Muddy, Druggy Hudson Project Festival Ends Miserably

Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Last weekend’s inaugural Hudson Project, the first music festival to be held at the Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York since Woodstock ’94, ended up just as much of a muddy mess as the last time music fans congregated there. Billboard reports that after getting off to a good start Friday and Saturday, the festival canceled its final day after intense rainfall was forecasted. Although some festival-goers took to Twitter upset that the Hudson Project didn’t carry on like other rain-soaked festivals such as last year’s Governor’s Ball, canceling Sunday’s festivities turned out to be the right choice, as demonstrated by this video:

More like Sog-erties amirite? Although the Hudson Project’s lineup skewed toward EDM and jam-bands, the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Moby, Modest Mouse, Flying Lotus, Twin Shadow, Four Tet, and the Flaming Lips performed earlier in the weekend, before the farm descended into #MudsonProject hysteria. Among the canceled Sunday lineup were Bassnectar, Action Bronson, STRFKR, Flatbush Zombies, Lunice, and Widowspeak. As of Monday morning, some festival-goers were still having their cars towed off site while others were stranded and facing a food and water shortage. State police also announced what Billboard described as “dozens of drug arrests” around the same time the cancelation notice came down. Farm Fest, a jam-band and EDM festival happening later this month in Vernon, New Jersey, is offering a $27 discount on gate tickets to anyone wearing a Hudson Project wristband.