Coachella Producers Reportedly Planning Festival In Queens
Rumor has it that AEG Live — the production company that hosts Coachella and Firefly — has been in talks with the city of New York in the hopes that they will be able to put on a brand new music fest in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. If you’re unfamiliar with the borough of Queens’ massive park, know that it’s one of New York’s coolest, it’s the home of the landmark Unisphere sculpture, and it’s also the place where this happened way back in 1997:
The New York Daily News reports that the festival is tentatively named Panorama (though for what it’s worth, there’s already a Brazilian dance festival that goes by the same name based in Rio De Janeiro) and if all goes as planned, it will take place in June of 2016, the same month that Governor’s Ball takes over Randall’s Island just Northwest of Flushing. The park recently hosted the U.S. Open, but this festival would be one of the biggest events to take place in Queens since the 1964 World’s Fair.