Okeechobee Adds Robert Plant, Hall & Oates, And Ween

Robert Plant And The Sensational Shapeshifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Ween and others join the lineup for the first happening in Florida in March.

Planned for March 3-6 at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Fla., the festival is being presented by Soundslinger, LLC, described as “a team of all-star concert promoters and producers” whose credits include Tennessee’s , San Francisco’s , China’s STORM Electronic Music Festival and other mega-events.

Soundslinger’s principals include former Sunshine Promotions co-owner Steve Sybesma serving as CEO; festival planner/producer Jim Tobin taking on the “project manager” title; and Paul Peck, who helped launch Bonnaroo and was the creative force behind Bonnaroo Superjams, as COO/chief creative officer.  Rounding out the team is Soundslinger’s co-CEO Clifford Rosen, the primary real estate developer of the Sunshine Grove property.

The festival’s initial lineup announcement included Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, and Skrillex.  The first round of additions included Bassnectar, The Avett Brothers, and Odesza.

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Forum, Inglewood, Calif.

Now organizers are adding even more beef to the lineup.  Today’s announcement boasted an extremely long list of house and techno artists appearing on the festival’s dusk until dawn “Jungle 51,” including Damian Lazarus, Virginia, Marcel Fengler, , , John Acquaviva, , and more.

Meanwhile, the lineup for “Aquachobee Beach” includes , Manic Focus, and Jan Blomqvist as just a few of the many acts appearing on the dawn-til-dusk stage.

Okeechobee also talked up its Miguel PoWow!, described as a “signature tradition of thrilling artists collaborations and special performances.”

And who better to produce PoWow! than Peck, the man behind Bonnaroo’s famed Superjams?

“With PoWoW!, we’re cooking up an historic concert, the kind where you don’t know who is going to walk out on stage or what will happen yet,” said Peck.  “Miguel is a supreme talent and we’re working closely with him to defy and exceed all expectations.  The idea is to create a show that we personally want to experience together with fans at Okeechobee.  We’re going to invite fans to submit their ideas for PoWow! to us on Facebook and Twitter, and if we use an idea, we’re going to hook up those fans in a good way.”

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"VH1 Big Music in 2015: You Oughta Know," The Armory, New York City

Three-day general admission passes priced at $259.50 (plus fees) are available now but you better hurry.  That prices jumps to $279.50 (plus fees) Dec. 10.  Payment plans are available until Dec. 17.  Head over to OkeechobeeFest.com for everything you need to know.