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Pop / Rock 05/07/2010

De Luna Fest Revives America's Original Beach Party With A Major Music Festival On October 15-16

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Pensacola, FL (Top40 Charts/ De Luna Festival) - De Luna Fest announces the lineup for its inaugural year including performances from Stone Temple Pilots, 311, 30 Seconds to Mars, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Bravery, Rebelution, Better than Ezra and many more. The two-day festival, scheduled for Fri.-Sat., October 15-16, will feature musical performances on three stages directly on Pensacola Beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico.

DeLuna Fest will be the first major music festival in the Pensacola area in more than four years. In the midst of the oil crisis, the Pensacola area, especially the beach, community has suffered terribly from an economic collapse. The plan for the De Luna Fest was created well before the Deepwater Horizon Spill. In the wake of what has been described as 'the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history,' the festival organizers have made the decision to continue on with the music festival.

"There will be something here for everyone," said Nick Bodkins, festival organizer, Five Flags Tourism Group (FFTG). "We're bringing amazing live performances to our area with ticket prices that will encourage people of all ages to support Pensacola Beach while having fun. The beach needs our support now more than ever. Small businesses on the beach need this festival. We will do whatever is necessary to make this festival happen, and the community is working hard to clean up the beach and keep it beautiful.' A portion of De Luna Fest's ticket sales will be donated to various ecological endeavors including the Emerald Coast Keeper (www.emeraldcoastkeeper.org), ensuring the health of the beach for generations to come.
"This area has been hoping for a festival like this for years," said Scott Wheatley, FFTG partner and festival producer. "Bring your beach chair, stake a spot in the sand, and be ready to have a great weekend on Pensacola Beach."

With performances taking place on three stages including two main stages on the beach, De Luna Fest will feature music across all genres. Festival organizers are working with area restaurants to feature outstanding local cuisine in the bazaar, 'Ariola Food Market.'

Festival tickets will be available online starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6th at delunafest.com, and discount tickets will be available at Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola and at The Bridge Bar and Sunset Lounge in Gulf Breeze. Online Early-Bird Ticket prices are $60 for a weekend pass and $55 weekend discount passes are available in person at Seville Quarter and The Bridge Bar and Sunset Lounge. VIP ticket-and-travel packages start at $275 and will be available online or by phone at 888-9DELUNA.

Two popular Innisfree hotels-The Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach and The Hilton Pensacola Beach-are offering De Luna Fest accommodation packages-a two-night hotel package with tickets for two to DeLuna Fest. Hotel packages are available by calling 888-9DELUNA or visiting delunafest.com.

The Details

When:
October 15-16, 2010

Where:
Casino Beach, 4 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, Fla.

Prices:
$60 Early-Bird Weekend (Online) / $55 Discount Early-Bird Weekend (Outlets Only)
VIP Ticket-And-Travel Packages Available Starting At $275 Per Person.

Website:
www.delunafest.com

Confirmed Line-Up

Stone Temple Pilots
311
30 Seconds to Mars
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
The Bravery
Rebelution
Better Than Ezra
Cowboy Mouth
Neon Trees
Matt Kennon
Blackberry Smoke
Benjy Davis Project
Pico vs Island Trees
The Gills
More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. Updated information will be announced at www.delunafest.com






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