The Langerado Music Festival in Miami is the first large-scale U.S. festival to fall victim to a poor economy in 2009. The 7th annual event, which was set for March 6-8 at Bicentennial Park, has been cancelled "due to sluggish ticket sales."
"The economy just really took us for a hit, because not everybody can afford to come down for the weekend in South Florida. It's tough right now," Langerado co-promoter Ethan Schwartz told Billboard.com. "The entertainment dollar is stretched thin for people right now."
The artists that were supposed to perform at Langerado included Death Cab For Cutie, Snoop Dogg, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Dashboard Confessional, Broken Social Scene, Girl Talk, Thievery Corporation, Slightly Stoopid, Flogging Molly, Chromeo, Mute Math, Black Kids, Gym Class Heroes, the Faint, the Pogues, Zac Brown Band, Matisyahu, Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Michael Franti and Spearhead and the Virgins.