PENSACOLA, FL– July 12, 2011 – With the confirmation of The Shins being added to this year’s DeLuna Fest, organizers are leaking the initial the line up for the 2011 music event on Pensacola’s Gulf Coast. More bands are still to be announced, but DeLuna has confirmed those already set to play stages on the sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach include Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, The Shins, Cut Copy, Cake, Stars, Matt & Kim, Big Boi, Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Manchester Orchestra, New Pornographers, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Wanda Jackson, and many, many more. In all, over 80 bands will be part of the 2nd year of America’s Original Beach Party which takes place October 13-16.
DeLuna Fest’s six stages and waterfront hotels along Pensacola Beach will play host to national rock acts as well as regional Southern Rock superstars. In addition to the hottest in today’s mainstream and indie rock scene, as well as seasoned headliners, performing artists will also be spinning poolside, while the very best in jazz and blues will be performing in a special tented venues. After the main stage performances each evening, the fun continues with indoor club parties in venues along the shore.
In its inaugral year, DeLuna Fest was able to bring an economic boost to the oil-spill ravaged Gulf Coast with the hugely attended 2010 music event. This year, Five Flags Tourism Group has partnered with Innisfree Hotel Group to make DeLuna Fest the Fall’s biggest music festival with over 50k+ expected to attend. Festival goers can stay at any number of beachfront properties just minutes from the action. In addition to general admission passes, attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase VIP ticket/hotel packages that include on-site lodging in beachfront hotels with balconies overlooking performance stages, special VIP-only events, and complimentary beverages.
Additional bands also confirmed for the 2011 DeLuna Fest include: Ladytron, Bettye Lavette, Hood Internet, Ghostland Observatory, Wallpaper, Kevin Devine, Bad Books, Constellations, Asobi Seksu, Little Death, Mute Math, Bear Hands, Stone Foxes, Royal Bangs, Dinosaur Feathers, PS I Love You, Sleeper Agent, BlackBells, Saints of Valory, JJ Grey & MoFro, Toubab Krewe, Infamous Stringdusters, THE War on Drugs, Robbers on High Street, Nicos Gun, Still Corners, Grouplove, Dirty Heads, Cowboy Mouth, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Parlotones, Motopony, K.Flay, The Listening, Honey Island Swamp Band, Kermit Ruffins, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Anders Osborne, The Revivalists, Griffin House, Nico Vega.
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