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February 19, 2010

Disco Biscuits, New Deal, Pretty Lights to headline Starscape Festival

the new dealThe Disco Biscuits, The New Deal (pictured), Lotus and Pretty Lights are among the headliners of this year's Starscape Festival, organizers announced today.

The festival, which features nearly 20 bands and DJs in four performance areas, takes place 2 p.m.-6 a.m. Jun 5 in Fort Armistead Park.

"We really stacked it this year," said promoter Evan Weinstein.

Here is the current lineup. More performers will be announced in the coming weeks ...

Main Stage:
The Disco Biscuits
Pretty Lights
The New Deal
Future Rock

Beach Stage:
Trouble & Bass Live
Orchard Lounge

Dance Tent:
DJ Dan
Wolfgang Gartner
Craze & Klever
Reid Speed
Hot Pink Delorean
Computer Club

Drum n Bass Arena:

(Photo courtesy of the New Deal's MySpace site)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:17 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Local music


I remember when I used to get excited about Starscape.

That ended roughly the same year the Disco Biscuits first played.

Haha.....the Disco Biscuits are the best thing to happen to Starscape in a while. It brings a more musically inclined crowd instead of the drugged out candy ravers. With all the stages and genres available at Starscape, I find it hilarious that ONE band would make your decision.

Open your mind and your ears....

Well, let's be honest, there was a major change - Lonnie was no longer booking, and the dynamic changed. I'm not a drugged out candy raver, and I enjoyed what it was.

In a case of pot calling the kettle black, I honestly think that jam bands absolutely SUCK*.

It wasn't just Disco, but what happened. Starscape used to be a flagship event for tekno, dnb, etc, but it had passed, or at least was diminished, in my eyes, for this festival's current incarnation.

I have great memories of the first 5. The next 2? Not so much. After that, I stopped going.

Not my bag. I always hope there will be something to bring me back, but each year it is not to be.

(*Big in Japan is the only exception to this rule.)

Don't forget to bring a towel!
Anybody want to get high?

wait, whaaaaat? how can you possibly claim that disco biscuits do not bring the "drugged out candy ravers"? candy, maybe not so much (wookie, more like) but come on, biscuits kids bring all the drugs and all the drama; they're always the most fucked up. always. personally, i'm psyched for starscape, despite my indifference to the biscuits and like half the other bands. i wish they were bringing in eoto or glitch mob. and amen to jam bands sucking. there are like no good festivals; it's all just goddamn jam bands.

Starscape has sucked ever since Steez promo took over bookings.


@ Abovetheraves

Lonnie booked the 6th & 7th Starscape

Starscape is still the flagship east coast festival for underground dance music, but instead of it being techno, breaks, and trance the genres being represented are electro, drum n bass, and dubstep as well as live electronica or whatever you want to call it. Most of the main stage line up is also playing Ultra Music Festival @ WMC this year.

... Go organize and produce your own nationally known event, you whiners.

Starscape is great. Great venue and good acts. I look forward to it every year and I'm glad that people put so much time and effort into having it at Ft. Armistead in Baltimore every year.

I love how people are complaining about jam band noodling while defending repetitive oontz music. I'm not a huge fan of either but I can listen to either if I just want to chill or dance or zone out. Ravers were the hippies of the 90's so whaddaya expect?

You want to complain about not being able to find a good show? What about those of us who miss the old traveling Lollapaloozas and the wide variety of underground and true alt-rock? Now it's all pop-punk or jam bands or emo or something. No traveling tours with a wide variety and the standalone shows like Bonnaroo are all huge acts and packed with thousands upon thousands of frat brahs.

they had great food there last year big fat daddy's was there. i love them.

i agree, i loved the big fat bbq stand there, they finally got some good food in there, but honestly i never see the same vendors twice i think their prices must be too high i wonder what they charge vendors the regular tickets just to get in are 59 bucks this year the guy running this has to be a bazillionaire

theres nothing wrong with jambands... some of the best music I have seen live was from jambands, they bring the most heart and intensity to a show cause its all improv, but starscape is gonna be dope tomorrow!!!

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