Muddy, Druggy Hudson Project Festival Ends Miserably

By Chris DeVille / July 14, 2014

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.