Festival Republic launches first US festival

Scenes at WOMAD 2008 by Lisa Rocket
Scenes at WOMAD 2008 by Lisa Rocket

The organisers behind the UK's Reading and Leeds, Latitude and Big Chill Festivals have announced that they are set to host a major new festival in Orlando, FL, USA.

Festival Republic have confirmed that the event will bring four stages of live music to 50,000 festival goers in Florida – the largest event of its kind in the East coast state.

“I am absolutely thrilled to announce that Festival Republic is launching a brand new music event in Orlando which will bring a wealth of amazing talent to the USA’s Sunshine State,” said Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic.

“I have been looking for new opportunities in the US and I am really pleased that this will see the Festival Republic family expand to the US for the first time.”

Dates for the as-yet-named festival have been confirmed as 11-13 November 2011 with line-up, venue and ticket details to follow.