UR1 Music Festival lineup: Kanye West, Lou Reed, Jane's Addiction, The Offspring coming to Miami during Art Basel 2012
Fine art fans have probably had Dec. 6-9 circled on their calendar for months. That's the weekend one of the nation's best-known art shows, Art Basel Miami Beach, takes place in South Florida.
This year, music fans have reason to pay attention, too. Miami will host the inaugural UR1 Music Festival the same weekend as Art Basel, and it's drawing an eclectic lineup of headliners: Kanye West, Lou Reed, The Offspring, Jane's Addiction, Fun., Keane, Santigold, Slash, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus and an array of DJs and electronic artists.
Is it a better new national festival than, say, the DeLuna Festival or Orlando Calling? It's too early to say, but as you can see, it's a lineup that more than spans the artistic spectrum. In that sense, it sounds more like West Palm Beach's SunFest, which tries to bring in something for everyone. That also seems to be the mission of UR1 (The Offspring at Art Basel? Really?).
The UR1 Music Festival takes place Dec. 8-9 at Miami's Bayfront Park. Two-day tickets are $149. For details, click here.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*