Some feelings were hurt when Melvin Benn and his company – Festival Republic – announced that a three-day music festival would be coming to Orlando, Fla. in November, and while Orlando Calling (as it’s being dubbed) got scheduled on the same weekend as Live Oak, Fla.’s Bear Creek Music Festival, it’s still easy to be excited about the fest’s arrival.
You see, Festival Republic are the folks responsible for events like Glastonbury, the Reading and Leeds, Electric Picnic, and Hove Festivals, and Benn & co. stand to put on one of Florida’s premier music festivals during the second weekend in November. It all goes down from November 11-13 at the Citrus Bowl park, and a map of the festival site reveals that the mainstage will be in the football stadium with three more stages to be erected in the park directly south of the stadium.
More details haven’t been announced yet, but Orlando Calling’s official website says that over 100 acts are set to perform. A lineup announcement is also due on the week of July 18 with tickets going on sale on July23. Details regarding transportation, prohibited items, and (most importantly for us po’folk) volunteering are available here. Check out the site map below. A full size map can be downloaded here.
Tell us who you would like to see at the festival in the comments section below or answer our poll question on our Facebook page. More details as they become available.