Music Festivals

Okeechobee Fest Third-Wave Lineup Adds Robert Plant, Hall & Oates, Ween, and More

If you, like us, were still trying to wrap your heads around the mind-melting mashup of artists already topping the bill at Florida's latest music festival offering, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, launching this spring, you might not be prepared for this morning's third-wave lineup announcement. But here goes: Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters have been added as headliners, along with smooth-as-hell hitmakers Hall & Oates and recently reunited '90s alt heroes Ween.

That's not to mention a whole bunch of crazy-good house and techno DJs from all over the spectrum now set to perform on the festival’s dusk-till-dawn Jungle 51 and underground Aquachobee Beach stages, including Crosstown Rebels label founder Damian Lazarus, DJ Three, Andrew Grant, Life on Planets, Jan Blomqvist, the Whitest Taino Alive, and more to be announced.

Also announced this morning are initial plans for the inaugural Okeechobee Fest PoWow!, which is set to become the festival's "signature tradition of thrilling artist collaborations and special performances." Produced by Paul Peck, creative mastermind behind some of Bonnaroo's most iconic SuperJams, this year's PoWow! features sultry R&B singer Miguel with "very special guests."

Says Peck of the collaborative festival feature: “We’re cooking up an historic concert, the kind where you don’t know who is going to walk out onstage or what will happen next." Past SuperJams produced by Peck have included Skrillex and Friends, the hip-hop SuperJam with RZA, Solange, Schoolboy Q and DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Derek Trucks SuperJam with Chaka Khan, and D’Angelo SuperJam with Questlove.

The plan is for the festival to invite fans to submit their ideas for the PoWow! via Facebook and Twitter, and if the festival uses an idea, it'll "hook up those fans in a cool way.”

The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is slated for March 4 to 6 at Sunshine Grove festival grounds, just north of Lake Okeechobee. Three-day general-admission passes are available at $259.50 plus fees through tomorrow, Thursday, December 10, with GA prices increasing to $279.50 plus fees after. A variety of VIP packages are also available, and the festival is offering payment plans until December 17. 

Here's the full lineup as of today's third-wave announcement:
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival featuring Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, and more. March 4 to 6, Sunshine Grove, 12517 NE 91st Ave., Okeechobee. Tickets start at $249.50 plus fees via Visit

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Falyn Freyman is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Miami. She previously produced videos for Univision and edited music content for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Her work has been featured in Vice, Bustle, Broadly, Time Out, and other publications. She has a master's degree from the Columbia School of Journalism.
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