Written by Arooj Mustansir
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival has melted our hearts yet again with one of the most exquisitely curated lineups 2018 has to offer. The Florida festival demonstrated that versatility knows no bounds with a phenomenal lineup featuring Bassnectar, Hasley, Big Gigantic, Tipper, and even the one and only Snoop Dogg to name a few. We almost thought we were dreaming when we realized that we have the chance to see so many iconic artists all at the same magical location! Although many festivals strive to showcase a diverse group of artists, it is incredibly rare to see so many top of the line superstars from every major genre on the same lineup. It will be taking place from March 1-4 and unless you are somehow content with missing a Bassnectar full moon set, I would make attending this festival one of your top priorities.
Not only are the performances at Okeechobee Festival bound to be monumental, but it also happens to take place at one of the most scenic festival grounds around. Located at the seemingly remote yet accessible Sunshine Grove, the festival offers a perfect escape into lush greenery and endless palm trees and is still within driving distance of many major airports throughout Florida. It is also surrounded by the dazzling Lake Okeechobee which is one of the largest fresh water lakes in the country. It is the ideal location for those of you who want to soak in the sunshine and immerse yourself in the remarkable nature and music around you.
Organizers at Soundslinger have worked tirelessly to create a layout for the festival ground that encapsulates its beauty and fully utilizes it. The Grove is one of the main sections and features the Be, Here, and Now stages which are designed for nonstop entertainment that will keep you present and grounded in the moment. The other section known as the Moonlight Oasis revolves around the lake and natural splendor of the area. Whether you want to go for a swim and dance in the sands of Aquachobee, unwind and relax at Yogachobee, or move to the rhythm of one of a kind sounds at Jungle 51, there’s something for every adventurous soul out there. The PoWow stage is notorious for its spontaneous collaborations between musicians so be prepared for once in a lifetime performances that will go down in history.
Okeechobee Festival is certainly on the path to setting itself as one of greatest festivals of 2018 with everything it has to offer. With its show stopping lineup, idyllic location, and emphasis on community, do not be surprised if you leave feeling rejuvenated with love and newfound inspiration. This event sold out last year and is expected to again so lock in your ticket here to secure your spot in the portal!