Well, it appears that the Great New York Music Festival Wars, as foretold in ancient texts, are upon us. Despite protestations from the organizers behind Governors Ball, the Goldenvoice (Coachella, Firefly, Hangout) staged Panorama Festival is set to stage its initial run at Randall’s Island from July 22nd to the 24th. You may have noticed that both festivals share the same exact outdoor venue roughly a month apart from each other, so we’ll see out how this move works out as decided by YOU humble live music consumer.
Panorama came out swinging today with what, I assume, is their initial lineup announcement featuring heavyweight mainstream acts including Kendrick Lamar, Sia, A$AP Rocky and Alabama Shakes and four horsemen of the hipocalypse; LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The National and Sufjan Stevens.
Passes go on sale this Friday, March 4th at 12pm EST with the rest of the just announced lineup available below.