Okeechobee 2018
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The path has been cleared for Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival to return in March 2020. Are you ready for the portal to reopen?


Late last year, rumors had begun to circulate about the future of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival and their parent company Soundslinger that culminated in the festival announcing that they would be going on hiatus in 2019. Having explored options, the organizers remained hopeful that the portal would reopen in March 2020 and now the path has been cleared for the festival to make its return.

The past few months have seen stories surface about Okeechobee that included their apparent purchase by powerhouse party throwers Insomniac Events along with a conflict of potential dates with the local rodeo. Now, the Lake Okeechobee News has reported that during the Okeechobee County Commission’s meeting earlier today they have officially approved the dates for the festival’s return. Mark your calendars for March 5-8, 2020 because this will be a party you won’t want to miss!

Related: Want to get a taste of what Okeechobee is all about? Read our review from the 2018 edition for a taste of all that the festival has to offer!

In the report, they also confirmed that the upcoming edition of Okeechobee will be co-produced by Insomniac and that the final lineup will be announced in November. While not much else regarding other potential changes to the festival has been unveiled yet, we’re expecting to see the return of their signature stages, immersive art, experiences that include yoga and meditation, and more.

Stay tuned for more to come, as the festival has yet to announce any official details surrounding the dates, tickets, and more. We’ll keep you posted as soon as more information surfaces from the Okeechobee team, so until then, check out the after movie from 2018 and share your favorite moments from the festival in the comments below!


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