations and information will be sent out closer to date.
Is a ticket needed for each day I want to attend or is there a 4-day festival pass?
Tickets are sold by day. There is not a ticket option for multiple day. Performances on Sunday October 23 will be free to all with no ticket required.
Are ticket sales final?
Ticket sales, including ticketing and handling fees, are final and non-refundable. (Full ticket policy available online here.) If Momentous is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, ticket buyers will have the option to receive a full refund.
I’m a journalist on assignment and/or a professional photographer. How do I obtain a media pass?
We’d love to have you! Email your request to Media@theMomentary.org by October 1 to be considered.
Are cameras and video recording devices allowed?
Professional cameras, drones, selfie sticks, tripods, detachable lenses, and flash photography are not allowed. No audio or video recording devices. Point-and-shoot cameras are permitted.
We ask that you refrain from using your phones and other devices during the live performances at Momentous, as they are disruptive to both patrons and performers. Professional photographers MUST obtain a media pass in advance—email us at Media@theMomentary.org.
HEALTH POLICY + ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
We continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and government health guidance. As of now, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and masking are not required to attend this show. However, by purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to abide by safety protocols in effect at the time of the event, which may include wearing face covering, providing proof of vaccination status, and/or proof of negative COVID-19 test. Please monitor our website for updates; protocols are subject to change.
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