Okeechobee Fest Opens with a Bang

We’re no strangers to the festival life here at Verge. Whether we’re soaking up some sun on the beaches of Croatia or spending a spooktacular Halloween in NoLa, we make it a priority to bring you the best festies from all around the world.

That’s why we’re proud to showcase a brand new festival unlike any other. If you’re looking for spring break plans or just need a tropical escape from your every day routine, come with Verge to explore the first annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival.

This March, Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida will be transformed in to a playground filled with music, art, food, drinks, yoga, workshops and more.

Okeechobee 2016 boasts a seriously impressive starting lineup. EDM festival giants Skrillex and Bassnectar share a headlining spot, as well as folk darlings Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers, hip-hop moguls Kendrick Lamar and Fetty Wap, and old time favorite Hall & Oates and Robert Plant.

Featuring five different stages and an assortment of after-hours activities, Okeechobee is sure to attract thousands of happy campers.

Our multi-genre lineup of bands and DJs from the world will reflect our extremely diverse culture and community. We will share taste and passion for great stuff of all shapes and sizes. There are no boundaries, there are few borders and all are welcome.

Start your morning with a relaxing yoga session or a massage at Yogachobee: “the yin to Okeechobee’s yang.” Get your island vibe on with breakfast and a fruity cocktail under the palapas at the beaches at Aquachobee.

But the part we’re most looking forward to? Music from dusk until dawn! Gone are the nights of being forced to retire to our tents after the final curtain closes. Okeechobee has you covered for a weekend of all-night music and fun. Stop by Jungle 51 for a night of techno from “the outer reaches of the galaxy.” Done with music but still wide awake? Chobeewobee Village offers a site for festival goers to unleash their inner weird while nurturing their mind, body and spirit.

After a day of fun in the sun, retire (or don’t) to your own personal campsite on the festival grounds. Whether you choose to sleep or not is up to you, but you better be ready for another day of amazing discoveries!

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General admission passes start at $270 with RV Passes and VIP passes going up from there. Okeechobee is a rain or shine event, and open to all ages.

Make sure to pack a tent, water bottles, sleeping bags, sunscreen and hammocks for a magical weekend in the forests of Florida. If you can’t make it out for the shenanigans, make sure to follow Verge’s coverage of the festival online and on our social media pages!

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