Okeechobee Music Festival successfully gets undivided attention from thousands of millennials

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When someone mentions a music festival, the first thing that pops into your mind may be Coachella or Bonnaroo, but this year there's a new name in the scene: Okeechobee.

The festival kicked off its first year with a serious lineup of over a hundred artists, including huge names like Kendrick Lamar (who was just nominated for a GRAMMY), Mumford & Sons, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Robert Plant and more. The music spanned genres, ages, and styles.

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Similar to Coachella, a majority of Okeechobee Music Festival-goers stay in tents or campers on the festival grounds. WPBF reports that over 30,000 people attended the event, filling the the Sunshine Grove farmland area outside of Okeechobee, Florida. The concert led the town to double in size with tourists and attendees.

The scenery was oh-so Florida, with palm trees and sunshine above at all times. The weather clocked in at a beautiful average of 76 degrees, but one thing in particular stood out at the festival: no one was on their phones.

Being in the middle of nowhere has its perks, since there was no service, pretty much everyone was forced to keep their heads up and ears open, which made the festival have a whole different feel than a normal concert -- where people tend to be glued to Twitter and Instagram between sets. Thousands of millennials actually got out of the Internet and into reality for this show.

See the slideshow below for photos of the Okeechobee Music Festival:

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Okeechobee Music Festival successfully gets undivided attention from thousands of millennials
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 03: Atmosphere during the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 3, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 03: Atmosphere during the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 3, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 03: Concert goers attend the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 1, on March 3, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 03: Concert goers attend the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 1, on March 3, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 03: Driss Skali performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 1, on March 3, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen of Moon Hooch perform on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Concert goers watch Moon Hooch perform on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Festival goers watch Nahko and Medicine For The People perform on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Art installations on display at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Joey Bada$$ performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Sam Harris of X Ambassadors performs on stage at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Festival goers watch Bassnectar perform on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: A general view of the jungle at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: Festival goers play with light at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 04: A view of concert goers during Bassnectar at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 2, on March 4, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 05: Mac Miller performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 3, on March 5, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 05: Mac Miller performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 3, on March 5, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 05: Kendrick Lamar performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 3, on March 5, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 05: Kendrick Lamar performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, Day 3, on March 5, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
OKEECHOBEE, FL - MARCH 06: (L - R) Scott Avett, Seth Avett, and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons perform during the Powow at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival on March 6, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
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In terms of performances, there were many that were not to be missed, and if there were any issues, it was only that there were too many great things to see.

Kendrick Lamar drew a huge crowd, not surprisingly, given that the singer dropped a surprise album just days before the festival. He played some of his major hits like "Alright" and "For Free [Interlude]."

Check out a time lapse of Kendrick Lamar's set at Okeechobee:

Additionally, Mac Miller has a very successful showing at Okeechobee, drawing a massive, energetic crowd of people. He mentioned on stage that it was the first time he'd performed in four months.

See a time lapse of Mac Miller's Okeechobee performance:

If you were thinking the festival ended at just music, think again. Not only was there a plethora of live performances to attend, there was an entire village full of arts, yoga, a ferris wheel, and more.

Festival attendees spent their spare time hanging out at the eclectic areas Okeechobee set up, making the experience more dynamic than just stages and sounds. Everyone who attended had the ability to participate in yoga each day, plus much more.

See a photo of the beach area below:

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Music fans should definitely be on the lookout for Okeechobee Music Festival's 2017 lineup.

And don't forget to check back tomorrow to see our interview with X Ambassadors from Okeechobee!

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