If you’re a dance music fan who’s ever ventured toward the West Coast, you’ve probably heard the term “transformational festival.” It’s what happens when music festivals expand to encourage things like health, wellness and eco-awareness activities. Basically, it’s a party with a conscience, and Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica, touts itself as one of the longest-running and largest such events in the world.
Envision Festival 2019 will be four days of merriment centered around its “eight pillars” of permaculture, music, art, movement, spirituality, community, health and eco-building. Three stages, designed with sustainability in mind, will play host to a variety of electronic and Latin musicians, honoring much of the local talent as well as harnessing international star power. Headline sets include double performances from both GRiZ and Tycho, as well as Lee Burridge, Bedouin, CloZee and more.
“Our favorite aspect of creating a lineup is watching the crowd react to fresh unexpected sounds,” Josh Wendel, Envision Festival Founder, is quoted in a press release. “This year, we went bigger with our top headliners and took more risks on up and coming artists. We also intentionally plan to throw a few curveballs into the schedule to keep guests on their toes, not knowing when their next favorite artists might be playing. The FOMO will be real.”
The event comes to life Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 28 to March 3. Tickets and packages are on sale now via Envision Festival’s website. There are all kinds of camping and casita packages with options for clinics, retreats, workshops and more. Remember, it’s not just about dancing to the music, but learning lifestyle practices that can make a lasting change in your life and in society at large. That’s the idea, anyway. Check the full lineup for Envision Festival 2019 below.