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Envision Festival 2019 Is Dance Floor Ready: Bedouin, GRiZ, Tycho, Lee Burridge & More
As Envision Festival prepares to return for a ninth year of bringing its environmentally and socially conscious dance music and arts festival to beautiful Costa Rica, festival organizers recently announced even more DJs to get you dancing in the jungle. The incredibly stacked house, techno and bass music lineup now includes Bedouin, Tycho, Nicola Cruz, Lee Burridge, GRiZ, Random Rab and many other artists ready to get you dancing.
The festival takes place on Feb. 28 to March 3 near Uvita, Costa Rica at Rancho La Merced, which Envision describes as "perfectly perched at the junction where the rainforest connects with pristine tropical beach."
If the location alone isn't enough to entice you, the artists chosen to play the festival are sure to offer a great soundtrack to dancing in the jungle and on the beach, including San Francisco's Tycho and London's Lee Burridge, both known in the house music scene for the dreamy sunrise sets they have been doing for years at Burning Man and other events. Brooklyn-based duo Bedouin and Ecuador's Nicola Cruz are also favorites of the underground house music scene, with Detroit's Griz and Oregon's Random Rab big players in bass music.
The event's organizers clearly have "envisioned" a special musical journey in the jungle for their attendees. The festival's founder, Josh Wendel says that it was important to also bring in some more up-and-coming talent, hoping to expose participants to new artists they may love.
"Our favorite aspect of creating a lineup is watching the crowd react to fresh, unexpected sounds," said Wendel, via Mixmag. "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."
Mixmag highlighted the importance of this diverse lineup, which includes "a plethora of Costa Rican locals and neighboring South and Latin American talents who have spearheaded the meteoric rise of dance music culture in and around the southern hemisphere for years."
The four-day event also includes plenty of other offerings including yoga, art and talks, with the event organized under eight "pillars:" permaculture, spirituality, movement, art, music, community, health and eco building. More information and tickets are available on Envision Festival's website.