Popular Fort Rock festival moving to Fort Lauderdale

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FORT MYERS, Fla. Popular rock festival Monster Energy Fort Rock is packing up and moving from one fort to another. The festival announced its 2018 dates of April 28-29 at Markham Park in Fort Lauderdale.

According to the promoter “Danny Warner Presents” which is based in Los Angeles, the decision to move to Fort Lauderdale was all about venue size and finances.

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Markham Park, the festival’s new home, has room for 60,000. That’s roughly four times the number of  JetBlue Park, where the event has been held since its inception in 2013.

Fort Rock says it could be more lucrative at a larger venue while also trying to maintain ticket prices. A larger venue could bring in more big name acts to a big venue while keeping prices within the same range.

Rock’s top artists will be performing on two stages during the two-day festival. The full festival lineup is to be announced on Monday, December 4 at Noon.

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