Today, perennial permaculture yoga event Envision Festival shared their complete 2019 music lineup for the ninth edition of the four-day adventure, held between February 28th and March 3rd, by the picturesque Pacific shoreline in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle. The announcement offers a glimpse into an evolution on the conventional music listening experience at the world’s most eco-friendly festival.
It also points to a deep-seated mission to positively impact the local community through a shared tradition of upholding the finest sounds in Latin America alongside legendary international tastemakers of bass, house, and techno. Further distinguished from its contemporaries as a leader among environmentally focused events, Envision is half yoga retreat and half permaculture conference, wrapped in a world-class music festival.
Envision is set in a living, breathing jungle wonderland with three eco-kindly designed dance music stages dubbed Sol, Luna, and Lapa. As internationally celebrated emblems of Envision’s spirit, each stage features a highly curated lineup and dazzling aesthetic complete with flame-throwing towers, projection-mapped facades, and top-shelf audio technology from Audiowaska.
Josh Wendel, Envision Festival co-founder and music curator said of the announcement:
“Our favorite aspect of creating a lineup is watching the crowd react to fresh, unexpected sounds. 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!”
Envision Festival’s previously announced 2019 headliners are joined by big-bodied sounds like Too Many Zooz, Gone Gone Beyond, and Fuerza Dread, among many more. Additions topping the bill include artists at the forefront of progressive awareness like Australia-born sacred bass virtuoso Deya Dova and Boulder, Colorado-based climate activist Xiuhtezcatl. Several featured headliners are preparing once-in-a-lifetime performances and never-before-experienced opportunities for fans to have a side-by-side experience with their most celebrated musical inspirations.
Fan favorite Random Rab is billed for his ninth Envision Festival, following reforesting efforts as part of the yearly tree planting ceremony. Hawaiian reggae rockstar Trevor Hall, is slated to serve a soulful blend of roots and folk. Tycho is brewing up an infinite first-ever performance at the festival, and GRiZ is preparing a mythical "Chasing the Golden Hour Set" on the Luna stage fresh off his "It Gets Better" video premiere. Both Tycho and GRiZ will each offer two sets.
Hailing from France, both CloZee and Viken Arman will offer sultry, shamanic bass music and distinct classical jazz with ancient rhythms, respectively. For those with an affinity for the sounds of Burning Man, the Lapa Stage has more than a few special offerings this year. First, All Day I Dream Co-Founder Lee Burridge and silky, savory, psychedelic house beat purveyor Bedouin will deliver tastes of the world-famous Robot Heart art car. Then, Nicola Cruz returns for his second year on the Lapa stage with a flavorful sound from Latin America’s most visible Burning Man art car, the Mayan Warrior.
Latin American Showcase
The 2019 Edition of Envision welcomes cultural trendsetters and top emerging sounds from Argentina, Mexico and Colombia in addition to several monoliths of Latin mystery from Costa Rica.
Four-time Mayan Warrior sensation, Robolledo, will serve deep house beats marinated in authentic Mexican bravado. Argentinian jet-setters Klik & Frik will offer synth-driven jams to a cadence of South American funk. For those with an appetite for classic ska and reggae fusions, Costa Rican artists Mentados will be dishing out sounds from their latest album, Entre Lo Elemental, for their first Envision Festival.
Columbian "Punklore" originators La Chiva Gantiva will splice rock, jazz and traditional Latin vibes for a transcontinental sound experience. Rounding out the top spots, Envision also welcomes San Jose’s most sensational local talents like Faceblind, Bunny Wabbit, Javier Portilla, and Melissa O in addition to the sitar-sporting masters of psychedelic lilt, Santos y Zurdo.
General admission tickets, early arrival passes, and VIP packages are available via the Envision Festival Website. General Admission four-day tickets are $315 USD plus tax and fees with the option to purchase an early arrival Pass add-on for $79, plus tax and fees. Traveling light can be made easy with NEW VIP packages starting at $599 plus tax and fees - including shaded communal spaces and pre-built tents (a new addition). Explorers with an appetite for premium comforts can also reserve tree houses and bungalows for additional pampering during their stay at the festival.