Langerado announces initial lineup

langerado.gifThey’ve delayed the initial Langerado Music Festival lineup by almost a week and at first glance you can add them to the list of festivals which started out as havens for jambands and hippies and took a left turn down hipster lane.

The 2008 event takes place March 6?9, and will be headlined by R.E.M., The Beastie Boys and Phil Lesh & Friends.

Also dropping in to play a set will be 311, Matisyahu, Ani DiFranco, Ben Folds, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, Les Claypool, G. Love & Special Sauce, Built to Spill, The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey?s McGee, Ghostland Observatory, The National, !!! and many others.

So you get the sense that this is no longer jambands only, from the additions of Ben Folds, Ghostland Observatory, The National, !!! and Of Montreal. You’ve got to wonder if this is a bid to sell more tickets, but it’s sad that every music festival has morphed into one homogeneous entity. Might as well have Clear Channel or LiveNation put together one big traveling music festival that plays one festival per month in different locations throughout the year. Hell, we could even make it like a sporting contest with certain festivals becoming the four “Majors.”

The festival runs March 6-9 and will be held at Big Cypress. Tickets go onsale this Friday at 12 p.m. and include camping as well as late night shows on site. If you prefer the phone you can call 800-594-TIXX to purchase tickets. Read on for the full lineup, and look for more artists to be added soon.

R.E.M. ? Beastie Boys ? Phil Lesh & Friends ? 311 ? Matisyahu ? Thievery Corporation ? The Roots ? Gov’t Mule ? Ani DiFranco ? Ben Folds ? G. Love & Special Sauce ? Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood ? Built to Spill ? The National ? Les Claypool ? Umphrey’s McGee ? The Disco Biscuits ? Mickey Hart Band ? of Montreal ? Robert Randolph & the Family Band ? The Wailers ? funky Meters ? Citizen Cope ? Antibalas ? !!! ? Dark Star Orchestra ? Ozomatli ? Sam Bush ? Minus the Bear ? Ghostland Observatory ? Arrested Development ? Blind Melon ? Sierra Leone?s Refugee All Stars ? The New Deal ? Benevento Russo Duo ? Perpetual Groove ? Railroad Earth ? Martin Sexton ? The Avett Brothers ? Grace Potter and the Nocturnals ? The Walkmen ? Dr. Dog ? Indigenous ? State Radio ? Vampire Weekend ? The Bad Plus ? The Felice Brothers ? Pelican ? Yard Dogs Road Show ? Brett Dennen ? Earl Greyhound ? The New Mastersounds ? Dan Deacon ? Josh Ritter ? Pete Francis ? Ryan Shaw ? Blitzen Trapper ? matt pond PA ? The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker ? Bassnectar ? Balkan Beat Box ? The Lee Boys ? Shout Out Louds ? Golem ? The Wood Brothers ? Busdriver ? Raq ? Will Hoge ? Spam Allstars ? Phix ? American Babies ? The Heavy Pets ? Backyard Tire Fire ? The Postmarks ? Steel Train ? Hoots and Hellmouth ? Jonah Smith ? Pnuma Trio ? Awesome New Republic ? That 1 Guy ? Trevor Hall ? American Bang ? School of Rock All-Stars ?

Some odd choices for sure, but I’d be excited at the diverse lineup.

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  • Santana February 23, 2008, 3:03 am

    March is coming!! We?ve all waited to Langerado Music Festival. Even if this festival is still young it has grown in our minds because of the big entertainment it provides. The festival has changed last year’s place to the big Cypress Indian reservation, but I can’t change my mind and I’ll attend. I prepared myself even what relates to tickets I discovered something interesting. There’s a site where to make a comparison of ticket prices for free and book where prices are reasonable:
    Langerado Festival Music Tickets
    Enjoy your time and have fun. “Be happy”!!!