Vegoose Announces 2007 Fest Line Up
Speculation has run rampant about who the headliners of this year’s Vegoose music festival would be. Yesterday, concert organizers announced the full line-up for the two day event.
Taking place Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28 at Sam Boyd Stadium and Star Nursery Field, the line-up offers artists in genres ranging from rock and punk to rap and reggae.
Among those scheduled to play: Rage Against The Machine; Daft Punk; Iggy & the Stooges (performing the album Fun House); Muse; The Shins; Cypress Hill; Queens of the Stone Age; Public Enemy; Michael Franti & Spearhead; Umphrey’s McGee; Thievery Corporation; STS9; Ghostface Killah & The Rhythm Roots Allstars; Blonde Redhead; Gogol Bordello; U.N.K.L.E.; Ghostland Observatory; Pharoahe Monch; and Battles.
Considering this festival is run by the organizers of the famous Bonnaroo festival, I’m surprised at the lack of jam bands on the schedule. But Vegoose organizers say they have not finished adding to the line-up.
Vegoose will also offer separate ticketed “Vegoose at Night” concerts at off-site venues during the evenings of the festival weekend. The current line-up includes: Thievery Corporation at the House of Blues on October 26; Umphrey’s McGee at the House of Blues on October 27; Michael Franti and Spearhead at the Joint at the Hard Rock on October 27; STS9 at the House of Blues on October 28; and The Shins at the Joint at the Hard Rock on October 28. Sure, all of these bands are in the festival line-up, but these will be full set headlining shows, and not abbreviated festival sets.
Two-day general admission ticket packages are $146.50, which includes parking for one vehicle. Two-day VIP tickets are also available, for $477.50, which include admission to a VIP hospitality area with a buffet and discounted alcohol, a special entrance and viewing area for the stages, preferred parking or free shuttle from the Strip, a commemorative Vegoose package (t-shirt, etc.) and, probably most important if you’ve ever been to a multi-day music festival, a special VIP bathroom area.
All two-day ticket packages go on sale this Saturday, July 28, at 10am (pacific)/1pm (eastern). Service and shipping charges are additional to the quoted prices.
Tickets to the “Vegoose at Night” events do not have ticket prices set yet, but those holding two-day VIP or general admission tickets will be allowed access to a special pre-sale, before tickets are available to the general public. VIP will be allowed to buy tickets on Thursday, August 9, at 10am (pacific). General admission will be allowed to buy tickets on Saturday, August 11, at 10am (pacific). Should there still be any tickets available to these nightly concerts, they will be available to the general public on August 18 at 10am (pacific).
Single day general admission tickets to Vegoose will only become available if the two-day general admission tickets have not sold out by August 18. If they do become available, they will be priced at $79.50 and parking will be additional.
As with any multi-day music festival, there’s a long list of rules and regulations, but one that might entice ticketholders is that they are allowing non-professional cameras (those without changeable lenses) and audio recording equipment. Very cool.