Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival (OMF) is going to be opening its doors for the third time this 2018, and this is an experience you do not want to miss out.
This festival has a very humbling purpose for gathering people from all over the world- the essential need to reconnect with our roots. Seldom do people stop and admire the beauty of nature around us. Taking a moment to just watch the sun paint a clear blue sky with orange hues as it sets across the horizon can be meditative, and that is the feeling and experience Soundslinger wants to reproduce for all Okeechobeeings. Four days of incredible music and art, with a varying lineup of performers from different genres, surrounded by the charming, natural artistry of Sunshine Grove to emphasize the diversity and togetherness of the community.
If any of the above calls to you, you can go ahead and purchase your ticket here. Otherwise, please read on.
The artist lineup at Okeechobee is as broad as the venue itself. Featuring big headliners such as Arcade Fire and Bassnectar, as well as an absolutely stacked undercard, there is growing excitement among the vast community of people that claim to “listen to everything but country”. Regardless of musical preference, below is a list of shows that you really should not miss.
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Widely known as a surround sound composer and electronic music producer, British DJ, David Alexander Tipper, creates music around the idea of glitches. If you are unfamiliar with trip hop, just know that Tipper’s name resonates in the genre. Unique is an understatement for the artist. Tipper’s shows are not only sonically pleasing, but absolutely mind-blowing visually. Also, thanks to his prowess stemming from an early career in vinyl DJing, David adds a sense of improvisation by scratching over his music.
2. Travis Scott
This might come as a surprise to a lot of readers because many do not consider him a headliner, but I hope it will clear some misunderstanding with the artist. Travis Scott is one of the best live performers in the hip-hop. Forget the sound, forget the visuals. When he sets foot on stage and gets a hold of the microphone, the atmosphere changes and the energy of the crowd soars through the skies. All preconceived notions go out the window and everyone just has a good fucking time. If there is one thing most people mutually agree with, it is that Travis Scott is a natural born performer. Give him a chance, he won’t disappoint.
3. The Flaming Lips
They were not placed in Q magazine’s list of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die” for no reason. The Flaming Lips will be performing an act you will reminisce about for the rest of your life. They bring to the table a spectacle of a performance that will give you a new way to perceive. Blissful sounds coming from the band, gigantic props, mountains of confetti, and an unforgettable feeling of pure happiness. It’s beautiful, for lack of a better word, and I cannot wait to see them live.
As great as the musical aspect of Okeechobee will be, it would be nothing without the journey that makes Sunshine Grove. 600 acres of natural beauty, including a sandy beach and a swimming lake, under the stunning South Florida climate.
Everyone will also have access to campground pods that include general stores, as well as basic amenities such as port-o-lets and showers. There will be artisan craft vendors and local food vendors throughout the Grove, in addition to yoga and workshops. What more could anyone ask for? TICKETS
To solidify and wrap-up how grand this adventure will be, watch this stunning recap from 2016: