MIAMI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Langerado Music Festival will head to Miami's Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay for its seventh annual event taking place in 2009. Since its inception in 2002, the festival has been held annually in nearby Broward County.
The change in location will allow the festival-goers to patronize amenities such as hotels located in nearby downtown Miami and festival organizers are planning to offer VIP experiences, public transportation incentives and hotel/travel packages. Additionally, the festival will partner with Miami's late-night scene and offer after-hours and late night shows and parties at various venues around the city.
The details of such inducements, ticketing information and an initial artist lineup should be forthcoming by early November, organizers said.
The festival has become a fixture on the US festival scene, growing in attendance from 3,500 at its inaugural event to more than 25,000 festival-goers last year. Past installments have featured performances by a wide variety of artists such as 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.
"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. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers