New Music Festival in Florida Will Rival Coachella and Bonnaroo

New Music Festival in Florida Will Rival Coachella and Bonnaroo

With the electronic dance music scene growing more and more everyday with artists, collaborations and large companies getting into the mix the rise of festivals around the world continues to grow as well.

In 2016 we will see a brand new festival make its mark on the scene with more than 80, yes 80 acts. The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set for March 4-6, 2016 on the 848-acre property formerly known as Sundance Trails on the north side of Northeast 120th Street. To avoid any copyright issues with another famous “Sundance” entertainment event, the property will officially be renamed “Sunshine Grove.”

Highlights will include dust-til-dawn electronic music stage parties and once-in-a-lifetime artist collaborations produced by the creative force behind the world famous Bonnaroo SuperJam.

“We have signed major headline artists and an amazing supporting lineup that will rival other major festivals in the United States and worldwide,” said Steve Sybesma.

Other festival features will include:

  • A yoga and holistic area called “Yogachobee” will offer classes in yoga as well as ecological, sustainable community projects. The Yogachobee area will feature an organic juice bar, a Ferris wheel, and a “chilling” area with herbal teas.
  • An art area will offer interactive activities and art classes.
  • A lakeside sand beach will provide a wading and swimming area, with a beach bar and beach stage.
  • A jungle stage will feature electronic dance music in a natural wooded environment.
  • Day parking will also be available for those who do not wish to camp.
  • The festival will include multiple points of entry and use shuttle buses to control traffic.

Festival food options will include local and regional food as well as the usual fun festival foods. Okeechobee restaurants that want to participate in the event will have the opportunity to show off their local specialties. They will also encourage recycling.

While the names of the headliners won’t be released until mid-October, Mr. Sybesma said the festival will include a mix of classic rock, indie, alternative, electronic and folk.

“Our lineup will be similar to a lineup they might have at Bonnaroo or Coachella,” he explained.

From: Okeechobee News