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Second Bell Music Festival to require proof of vaccination or negative test for indoor dance party

People can attend the outdoor portions of the festival without needing a test or proof of vaccine, but will need one if they attend the indoor dance party.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the festival is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test only for its indoor dance party. The outdoor portions of the festival will not require vaccination proof or negative tests.  

The Second Bell Music Festival at Suttree Landing Park kicks off August 27 and 28. 

This will be the first large-scale music festival in Knoxville in more than a year.

After 2020's pause on the music industry due to the pandemic, the festival will be expanding to two days for the first time this year.

Headlining the show will be Houndmouth, Susto, Neal Francis and his band, Palm Palm, Gabe Lee as well as many others. 

A late-night dance party will take place on opening night. However, those wishing to attend this portion of the festival will need to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 lab conducted within 48 hours of the event. 

The bulk of the outdoor festival will not require a lab or proof of vaccination, though. 

The festival will also have a silent disco dance party and a comedy lineup on the first day.

The event will take place at Suttree Landing Park on Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28. Gates will open at 4  p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

General admission weekend tickets for Second Bell can be purchased at this link for $45 plus applicable taxes and fees. VIP tickets can be purchased for $125 plus taxes and fees. A t-shirt is included in the price of admission for VIP. 

Day passes will go on sale this week. A portion of proceeds from the event will go to XHunger, a Scarecrow Foundation initiative devoted to eliminating hunger in America, officials said.