It looks like a nation of music fans in the middle of economic turmoil (read: totally dead-ass broke) can only support so many hugely amazing (and hugely expensive) music festivals. The organizers of Langerado announced today that the 2009 festival will not go on.
In a statement posted today on the Langerado web site, the organizers broke the news that, due to lack of ticket sales, they had been forced to cancel. The fest was scheduled to take place March 6-8 in Miami.
As Langerado Co-Promoter Ethan Schwartz explains, “Langerado has always put the fan experience first. Unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, and facing a first year in a new venue, it’s become apparent that we cannot execute a production that lives up to the high standards of our past events. Putting Langerado on hold was the toughest decision we have ever had to make. We are very grateful for the support of the greater-Miami community and the music community during this difficult time.”
All ticket sales will, of course, be refunded, with most being processed in the next five to seven business days. Credit card orders will be refunded in full, minus order processing fees. For more information on the refunds, go here.
The truly sad part of all this is the line-up that will never happen -- it included Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Deerhunter, Girl Talk, Tokyo Polic Club, Ra Ra Riot, Cold War Kids, Broken Social Scene, King Khan and the Shrines, The Virgins and dozens more.