Okeechobee Comeback Lineup Topped By Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, Bassnectar
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Fans attend a set at the most recent iteration of Okeechobee in 2018.
The 2019 festival season is drawing to a close – events including New Orleans’ Voodoo and Las Vegas’ Day N Vegas still remain – but lineup announcements for 2020 have begun. Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, held at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Fla., shared Monday that Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, Rüfüs Du Sol and Bassnectar will top its annual event, slated for March 5-8, 2020.
Other performers will included Kaskade, Gunna, Big Gigantic, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, HAIM, Tipper, Sublime With Rome, Blood Orange, Bob Moses, Glass Animals, Alison Wonderland, Clairo, San Holo, Lotus, Earthgang, Cory Wong (of Vulfpeck), Mallrat, Machine Gun Kelly, Flatbush Zombies, Ghostland Observatory and Lucy Dacus.
Mumford & Sons and Bassnectar were among the headliners at the first Okeechobee, in 2016, and the latter was similarly billed at the festival’s most recent edition, in 2018. The festival went on hiatus in 2019, but announced its return in August, thanks to a partnership between Insomniac and festival founder Soundslinger.
“It’s official!” wrote Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella at the time. “I’m happy to announce that Insomniac will bring the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival back to Sunshine Grove. … As someone who tries to always put culture first, I recognize how passionate this extraordinary community is, and I’m excited to bring this festival back and make it better than ever.”
In addition to Okeechobee’s main stages, the festival will also offer Jungle 51, an all-night house and techno dance party, and other attractions such as Aquachobee Beach and Chobeewobee Village.
The lineup continues to cement Vampire Weekend’s festival headlining status, following similar billings at 2019 editions of festivals including Hangout and Life Is Beautiful. The band also embarked on an acclaimed tour in support of its album Father of the Bride, released in May, that was highlighted by a sold-out Sept. 6 Madison Square Garden that moved 18,603 tickets and grossed $1.5 million.
Meanwhile, Mumford & Sons, which released its fourth album last November, remains a reliable headlining draw. The folk-rockers ranked No. 15 on Pollstar‘s Q3 Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 100 Tours chart, having moved 675,531 tickets for a gross of $48.6 million.
Both Rüfüs Du Sol and Bassnectar have had strong years, too. The former’s box office highlight is a sold-out two-night stand at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., which moved 17,048 tickets and grossed $767,160; the latter’s is a sold-out three-night stand at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., which moved 21,347 tickets and grossed $1.4 million.
General admission Okeechobee tickets go on sale Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. ET, beginning at $249 plus fees. Find the full lineup below and, for more about Rotella, revisit his entry on Pollstar‘s inaugural Impact 50 list, published earlier this year.
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Rüfüs Du Sol, Bassnectar, Vampire Weekend and Mumford & Sons top the 2020 Okeechobee lineup.