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Festival Republic Plans Orlando Festival

ORLANDO, FL. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Melvin Benn and Festival Republic, the team behind the Leeds and Reading Festivals in the UK are set to take a stab at the U.S. festival market with a new event planned for Orlando later this year.

Dubbed Orlando Calling, the 50,000 capacity event is set to take place on 11th-13th November 2011 and, with four stages of music, and is being billed as the biggest live music event of its kind in Florida.

"I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Festival Republic is launching a brand new music event in Orlando which will bring a wealth of amazing talent to the USA’s Sunshine State. The plans for the festival have already generated a huge amount of excitement and enthusiasm from everyone involved who cannot wait to see the first live music event of this scale take place in Florida," wrote Been in a statement. "I have been looking for new opportunities in the US and I am really pleased that this will see the Festival Republic family expand to the US for the first time."

As of yet, no details on the lineup, venue or onsale date for tickets have been announced, but the late date for the festival will likely provide for good availability on domestic acts.- CelebrityAccess Staff Writers