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Tortuga Music Festival on April 8, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Tortuga Music Festival is set to return for its eighth year with a lineup topped by Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.
The three-day seaside festival takes place April 17-19 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
While the roster is packed with country stars, fans will be treated to a selection of of rock, reggae and hip-hop, with performances by Pitbull, Barenaked Ladies, Toots and the Maytals, and rapper Vanilla Ice.
The lineup also features Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, Gone West ft. Colbie Caillat, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Hirie, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Jon Langston, LOCASH, Runaway June, Cole Swindell, and Morgan Wallen.
A Tortuga alumni presale begins Monday, Oct. 28 and runs through Oct. 31, with 3-Day GA passes priced at $199 and 3-Day VIP passes available for $1,100. The general admission onsale starts Nov. 1 with 3-Day GA passes set at $239, VIP passes for $1,249 and 3-Day Super VIP available for $1,999.
A portion of the proceeds from Tortuga Music Festival go to the Rock the Ocean Foundation. Over the years the festival has raised more than $2 million, with funds going to more than 60 partners in ocean conservation, five universities, and sponsored research in the United States, Bahamas and Asia.
To raise awareness about conservation, Rock The Ocean’s Conservation Village includes games, interactive touch tanks, cooking exhibitions and more.
Rock The Ocean co-founded Tortuga in 2013 with Huka Entertainment, which produced/promoted the fest from 2013-2017. Huka ceased operations in 2017, the same year Live Nation came on board.
The most recent year that Tortuga submitted reports to Pollstar’s Boxoffice was 2016. That year the festival grossed nearly $6.7 million, with 90,142 attendees during the three-day event. Tortuga ranked No. 18 on Pollstar’s 2016 Year End Top 20 Worldwide Festival Grosses chart.