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Drive-in EDM festival coming to Cleveland in July

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-14 21:46:19-04

CLEVELAND — A drive-in electronic dance music festival is coming to Cleveland this summer.

The Kukui Music Festival has been held each year in Cleveland since 2016, but this year’s festival will be much different.

Instead of a pit in front of the stage packed with people, parking spaces will be the area where ravers dance to the live music. Each ticket will include two parking spots, one to park your vehicle and the other as a designated dance zone, or a Rave Parking Spot.

The designated zones will have 12 to 14 feet of distance between each group of concertgoers. No more than eight people will be allowed in each group, the festival said.

Attendants will be on-site to direct concertgoers into their designated spot and maps with directions to on-site food and drink vendors as well as restroom locations will be provided, according to the festival.

"What we're really trying to get is to get people to go out and do something. I don't think the music industry needs to stop doing what we do, it's just really thinking different and following the rules. That's really it," said Ishmael Khadair, Event Director of Kukui Music Festival.

Kukui Music Festival will be run from July 3 through July 5 at “The Pit,” a parking lot on West 9th Street near FirstEnergy Stadium.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.

For more information about the festival, click here.