Okeechobee will take a “fallow year” in 2024 after a statement surfaced from the festival’s creator, Soundslinger, earlier today.
Since making its debut in 2016, Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival has been a go-to experience for those looking to bask in the Florida sun and catch beats from diverse artists who champion everything from dubstep and house to rock and hip-hop. After a hiatus in 2019, Insomniac Events partnered with founding company Soundslinger to bring the festival back to life for an edition in 2020. Okeechobee returned from its pandemic slumber in March of 2022, and this year’s edition carried on with its tradition of bringing top-tier artists to the stage while garnering mixed reviews from attendees.
Faithful Okeechobians have waited for news about the festival’s return in 2024 for months, and today, Festive Owl obtained word from Soundslinger that it will not take place next year. Instead, Okeechobee will take a “fallow year” as the festival’s organizers explore future plans, including how they will bring the experience back to its roots and reignite the sparks that flew during its formative years.
Related: Curious about what our experience was like at Okeechobee this year? Check out our review.
“As owners and safekeepers of our beautiful land, Sunshine Grove, Soundslinger cares deeply about the community that it witnessed come together in those first few years of OMF from 2016 onwards,” Soundslinger said to Festive Owl. “We are working hard to keep OMF close to its original roots in a big way and reignite the sparks. Those formative years were special to all of us. Hang tight and remember to always Be, Here, Now.”
Recent headliners for Okeechobee have included Excision, ODESZA, GRiZ, Porter Robinson, Rezz, Megan Thee Stallion, and Tame Impala. Stay tuned for more news surrounding future editions of Okeechobee by following them on social media.