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8/04/2005

 
Major Music Festival To Take Place Halloween Weekend in Las Vegas

Ladies and Gentlemen Introducing...Vegoose!!!

Initially Confirmed Acts Include Dave Matthews & Friends, Jack Johnson, Widespread Panic, Flaming Lips, The Shins, Primus and The Meters

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, are proud to announce: VEGOOSE. The inaugural multifaceted music festival will take place in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend. Tickets for two-day passes to the events at Sam Boyd Stadium will go on sale Saturday, August 13 at 10:00AM Pacific through http://www.vegoose.com/.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050803/NYW143LOGO )

Vegoose is set to be a dynamic event with a broad range of entertainment and amusement options. The music programming will concentrate on acts that build upon the already festive Halloween-in-Vegas atmosphere with an eclectic lineup representing genres such as rock, funk, hip-hop, and more. Performers include Dave Matthews & Friends, Jack Johnson and Widespread Panic, the southern rock stalwarts whose annual Halloween weekend shows are always a highlight. Other notable rock acts include the Flaming Lips, Ween, Primus, and the Shins. The hip-hop world will be represented by classic and current acts such as Digable Planets and Lyrics Born. Vegoose will also host a rare performance by the original members of legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters. A complete list of confirmed acts follows, with more to be added in the coming weeks.

Beyond music, Vegoose will draw inspiration from Halloween and Vegas to create a unique visual and interactive experience. Utilizing the expansive resources of Las Vegas' entertainment community, the festival will include a multitude of performance artists, attractions and art installations.

A central festival complex at Sam Boyd Stadium will host two days of music and activities on Saturday and Sunday from noon into the evening. The event will also utilize a 20-acre grassy field behind the stadium. When the stadium performances end at around 10:30 pm, the festival will continue in a series of separately-ticketed late night shows in such venerable Vegas venues as House of Blues, The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, The Orleans Arena and others. The late night shows will run for four nights, from Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31. The initial round of late night shows and ticketing info will be announced soon.

With a seemingly endless selection of music and activities, Vegoose will be the ultimate fall destination for live music fans. The fact that it will take place in Las Vegas on Halloween weekend ensures an unparalleled entertainment experience. "This is about having a great big party," says AC Entertainment's Ashley Capps. "It's Halloween, it's Vegas, and it's an amazing collection of music and unique attractions."

The official Festival Website is http://www.vegoose.com/ .

Vegoose Confirmed Artists:

Dave Matthews & Friends
Jack Johnson
Widespread Panic
The Flaming Lips
Phil Lesh & Friends w/ special guest Ryan Adams
Primus
Trey Anastasio
The Shins
Ween
The Meters (Art Neville, Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter, Jr., Leo
Nocentelli)
The String Cheese Incident
Spoon
moe.
Digable Planets
North Mississippi Allstars
Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Decemberists
Lyrics Born
The Magic Numbers

Many more acts will be announced shortly.

Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050803/NYW143LOGO
AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com

Source: Superfly Productions; A.C. Entertainment

CONTACT: Ken Weinstein at Big Hassle Media, +1-212-619-1360,
weinstein@bighassle.com

Web site: http://www.vegoose.com/




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