The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (OMF) Has Quickly Become a Can’t Miss Destination Festival
On the heels of two remarkable, sold-out festivals, we are less than a month away from the third installment of OMF, and this year’s 4-day line-up is absolutely stacked. The 2018 headliners are impressive and diverse: Arcade Fire, Bassnectar (playing 2 sets), Halsey and Travis Scott.
For those of you have not stepped through the portal into a prior OMF, the experience is something you will never forget. As our Brian Furman shared last year, “The main concert area, dubbed The Grove, was otherworldly. As you entered the portal through a line of palm trees, it was almost as if entering a musical Eden.”
From March 1st to 4th, you’ll find Okeechobeefest deep in the heart of Florida, situated ideally between Miami, Tampa and Orlando. The beautiful and lush grounds feature an all-natural Florida escape: pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands, sprawling across 800 verdant acres.
In addition to the huge headliners, other spotlighted performers at The Grove include Rarasfarm favorites, Slightly Stoopid, The Flaming Lips, Foster the People, Local Natives, Thievery Corporation, Judah & The Lion and Misterwives, as well as a deep and compelling roster of emerging artists.
But, OMF is so much more than a celebration of live musical majesty. There are plenty of artistic diversions, local foodies, yoga and meditation opportunities. And then, there are a few distinctive OMF treats: Aquachobee- an all day beachside music and swimming oasis, Jungle51- an after hours techno party deep in the jungle, and ChobeeWobee Village- the cultural and artistic epicenter. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced and an event that you will never forget.
I’m not much of a guru on techno, so here’s some insight into the highly anticipated Jungle 51 performances from the folks at FMF.
2018’s PoWoW lineup, which delivers once-in-a-lifetime musical moments each year. This time around, Snoop Dogg is set to perform with an array of special guests that will span the genres of hip-hop, funk and soul. Other newly announced artist additions to the 2018 lineup include Lil Dicky, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, $ki Mask The Slump God, The Funky Meters, Smino, NoMBe, Berhana, Liquid Stranger, Opiuo, Chet Porter, Doreloe, Squnto B2B Boogie T, Thriftworks, Subtronics B2B Dirt Monkey, Johnny Oz, Viniloversus, Pearl and The Oysters, Vandana, Sky White Tiger, and Kamalata.
Festival passes are available now at www.okeechobeefest.com/tickets.
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