Coachella may be coming to Queens.
In a new report from the Daily News, it seems music conglomerate AEG Live is planning to throw a major music festival in Flushing Corona Meadows Park in the end of June. According to the report, the festival will be called Panorama Festival.
While nothing has been confirmed, AEG is in talks with a number of artists, and has tentatively carved out a weekend just two weeks after the popular Governors Ball festival on Randall’s Island.
Governors Ball is put on by Founders Entertainment, one of the last remaining independent promotion companies still throwing large scale events. Their representative, Tom Russell, said “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.”
Meanwhile, representatives of the city are torn on the issue, as this would be the first for-profit company to use the space. The Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World festival was held in the same location, but that festival was produced by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The one-day festival featured performances from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ozomatli, Rebirth Brass Band and more, and was also held in June.
AEG declined to comment to the Daily News on the subject, but considering the success of Coachella, we wouldn’t be surprised if this festival was announced in the coming weeks.
[Via Daily News]