Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival burst onto the festival scene in 2016 in a big way, with a lineup and grounds that rivaled even the biggest and most established festivals. After a highly successful first year, Okeechobee returns in 2017, and its sophomore lineup is absolutely phenomenal.
After months of anticipation, rumors, leaks, tears, and screaming, Electric Forest has finally released their initial lineup for 2015, and it does not disappoint. Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kaskade, Big Gigantic, and (of course) String Cheese Incident will headline an incredible and diverse roster of artists. Folk god Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, funk/soul legend Charles Bradley, and bass master Flux Pavilion will share Double JJ Ranch with techno and trance artists Claude VonStroke and John Digweed, electro-funk-jam bands Eoto and Lotus, up-and-coming DJs Odesza and Flume, and a million other incredible artists. Just check out the full lineup below and make sure you're at Electric Forest this June.
North Coast Music Festival is celebrating 5 years of bringing great music to Chicago on Labor Day weekend, and they just announced the initial wave of artists. North Coast is known for balancing their EDM focus with a solid showing of jam bands and hip-hop artists, and this year they've done it better than ever. Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, STS9, and Snoop Dogg headline an eclectic lineup that includes everyone from indie-rockers Future Islands to batshit-insane rapper Riff Raff. Check out the entire initial lineup, along with an announcement video, below.