Posted: 12:17 pm Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
By Jonathan Tully
The Tortuga Music Festival heads into its second year with its slightly country feel, as it has chosen Luke Bryan and Eric Church as its headliners for April 12-13, 2014. A limited number of tickets will be on sale Friday.
The duo of country stars will be joined by acts from a wide musical range, including Sheryl Crow, rock-funk-fusion band Slightly Stoopid and reggae great Ziggy Marley. But the presence of two rising country stars in Bryan and Church, along with Billy Currington (and even Crow’s recent output), gives this particular festival — coming to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park — a decidedly more country/roots sense than the usual fest.
Also making their way down to the Tortuga fest next year: Brett Eldredge, Brett Dennen, Delta Rae, Cole Swindell, Moon Taxi, The Revivalists, White Denim, Frankie Ballard, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy, Sons of Fathers and Quaker City Nighthawks.
More acts will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The Tortuga festival made its mark last year with a similarly country-attuned lineup — Kenny Chesney was among the Tortuga’s headliners, and among its acts were Church and Jake Owen alongside such rock-festival mainstays as Michael Franti and Spearhead, G. Love & Special Sauce and The Avett Brothers. It pulled in more than 25,000 to its beachfront site.
A number of advance tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the festival’s website, www.tortugamusicfestival.com — Two-day passes start at $155 and VIP and Super VIP tickets are also available. There’s no info yet about single-day passes, but last year, they were made available a week before the show.
The Tortuga fest supports marine research and conservation, and will include a Conservation Village on site. Last year’s festival raised more than $70,000 from ticket proceeds and donations.
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