2008 South Padre International Music Festival begins to announce lineup

The South Padre International Music Festival officially announced a large part this year’s lineup Monday morning. SPI will be held October 31-November 1 this year at 10 beachside venues. This year looks like its going to be a pretty sweet deal with bands like Ghostland, Los Lonely Boys, and Willie Nelson headlining. Early bird passes are also only $70, a great deal for all the badass bands on the lineup. These tickets are on sale through Aug. 24 and I would advise getting yourself one or five; this festival promises to be a truly unique spin on the hundreds of music festivals across the country this year. See below for the full press release:

SOUTH PADRE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

LINEUP ANNOUNCED

WILLIE NELSON, FOGHAT, LOS LONELY BOYS, BLUE OYSTER CULT,

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

AND MORE TO PERFORM

Austin, TX (July 28, 2008) – The South Padre International Music Festival (SPI Music Fest) announced today the initial lineup for the 2008 festival, which will take place October 31st through November 2nd on the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, TX. The lineup for this year’s fest includes Willie Nelson, Foghat, Los Lonely Boys, Blue Oyster Cult, Ghostland Observatory, Alejandro Escovedo, Fastball, Sara Hickman and others listed below.

The second annual international music festival will be spread out over more than 10 venues across the island, giving music fans a chance to spend their Halloween weekend on warm, white sand beaches surrounded by turquoise water. Attendees can look forward to a wide array of stunning musicians, and take advantage of windsurfing, kiteboarding, scuba diving, sea kayaking, deep-sea fishing and vibrant nightlife in the 70-degree breeze.

“If you are looking for a tropical fall getaway, then SPI Music Fest is it,” says SPI Music Fest founder Tim Hayden. “We have artists coming from around the world who represent many genres, and a variation of music and culture that makes SPI Music Fest incredibly unique festival experience.”

Appearing this year at the South Padre International Music Festival:

Willie Nelson

Foghat

Los Lonely Boys

Blue Oyster Cult

Ghostland Observatory

Alejandro Escovedo

Del Castillo

Grupo Fantasma

Fastball

Sara Hickman

Vallejo

Airline

meridianwest

Nakia & His Southern Cousins

Pelican West

The Last Vegas

Ginger Leigh

Twanguero

Bongodogs

Stewart Mann & the Statesboro Review

James Speer

Big Burn

Brownout

Phillip Thomas Kellogg

Suzanna Choffel

Eric Hanke

Bree Stevens

More to come…

Three-day, weekend passes to SPI Music Fest are available at an early-bird discount rate of $70 plus tax and service fees until August 24th. A portion of the ticket proceeds will go to help benefit hurricane Dolly relief efforts in the Rio Grande Valley. To buy tickets go to http://www.spimusicfest.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets including Macy’s, and select HEB stores. To charge tickets by phone, call (956) 668-7740 or the Ticketmaster Express Line (866) 448-7849.

ABOUT SPI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Launched in 2007, SPI Music Fest brings people and music from around the world to the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, located on the southernmost tip of America, 30 minutes from Mexico. The festival hosts over 50 bands in over 10 venues throughout the weekend. The festival is produced by GamePlan.

For more information regarding the artist line-up and festival go to www.spimusicfest.com.

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July 28, 2008. Uncategorized.

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