Envision, the world’s biggest eco-festival, has recently announced the full music lineup for its eighth edition this 2018. This highly-anticipated music festival is set to be held from February 22nd to 26th at the heart of a jungle paradise in Uvita, Costa Rica.
As a celebration dedicated to awakening the human potential, Envision Festival provides a platform for different cultures to co-exist in conscious community. What sets it apart as a music festival is that it provides a platform for different cultures to collide harmoniously in regenerative community and inspire one another through the collective participation in art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, regenerative strategies and the fundamental connection with nature.
With more than 100+ musicians converging at the festival, 2018 is set to be the most multicultural Envision lineup to date. Headliners topping the bill include the Australian social activist and fan favorite Xavier Rudd, who sets the tone for the year. The high-octane UK-based sensation TroyBoi is also set to participate in the event for the first time and the venerable pop savvy Canadians Bob Moses will infuse a few timeless moments with their own special mix of live and electronic instruments on the main stage. New Orleans-based face melting legend The Russ Liquid Test and Minnesota hailing chaos tamer Manic Focus will also be providing additional rhythms.
French-born producer and bass master CloZee will also set to prove why she’s an Envision favorite with her fierce and stylish beats. Rounding out the top slots at the Lapa Stage, Israeli dynamo Chaim will hand-deliver his next level sounds and the Italian with the badass backhand DJ Tennis will slice up his multilayered cake of sweet house music. With the addition of Spanish/Italian tech-house lords Audiofly, the jetsetting staple of Don’t Sit On The Furniture and Robot Heart’s BEHROUZ, and Berlin born Monolink, who is known to lather saucy live instrumentals in dreamy bouncing bass, the house and techno lovers have a lot to be excited about.
The festival also celebrates choice local flavors with the inclusion of world famous Costa Rican artists like Santos y Zurdo and Patterns. Cbile’s Matanza will also bring a minimal funk to the dancefloor. Columbian orchestral ensemble La BOA will offer an authentic sample of true to form afrobeat, while Chancha via Circuito blends sound from the underground of South America with the blissed out house.
Apart from the fun, Envision is also the most environmentally conscious festival of its size in the world. It has been reforesting the site of the event for six years and counting, from the deforested cattle farm it once was. Single use plastic has been expressly forbidden and all the foods sold are organic and grown by farmers in the area. Also, all clothing products sold in the market are fashioned by locals with a net positive impact on the environment. Its facilities are built only with materials harvested from the jungle and has also set composting initiatives throughout the venue.
“We really wanted to bring in best in breed artists from every corner of the globe. But we also wanted to create a platform for some of the best emerging talent in Costa Rica and its neighbors,” says Envision Festival Co-Founder and Music Director Josh Wendel. “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.”
For tickets and other information about Envision, visit envisionfestival.com.