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Dreamville Festival starting time pushed back to 2 p.m. With Level 1 risk, planners share how that changes things

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Dreamville Festival organizers have postponed Saturday’s schedule due to the threat of rain and windy weather during the day.

On Friday night, the festival announced that the gates would open at 2pm on Saturday due to expected high winds and possible lightning. The festival’s social media pages noted that new performance times would be announced with additional updates on Saturday morning. The gate was originally scheduled to open at noon.

There’s a 60% chance of rain on Saturday when Dreamville starts at Dick’s Park in Raleigh.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend.

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WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said, “Storms are most likely to form between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.” I will.”

There is also a wind advisory that expects gusts of 35 to 45 mph.

“It’s going to be windy all day Saturday,” Wilmoth said. “This could result in several isolated power outages that could affect the Dream Building.”

Saturday is WRAL Weather Alert Day. With central and eastern North Carolina at risk for Level 1 storms, gusts of wind in excess of 35 mph can pose a safety risk at all outdoor events. Heavy rain and thunder are also possible.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said, “With the exception of the eastern counties, our area will see 35 to 45 mph winds.” “This will be a problem for Dreamville, which has many tents and stages set up for the festival. It can also get very muddy there.”

Another Dick’s Park event in December was canceled after high winds knocked over branches

in December, Wind speeds in the area reached up to 54 mph, causing chaos in another event at Dick’s Park, the WRAL Nights of Lights.of Event canceled on December 23rd Damage caused by high winds along the event route. Strong winds cut power to more than 200,000 of his people in the state.

Dreamville is a rain or shine event, but a festival spokesperson said there are several factors that can cause delays and cancellations, including stagnant water, high winds and lightning.

On Thursday, the city issued a statement about making plans for severe weather.

“The City of Raleigh is working with festival organizers to monitor weather conditions for Saturday.In the event of inclement weather, we have plans to do so as the situation warrants and provide notice at that time. Festival-goers should continue to monitor the Dreamville Festival website and social media channels for the latest weather-related updates. You can also sign up for festival emergency alerts by texting Bill. I am looking forward to this weekend.”

The festival is likely to run rain or shine, so fans should consider ponchos and rain boots to prepare for Saturday night’s messy conditions even after the rain has stopped.

The final day of the festival, Sunday, should be dry, but the ground can get very muddy.

Speaking to WRAL News, fans said their excitement hasn’t died down.

“You may have to wear off-brand sneakers for this event,” said Nagy Grampus, who traveled from New York for the festival. “But it’s going to be a great time.”

Dreamville Festival Sunday night forecast

Indira Bautista While she didn’t manage to get tickets in time for this year’s festival, knowing the line-up, she says she expects people to brave the rainy and windy conditions. doesn’t think a little rain will dampen the spirit surrounding the event.

“I think it’s really cool… We have big artists coming to our state. Normally, when it comes to concerts, our state isn’t very popular. Huge fans, they still love their I’m committed to being an artist,” said Bautista.

Gates open at 2pm on Saturdays for the Dreamville Festival at Dick’s Park. ticket holder Keep an eye on the festival’s social media pages for weather-related updates.

Dreamville’s headliners are Usher on Saturday night and hip-hop stars Drake and North Carolina native J. Cole on Sunday.

“People still go. They like the hype. They sure like the excitement,” Bautista said.

The shuttle that takes people to Dreamville is sold out. Parking is still available for $60 per day. Drivers should head to her 883-881 Main Campus Drive in Raleigh and follow signs and event parking staff to direct them to the nearest available parking lot.

For those unable to attend, we will also be streaming on Amazon Prime.

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