Europeans Landing in Florida with Orlando Calling Festival

The organizers behind Reading/Leeds are coming stateside with a new Florida fest.

Festival hotspot state, Florida, is picking up another 50,000+ capacity concert this fall named Orlando Calling. It’s being put on by the Festival Republic, the organizers behind the massively popular Reading & Leeds Festival in the UK. The dates are November 11-13th with four stages of music.

From the Orlando Calling website:

Melvin Benn, Managing Director, Festival Republic: “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Festival Republic is launching a brand new music event in Orlando which will bring a wealth of amazing talent to the USA’s Sunshine State.  The plans for the festival have already generated a huge amount of excitement and enthusiasm from everyone involved who cannot wait to see the first live music event of this scale take place in Florida.  I have been looking for new opportunities in the US and I am really pleased that this will see the Festival Republic family expand to the US for the first time.”

If it’s anything like Reading/Leeds expect to see some very big names headlining the November show. Any suggestions? Post them below.

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1 Comment

  • May 18, 2011

    Paul B

    The correct dates are Nov 11-13, 2011…..NOT OCTOBER

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