1. Stay tuned as bands are added to the lineup, including a third headliner!

        DeLuna Fest announced the 2012 lineup for their third annual beach party music festival. Headliners this year include Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters, with a third to be announced. Additional artists confirmed in the lineup include Florence and the Macine, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Ben Folds Five, Guided By Voices, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Band of Skulls, and The Wood Brothers. Check out the rest of the lineup on the DeLuna Fest website for more info. It’s going to be a great time.

        There are four stages, two of which are directly on the Pensacola’s beautiful Gulf Coast beach, and plenty of accommodations within walking distance (shuttle service available to those staying in downtown Pensacola or on either end of Pensacola Beach’s Santa Rosa Island).

        We had an amazing time at last year’s DeLuna Fest — vacation, beach party, music festival, and the company of awesome music lovers bundled together makes for an awesome event. We encourage you to experience the awesomeness of this festival.

    PROTIP:  There are a limited quantity of advance-price tickets on sale available here, but act fast before the passes increase to standard price.

    When:  Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2012 
    Where:  Casino Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach, FL
    Awesome?:  Definitely

    DeLuna Fest Facebook & Twitter

    Love & Beach Jams,
    Grooveshark & Deluna Fest

  2. Grooveshark had the opportunity to sit down and chat with world-renowned DJ A-Trak at DeLuna Fest 2011! Check out the exclusive interview where A-Trak gives insight to life as a DJ, his record label Fool’s Gold, and his creative method behind smash hit “Barbara Streisand”. 

  3. Since it’s Friday, we figured less is more. Less words, more pictures! Our DeLuna Fest pictures and video came in today and we wanted to share them with you as promised!

    The video is an incredible way to take in the entire weekend and festival. You can feel the energy, hear the music and feel the fun… Enjoy!

    We have some incredible photos of employees, fans, attendees, artists, crowds and the Grooveshark stage. If you weren’t able to meet us this past weekend, you can experience the festival through our pictures. If you were there, keep a lookout.. you might be in our album!

    To view our album on Facebook click here!

    Video and all photos courtesy of Alexia Johnson.

  4. Have you met our friends The Limousines? If you haven’t, you need to immediately, if not sooner. 

    Grooveshark decided to feature The Limousines in this week’s Artist Profiler after hanging out with them this weekend at DeLuna Fest! Not only is their music infectious, we had a crazy fun time getting to know them this weekend. The electro pop beats mixed with lively vocals makes The Limousines immensely likable.

    The Limousines

    The Basics
    ·      Given Names:  Eric & Gio
    ·      Ages: 27
    ·      Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area

    What instruments do you both play on or off the stage?

    Eric plays guitar when working on songs but doesn’t play on stage, Gio plays piano, synths, beats, drums, and all programming. 

    Who would your dream collaboration be with?

     Having our stuff remixed by Justice or MSTRKRFT, doing a song with the Flaming Lips, recording with Nigel Godrich, Kanye, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Cliff Martinez to score a limos snuff movie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Crystal Castles.

    Describe your music in 3 words.

    Shut up, dance.

    What are your spirit animals? 

    Eric’s chihuahua is his familiar.  Gio’s spirit animal is a Condor.

    What movie(s) do you wish you made the soundtrack to?

    There Will Be Blood, Fight Club, Tron, The Social Network.

    And last but not least, what are your favorite foods?

    Cured meats and cheeses 

    Check out some pictures of The Limousines playing on the Grooveshark stage at DeLuna Fest this weekend:

    All photos courtesy of Alexia Johnson.

  5. This past Thursday over 40 Grooveshark employees packed up their bags, picked carpools, and headed north to “America’s Original Beach Party”. Grooveshark had a tent, stage and three stations giving away free water to hydrate DeLuna Fest attendees all weekend. We gave away tons of swag to Grooveshark fanatics and artists alike. And we had an incredible time getting to meet all kinds of fans and getting to know some of our favorite artists!

    We want to thank all of the people that stopped by to say hi, get some water, or pick up some swag from us. One of our favorite things to do is meet our loyal sharks, and it was such a pleasure getting to meet all of you! We also want to give a big thanks to all the artists who played on the Grooveshark stage- we enjoyed rocking out all weekend while we worked.

    Check out a few pictures of Grooveshark employees with some of their favorite artists below:

    Here are some sharks hanging with Matt and Kim!

    Hanging out with A-Trak. Stay tuned for an interview, more pictures and some video with A-Trak soon!

    Our favorite South Africans, The Parlotones! 

    Here is the lovely Glenn Hodgson of the Parlotones looking mighty stylish in his Grooveshark shades!

    We want to send another big thanks to all of the artists that played on our stage: Mr. Farenheit, Griffin House, Dinosaur Feathers, Sleeper Agent, The Limosines, Stars, A-Trak, Ladytron, June in January, Still Corners, Quiet Company, Motopony, War on Drugs, The Sounds, Diplo, The Hood Internet, The Fuel Girls, Asobi Seksu, Hands, Nico Vega and Grouplove. Also, we want to thank Alexia Johnson for being our amazing photographer, and to everyone at Deluna Fest for making it happen- we had an amazing time and look forward to next year!

    Keep an eye out to see what festival Grooveshark will be hitting up next! Rock on, sharks.

  6. Grooveshark is so excited to be spending the weekend in Pensacola, FL at DeLuna Fest! We believe in working hard and playing hard and this weekend we will be doing both.

    Grooveshark will have our very own stage featuring incredible artists including Quiet Company, Ladytron, Diplo, The Hood Internet, Grouplove and many more. 

    We will also have an orange Grooveshark tent with people giving out Grooveshark swag and free water. There will be three water stations around the festival where sharks will be handing out water for free! We are the only people at DeLuna Fest that will be giving out free water so be on the lookout. It’s important to stay hydrated!

    We will be meeting with different bands and musicians throughout the weekend, so look out for great pictures and contests on Facebook and Twitter! For now, we would like for you to enjoy some pictures of our Sharks working at DeLuna Fest so far! Enjoy…

    Here is some of the awesome Grooveshark swag that we will be giving away!

    How about those sweet sweatbands? Gotta stay dry!

    If you are at the festival we would love for you to come by, hang out and say hi! We hope you all have had an awesome Friday and have a great weekend. We will be updating after DeLuna Fest to give you a recap of all the weekend fun! 

  7. Heard of America’s Original Beach Party? In 1559, Spanish conquistador Tristan De Luna made his landing on what is now Pensacola Beach, FL. After landing, he and his shipmates threw the first American beach party to celebrate - and 450 years later, the first American beach party was revived last year with Deluna Fest!

    Deluna Fest 2011 will kick off October 14th through the 16th in Pensacola Beach, FL. With an average temperature of 79 degrees in October and steps away from the Gulf of Mexico there will be 6 stages with an incredible lineup of bands including Linkin Park, Cake, Weezer, The Shins, Jane’s Addiction and many more.

    We have 4 pairs of tickets to giveaway over the next 4 weeks. To enter to be one of the 4 lucky winners to win tickets to Deluna Fest 2011, follow the steps below:

    1. Follow @Grooveshark on Twitter

    2. RT this Tweet 

    RT @Grooveshark: Grooveshark Giveaway: win Deluna Fest tickets! Check out http://tny.gs/oS6zB3 for more info #Deluna Fest

    Simple as that! The contest begins now and will end on Wednesday, October 12th at 6pm EST. Only one entry per person. We will randomly pick winners and announce them on Twitter on 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, and 10/12. 

    If you have any questions, just ask us at twitter.com/Grooveshark. Now, get to tweeting!