It's now been two years and one month since venue problems, "sluggish ticket sales," and the general shittiness of the U.S. economy sank the Langerado Music Festival.
But now, the fest is back. Mere minutes ago, Crossfade received notice from Fresh Clean Media that "the wait is officially over." And as the press release states: "with a fresh infusion of energy and a diverse, powerful lineup ... Langerado 2011 is making its return October 8-9 to beautiful Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida."
There are apparently already 22 artists -- ranging "from indie rock to electronica to modern roots" -- booked for the fall fest. But the lineup won't be announced until June 1.
If, however, you have faith that the Langerado talent pool will inevitably kick ass, you can blindly buy $75 two-day early bird festival passes beginning March 9 at 11 a.m. via langerado.com.
An interesting side note: Langerado redux is being co-produced by Laurel, Florida's Boros Entertainment and C3 Presents, an Austin, Texas-based live event and artist management agency that also handles the production of the Austin City Limits festival and Lollapalooza.
In the press release, C3 partner Charlie Jones is quoted:
"Much like our other festivals, we want Langerado to be an experience, not just a concert. The environment and the community are critical to that experience, so it's important to us to create an event that the fans and city will embrace."
In other words, these suits mean business and Langerado's unlikely to sink again.
Langerado Music Festival. Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Markham Park, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Fort Lauderdale. Two-day, early bird tickets cost $75 via langerado.com. The full festival lineup will be announced June 1. Call 954-389-2005 or visit markhampark.com.