Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Adds a Fourth Day

Okeechobee Fest 2016: You're home.
Okeechobee Fest 2016: You're home.
Photo courtesy of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

The masterminds behind the fast-approaching Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival announced today that a fourth day will be added to the early-March campout experience. Grounds will now open on Thursday, March 3 at noon, adding another full day of programming and night of camping to the already jam-packed agenda.

“We’ve been so blown away by the incredible response to the festival, that we thought it made sense to welcome fans in to kick off the party early,” says festival co-founder Paul Peck. “We have so many great performers coming, so we thought we’d unveil our incomparable 800 acres of pristine South Florida land and lakes early and share it with our fans and artists. We really can’t wait for everyone to see this magical place and begin experiencing Okeechobee.”

From the official release:

Due to a wealth of talent and overwhelming excitement for the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, organizers have decided to extend the event an extra day. The festival gates will now open on Thursday March 3 at 12 noon and feature programming starting at 5pm going late into the night. Fans who arrive at noon on that Thursday can enter the gates and immediately start sunning themselves or swimming. The Aquachobee Beach stage will have music and games until sunset at which point an all-night electronic experience at the Jungle 51 Stage will begin. Fans can also enter and explore ChobeeWobee Village and have first access to artisan craft vendors, incredible art installations and intimate performances.

Fans who have already purchased the 3-Day pass will be automatically upgraded to the OMG 4-Day Pass. The OMG 4-Day Pass ($269) includes: Thursday, March 3 arrival at 12:00 noon, preferred camping spots, early access to music and beach games at Aquachobee and all night music at Jungle51, early entry into ChobeeWobee Village, a special Okeechobee Opening Ceremony, reduced entry wait times and 4 days of Music, Arts & Entertainment. The 3 Day Pass ($249) includes: Friday March 4 arrival at 10:00am, access to flat, grassy camping and 3 days of Music, Arts & Entertainment all in Florida’s beautiful March weather.

So start prepping for what's become a marathon of music, art, and camping adventures, and if you haven't scored your passes yet, get on it! Also stay tuned for a special New Times ticket giveaway, to be announced in the coming weeks, along with artist interviews, a complete Okeechobee Fest guide, and our complete on-the-ground coverage at the event.

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
With Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Bassnectar, and others. March 4 to 6 at Sunshine Grove, 12517 NE 91st Ave., Okeechobee. Three-day advance passes start at $269.50. Visit okeechobeefest.com.

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