The fine folks over at Vegoose have added a few bands to the line-up. In addition to the headliners (read below) recently added artists include: The Arcade Fire, Talib Kweli, Umphrey's McGee, ALO.
MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVAL TO TAKE PLACE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND IN LAS
INITIALLY CONFIRMED ACTS INCLUDE DAVE MATTHEWS & FRIENDS, JACK JOHNSON,
WIDESREAD PANIC, FLAMING LIPS, THE SHINS, PRIMUS AND THE METERS
Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts
Festival, are proud to announce: VEGOOSE. The inaugural multifaceted
music festival will take place in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend. Tickets
for two-day passes to the events at Sam Boyd Stadium will go on sale Saturday,
August 13 at 10:00AM Pacific through www.vegoose.com.
Vegoose is set to be dynamic event with a broad range of entertainment and
amusement options. The music programming will concentrate on acts that build
upon the already festive Halloween-in-Vegas atmosphere with an eclectic lineup
representing genres such as rock, funk, hip-hop, and more. Performers include
Dave Matthews & Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic,
the southern rock stalwarts whose annual Halloween weekend shows are always
a highlight. Other notable rock acts include The Flaming Lips, Ween,
Primus, and The Shins. The hip-hop world will be represented by
classic and current acts such as Digable Planets and Lyrics Born.
Vegoose will also host a rare performance by the original members of legendary
New Orleans funk band the Meters. A complete list of confirmed acts follows,
with more to be added in the coming weeks.
Beyond music, Vegoose will draw inspiration from Halloween and Vegas to create
a unique visual and interactive experience. Utilizing the expansive resources
of Las Vegas' entertainment community, the festival will include a multitude
of performance artists, attractions and art installations.
A central festival complex at Sam Boyd Stadium will host two days of
music and activities on Saturday and Sunday from noon into the evening. The
event will also utilize a 20-acre grassy field behind the stadium. When the
stadium performances end at around 10:30 pm, the festival will continue in a
series of separately-ticketed late night shows in such venerable Vegas venues
as House of Blues, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, The Orleans
Arena and others. The late night shows will run for four nights, from Friday,
October 28 to Monday, October 31. The initial round of late night shows
and ticketing info will be announced soon.
With a seemingly endless selection of music and activities, Vegoose will be
the ultimate fall destination for live music fans. The fact that it will take
place in Las Vegas on Halloween weekend ensures an unparalleled entertainment
experience. "This is about having a great big party," says AC Entertainment's
Ashley Capps. "It's Halloween, it's Vegas, and it's an amazing collection
of music and unique attractions."
The official Festival Website is www.vegoose.com.
Vegoose Confirmed Artists:
Dave Matthews & Friends
The Flaming Lips
Phil Lesh & Friends w/ special guest Ryan Adams
The Meters (Art Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter, Jr., Leo Nocentelli)
The String Cheese Incident
North Mississippi Allstars
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Magic Numbers
Many more acts will be announced shortly.