The long-promised lineup for next year’s Langerado, relocated to Miami, was finally announced this morning. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
The festival, for its seventh annual edition morphing into a cityside event from a camping festival, is again emphasizing a mix of veteran rockers, independent-minded rock acts, jambands, altcountry artists, and hip-hoppers.
Altcountry favorite Ryan Adams, veteran Irish folk/punk outfit The Pogues, jammy acts Disco Biscuits, Robert Randolph and Umphrey’s McGee, and punk/reggae heavy hitters Bad Brains, funksters George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, and electronica/rock/jazz/dub/prog synthesists Tortoise look to be among the more interesting acts (IMO) on a lineup that doesn’t seem to pack the musical punch of earlier editions of the fest. More acts are to be announced, so stay tuned.
The fest will be held at Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay, and it’s almost certain that related shows (affiliated or not affiliated with the fest) will be held at nightclubs in South Beach and elsewhere around Miami.
At any rate, here are the complete details, courtesy of the press release:
7TH ANNUAL LANGERADO MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES INITIAL ARTIST LINEUP:
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, SNOOP DOGG, RYAN ADAMS AND THE CARDINALS,
THIEVERY CORPORATION, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, FLOGGING MOLLY,
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, COLD WAR KIDS,
GIRL TALK, CHROMEO, MUTE MATH, AND BLACK KIDS
ARE JOINED BY GYM CLASS HEROES, THE FAINT,
THE POGUES, ZAC BROWN BAND, MATISYAHU, THE DISCO BISCUITS,
UMPHREY’S MCGEE, ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND,
MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD, THE VIRGINS, AND MANY MORE
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY DECEMBER 12TH NOON EST AT WWW.LANGERADO.COM
MARCH 6-7-8, 2009 AT BICENTENNIAL PARK IN MIAMI, FL
Held for the first time this year at Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay, Langerado now calls Miami – one of the world’s must cultural cities – home. Today, festival organizers make an initial artist announcement to make the Magic City proud. Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Thievery Corporation (Live), Slightly Stoopid and Dashboard Confessional join Flogging Molly, Broken Social Scene, Girl Talk, Cold War Kids, The Faint, Gym Class Heroes, Tricky, Chromeo, Mute Math, Black Kids, Café Tacuba, The Pogues, The Virgins, Zac Brown Band and more. Langerado is also proud to welcome back veterans from Langerado’s past including Matisyahu, The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, Robert Randolph and The Family Band and Michael Franti and Spearhead and extend a warm welcome to the many artists performing at the festival for the first time. Artists will perform on multiple stages throughout the three day event and more artists are still to be announced!
Tickets to the 7th Annual Langerado Music Festival go on sale Friday December 12th at 12pm EST. Purchase tickets with no additional service charges through http://langerado.musictoday.com and at www.langerado.com.
In addition to world class music, Langerado will offer local arts and crafts, delicious food vendors, and a variety of festival activities for the whole family – all on-site at Bicentennial Park’s 30 acres of waterfront. With Bicentennial Park located just minutes from Downtown Miami and Miami’s South Beach, visitors and locals can enjoy easy access to Miami’s many hotels, international restaurants and sizzling nightlife. Taking advantage of Miami’s after-hours scene, Langerado will host official late night shows and parties at various local venues throughout Miami including world-famous South Beach, the Design District, Coconut Grove and beyond. Stay tuned to www.langerado.com for the most up to date information on artists and late night show announcements.
Festival Details as follows:
7th Annual Langerado Music Festival
Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay
301 North Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Tickets starting at $120 for weekend passes; individual day tickets starting at $75. Langerado is proud to announce that prices for weekend passes and day tickets are all inclusive and there will be no additional service charges.
Langerado will also be offering a layaway plan for purchasers of weekend passes with 3 equal payment spread out over three months. Visit the Langerado ticketing page at www.langerado.com for more information.
VIP packages that include upgraded amenities such as daily catered buffet, merchandise packages, exclusive viewing decks for the main stages and more will also be available at www.langerado.com.
Children 8 and under are admitted at no charge with paid adults. More details are available at www.langerado.com.
For six years, the Langerado Music Festival has kicked off the United States’ burgeoning festival season with a full weekend of music and art in South Florida. Recognized by such national media outlets as the New York Times, Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine, Langerado has grown enormously since it’s inaugural year; growing from 3,500 in attendance in 2003 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, to nearly 25,000 per day in attendance at 2008’s event at the Big Cypress Indian Reservation.
The Langerado Music Festival is produced by Mark Brown and Ethan Schwartz. Brown is the managing partner of Jam Cruise (www.jamcruise.com). Schwartz produces and promotes shows in the South Florida area. Together, the partners also produce the Caribbean Holidaze festival in Runaway Bay, Jamaica ( www.caribbeanholidaze.com).