Last week, Mix247 reported that Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival was bought out by Insomniac and would be returning next year. Your EDM reached out to our own sources and independently confirmed the news.
Our source, who wishes to remain anonymous, tells us that Insomniac bought a controlling share in Okeechobee, previously produced by Soundslinger, LLC. Okeechobee last ran in 2018, featuring headlining performances by Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Travis Scott, and Snoop Dogg. The festival confirmed in November 2018 that it would not be returning in 2019, releasing a statement that said:
“While the OMF portal won’t be opening in 2019, we’re looking to March 2020, and we can’t wait to see you again. Thank you for your love, support and understanding.”
Okeechobee would be Insomniac’s second property in the state of Florida, apart from EDC Orlando. While some acts might conflict, a radius clause would not be imposed as the two share a promoter; furthermore, Okeechobee’s lineup, if it stays similar to past years, features a more diverse selection of artists than your typical EDC fare.
No official announcement has been made from any party involved. Your EDM reached out to representatives for Insomniac, but we’ve not heard back at time of publishing.
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