UPDATE: LMFAO, The Fray, Avril Lavigne, OneRepublic lead XLent Xmas 2011 at the House of Blues in Orlando
On Monday, we brought you the lineup for the 93.3-FLZ Jingle Ball on Dec. 11 at the St. Pete Times Forum.
As is often the case with these year-end radio shows, many of those same artists are pulling double duty at another festival in Orlando -- only this show will be at a much smaller venue, spread out over three days, with a handful of new artists, too.
XL106.7's XLent Xmas 2011 is scheduled for Dec. 12-14 at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, with a lineup that includes pop smashes, rock hits and at least one surprise guest. The lineup:
Dec. 12: LMFAO, Jason Derulo, Karmin and Outa Sight
Dec. 13: Cobra Starship, Patrick Stump, The Cab, and
a special guest yet to be named
***UPDATE*** Turns out the special guest is none other than the Tampa Bay Rays favorite pop-punk songstress, Avril Lavigne. We dare you to show your face again in Tampa, Avril!
Dec. 14: The Fray, OneRepublic, Andy Grammer and Skylar Grey
Several of those artists (Derulo, Cobra Starship, Karmin) are also playing the Jingle Ball, and The Fray are playing Jannus Live in early December. But with one of the biggest hits of 2011 (Party Rock Anthem), LMFAO, above, will be the biggest draw. Is there any way they might make a trip over to Tampa the day before for an appearance at the Jingle Ball? Time will tell.
For now, tickets to the XLent Xmas go onsale Friday. According to Ticketmaster, they'll be priced at $49.50 for Dec. 12 and $62.50 for Dec. 14. Ticket prices for the Dec. 13 show weren't immediately available (maybe they're waiting to wow us with that special guest). Keep an eye out here for more Xlent Xmas details.
And while we're on the topic, there is one more radio festival slated for early December in Orlando. Staind, Seether, Adelitas Way and Art of Dying will headline the WJRR MistleToe Jam (ed. note: yuck) on Dec. 2 at the House of Blues. Tickets start at $49.50. Click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*