Thursday, July 21, 2011

First Orlando Calling festival announces lineup

The Killers' first U.S. show in a few years, Pixies, Kid Rock & many more this fall.

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Florida's music festival landscape just got a bit more crowded. We're barely two weeks away from 311's inaugural Pow Wow Festival in Live Oak. Langerado finally returns after a few-year hiatus to South Florida in October. Now, the minds behind the legendary annual Reading and Leeds festivals in England bring a big weekend of music to Central Florida this November. Orlando Calling will hit the Citrus Bowl on November 12 and 13.

Festival organizers' decision to divide bands across two days on the basis of modernity will likely inspire some debate, though I bet most concertgoers will be pleased. Indie and alt-rock favorites (such as The Killers, Pixies, Avett Bros.) dominate Saturday's lineup, while Sunday's more bluesy roster (Kid Rock, Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Isaak), maintains diversity but looks a little less hip.

More details, including ticket prices, transportation, and the all-important day-by-day roster after the jump! reports:

The city will also run shuttles from downtown to the festival site.

General admission field and reserved seat tickets for Orlando Calling go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday [July 23] at or by calling Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000. Prices are $85 for single day tickets and $150 for both days, and $165/$265 for VIP seats and amenities.

The full Orlando Calling lineup includes:

Saturday, Nov. 12: The Killers [first U.S. show in 3 years], Pixies, Avett Brothers, The Roots, The Raconteurs, O.A.R., Gavin DeGraw, Iron and Wine, Local Natives, Pete Yorn, Jenny & Johnny, Civil Twilight, Lucero, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earle, Felice Bros

Sunday, Nov. 13: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Kid Rock & Twisted Brown Trucker, Doobie Brothers, Buddy Guy, Warren Haynes, Chris Isaak, Dwight Yoakam, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Flatlanders, Los Lonely Boys, Blues Traveler, Brandi Carlile, the David Mayfield Parade, Michelle Branch

How do you feel about the lineup? Do you think it was a good idea for festival organizers to separate the acts across two days the way they did? Do you think the festival will at all interfere with the fifth annual funk-and-jam leaning Bear Creek Festival (Trey Anastasio Band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) taking place three hours north in Live Oak, on the same weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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