30,000 people expected at the Okeechobee Music Festival
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Prepare your tents and your dance moves. After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Okeechobee Music Festival is back.
This year, the festival is growing. Festival-goers said it had been a long time.
For a group of friends, they are reuniting for the first time in two years after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Okeechobee Music Festival last year.
“Yeah, you can Facetime them, you can see them through the cars, but it’s definitely not the same thing, being in the crowd together,” Joshua Sobers said.
They said it was the music and the atmosphere that brought them together in the first place.
“Just come with your friends and experience the love and the music and fade away for a few hours and just dance, have the bliss,” Sydney Settle said.
This year the festival celebrates its fifth anniversary with six stages, bigger acts including Megan Thee Stallion, new art installations and lots of dancing.
“Every year we come back, I feel like it just gets better and better,” Settle said.
Festival organizers said it was the biggest yet. About 30,000 people are expected to visit Sunshine Grove.
The festival lasts until Sunday.