Hey hey Hypist Fam. It’s back to the basics from your favorite source of festival coverage. With spring break season right around the corner, we know what a lot of you are going to be wondering.. What festival should I go to? If you’re also like us here at the Hypist, you constantly ask yourself, “why can’t I do all of the things?” Fact of the matter is, life wasn’t made for you to do all of the things so instead you’ve got to pick which festival is the best bang for your buck. Or better yet, how to make this spring break last forever. If you’re doing the college thing, you’ve got a deep list of different major festivals around the country to try to attend in March. Good thing for you, we’ve narrowed it down to the best festival to try to catch for each of the first three weekends in March.
Coming in hot is a SoCal favorite, Beyond Wonderland. Hosted by the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA, Beyond Wonderland is sure to take you through the looking glass for yet another year of psychedelic adventures. Returning for its 8th year BW is a hub for your inner kandi kid, rave babe or shuffling shawty. Curated by Insomniac Events, a personal favorite for electronic festivals, this festival absolutely will NOT disappoint. The only thing disappointing about this festival so far is the lineup … or lack thereof. Insomniac Events isn’t one to let fans down however, so put your trust in Pasquale Rotella. 2017 headliners such as Diplo & Hardwell and supporting acts like Illenium, AC Slater & Alison Wonderland have us anxiously waiting and wondering, “Where’s that lineup?” Datsik just recently released an EP, so could we hope to see him at Beyond? If you are on the fabulous west coast, we would recommend checking this festival out March 16th & 17th.
Buku Music + Art Project
Next up is The Hypist favorite, Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presented by Winter Circle Productions, Buku is back for it’s 6th year in the historical city and ready to roll. This year the festival has major headliners such as Migos, MGMT, SZA & the electronic world’s most talked about artist, Bassnectar. This festival is unlike any of its kind. Positioned near the warehouse district of the city, Buku takes place alongside the beautiful Mississippi River and located on the Mardi Gras World grounds. The festival itself has a super welcoming eclectic, industrial and celebratory atmosphere that’ll pull you right in. As if dancing the night away surrounded by Mardi Gras floats wasn’t enticing enough, Booging with the legendary Creole Queen riverboat & the fully illuminated Crescent City Connection bridge backdrop definitely is. Buku & New Orleans will forever have a super special place in our hearts here at the Hypist and we recommend everyone to give the city & the festival a shot on March 9th & 10th.
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival
Finally, kicking off the month of March for the third consecutive year is Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Florida. Powered by Soundslinger this festival is guaranteed to turn ya sideways. The festival is one of those festivals that you’ll have to see to believe. Okeechobee aligns with the worm moon and who better to play us all a super special set, than everyone’s favorite bass god, Bassnectar. Other headliners include Travis Scott, Arcade Fire & ANOTHER bassnectar set. Supporting artists include Sofi Tukker, Zeds Dead, Foster the People & Tipper. I don’t know about you guys but if those are the supporting artists I’m going to have a real tough time NOT going to this festival. Okeechobee is a completely immersive festival. With morning yoga, ancient flowing willow trees and sandy beaches (you heard us right!) it’s a get away from the rush of everyday life with a zenned out camping vibe. Come find us March 1st through the 4th & take a leap through the portal.