After months of rumors swirling around the festival Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival has confirmed that indeed the 2019 edition has been canceled.
In a statement released online, the festival said “After much consideration and looking at many different options, we have decided to take a fallow year and not hold our annual Okeechobee Fest in 2019.”
The festival maintains that it will attempt to return in 2020. It has hosted named like Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Flume, Pretty Lights, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, The Flaming Lips, Skrillex, Travis Scott and more over the past three years.
It had long been rumored and reported for past several months that there had been issues with the festival. The founders of its parent company SoundSlinger left in 2016 after the first year, though it carried on for another two years. Now we have confirmation that indeed the festival will take a hiatus as they plan to come back in 2020.