Orlando Calling lineup: The Killers, Pixies, Raconteurs, Kid Rock and more
Festival watchers the world over are keeping an eye on Florida this morning, as the first ever Orlando Calling Festival prepares to unveil its lineup.
And if early reports are to be believed, they won't be disappointed.
Billboard and Consequence of Sound are reporting that the first wave of headliners for the November event include the Killers (above), the Pixies, Kid Rock, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, the Raconteurs, the Doobie Brothers, the Roots, the Avett Brothers, Iron & Wine, Blues Traveler, Warren Haynes, Pete Yorn, Local Natives, Dr. Dog, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Michelle Branch, Chris Isaak, Buddy Guy, Justin Townes Earle, the Felice Brothers, O.A.R., Civil Twilight, Gavin DeGraw, Lucero, Dwight Yoakam, Los Lonely Boys, the Flatlanders, the David Mayfield Parade and Jenny and Johnny.
Backed by the same people who run the Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds fests in the U.K., Orlando Calling is set for Nov. 12-13 in and around the Citrus Bowl. About 100 acts will be playing across four stages.
***UPDATE*** Additional acts unveiled on Orlando Calling's website include Blake Shelton, Gogol Bordello, Brandi Carlile, the Supervillains, Ben Sollee, Renee and the Translaters and Drive By Truckers.
Saturday and Sunday tickets are listed at $80 prior to Sept. 1, $87.50 afterward. Weekend passes are $145/$160; VIP passes are $165/$175 daily and $285/$295 for the weekend. Click here for Orlando Calling tickets.
Interestingly, today's announcement pegs Orlando Calling as a two-day festival. Until now, the festival had always been set for THREE days, starting Nov. 11. Still, cramming this much music into two days is a pretty amazing acomplishment.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.