Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival kicks off Thursday, welcoming an extended weekend of music and camping in Central Florida. If you have plans to attend, a playlist for the long haul to Okeechobee, Florida and the bumper-to-bumper traffic you’ll meet as you enter festival limits is a must.
Spring Break is just around the corner, and thousands of ravers have plans to head south for the seventh annual Ultimate Music Experience (UME) March 15-18 at Clayton’s Outdoors. For four days the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, Texas will transform into a tropical dance music paradise and play host to top-tier DJs from around the globe.
We all know about the vast array of neon-drenched EDM ragers popping up these days, but hip-hop culture has far fewer festivals to call its own. From Philly’s Roots Picnic to Miami’s Rolling Loud, these trailblazing events are bringing together the scene’s hottest names and cementing the genre’s place in the festival landscape.
The countdown to Okeechobee has commenced, and social media is buzzing with eager fans ready to enter the portal. If you already have tickets, by now you know which headlining acts you plan to catch. But what about the supporting artists fighting for a chance to win you over? Keep reading for five acts you can’t miss at Okeechobee.
Since 2012, Boise, Idaho has played host to Treefort, an annual music and arts festival that celebrates the independent music scene. The four-day event features nearly 400 performers traveling from all corners of the globe to throw down March 22-26. Hailed as a cultural milestone for the city, Treefort will lead you through a discovery of music, film, art, and comedy leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.
We know you’re excited for the spring / summer festival season, but before you and your crew embark on the perfect getaway, expand your musical library and explore the UphoricTV 2017 Festival Favorites playlist. Packed with legends and newcomers from some of our favorite lineups of the year, this list of jams is guaranteed to get you pumped for Okeechobee, Starry Nites, Buku Project, Phoenix Lights and more.
We are giving away two (2) free tickets to Ultimate Music Experience taking place March 15-18 in South Padre Island, Texas featuring performances by the top names in EDM. Just follow us on Instagram and Twitter below and post using the hashtag #umeuphorictv on each platform for your chance to win!
Miami Music Week is one of the world’s largest and most recognized electronic music events, taking place March 21-26 at over 75 venues throughout the city. For six days, MMW will transform Miami into a music paradise and you can watch special live broadcasts for FREE via UphoricTV!
The 13th annual SweetWater 420 Fest will roll into Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on April 21-23 with an extensive and diverse lineup that’s guaranteed to free your mind. This chilled out, environmentally conscious festival is an Earth Day celebration like no other and you can watch the live broadcast for FREE via UphoricTV!
Grab your squad and get hype for the 2017 festival season at Arizona’s longest standing EDM festival, Crush AZ. The eighth annual edition takes place February 18 at the Rawhide Event Center and will be a night packed with incredible music, hypnotizing lights, and non-stop dancing. This year’s event will feature Black Tiger Sex Machine, Chris Lorenzo, DVBBS, GTA, Jason Ross, Yellow Claw and more.
Since 2013, JMBLYA has hit the pavement every summer to bring a small, carefully curated festival featuring hip-hop’s hottest names to various cities throughout Texas. This year’s charge will be led by breakout superstars Chance The Rapper, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert and others, with stops in Dallas on May 5 and Austin on May 6.
In 2014, Mysteryland USA landed on the legendary grounds of Woodstock and have called the historic Upstate New York site home ever since. Each year the festival draws thousands of fans ready to kick back and enjoy four days of electronic music, culture, and arts, and we expect 2017 to be no different. The official lineup dropped today and top acts include G-Eazy, LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer.
Wonderfruit Festival, a celebration of art, music, and our planet’s sustainability is gearing up for its long-awaited return to Pattaya, Thailand next week. The four-day festival takes place at The Fields in Siam Country Club February 16-19, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
BUKU Music + Art Project is a two-day celebration of New Orleans’ creative, funky subculture taking place March 10-11. Located in the city’s Warehouse District, just a short walk from the French Quarter, this unique music festival is the perfect opportunity to forget your worries, disconnect from your daily life, and immerse yourself in another world.
For an entire week this spring, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will take over the Big Easy with a lineup that’s almost too long to comprehend. Featuring everyone from Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5 to Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Pitbull, this annual celebration of music is the perfect excuse for a NOLA getaway.
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to return to Central Florida for their sophomore year March 2-5. Featuring three stages and a stellar list of artists throughout the weekend, this festival’s second run is guaranteed to be a knockout success with multi-platinum selling band Kings of Leon, country music singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson and more.
If Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, and Young Thug frequent your Spotify playlists, this hip-hop affair is for you. For three days in sunny Miami, Rolling Loud Festival will serve up some of the best acts and most hyped names of the genre. The third installation of Rolling Loud will take place May 5-7 at Bayfront Park and is expected to draw hip-hop heads in droves.
The fan-curated, 2017 Firefly Music Festival lineup is here and as we had hoped, it’s quite impressive. Well done, Firefly fans. The four-day music festival is the largest music and camping fest on the east coast and some say one of the best weekends of the festival season. Every year, the small town of Dover, Delaware, evolves into a city of fans looking for their live music fix and a brief escape from reality.
Wonderfruit, Thailand’s premier festival, will take over Siam Country Club February 16-19 to celebrate art, music, and our planet’s sustainability. Originally set to take place December 2016, the four-day event was forced to postpone to observe the tragic loss of their beloved leader, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Now that the grieving period has ended, the festival is ready to kick off another year.
The DoLab’s annual Lightning In A Bottle festival revealed their full lineup this week featuring an impressive selection of the scene’s top artists including Bassnectar, Bonobo, Rüfüs Du Sol, Kaytranada and many more. Nestled between Los Angeles and San Francisco, LIB takes place over an extended Memorial Day weekend in Bradley, California filling six days with music, workshops, art installations, and camping.
It’s almost time to round up your friends, load the van, and head to the Pacific Northwest for the 15th installation of Sasquatch! Music Festival. Taking place May 27-30 at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington, this one-of-a-kind festival attracts thousands of live music fanatics ready to unwind for an amazing Memorial Day weekend.
A few weeks ago, Ultimate Music Experience (UME) South Padre, announced Tiesto, Marshmello, and ZEDD as the official headliners at this year’s spring break getaway. We now have the complete 2017 lineup, and we can officially say UME is about to be a rager. In addition to the heavy hitters leading the pack, NGHTMRE, Ghastly, REZZ, Joyride, SLUSHII and others will take the stage March 16-17.
If you consider yourself a true fan of R&B, this festival is a dream come true and should definitely be the next event on your calendar. Taking place Saturday, February 18 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Califorinia, Soulquarius is THE definition of R&B. The one-day festival’s lineup is the kind of thing you only see once in a blue moon, so we weren’t surprised when the internet was quick to notice its legendary status.
It may be hard to imagine thousands of music lovers descending upon an already busy city for a music festival. How are all those people going to fit? But it happens in major cities around the world, and each one is magical in its own way. Here are five essential music festivals that have found their place in the concrete jungle.
Buku Music + Art Project may be considered a boutique event by some, but let’s be honest, this New Orleans music festival knows how to throw a proper live event. Whether you’re grooving to the beats in the Back Alley or headbanging in the Float Den, we know you’ll find what you’re looking for at this music experience.