Now Governors Ball Wants To Do A Festival In Queens, Too

At the end of September, we reported that AEG, the production company behind Coachella and Firefly, was in talks with the city of New York to host a new music festival called Panorama in June 2016 in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park. That’s the same month that Governor’s Ball comes to NYC’s Randall’s Island every year, and the Gov Ball organizers understandably weren’t too happy about that — they petitioned the city to block Panorama from happening, arguing that “The timing of this proposed event is an aggressive, greedy attempt by AEG to push a small independent company of born and bred New Yorkers out of business and out of the market.” Just a couple of weeks ago, another competitor joined the fray, with Madison Square Garden asking for permission to host a “major outdoor music festival” in the same Queens park at the end of June. And now, the battle for Corona Park continues: BrooklynVegan reports that Founders Entertainment, the company behind Governors Ball, has also applied to host a three-day festival in Corona Park from September 30 to October 2. That is a lot of proposed festivals in Corona Park!