Since it’s inception back in 2016, Okeechobee has always delivered a genre-diverse line up with heavy hitting headliners. Four years later, this collection of artists lives up to that same reputation. Let’s break down each night’s headliner, and why their set is a can’t miss.
THURSDAY- Rüfüs Du Sol
The Australia based trio has hit every major festival in the last few years, and for good reason. Their genre bending, alternative dance sound has been huge down under since their debut album, Atlas, peaked at #1 on the Aussie charts back in 2015. Over the years, their sound has spread overseas leading to multiple world tours and three studio albums. Rüfüs is the perfect group to cap off night one, with their smooths synths and catchy lyrics.
Before the set stream- You Were Right, Treat You Better, Underwater
A repeat headliner and fan favorite for Okeechobeeings, Bassnectar returns for a Friday night close out. Known for his lucious locks and cult-like following, Lorin has taken on a larger than life identity thanks to his passionate fan base. Whether you’ve followed him around the country, or you’re a first time listener, you can count on some heavy bass, head banging, and next level production to cap off night two.
Before the set stream- Bassnectar Okeechobee Set 2017, when he dropped “Time of the Season” still gives me goosebumps.
SATURDAY- Vampire Weekend
A band that needs no introduction, Vampire Weekend has cemented themselves as staples in the rock scene for the last 15 years. Like any rock band that has withstood the tests of time and fame, VW has re-invented themselves several times over. From hit singles and winning Grammys, the band has come a long way from their humble beginnings at Columbia University. This set is to promise nostalgia and a stellar live band. What more could you ask for?
Before the set stream- A- Punk, Sunflower (feat. Steve Lacy), Cape Cod Kwassa
SUNDAY- Mumford & Sons
Who woulda thought that a British folk band would have the fan base and star-power to close out an entire music festival? That’s where Mumford proves the whole world wrong. The band became instant stars after their debut album Sigh No More, in 2009. With a sound unlike any other the band put out hit after hit, like “I Will Wait”, “Little Lion Man”, and “The Cave”. Basically, if you don’t know at least one of their songs by now, you’ve been living under a rock. Chobee really put the cherry on top with these rock legends closing out the weekend, and I for one cannot wait to sing these lyrics at the top of my lungs!
Before the set stream- Blind Leading the Blind, Guiding Light