2009 edition to be
held March 6-8 at Bicentennial
By Blurt Staff
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.
Langerado has grown enormously since it’s inaugural year; from 3,500 in
attendance in 2003 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, to nearly 25,000 per day in
attendance at 2008’s festival at the Big Cypress Indian Reservation.
For 2009, the Langerado Music Festival loose itself from the
Fort Lauderdale area and trek south down the
coastline to Miami’s Bicentennial
Park on Biscayne
Bay. The seventh annual festival will take place March 6-8, 2009.
A line-up for the 2009 festival is yet to be released,
but Langerado’s past performers include
R.E.M., Beastie Boys, The Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket, Matisyahu, Wilco,
Ben Harper, the Flaming Lips, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Thievery
Corporation, Girl Talk, Ozomatli, 311, and Ani DiFranco.
government officials have expressed excitement over the move. “The City of Miami is utterly delighted
to welcome the Langerado Music Festival. . .With a myriad of artists
representing a great many musical genres, Langerado’s lineup will be as diverse
as Miami’s population,” said Robert Parente, Director of Film and Cultural
Affairs for Miami’s Mayor’s Office.
Along with music, Langerado will offer local arts and
crafts, food vendors, family friendly activities during the day along Bicentennial Park’s spacious waterfront. Langerado will also take advantage of the
infamous Miami night-life, hosting official late
night shows and parties at venues in South
Beach, the Design
District, Coconut Grove.
Initial artist lineup announcements and ticket information
for Langerado 2009 will be announced in early November. Stay tuned to www.langerado.com for additional details.