in its sixth year, the Langerado Music Festival has established
its place as the unofficial kickoff to music festival season.
For the sixth annual Langerado Music Festival, organizers
are taking it to the next level and moving the event to
the expansive Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Since
the inaugural event in 2003, Langerado has grown enormously
from 3,500 in attendance at Fort Lauderdale Stadium, to
2007’s hugely successful event at Markham Park, where
turnout reached 15,000 people per day.
Cypress will offer Langerado 2008 attendees a much larger,
yet still intimate, festival site. Attendees can also anticipate
all-inclusive on-site camping, plenty of late night music,
and an expanded VIP ticketholder experience. The transition
from day festival to a camping event is a welcome change
and marks Langerado’s exceptional growth over the
past five years.
Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, which previously played
host to the rock band Phish in one of the world’s
largest ticketed millennium celebrations, is located approximately
30 minutes west of Ft. Lauderdale in the heart of the Florida
Everglades. Langerado will take place on 600 acres of pristine
Seminole Tribal land, surrounded by native wetlands in one
of the last natural environments left in South Florida.
the very first Langerado, it has been our dream to bring
the event to Big Cypress. Langerado has grown into an amazing
event that encompasses so many different genres of music.
The move to Big Cypress allows the audience the opportunity
to spend 4 days with their friends really soaking up as
much of the music as possible,” says festival co-producer
Seminole tribe has been incredibly gracious in allowing
us to host Langerado on their land,” continues co-producer
Mark Brown. “This is one of the last spots in South
Florida that hasn’t been paved over, and we feel very
lucky and blessed to be able to bring the Langerado fans
into this naturally beautiful environment.”
continuing effort to make Langerado a Green Festival, organizers
plan to implement a wide variety of earth-friendly initiatives.
In order to leave as little impact as possible on the natural
environment, Langerado will use bio-diesel fuels to power
the stages, compostable vending materials, a festival-wide
recycling and carbon-offsetting program.
Langerado headliners include the Black Crowes, Wilco, My
Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Trey
Anastasio, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The String
Cheese Incident and many more. Stay tuned for the initial
artist announcement for the 2008 Langerado on November 8.
Tickets go on sale November 15 at 12noon EST. Purchase tickets
at 1.800.594.TIXX (8499) and through online secure ticketing
Langerado Music Festival is produced by Mark Brown and Ethan
Schwartz. Brown is the managing partner of the Jam Cruise
(www.jamcruise.com). Schwartz produces and promotes shows
in the South Florida area. The partners also produce the
Caribbean Holidaze festival in Runaway Bay, Jamaica ( www.caribbeanholidaze.com).