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December 29, 2010

Starscape Festival 2011 tickets to go on sale in January

starscape.JPGTickets for Starscape, the overnight, electronic and dance music festival that takes place on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in June, will go on sale in January, organizers just said.

The festival, which takes place at Fort Armistead Park June 4, will begin at 2 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. 

Organizers won't announce a lineup until February, but Chromeo, Disco Biscuits, and the Bridge performed in 2009; hip-hop pioneer Slick Rick performed the year before.

The festival has been growing since it began 12 years ago. In 2007, some 7,000 people attended. And organizers say 2010 was the first year tickets sold out.

Credit that with the early ticket sales. 

In 2011, the festival will have an all-night main stage, a dance tent, a bass tent, and even a beach stage for dub step acts, organizers said. 

Tickets will go on sale January 5 at the festival's website, General admission is $52.50, and VIP admission is $142.50. 

Photo: Last year's Starscape (Starscape official website)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 2:54 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Local music, News


I was there and I'm pretty sure neither Chromeo or the Bridge played last year...

@andrew: it's not 2011 yet. Im referring to 2009's festival; see the hyperlink

Nah, that's a fair criticism, Erik. Don't be petulent. Common sense would indicate that saying "last year" and the "year before last" would indicate the last two shows. But you linked to an old Midnight Sun post from 2009 rather than providing the most recent 2010 acts and put the burden on your readers to a) figure that out and b) go find out who played in 2010, since that would actually be a pertinent factor in deciding whether to attend the show or not. I've refrained from jumping on the "lazy" bandwagon, but that's really pretty sloppy. If you're too busy to look that up to include it, why even post it?

Not only that, but if what Erik says is true then it calls into question the continuity of the rest of the article... he goes on to say "this year the festival has..." but this year's festival has already passed. That, in turn, would make you wonder if the festival began 12 years ago this year or 12 years ago last year.

P.S. I think the answer is 12 years ago this year (the website says the next festival will be the 13th annual).

This is the last article in the world I ever could have imagined reading an argument about grammar and tense in the comments. I expected "Biscuits fo'eva!" or "pretty pretty please some pretty lights!!!!" or maybe even a shout out for Deadmau5. Weird flash back to english class and not to starscape.

@Andrew - Chromeo did play last was either before or after bassnectar.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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