If you're a music fan you may have concocted your dream festival lineup in your head before. While the lineup for Orlando Calling, a new two-day festival launching at the Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando, Florida set for November 12 and 13, doesn't include my entire "dream" bill its pretty darn good.
Saturday's acts include the Killers (pictured above), making its first appearance in over two years, the Pixies, the Avett Brothers, the Roots, the Raconteurs, Gogol Bordello, O.A.R., Iron and Wine, Pete Yorn, Gavin Degraw, Jenny and Johnny, Drive-By Truckers, Civil Twilight, Lucero, Dr. Dog, Ben Sollee, Felice Brothers, and Renee and the Translators.
Sunday's bill features Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, the Doobie Brothers, Kid Rock, Dwight Yoakam, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Michelle Branch, the Flatlanders, Los Lonely Boys, Blues Traveler, the David Mayfield Parade, Justin Townes Earle, and the Supervillains. Blake Shelton is also listed on the festival's website, but was not included on an early press release.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at www.orlandocalling.com or via Ticketmaster (800-745-3000). Single day passes are $80/$165 VIP, 2-day passes are $145/$285 VIP.
Orlando Calling is being produced by Festival Republic, which promotes European festivals such as the famed Glastonbury and Reading festivals. It is owned in part by LiveNation. Other late night shows and activities are planned for that weekend as well.
It sounds like this could be good for central Florida and the South in general. Some tours still bypass the South all together or only hit Atlanta or Miami. Of course it's still a day's drive from Charlotte.