DeLuna Fest is like very few (if any) other US festivals. It’s immensely stunning Pensacola Beach location, laidback vibe and diverse lineup make DeLuna Fest a noteworthy destination… not just another music festival.
DeLuna Fest managing partner Scott Mitchell spoke with Pollstar recently about dreaming up and starting the festival, trials and tribulations along the way, deciding NOT to go with the big dogs AEG or Live Nation, and the overwhelming sense of passion for putting the whole thing together.
The good news is we think we have a successful event and we like having the control. We say, “We want to book Joan Jett.” And most people said, “Why are you booking Joan Jett?” “Well Gus [Brandt] says, ‘Dave Grohl loves Joan Jett and she’s doing Lollapalooza in South America with us,’ and I think we should book Joan Jett.” That kind of logic doesn’t fly with the big Live Nations and AEGs of the world.
DeLuna Fest is even bigger and brighter this year, with headliners like Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses, Jimmy Cliff, Dwight Yoakam, Joan Jett and more. Four stages of acts (no overlapping music!), including a special Jazz stage, tons of food and booze and the prettiest festival backdrop in the world… now THAT’S what we call a music festival!
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