Return of the Festie: South Florida’s Langerado Music Festival Is Back for 2011

After a two-year hiatus, it’s been officially announced that Langerado Music Festival is back for 2011.

Its six-year run garnered a following that made it one of the biggest South Florida music festivals of its time, but lagging ticket sales in 2009 caused the event to be cancelled.

Many speculate the change of venue was to blame for the public’s loss of interest in the festival. The move from the rural Big Cypress Park to Bicentennial Park in the middle of Miami destroyed any possibility of camping. The new big-city location took the festival completely out of its element.

While the festival promises big name acts and will be produced by C3, the organization responsible for the Austin City Limits Festival and Lolapalooza, it is as of yet uncertain whether the relocation to Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida will be enough draw back the audience previously lost. For one thing, nothing has been mentioned of the possibility of camping, though Markham Park does feature an 86-site campground.

For another, the lineup will not be released until June 1, though there are promises of a diversity ranging from electronica to indie rock and roots music.

For those willing to take a gamble, discounted early bird tickets are available starting today (3/9) at $75.

More information on this one as it is released.

-Chris Lazaga

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About clazaga5

I am a music writer. I graduated from FIU's School of Journalism and Mass Communications in April, 2011. I've always had a passion for music. Since high school, I've been involved in a few bands and written a good number of original songs. I loved going to shows and seeing live music. So when the notion struck me to combine the two, it seemed only logical that I write about live music when and wherever I find it. This blog is what came of that notion.
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