Catch the Sound Waves at the Okeechobee Music Festival

by | Feb 14, 2016 | Go + Do, Music, Upcoming

For those of us who are lucky to live in South Florida, there is absolutely no reason to miss the Okeechobee Music Festival. With a super strong lineup, the hardest part of attending will be planning who you’re going to see.

The Okeechobee Music Festival is about to explode onto the music scene soon becoming one of the iconic mega-festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo and Stagecoach. One of the biggest reasons for the well-deserved hype for the non-stop 24-hour event is for the incredible line-up which makes this musical celebration even more intriguing.

With an impressive list of headliners including Robert Plant, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Odesza, Hall & Oates, the Avett Brothers, Future and Miguel, there will be music that is sure to satisfy almost every palette. Overall, there are 80 non-stop musical acts across the various stages throughout the festival.

The Okeechobee Music Festival has been in the works for the past few years. Festival and concert guru, Paul Peck (Bonnaroo) along with veteran concert promoters and producers orchestrate this event, sure to become an annual ‘Must-See’ in the south-central Florida.

With the exception of the Ultra Music Festival that takes place in Miami, there have been very few festivals in our area that rival the musical experience expected next month. Music festivals have proliferated in the past few years and many artists are drawn to the large crowds that festivals generate instead of producing their own concerts.

No matter who you’re going to see, it will be a creative experience of music, food and art.

Dusk-till-dawn

If your party doesn’t start until after dark, then you’ll find yourself in a happy place as one of thousands that will be entertained until the sun rises. Formerly described as a “non-stop musical experience”, the festival will have acts performing 24-hours a day the entire weekend. If you plan to stay up, be sure and take the next few days off at the conclusion of the festival, you will need it.

No rest for the weary unless prepared

If you plan to sleep, and with the music going all night it may be hard to. Bring a tent, air mattress or simply just a piece of cardboard to sleep on. On-site camping is a part of the festival experience. For those who are uber clean, showers will be available, just remember to bring your own soap.

Open seating

The festival takes place just north of beautiful Lake Okeechobee, at the Sunshine Grove property that includes over 800 acres of open area. The festival will feature three stages of continuous music throughout the four-day event.

If you like to swim, bring beach gear for swimming or you can simply take a walk along the “beach”. That’s right, “Aquachobee” is where you can catch some rays, sip on a cocktail and listen to music without leaving the water. There is also a carnival like atmosphere where you can ride the gigantic Ferris wheel without skipping a beat.

If you want the full festival experience to pack your camping gear and stay for the entire weekend. The festival ticket includes admission, parking and camping.

Everyone who attends this incredible event can say their life is complete as it’s sure to change the outlook of anyone who is fortunate enough to be apart of this 24-hour music extravaganza.

Beach Magazine will be in attendance throughout the entire festival to bring you updates, photos and the latest happenings via social media and our website.

For tickets and the complete lineup and festival details visit: www.okeechobeefest.com

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