East Coasters, Rejoice! New York Will Get Their Own Version of Coachella
When festival season rolls around, there are a lot of solid options to choose from. You’ve got Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Lollapalooza… But let’s be honest. If you want the quintessential festival experience, Coachella is sort of a must. Full of celebs, enough boho festival outfits to stock every Free People store and the crème de la crème of musical acts, the LA-based event can hardly be matched — until now, that is.
Parent companies of Coachella AEG and Goldenvoice have announced that they are officially launching a New York-based version of the festival called Panorama. The new festival is set to take place July 22 to 24 in New York City’s Randall’s Island Park. Following the winning formula of most other festivals, Panorama promises musical performances, art installations and some of the best food the city has to offer.
“We look forward to bringing Panorama to New York City and introducing a new festival that showcases today’s top music acts,” said Goldenvoice Festival Producer Mark Shulman in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
Panorama’s main competition will likely be Governors Ball, which is set to take place at the same location about a month and a half before the inaugural event. While Panorama’s lineup has yet to be released, Kanye West, The Strokes and The Killers are headlining at Governors Ball, so there is definitely some competition there. There is no dedicated website for Panorama just yet, but be sure to keep and eye on Goldenvoice’s Twitter page, because we’re guessing a link will be posted there first.
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