If you’re a dance music fan who’s ever ventured toward the West Coast, you’ve probably heard the term “transformational festival.” It’s what happens when music festivals expand to encourage things like health, wellness and eco-awareness activities. Basically, it’s a party with a conscience, and Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica, touts itself as one of the longest-running and largest such events in the world.
Envision Festival 2019 will be four days of merriment centered around its “eight pillars” of permaculture, music, art, movement, spirituality, community, health and eco-building. Three stages, designed with sustainability in mind, will play host to a variety of electronic and Latin musicians, honoring much of the local talent as well as harnessing international star power. Headline sets include double performances from both GRiZ and Tycho, as well as Lee Burridge, Bedouin, CloZee and more.