The newest major music festival announces an impressive lineup as the first-ever “Orlando Calling” celebrating American Music nails down headliners The Killers, Bob Seger and Kid Rock along with Pixies, Doobie Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam, The Roots, The Raconteurs and more. Lots more.
Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minn.
May 12, 2011
Set for Nov. 12-13, at Florida’s Citrus Bowl Park, “Orlando Calling” is presented by Festival Republic, the same folks that produce many of the major festivals in England including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds as well as Ireland’s Electric Picnic and Germany’s Berlin Festival. Owned in part by Live Nation, Festival Republic’s portfolio pretty much backs up the company’s claim of being Europe’s “most accomplished independent festival promoters.”
One thing is for sure, Festival Republic sure knows how to make a big splash. With a lineup dripping with talent and playing across four stages, the event’s daily schedules seem to list just about everyone on the road this fall.
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbus, Md.
August 31, 2009
Nov. 12 features The Killers on top of a lineup that includes Pixies, The Avett Brothers, The Roots, The Raconteurs, Gogol Bordello, O.A.R., Iron & Wine, Pete Yorn, Gavin DeGraw, Jenny And Johnny, Drive-By Truckers, Civil Twilight, Lucero, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Brothers, Ben Sollee and Renee & The Translators.
A heaping helping of Detroit Rock tops the Nov. 13 lineup with Bob Seger and Kid Rock sharing headlining duties. Other acts appearing on Orlando Calling’s second day include Doobie Brothers, Dwight Yoakam, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes Band, Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Michelle Branch, The Flatlanders, Los Lonely Boys, Blues Traveler, Justin Townes Earle, The David Mayfield Parade and The Supervillains.
2011 CMT Music Awards, Nashville, Tenn.
June 8, 2011
Single day tickets are priced at $80 for Stage One field access and reserved seating options while single day VIP passes go for $165. Two-day tickets cost $145 and VIP treatment for the weekend runs $285. Tickets go on sale July 23 at 10 a.m. EDT. Visit OrlandoCalling.com for more information.