Miami, Florida - For 2009, the Langerado Music Festival moves to one of Miami's most scenic spots - Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay. It's a new home for the seventh annual event, which will take place March 6-8, 2009; Langerado has enjoyed impressive success and growth in Broward County since 2002. The move to downtown Miami promises to make Langerado a City Festival that the Magic City can truly call its own. "The City of Miami is utterly delighted to welcome the Langerado Music Festival for its inaugural show in downtown Miami's Bicentennial Park. The festival's move to a more urban environment heralds an important milestone in its growth; it will now be a more accessible community-oriented event. With a myriad of artists representing a great many musical genres, Langerado's lineup will be as diverse as Miami's population, and we are thrilled that Langerado has chosen Miami as its home," said Robert Parente, Director of Film and Cultural Affairs for Miami's Mayor's Office.
The 7th annual Langerado Music Festival will host a variety of international headliners and hot up-and-comers on multiple stages throughout the weekend. 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, Ani DiFranco and many, many others.
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. Located in the heart of one of the United States' most cultural cities, just minutes from Downtown Miami and Miami's South Beach, visitors 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.
Initial artist lineup announcements and ticket information for Langerado 2009 - including VIP experiences, public transportation incentives and hotel/travel packages - will be announced in early November. Stay tuned to www.langerado.com for additional details as they become available.
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).