Langerado 2008 was an incredible experience. Hosted by Big Cypress Indian Reservation in the Everglades, it was a festival unique in both its timing–midyear, in March–and its location. The lineup featured acts like Matisyahu (who even hosted a Shabbat camp for the Jewish Sabbath! How cool!); Phil Lesh and Friends; REM; The Beastie Boys; Thievery Corporation; The Roots; so on and so on, The Avett Brothers, Perpetual Groove, RRE, of Montreal, Dark Star Orchestra, and other amazing performers. Langerado 2009, unfortunately, will not be the same.
This next Langerado, according to the official website, “is moving to the magic city”. Miami, brace yourself. Still the same weekend, March 6-8, the festival has been moved to a slightly different location. On September 17th, Langerado news was updated with this tidbit: “The 7th annual Langerado will feature 3 full days of live music on multiple stages spread throughout Bicentennial Park’s 30 acres of lush tropical foliage. Late night shows will take place at multiple venues throughout Miami, including downtown, the Design District and world famous South Beach.” Bicentennial Park is on Biscayne Bay in beautiful, busy downtown Miami.
Is Langerado turning into Lollapalooza? Is the lineup going to be affected by this change in location? At the end of the weekend, will it actually be that big of a deal? I might still be there…
Langerado 2009 is going to be from March 6-8, 2009, at Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami. Start checking the official site in November for lineup and ticket information.