Panorama Festival - Randall's Island, NYC July 22-24

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Yesterday Billboard Magazine posted this Tweet:
Mobile Link: https://twitter.com/billboard/status/686722057229463552


Goldenvoice, the event producers behind the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, have formally announced a new festival called Panorama set for this summer at New York City's Randall's Island Park on July 22-24.

In an announcement, Panorama is being billed as "Three days of music, art, technology, and local food offerings." The name is taken from the Panorama of the City of New York, a nearly 10,000–square-foot to-scale model of the city located in Queens Museum.

Guns N' Roses, LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris Headlining Coachella 2016

"We look forward to bringing Panorama to New York City and introducing a new festival that showcases today's top music acts," said Mark Shulman, Festival Producer at Goldenvoice, in a statement. "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."

The announcement follows a petition launched by the organizers behind the city's Governors Ball festival that asked Mayor Bill de Blasio to reject a proposal for Panorama that had scheduled its dates for June at the same park. The concern was that Panorama would cannibalize Governors Ball's ticket sales.

Governors Ball Petitions NYC Mayor to Reject AEG's New Panorama Music Festival

Now, rather than two weeks after Governor's Ball, Panorama will be held seven weeks later.

As well, Goldenvoice states it will continue its work from the past two years to produce an event at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, possibly bringing the festival there in years to come.

"Goldenvoice has received tremendous support from the local community and elected officials who recognize the immense economic benefits these types of events deliver to their businesses and constituents," said Shulman. "We look forward to continuing our discussions with NYC Parks to create an event to take place in Queens in the future."

Goldenvoice operates under production giant AEG Live. In 2008 the company launched a failed New York-area festival called All Points West, which was held in Jersey City's Liberty State Park, but lasted just two years.
 

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There's nothing on Coldplay's schezule that weekend, just sayin.........
 

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I'm calling LCD Soundsystem to headline fo sho and the rest is icing on the cake
Wish List:
DISCLAIMER - I have not checked any bands schedule except for Coldplay and the now Re-joined LCD and this is just a WISH LIST
Coldplay
Radiohead
Ben Howard
Trombone Shorty
Jakob Dylan
El Vy and or
The National
James Bay
The Staves
Foals
Bon Iver
Fleetwood Mac
Group Love
Tame Impala
U2 - never gonna happen
Alabama Shakes
Black Submarine
Vance Joy
Sigur Ros
Interpol
Mat Kearney
Keane - get your shit together
The Verve - same
The Chainsmokers
The Pretenders
Adele
Mumford and Sons - so Marcus Haney would crash/sneak in by boat that I could supply since it's on an Island
Flea -special guest for Radiohead so I can't actually wish for Atoms For Peace and I need some Ed glances
Snow Patrol
Arcade Fire
Ziggy Stardust coming in for a landing and just here for a visit
Big Audio Dynamite
Squeeze
All my Coldplayers
La Crema or Kendall Jackson Wines
 
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Death Cab for Cutie is playing at Govs Ball so def not playing Pamorama
and now this from COS:
Mobile Link: https://twitter.com/coslive/status/687278497165905920

Coachella organizers bringing Panorama to New York City, LCD Soundsystem to headline
New event will take place at the same location as Governors Ball -- just seven weeks later
by Alex Young
on 2016-01-12T21:55:09+00:00">January 12, 2016, 4:55pm


Photo of Governors Ball Music Festival in Randall’s Island Park

Coachella producer AEG/Goldenvoice is moving ahead with its planned New York City music festival. The first Panorama Music Festival will take place July 22nd – 24th at Randall’s Island Park.

A lineup announcement for Panorama is still forthcoming; however, CoS has learned that reunited hometown favorites LCD Soundsystem are among the headliners. As previously reported, the band signed a three-festival deal with AEG/Goldenvoice which will also see them play Coachella and FYF Fest.

Goldenvoice and its parent company AEG originally intended to stage Panorama in June at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Organizers for NYC’s other major music festival, Governors Ball, petitioned the mayor’s office to block the initial Panorama proposal, arguing, “The timing of this proposed event is an aggressive, greedy attempt by [AEG/Goldenvoice] to push a small independent company of born and bred New Yorkers out of business and out of the market.” Now in its sixth year, Governors Ball takes place annually in June at Randall’s Island Park.

Ultimately, New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver turned down AEG/Goldenvoice’s proposal, but for different reasons. He explained to the NY Daily News, “While we are heartened by the interest in one of Queens’ most historic parks, our primary concern is ensuring the park is available for the many New Yorkers who call Flushing Meadows Corona Park their backyard.” Silver added that the city has never held a large-scale, multi-day festival in the grassy parts of the park.

In a press release announcing Panorama’s 2016 details, Goldenvoice producer Mark Shulman said the company is “committed” to producing a “world class event” in Queens. For now, though, they’ll be staging the festival on Governors Ball’s home turf.

Not surprisingly, the move has irked Governors Ball organizers, who called the decision a “short-sighted and disappointing solution.” Governors Ball co-founder Tom Russell told the Daily News, “The city needs a long-term strategy for approving music festivals that ensures it is maximizing the economic and community impact of these events. Scheduling two same-genre festivals on top of each like this makes it difficult for either to provide the maximum benefit to its fans, its neighbors and taxpayers.”

Asked to respond to Governors Ball’s concerns, Shulman said in a statement, “We don’t share that viewpoint. New York City has 12.5 million residents, plus an enormous number of domestic and international visitors, who keep our many sports arenas, music venues, museums, theaters and restaurants at capacity each night.”

Shulman added, “NYC sustains multiple music festivals and Panorama will add one additional entertainment option over the summer. We believe all the many festivals here can coexist, thrive, and have long term success.”

While it is true multiple music festivals do currently exist within New York City’s limits, they’re primarily of the hip-hop and EDM variety. The city is a graveyard for countless alt rock festivals, including All Points West, Vineland, and Field Day. Promoters of these festivals have blamed a competitive market that includes three major arenas, a football stadium, and nearly a hundred clubs. While Governors Ball has managed to find success, it remains to be seen whether it’ll be able to complete with a corporate juggernaut such as AEG/Goldenvoice.

Governors Ball, set to take place June 3rd – 5th, boasts a lineup that includes Kanye West, The Strokes, The Killers, Beck, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, M83, HAIM, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, and Jamie xx.
 
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