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    Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:33:11

    The Shins, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, Cut Copy, Cold War Kids to Play DeLuna Fest - It takes place October 13th through the 16th

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    It'll be time to party in Florida in October.

    The Shins have been added to this year's DeLuna Fest and now, organizers are leaking the initial 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, The 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 13th through the 16th.

    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 inaugural 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.

    Watch for more bands to be announced by following the fest's Twitter handle by going here.

    Are you planning to head to DeLuna Fest?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.14.11




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    Tags: The Shins, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, Cut Copy, Cold War Kids, Cake, Stars, Matt and Kim, Big Boi, Ra Ra Riot, Manchester Orchestra, The New Pornographers, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Wanda Jackson, Ladytron, Bettye LaVette, The Hood Internet, Ghostland Observatory, Wallpaper, Kevin Devine, Bad Books, Constellations, Asobi Seksu, Little Death, Bear Hands, Royal Bangs, Dinosaur Feathers, PS I Love You, Blackbells, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Infamous Stringdusters, The War on Drugs, Robbers on High Street, Still Corners, Grouplove, Dirty Heads, Cowboy Mouth, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Motopony, K. Flay, The Listening, Honey Island Swamp Band, Kermit Ruffins, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Anders Osborne, The Revivalists, Griffin House, Nico Vega

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