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Okeechobeefest to Premiere This March

Jake Kleinfeld, Sports Editor

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Every year, spring brings multiple music festivals to South Florida. This year, in addition to well known Ultra Music Festival, Tortuga Music Festival, and Sunfest, there’s a new festival in town.

 

The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, “Okeechobee” for short, will be the first of its kind in Florida, set to take place March 4-6 in Okeechobee, about an hour from Palm Beach Gardens.

 

The festival is open to all ages and many Benjamin students anticipate attending. Senior Amanda DiFilippo said, “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, like something I have never experienced before.”

 

Okeechobee will differ from festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland because of its diverse lineup. A total of 5 stages will be the home to multiple music genres and more than 80 artists, bands, and DJs. The first phase of the lineup has already been released and includes some big headliners such as Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Fetty Wap and Mumford & Sons. Be on the lookout for phase 2 of the lineup, which will be released in the near future.

 

Like well-known camping festivals Bonnaroo and Coachella, Okeechobee attendees can camp out in designated camping areas. RVs and pre made tents are available for purchase for those who do not wish to supply their own. Day parking passes will be available, as camping is optional. There will also be daily buses from West Palm Beach, Orlando, and many major college towns.

 

Three day general admission tickets start at $269.50 and VIP tickets start at $599 (not including tax or additional fees). For attendees who want a more luxurious experience, VIP tickets include access to an exclusive camping site, access to VIP viewing areas, in addition to other amenities.

 

For more news and information about the festival, visit http://okeechobeefest.com.

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