Public Works prepares Oceanfront for Something in the Water festival

Posted at 10:21 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 14:35:08-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - As more details about the Something in the Water festival are released, the City of Virginia Beach is doing its part to make sure the Oceanfront area will be ready for the more than 25,000 people expected to attend the event.

On Wednesday, the Something in the Water app began displaying the performance dates for some of the artists playing at the festival.

EVERYONE is encouraged to download the app or sign up for text alerts that will be coming from the city. Traffic updates, road closures, emergency situations and more will all be put out using a text blast that you can sign up for by sending a text to 226-787.

Friday's artist list on the Beach Stage includes artists like Dave Matthews Band, Pharrell Williams, Diplo and Janelle Monáe. Other Friday performances include Lil Uzi Vert, Maggie Rogers, Masego, Migos and Radiant Children.

Saturday's list on the Beach Stage includes performances from Pusha T, Pharrell and Travis Scott. Other performances on Saturday will include Ferg, John-Robert, Rosalia, SZA, Mac Demarco and Virgil Abloh.

Official Something in the Water festival grounds map (Photo: SITW/Twitter)

Sunday's list on the Beach Stage has DRAM, Jhené Aiko and Kaytranada. Other Sunday performances include Leikeli47 and Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals.

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While more details are released, crews with Virginia Beach Public Works are doing their part to make sure the beach and Oceanfront are ready.

A spokesperson with Virginia Beach Public Works tells News 3 crews have begun construction on a work area next to Grommet Island Park. They have also began building a berm for the beach stage.

Public Works will be providing more than 150 garbage cans and 40 recycling cans for the event. They will also assist with trash pick-up at some locations during the event.

The music production company has carted in more than 300 porta potties so accommodate the guests.

The three parking lots at Rudee Loop will be closed until Tuesday, April 30. Limited street parking will be available during this time, and public parking will also be available at the 9th Street Garage.

Officials will be monitoring the hundreds of traffic and other cameras located at the Oceanfront. Engineers will be using their traffic system to alleviate congestion when possible by coordinating with police about lights that need switching and signs that needs updating.

People attending the festival are encouraged to use the shuttle systems in place.

Click here for our full coverage on the Something in the Water festival.