Because you can never have too much good outdoor music during what passes for fall in South Florida, Live Nation has created the Coral Skies Music Festival, a kaleidoscope of youthful acts gathering Oct. 26 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach.
Highlights of the all-day festival include Cage the Elephant, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, City And Colour, Bombay Bicycle Club, the Hold Steady, Bleachers, Tokyo Police Club, Wild Cub, Junior Prom and Benjamin Booker.
Adding fuel to the fire, Casablancas, moonlighting from his usual gig leading the Strokes, is scheduled to release an album with the Voidz called “Tyranny” on Sept. 23. In a statement from his own Cult Records, Casablancas set his ambitions on high, calling the new record a combination of "world underground music from the Seventies and Eighties, hardcore/punk and modern harmonies."
Perhaps an even higher highlight of the Coral Skies Music Festival is the low price of the early-bird general-admission tickets, $20 and on sale July 14-17. On Friday, July 18, the price goes to $30. Cruzan pit tickets will be $55, VIP $150. Parking is $10.
The festival, which also stops in Tampa Oct. 25, will include food trucks and craft beer from many of your favorite spots, including Funky Buddha, Due South, Native Brewing, Tequesta, Cigar City, Dogfish Head and Green Flash. Local artists will also be featured.
If this all feels a lot like last year’s Live Nation-sponsored Coastline Festival, you’re right. The template is the same, but the name has changed (for reasons no one feels comfortable talking about and, really, who cares?).
The $20 early-bird tickets are said to be in limited supply. Get them and more information at CoralSkiesFest.com.