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Tortuga 2018 sets ticket prices for Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church

Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban are the headliners for the 2018 Tortuga Music Festival on Fort Lauderdale beach April 6-8, joined by a diverse list of other acts including Snoop Dogg, Dwight Yoakam, Cheap Trick, Shaggy and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

Tortuga 2018 three-day passes will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at TortugaMusicFestival.com. Three-day passes will cost $229, with VIP $1,100 and Super VIP $1,750. Prices do not include fees.

The $229 price for the standard pass is the same as the 2017 festival, when VIP cost $999 and Super VIP was $1,499.

An alumni-discount presale will begin Monday, Nov. 27, with prices at $189 for the three-day, general-admission pass and $899 for VIP. The alumni discount can be accessed only with a passcode that the festival is sending via email to anyone who purchased a Tortuga pass in prior years, 2013-2017.

Now in its sixth year, the country-music event has set an attendance record each time out. The sold-out 2017 festival drew more than 100,000 people to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, with fans from all 50 states and 22 countries, according to event organizers.

Produced by the ecology-minded Rock the Ocean, in partnership with Live Nation, the festival was named Festival of the Year by the Academy of Country Music for its idyllic setting, ocean-conservation themes and an always eclectic lineup.

Other acts on the bill in 2018 include the Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Lucie Silvas, William Michael Morgan, Muscadine Bloodline, Dylan Scott, Sister Hazel, the Cadillac Three and Tyminski . More acts are expected to be named.

As always, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales help fund research on sea turtles and ocean conservation. For more information, visit TortugaMusicFestival.com/conservation.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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