While it won’t be taking place inside any of Orlando’s many theme parks, a newly-announced, multi-day downtown concert event is set to take the city by storm in November.
It’s named “Orlando Calling” and is being organized by Festival Republic, the European organization behind some of the planet’s biggest music events including the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The 3-day music festival will take place in the Citrus Bowl in downtown Orlando and is expected to draw 40,000 – 60,000 people per day, or in the range of 120,000 – 180,000 throughout its duration. The event is planned to have four stages of live entertainment.
Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Benn was on-hand at today’s press event at the Amway Arena to reveal the details:
While festival dates are set for Nov. 11, 12, and 13, no bands are lined up for the event – yet. But organizers are confident that with the right bands signed on, the event will be a profitable success. And if it indeed does draw more than 100,000 people to Orlando, you can bet Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and all other local attractions will benefit from the city’s guests. Perhaps Disney’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith will find a new audience of visiting rock fans.