FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, singer Sting performs during a concert with singer Shaggy, not in frame, as part of their 'The 44/876' tour in Panama City. Sting, Christina Aguilera and revelers from around the world are set to welcome 2019 in New York City’s Times Square. 

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, singer Sting performs during a concert with singer Shaggy, not in frame, as part of their 'The 44/876' tour in Panama City. Sting, Christina Aguilera and revelers from around the world are set to welcome 2019 in New York City’s Times Square. 

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect an increase in pricing. 

When Kaaboo Texas, a new-to-North Texas music and comedy festival, touches down at AT&T Stadium in Arlington this spring, it will bring with it more than 60 big-name bands and comics. But if you shell out $20,000 for the festival's top tier VIP ticket, you can expect a lot more than live music.

English rock idol Sting, pop-rockers the Killers and the guy America has to thank for "Bawitdaba," Kid Rock, will headline the three-day event slated for May 10-12. Other acts come from genres across the musical spectrum, including R&B soulstress Ms. Lauryn Hill, Southern rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd, Latin sensation Pitbull, country group Little Big Town, rapper Ludacris and folk outfit the Avett Brothers, to name a few.

Comedy acts on the Kaaboo bill include Dennis Miller, Whitney Cummings, Brad Garrett and Demetri Martin. See the full lineups below. 

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Billed as luxury music, comedy, culinary and art "experience," Kaaboo festival comes to North Texas by way of Del Mar, Calif., where it started in 2015 and attracts 40,000 people annually, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. This year, it expanded to host inaugural fests in both the Cayman Islands and Arlington, and it's poised to be the area's biggest music event of recent memory. Kaaboo Texas was organized in collaboration with the Jones family.

"We want to bring what we do best in the festival world and put a Texas-sized spin on it," said Jason Felts, chief marketing officer for Kaaboo, in a statement. 

That includes six stages for live entertainment set up inside and in the parking lots surrounding the football stadium, including a DJ booth that flanks a pop-up, Las Vegas-style pool club. And yes, that means there will literally be a pool, complete with cabanas that cost a cool $1,250-$2,000 per day to rent.

Plans also call for contemporary art installations and a pop-up spa where attendees can get a massage, blow-out, hot shave or IV nutrient therapy to cure a hangover

The Killers performed at another major music event in Dallas: the March Madness Music Festival at Reunion Park on April 5,  2014.

The Killers performed at another major music event in Dallas: the March Madness Music Festival at Reunion Park on April 5, 2014.

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Tickets to Kaaboo Texas start at $299 for three-day general admission, and access to the pool stage costs an extra $100 per day. 

VIP tickets cost $999 for Blue Star passes, which include priority entry, access to premium viewing areas, private bathrooms and exclusive artist performances; or $4,199 for Rockstar passes, which include access to front-row and on-stage viewing areas, a personal concierge, access to the Kaaboo artist lounge, plus meet and greets with some of the talent, complimentary parking, shuttle service, food prepared by a private chef, passes to the Vegas pool party and golf cart access around the venue.

And those $20,000 Ultimate Hang VIP passes? Expect all of the above plus backstage access, bottomless free drinks, and front-row seating for the concerts and comedy shows.

Kaaboo Texas 2019 lineup:

  • The Killers
  • Kid Rock
  • Sting
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Little Big Town
  • The Avett Borthers
  • Mr. Lauryn Hill
  • Pitbull
  • Counting Crows
  • Alanis Morissette
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Ludacris
  • Flo Rida
  • Garbage
  • Blue October
  • Collective Soul
  • Bush
  • The B-52s
  • Andy Grammar
  • Rick Springfield
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  • Trombone Shorty and the Orleans Avenue
  • Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real
  • Violent Femmes
  • Eric Burdon and the Animals
  • X
  • Jon Anderson (of Yes)
  • The Old 97's
  • The English Beat
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • The Band Camino
  • Larkin Poe
  • American Aquarium
  • Israel Nash
  • Your Smith
  • The Dip
  • Acid Dad
  • Mamafesta
  • Cash Cash
  • Chantel Jeffries
  • Chromeo (DJ set)
  • Cheat Codes
  • CVBZ
  • Kap Slap
  • Le Youth
  • Matoma
  • Mix Master Mike
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • The Him

Comedians: Dennis Miller, Brad Garrett, Demetri Martin, Garfunkel and Oates, Whitney Cummings, Nate Bargatze, Jim Breuer, Rory Scovel, Heather McDonald, Orny Adams, Chad Daniels, Fortune Feimster, Kate Willett, Billy Wayne Davis, Chris "CP" Powell, MK Paulsen

Correction on Feb. 11, 2019: Demetri Martin's first name was misspelled in one instance in this story.

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