What to know before going to the WonderStruck Music Festival

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KIRTLAND, Ohio – This weekend Northeast Ohio will host one of its biggest music events of the year: the WonderStruck Music Festival, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10.

The festival takes over from Lakeland Community College at 7700 Clocktower Dr. in Kirtland (less than a 30-minute drive from Cleveland). Top artists from the pop, rock, indie, folk and hip-hop scenes are about to perform.

Planning to attend the event? Here’s what you need to know before you go:

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs during the 2021 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on October 30, 2021 in San Francisco, California. The band is scheduled to perform Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Wonderstruck at Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)Getty Images

Music

Twenty-eight acts will take three stages at WonderStruck this year. The entire event is headlined by pop hitmakers Vampire Weekend on Sunday and The Lumineers on Saturday. Other highlights include rebounding icon Big Freedia, indie-rock band Saint Motel and reggae fusion band Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Ohio’s music scene is also well represented, with artists like 90s Kids, .wavrunner, Detention, Jack Harris and The Orphan, The Poet.

Read more: 10 must-see acts at WonderStruck Music Festival

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Story

The WonderStruck music festival, run by the Elevation group, first took place under its new name and brand last year following a pandemic-related cancellation in 2020. Prior to that, the festival WonderStruck music company was known as LaureLive and it ran for four years at Laurel School’s Butler Campus.

Elevation also hosts the WonderBus Music Festival in Columbus and the WonderRoad Music Festival in Indianapolis. He has produced for other festivals across the country, including the Maple House Music + Arts Festival in Pittsburgh.

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Location

For its second year, the WonderStruck music festival will take over the grounds of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland. In addition to near-constant live music in the area, also expect a variety of dining options (including vegan and vegetarian selections), vendors, and family-friendly activities and games.

The outdoor space has plenty of shaded areas – both in its “shade oasis” and under the nearby trees of the small Radd stage.

Fans enjoy the second day of the Wonderstruck music festival

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Time

Shady spots might be a popular gathering area during WonderStruck. The National Weather Service predicts plenty of sunshine throughout the weekend – with temperatures peaking at around 80 and dropping to around 61 degrees.

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Car park

If you plan to drive to the festival and wish to park on site, purchase a parking pass in advance. It is sold separately from festival tickets and is available for pre-order on the WonderStruck website. The cost is $35 per car, per day.)

WonderStruck will also offer offsite parking near Lakeland Community College and will have a rideshare pickup and drop-off location for those using apps like Lyft or Uber to get to the festival.

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Tickets

Festival passes are currently on sale for one-day and two-day admission. General admission is $99 per day or $159 for a weekend pass, with VIP upgrades available for $285 per day or $525 for a weekend pass.

Children’s tickets are $69 a day or $99 for a weekend, with VIP upgrades for children at $275 for the whole weekend.

WonderStruck also offered a pre-festival special: a $50 price for day passes, available to students, first responders, and military.

Tickets can be purchased at wonderstruckfest.com/tickets.

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