A new festival is set to make its mark on the East Coast.
For all the East Coast fans, Coachella is about to transplant itself to NYC-- at least, that's the idea, although the festival name won't be exactly the same. Word is that Coachella's parent company, Goldenvoice, which is owned by AEG, has announced a new festival for New York that's tentatively called Panorama.
The festival is being touted, much like Coachella, as "Three days of music, art, technology, and local food offerings." It's set to take place at Randall's Park, which is where some controversy comes into play. Governor's Ball (which recently announced an extremely dope line-up) has started a petition to get Mayor Bill de Blasio to reject a proposal that has Panorama scheduled in June, just two weeks after the Gov Ball. A Govenor's Ball organizer stated, "The timing of this corporate-run festival would threaten our ability as a small business to continue putting on the kind of event that has showcased the best artists, created hundreds of local jobs and put millions of dollars back into the city’s economy." In any case, it appears that Panorama is actually scheduled to happen seven weeks after Governor's Ball, according to HypeBeast.
This isn't the only hurdle Panorama has had to overcome, the festival initially wanted to use Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens as its location, but the request was rejected by the Parks Department.
Mark Shulman, a festival producer at Goldenvoice, voiced his excitement to bring this festival to NYC: "We look forward to bringing Panorama to New York City and introducing a new festival that showcases today’s top music acts. We’re committed to creating an event that will provide significant benefits to New York City with the level of experience and meticulous attention to detail for which Goldenvoice is known."
We'll keep you posted as more details on this inaugural festival arrive.