After an unsuccessful move and eventual cancellation in 2009, there was hope that the Florida based music festival known as Langerado would return renewed, recharged, and relocated — there was discussion of moving the festival back to Seminole Big Cypress Indian Reservation — in 2010.
However, as we now know, via a must read article appearing on Metromix South Florida in which Dan Sweeney sits down with Langerado founder Ethan Schwartz to discuss the future, a return doesn’t appear likely…
Over beers at Davie’s Ye Olde Falcon Pub, Schwartz put to rest rumors of a 2010 Langerado (to be held out in the Everglades again, according to the Internet grapevine), saying that the festival was “probably” gone for good. While he insisted that he isn’t done promoting and producing shows in South Florida, he quickly added that he’d like to do shows all over the state as well as his new home state, which, to these jaded ears, sounded suspiciously like he’d be bringing bands to, say, Atlanta, Orlando or Tampa, rather than down here.
An official announcement has yet to be made, however, the festival’s current website offers no plans for 2010.
Now, with all this being said, Langerado’s absence does not mean the state of Florida won’t have any music festivals. The aptly titled punk themed festival known as The Fest takes place in Gainesville over Halloween weekend, the indie-friendly ANTI*POP Music Festival and jam oriented Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival both go down in mid-November, in Orlando and Live Oak respectively, and a brand new event titled Miami Music Festival will hit, you guessed it, Miami in mid-December. What’s more, 2010 will see the return of the Harvest of Hope Festival, Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival, Sunfest, and Wanee Music Festival. Oh, and maybe Bang!?
See, it’s not all that bad. Still, R.I.P. Langerado.