While it may seem a little early to be thinking about your 2009 festival plans, next year’s first major festival has just released its initial lineup. The sixth annual Langerado Music Festival will be taking place outside Miami from March 6-8. The event has been moved three times in as many years, finding a home this go-around in Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Bay. In the past, the park has been host to the Ultra Music Festival as well as the Warped Tour.
This year’s lineup includes big names and an eclectic collection of supporting acts. Headlining the festival will be [artist id=”1133″]Snoop Dogg[/artist] and [artist id=”710356″]Death Cab for Cutie[/artist]. Additional acts include [artist id=”1165823″]Dashboard Confessional[/artist], [artist id=”1904930″]Gym Class Heroes[/artist], [artist id=”1677195″]Girl Talk[/artist], [artist id=”1243214″]Chromeo[/artist], Tokyo Police Club, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Thievery Corporation, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly, Broken Social Scene, [artist id=”2392578″]Cold War Kids[/artist], [artist id=”1841746″]Mute Math[/artist], Black Kids, the Faint, the Pogues, Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, the Virgins and more. (For more information, head to the Langerado festival’s site.)
The festival has grown significantly since it started in 2003. Similar to Bonnaroo in its early years, Langerado mainly focused on jam bands but has recently branched out to include a wider variety of acts, although jam-band-leaning artists, including the Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, will be performing.
Last year, the event was held at Big Cypress Indian Reservation in Florida’s Everglades, which was host to Phish’s Millenium New Year’s Eve concert eight years ago. This year, instead of sharing land with the band, Langerado will be sharing dates: Phish’s first reunion shows will take place the same weekend a few hundred miles north in Hampton, Virginia.
In addition to music, Langerado will offer local arts and crafts, food vendors and a variety of festival activities on-site at Bicentennial Park’s 30 acres of waterfront.