Posted in music | tour dates on September 6, 2011

Langerado

Florida's Langerado Music Festival, which was cancelled in 2009, tried to do it again this year. No such luck!

Once again, Langerado is gone.

An attempt to revive the South Florida music festival ended up failing, as the concert, scheduled for Oct. 8-9 at Davie's Markham Park, was canceled by promoters Boros Entertainment. It's the second time that Langerado has been canceled in the last three years -- in 2009, the show was canceled due to economic reasons after being slated for Miami's Bicentennial Park.

Tickets were initially selling for $150 in advance, $180 at the gate, although The Miami Herald reports they were dipping in price to as low as $75.

The lineup included Death Cab For Cutie, Arctic Monkeys, Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper and Ween. The Herald reports that the lineup had been getting criticized on Facebook since it was announced back in June.

On Twitter, Death Cab lead singer Ben Gibbard, whose band was also part of the canceled 2009 festival, expressed his apologies to fans: "Sorry to all who were looking forward to seeing us at Langerado. Very upset that we've had to say this twice in the last 5 years." [PBPost]

Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Arctic Monkeys, G. Love & Special Sauce, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Wolfgang Gartner, Etienne De Crecy - Live Show, Ghostland Observatory, Das Racist, Portugal. The Man, Friendly Fires, Childish Gambino, Smith Westerns, Super Mash Bros., Savoy, Mates of State and The Whigs were all on the bill of the cancelled Florida fest.

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Comments (16)

people are dicks.

Posted by Count Funkula! | September 6, 2011 6:39 PM

LULZ

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2011 6:39 PM

let's do it again in 2013

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2011 6:40 PM

shitty lineup + shitty lineup = not surprised.

Posted by d | September 6, 2011 6:52 PM

South Florida continues to suck. They will only support techno festivals or shitty, lowbrow festivals like Sunfest in West Palm.

I don't understand why bands even bother booking shows south of Atlanta.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2011 9:30 PM


what bout The Fest bro-stepper?

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2011 9:50 PM

i went in 2007 and it was hands down one of the best festivals ive ever been too. chill laid back crowd. easy to hop from stage to stage. i saw more music that weekend than i've ever seen at any other festival ever before. and all from the rail.

Posted by Anonymous | September 6, 2011 11:47 PM

earlier in the year, C3 (which produces ACLfest and Lollapalooza) had signed on to help produce this festival so I'm surprised at the failure.

Posted by ATX | September 7, 2011 8:41 AM

What a truly awful lineup.

Posted by Ryan Gentles | September 7, 2011 10:29 AM

Feel bad for the music fans of Southern Florida. Our recent alt-rock's lineup was heavily criticized too, but they still pulled it off, mind you in an indoor venue with really crappy sound. Eh, what are you gonna do.

Posted by Michael Senchuk | September 7, 2011 10:42 AM

Yeah this was a bad line-up, but I'm sad they can't get their shit together. There last failure was dead in the water before it even happened. Who would ever want to go to Miami and have to drive around on drugs to different venues to catch your favorite artists? They already have that festival it's call Winter Music Conference (WMC).

Anyway, still have love for Langerado. I went the last year in 2008 and had one of the best festival experiences ever. Since it was a small camping festival in the middle of nowhere South Florida, I was able to get stage side for a lot of shows most notably the National. I even Od'ed on Molly at a STS-9 show. Ahh memories. It still wasn't as fun as Sasquatch or Bonnaroo, but it is certainly better than Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2011 10:52 AM

^wow my grammar sucks. I guess all those drugs I did at electric zoo haven't worn off yet.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2011 10:53 AM

Ween and PTM are on an entire other level from all of those acts. How did they get booked in the midst of this shitstorm?

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2011 1:32 PM

What seems to be the issue with these guys. This is the second time they have cancelled out their event. They gonna ruin their reputation out there.

Posted by World Beat Music Festival | September 14, 2011 1:56 AM

Does anyone think a south Florida music festival like Langerado, if professionally run, could be successful?

Posted by Zz | September 23, 2011 6:06 PM

wild.

Posted by Greg | February 10, 2014 7:37 PM

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