In 1559... After surviving a treacherous journey across ferocious seas, Spanish conquistador Don Tristan De Luna made landfall on what we know as Pensacola Beach, FL. Upon landing, De Luna and his crew threw a party. It was (literally) the beach party to end all beach parties since the settlement was blown away by a hurricane a few months later.
In 2010... America’s original beach party was officially revived with the launch of DeLuna Fest. For three-days, music fans can dance on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, revel in a diverse mix of live beach-friendly bands and musicians, and admire Florida’s breathtaking sunsets. DeLuna Fest celebrates Pensacola’s rich heritage and raises a toast to America’s original settlement.
DeLuna Fest returns September 21 - 23, 2012 with four stages (two directly on the Pensacola Beach sand) and a top-notch display of live music featuring a diverse blend of genres.
Built on the Gulf of Mexico shoreline, DeLuna Fest is the ultimate end of summer beach music festival!
Scheduled to perform: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, Florence And The Machine, Band of Horses Jimmy Cliff, Dwight Yoakam, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ben Folds Five, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Diplo, DJ Jazzy Jeff, The Joy Formidable, The Gaslight Anthem, The Wallflowers, Superchunk, Guided By Voices, Bad Brains, Trampled by Turtles, Bob Mould plays COPPER BLUE, City and Colour, Band of Skulls, 12th Planet, Paper Diamond, The Wood Brothers, OFF!, Walker Hayes, Mike Doughty, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, The Corin Tucker Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Fishbone, Redd Kross, Blackberry Smoke, The Silos, Motopony, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, AC Slater, Anders Osborne, Twothirtyeight, Astronautalis, Bonerama, Honey Island Swamp Band, Ben Sollee, The Canvas Waiting, Tin Men w/Washboard Chaz, Mishka, Charmaine Neville, Chris Thomas King, Legendary JC's, Hot 8 Brass Band, Lights Resolve, Saints of Valory, Brass-A-Holics, Antoine Knight, The Villains, Kitt Lough, Hip Kitty, Deadly Fists of Kung-Fu, Paloma, LF Knighton, DLP, Pioneers! O Pioneers!, The Real Hooks, DJ Mr. Lao, Tony-C, Ram-Z, D-Funk, Bad Penny, and Davis Pratt.