BANG! MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO MIAMI AS TWO-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS AND KANYE WEST TO HEADLINE
Haddad Productions, the promoters for the Bang! Music Festival, have announced their 2007 event is set for the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami and will be extended to two days. The southeast's newest and most diverse music event will take place Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 and is anchored by headliners Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West.
| Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins|
Confirmed for Saturday, November 10 is Kanye West along with The Roots, Kevens and Chromeo. Headlining Sunday, November 11 is The Smashing Pumpkins - in their only Florida appearance this year - with Spoon, Riverboat Gamblers, The Bravery and Automatic Loveletter supporting. Unlike last year's Bang! - which featured a diverse roster of major rock and alternative acts along with a heavy dance music lineup set over three outdoor stages and two massive tents - 2007's participating talents will perform on one main stage. The full lineup of 30 expected acts will follow at a later date.
The BANG! MUSIC FESTIVAL debuted in 2005 with a heavy dance music lineup representing artists from all different facets of the genre with live performances by Fischerspooner, Front 242, Brazilian Girls, VHS or BETA and Chicks On Speed as well as a heavy-hitter DJ line-up that included ATB, Judge Jules, DJ Icey, Bad Boy Bill and over 40 more turntable talents. 2006's bill diversified with such acts as Duran Duran, Daft Punk, Gnarls Barkley, Modest Mouse, Kinky, Tiësto, "Junior Gong" Marley and more, with Evelyn McDonnell of the Miami Herald stating in her review: "...the BANG! Music Festival finally struck a chord with South Florida concertgoers Saturday night at Bicentennial Park. Approximately 20,000 colorfully garbed celebrants turned out to hear more than 50 dance, alternative, Latin, rock, and reggae acts on five stages" (11/13/06).
Tickets for the BANG! MUSIC FESTIVAL go on sale Saturday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be purchased through www.BangMusicFestival.com. They will be available at $75 per day pre-sale and $250 per day for VIP.