Is your phone something you would be willing to keep tucked away while you’re at a music festival?
Organizers of an upcoming music festival in Greene County are hoping that it’s something you’ll be OK doing because they’re telling anyone planning on attending the “Over Yondr” music and camping festival that phone use won’t be allowed.
No Phones Allowed
Festival organizers announced online that anyone coming to the festival from June 24th through June 26th in Greenville will be required to put all phones and smartwatches in bags before entering according to News 10.
The festival will provide all attendees with their own “Yondr pouch” that attendees will then be required to put their phones inside. Attendees can carry the pouches with them throughout the festival, but the phones must stay inside. Organizers didn’t say what would happen if a guest is caught using their phone but one would think they would be asked to leave the festival.
Organizers did say that guests will be allowed to use and access their phones in designated phone-use areas that will be scattered throughout the grounds of the music and camping festival, although cell phone reception in the area might not be that great.
About Yondr Festival
The festival this year will include live music performances, games, food trucks, local beer, and much more. One thing I know lots of festival-goers worry about is access to showers and fresh water. This year, organizers say there will be hot showers, permanent toilets, and port-o-johns, as well as a portable filtered water station for guests to use.
The 3-day festival will kick off on Friday, June 24th with:
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Black Mountain Symphony
Anna Fox Rochinskiz
Saturday, June 25th
The Bones of JR Jones
Sunday, June 26th
The festival starts on Friday at 2 pm with gates opening at 9 am each morning and closing each night at 10 pm If you are planning on camping, the festival will be TENT CAMPING ONLY, no RVs or campers are allowed. The festival will be held at 5143 Route 81. Need tickets? They are still available online here.
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