Okeechobee Music Festival 2018
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Starting off 2018 with a bang, Okeechobee Music Festival put on a weekend to remember for festival attendees. As the festival matured into its third consecutive year, OMF honed it on its Florida roots, utilizing the landscape to form its budding identity.
Although the scene seems to be shifting to a more electronic presence, Okeechobee Music Festival confirmed that yet again, it isn’t going anywhere. From honing it on its unique Florida ambiance to bringing in big name headliners to an uncharted territory of South Florida, OMF has transformed into a festival of its own, one not to be compared with others.
Until next time Sunshine Grove.
Other notable artists at Okeechobee you should definitely check out:
- Sofi Tukker – Two of the best performers out there today, Sofi Tukker slays their electronic, jungle sets always incorporating the audience into their shows.
- Jai Wolf – Not one person in Jai Wolf’s crowd could hold back from grooving as the sun set to dusk along to tunes containing samples of Kanye and The Killers.
- Local Natives – These indie artists from Los Angeles proved their musicality to endearing fans singing along to their more recognizable tunes.
- Flamingo – One of my personal favorite out of the blue sets this year was Flamingo, who killed it at the Aquachobee Stage mixing dancing tunes with a bit of Spanish flair.
- Two Feet – Competing for sound at the HERE stage with Zeds Dead blasting much too close at the stage next door, relatively newbie to the scene, Two Feet slayed his set with an effortlessly cool dude persona, chugging a bottle of whiskey on stage between puffs of a cigarette.
- Thievery Corporation – Combining a chill electronic tone with an acid jazz sound, Thievery Corporation put on a tight set featuring a female lead vocalist who was definitely channeling some Grace Slick on stage.