Langerado Music Festival Cancelled…Again

The once popular Langerado Music Festival will miss another season. After taking a two year hiatus, Langerado had been scheduled for October 8-9, 2011 at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida. Death Cab for Cutie, Ween, and Arctic Monkeys were all slated to play.

The official website now reads: “Boros Entertainment has regretfully cancelled Langerado.”

Sounds similar to 2009 when organizers pulled the plug. Critics blamed the venue change to Miami as the main reason why the fest lost popularity. It’s hard to pull off a jam-band centric festival without camping.

No reason for this year’s sudden change of heart, so what do you think caused the demise of the October show? Poor tickets sales? The lineup? The location? Speak out below.

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4 Comments

  • September 7, 2011

    Sloan

    I don’t want to bag on anyone’s turf but I’m going to say it’s due to the location.

  • March 15, 2012

    tbone57

    I attended Langerado 06,07 and 08. It was a very well run festival. Hell, during the 06 show, there were cleanup crews working their way through the festival goers picking up trash. 08 was in the frickin Everglades, so location may have been an issue there. The Markam Park location was limited to 15,000 attendees so its a great place for a festival. the 11 lineup wasnt that bad. If I still lived in SoFL I would definitely be there.

  • March 30, 2012

    chad cook

    the ’08 concert in the everglades was amazing. it was on an indian reservation where the only cops around were the reservation police on horses. They were enjoying the show as much as everybody else. This type of event cannot be held in a fast paced city like orlando or miami. A venue where people feel separated from the concrete jungle we live in. In doing so, and by having the concert at a secluded spot like the seminole reservation, brings everybody who attends together for those 4 days that the concert lasted. Imagine woodstock in downtown Miami. Yea right. That’s a place for rap and pop (which i also like). I just don’t like that type of crowd or surroundings when I attend an event such as langerado!

  • July 12, 2012

    Lauderdale Local

    Lauderdale local here who attended most of the shows beginning in 2001 or 02 (can’t recall when the show at Lockhart was)…Langerado was a victim of its own success IMHO. Each year they tried to grow they switched venues; some worked, some didn’t.

    The move to Miami was preceded by a move to Hollywood Young Circle (an poor festival venue but not as bad as Miami) after the first successful show at Lockhart Stadium, and until Miami, things were working well. The Everglades show was the year after the best show ever–Markham Park–and was a huge mistake and actually what killed the festival.

    It was actually two things: the change of date which made it no longer coincide with spring break, which had helped it happen in the first place, and over-ambitious planning by Ethan and Mark who tried to turn it into an analogue of the much-loved “Phish NYE 2000 Everglades Show.” They even used a location very close to where that show took place.

    This had the effect of keeping many locals, which made up 75%+ of the crowd, away because of the hour long drive to get to the venue. It was undersold and they lost money, I believe, and it’s been a downward spiral ever since.

    Sad as hell, because that was always a highlight of my year.

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