Costa Rica's Envision Fest 2018 Brings Xavier Rudd, TroyBoi, DJ Tennis: Exclusive

Eric Allen
Envision Festival

Tropical sounds are all the rage. Why attend a rager in a tropical paradise?

Envision Festival returns to the heart of the jungle in Uvita, Costa Rica, for a five day musical adventure, Thursday to Monday, Feb. 21 to Feb. 26. It marks Envision's eight year at the lush site, and it's not only a celebration of music and dance from around South America and the world, but a celebration of its home.

The festival is incredibly environmentally motivated. All single-use goods and plastic are forbidden. The food on premises is all organic and grown by local farmers, and Envision has been reforesting the site for the last six years. Suffice to say, the party comes with a lot of positive karma.

Billboard Dance is glad to announce the Envision 2017 lineup, with headline sets from international DJs and producers Xavier Rudd, TroyBoi, Bob Moses, The Russ Liquid Test, CloZee, Chaim, DJ Tennis, AudioFly, Monolink and Behrouz. Envision celebrates local Latin artists performances from Costa Rica's own Santos y Zurdo and Patterns, as well as Chile's funk master Matanza, Columbian afrobeat orchestral ensemble La BOA, while Chancha Via Circuito represents Argentina.

“We really wanted to bring in best in breed artists from every corner of the globe,” Envision Festival Co-Founder and Music Director Josh Wendel is quoted in a press release. “But we also wanted to create a platform for some of the best emerging talent in Costa Rica and its neighbors. In addition to being our most intentional lineup yet, the artists we’ve got coming for Envision 2018 are both world famous and driven to achieve the same impact we want to make in the world. Through language and culture we’re united by the dream we share, and that just makes the experience of coming together on the same dancefloor so much more special.”

Tickets for Envision Festival 2018 are on sale now. Visit the festival website for details and more information, and check out the full lineup by stage below.

Envision Festival 2018 Lineup
SOL Stage:
Xavier Rudd, Bob Moses, Matanza, Manic Focus. Russ Liquid Test, Mike Love, La BOA, Patterns, Santos y Zurdo, Un Rojo, Voodoo
LUNA Stage: Troyboi, CloZee, Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers, Random Rab, Dimond Saints, IHF, Stickybuds, SoDown, Soohan, Whitebear, CharlesTheFirst, K.L.O, Slynk, AtYyA, The Librarian, Austero, Dragonfly, Soulacybin, Tor, Dubcoling, Traveler, Releece, Fore, Mike Wallis, Irieyes
LAPA Stage: DJ Tennis, Behrouz, AudioFly, Chaim, Monolink, Tara Brooks, Chancha Via Circuito, Be Svendsen, Amani, Treavor Moontribe, Nanuk, Faceblind, Javier Portilla, Zach Walker, Melissa O, Brian Hartman, Freebound, Driss Skali, Ivan Cespedes, Bushman, Fredo Cortez, Bunny Wabbit, Funka, Fernando Melo, Maria Wabe, Hawk, Bosque
Yoga: Donny Starkins, AubryMarie, Sofiah Thom, Amber Zuckswert, Esteban Salazar, Anton Mackey, Dennice Sanhueza, Whaka, Gregorio Avanzini, Michael Stewart, Yaniv Shanti, Yali McGregor, Sarah Bonsall

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