Today the perennial permaculture and yoga event, Envision Festival, debuted their complete 2019 music lineup for the ninth edition of the 4-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-seeded mission to be a positive impact on 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, half permaculture conference, wrapped in a world class music festival. Set in a living, breathing jungle wonderland with three eco-kindly designed, dance music stages: Sol, Luna and Lapa. As internationally celebrated emblems of Envision’s spirit, each stage features a highly curated lineup and dazzling aesthetic personality complete with flame throwing towers, projection mapped facades and top-shelf audio technology from Audiowaska.
“Our favorite aspect of creating a lineup is watching the crowd react to fresh unexpected sounds.” Josh Wendel, Envision Festival Founder said of the announcement. “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, 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 the Boulder-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 performs for his 9th 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 and Grant ‘GRiZ’ Kwiecinski prepares a mythic ‘Chasing the Golden Hour Set’ on the Luna Stage fresh off his ‘It Gets Better’ video premiere. Both Tycho and GRiZ will 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, the Co-Founder of New York based daybreaker party series, ‘All Day I Dream’, Lee Burridge, and the purveyor of silky savory, psychedelic house beats, Bedouin, will deliver tastes of the original deep playa sensation, Robot Heart. Then, Andin House producer, Nicola Cruz returns for his second year on the Lapa stage with a flavorful sound from Latin America’s most visible art car – the Mayan Warrior.
Latin American Showcase
The 2019 Edition of Envision welcomes cultural trendsetters and top emerging sounds from Argentina, Mexico, Colombia in addition to several monoliths of Latin mystery from Costa Rica. The 4x 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 latest album ‘Entre Lo Elemental’ for their first Envision Festival. The originators of Columbian ‘Punklore’, 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.
(newly announced talent in bold italics)
SOL Stage: GRiZ (+ Chasing the Golden Hour Set), Trevor Hall, The Floozies, Xiuhtezcatl, La Chiva Gantiva, Santos Y Zurdo, Frikstailers, Mentados, Killer Diller, Too Many Zooz, Gone Gone Beyond, Fuerza Dread
LUNA Stage: Tycho (+ DJ Set), CloZee, Nicola Cruz, Random Rab, Grouch In Dub, Deya Dova, Axel Thesleff, Electric Mantis, Esseks, Nominus, K + Lab, Detox Unit, Dj Drez, kLL sMTH, Pushloop, Chamberlain, Drrtywulvz, DubCOliNG, Irieyes, Leland River, VGNX, Govinda, Hedflux, An-Ten-Nae, Lapa, SaQi
LAPA Stage: Lee Burridge, Bedouin, John Acquaviva, Sabo, Viken Arman, Klik and Frik, Alejandro Franco, Dragonfly, Brian Hartman, Driss Skali, Faceblind, Melissa O, Javier Portilla, Mose, Bunny Wabbit, Bushman, Bosque, The Human Experience, Unders, Martha van Straaten, Holmar (formerly Thugfucker), KMLN, M Rux, Dunks, Mixwell, Javee
Latin American Showcase: Santos Y Zurdo, Faceblind, Portilla, Bunny Wabbit, Killer Diller, Mentados, Bosque, Melissa O, Klik and Frik, Frikstailers