The Bang! Music Festival returns to Miami’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, November 11, and check out this artist lineup: DURAN DURAN, DAFT PUNK, TIËSTO, GNARLS BARKLEY, MODEST MOUSE, COMMON, THIEVERY CORPORATION, KINKY, LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES and more than 50 bands and DJs on 5 different stages for the day-long fete.
The U.K. mega-group DURAN DURAN’s appearance at BANG! is a special live-performance engagement they are making in the midst of recording a new album. Duran Duran is one of the most successful British bands with a career celebrating 25 years of continuous chart success and more than 70 million records sold.
French electronica duo DAFT PUNK’s stunning new live show-cum-space ship has been hailed as the must-see act of the year after their first US appearance in eight years at Coachella 2006.
Other new additions to BANG! include: Common, Roger Sanchez, Kinky, George Acosta, Christopher Lawrence, Markus Schultz, DJ Icey, Yerba Buena, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Cedric Gervais, Ivano Bellini, Hyper, Misstress Barbara, Baby Anne, Truth, Edgar V, Spacemen, 4 Strings, Kevens, Filo & Peri, Austin Leeds, Jen Lasher, Speechless and Devine & emilyPLAY. The full line-up will be announced at a later date.
The Festival will be spread out over 30-acres of lush landscape on the waterfront of Biscayne Bay with three outdoor stages and two massive tent stages, plus five VIP areas with preferred viewing and bottle service. The sound for each area will be provided by V-dosc, Turbo or Nexxo, three of the world’s best sound systems so festival goers will be privy to the ultimate sound quality available. The event will also have mist tents, Port-o-lets, food concessions of various fare, clothing and jewelry vendors, bleachers for general admission guests, an eco-village, onsite ATMs and an ‘urban village’ with an MC battle, turntabilist battle, break-dancers, graffiti artists and more.
General admission tickets for the Festival are now available through the website for $55 plus applicable service fees.
VIP packages will be available in various forms: $145 for a single ticket and $275 for two tickets which allow access to the general VIP sections; a VIP package for $1,275 which includes four VIP tickets, a table that holds up to five people (fifth person may buy a ticket separately) with preferred viewing and bottle service including two bottles of premium liquor plus mixers; or a non-alcohol VIP package including 30 energy drinks and 30 bottled waters. Premium VIP packages are available for both the TIËSTO, Stage ($1500) and the Duran Duran Stage ($2000) with elevated viewing and preferred stage seating with all the aforementioned services included. Travel packages are also available and can be found at www.groove-travel.com.
A portion of the proceeds for the Festival will go to Cure The Planet: A fledgling non-profit organization that focuses on saving the planet’s precious eco-system by recycling and creative ways to keep the planet pure.