The popular holiday destination Orlando is set to play host to a brand new music festival this autumn, as the inaugural Orlando Calling event takes place at the city’s Citrus Bowl Park.
While many Brits favour cheap holidays to Ayia Napa and other party hotspots for their dose of music and fun while on holiday, Orlando Calling provides a more eclectic mix of styles to choose from. Taking place on 12 and 13 November, the festival will feature acts of a variety of different genres, including blues, rock, country and alternative.
The first day of the festival will feature more modern bands, with the Killers headlining alongside Pixies, the Raconteurs and Gogol Bordello. The second day promises a more classic style of music, with Kid Rock, Dwight Yoakum and Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band all playing on the Sunday. The festival is being put together by Festival Republic, the managing director of which is involved with producing the world-famous Glastonbury Festival. The company also organises the Big Chill, and Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK.
“I am massively excited at the thought of creating an American music festival in the sunshine state,” said Melvin Benn, managing director at Festival Republic. “Orlando Calling has been a long-term dream for me to realize,” he added, also saying that the event would be a regular yearly event in Orlando’s calendar.
Current prices for Orlando Calling are $145 for a two-day ticket and $80 for single-day tickets, although prices are set to rise nearer the event, so music fans are advised to book early.