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Moonstone Music Festival lineup: Kiss, Def Leppard, Flaming Lips, more coming to Orlando

Luis Santana



Is 2016 the best year to be launching an all-new music festival? Especially one heavy on classic rock at the top of the bill?

In a recent list of 2016 predictions, Rolling Stone posited that the American festival market was pretty well saturated, and we might even see some festivals shut down.

Attacking that not-so-rosy outlook head-on are the dazzlingly becodpieced demons of Kiss, who will headline the lineup for the all-new Moonstone Music Festival, coming to Orlando's Central Florida Fairgrounds on April 30 and May 1.

Def Leppard, the Flaming Lips, Scott Stapp, Kansas, Vintage Trouble, Surfer Blood, Sebastian Bach, White Buffalo and Raven Eye are also among the first wave of acts announced for the festival, which will feature 150 acts across six stages of music, comedy and more.

It is, in the words of a festival, a lineup designed to "stimulate the soul, delivering positive emotions, passion, party and celebration for festivalgoers all while paying homage to the rock gods." That should set it apart from most other big festivals this year -- odds are you won't see Skrillex, Odesza or Fetty Wap here -- but will it be enough to get yet another new Florida festival off the ground?

Two-day tickets start at $178, with discounted passes for kids age 10-17 and children under 10 free. Click here for all the details.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:13pm]


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