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You may have heard of concerts on cruises or concerts with camping out but this year one festival is being billed as the “first resort destination music festival”. PopMatters is excited to share the info on Pensacola, Florida’s second DeLuna Fest running from October 14th to 16th. Accommodations are available at three resorts on-site so you can the beach party never has to wind down. Last year’s inaugural event functioned as an economic stimulus package for the coastal region afflicted by 2010’s BP oil spill. Festival organizer’s “hope to continue rebuilding the region’s economy and tourism with this year’s fest, too!”


Some great bands, including Cut Copy, Trombone Shorty, Matt & Kim and Jane’s Addiction that we have covered will be there. Plus there are numerous other bands worth checking out, including The Little Death (a side project of Moby’s), Givers, CAKE, Bettye LaVette, Motopony and Nico Vega will be appearing. This exciting lineup is worth extending your summer break for.


DeLuna Fest

From the press release:


PENSACOLA, FL– September 20, 2011 –  DeLuna Fest and Five Flags Tourism Group are excited to announce the performance schedule for this year’s music festival taking place on the gorgeous sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL, on October 14th, 15th, and 16th.  DeLuna Fest’s five stages and waterfront hotels along Pensacola Beach will play host to over 80 bands including the hottest in today’s mainstream and indie rock scene as well as seasoned headliners, regional Southern Rock superstars and the very best in jazz and blues.


Go to http://lineup.delunafest.com/schedule to see the full schedule for this year’s outstanding line up for DeLuna Fest 2011 which includes Linkin Park on their only US Fall date, The Shins, Weezer, Cake, Jane’s Addiction, Cut Copy, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Girl Talk, Wanda Jackson, Bettye LaVette, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many, many more.


Tickets are on sale now for only $189.95 for all three days, all stages and in/out privileges.  Children under 10 are free with ticketholding adult. VIP weekend passes are available with some amazing perks including all access to VIP lounges and pools, complimentary adult beverages, premiere viewing areas and an exclusive kick off party on October 13th. 


Lodging could not be easier as festival goers can book a stay at beachfront properties located right on the DeLuna Fest site, making it just minutes from your hotel room to standing in front of your favorite bands. Early bird sales are sold out, additional special ticket/room package rates are still available.  Visit http://www.delunafest.com/hotels.phpfor more information and to book your stay on the beach.


Get your tickets today at: http://www.delunafest.com/tickets


 


Schedule:

Friday Oct 14:
Weezer * Girl Talk * A-Trak * Cake * Little Death * Rehab * Ladytron * Matt & Kim * Dirty Dozen Brass Band * Free The Robots * Cold War Kids * Stars * Givers * Limousines * Trombone Shorty * Wanda Jackson * Sleeper Agent * Saints of Valory * AWOLNATION * Yo Mama * PS I Love You * Ra Ra Riot * Dinosaur Feathers * Colour Revolt * The Revivalists * Blackbells * Griffin House * The Icarus Effect * Maggie Koerner * Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos * Eerie Rockwell * Mr. Farenheit * Crabs *


Saturday Oct 15:
Jane’s Addiction * The Shins * Diplo * Ghostland Observatory * Kermit Ruffins * Grouplove * JJ Grey & MoFro * Papa Grows Funk * Manchester Orchestra * The Infamous Stringdusters * Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs * War on Drugs * New Pornographers * Royal Bangs * Big Boi * Bettye Lavette * Motopony * Bad Books * Dirty Heads * Robbers on High Street * Antoine Knight * Quiet Company * Telekenesis * Nico’s Gun * Still Corners * Kevin Devine * Gary Fields * June In January * Paloma * Dragoon * The Hood Internet *

Sunday Oct 16:
Linkin Park * Cut Copy * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * Voice Of The Wetlands * Wallpaper * Mute Math * The Listening * Airborne Toxic Event * Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers * Toubab Krewe * Cowboy Mouth * Anders Osborne * Nico Vega * The Parlotones * K. Flay * Honey Island Swamp Band * Hands * The Constellations * Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights * Bear Hands * Kitt Lough * DLP * Stone Foxes * Tim Laughlin’s All Star Band * Asobi Seksu *


Sachyn Mital can be reached at mital () popmatters dot com. He is based in New York where he serves as a Contributing Editor and an events photographer for PopMatters. If you prefer to communicate in 140 characters or less, you can try @sachynsuch. Visit his site sachynmital.com while you're at it.


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