Panorama, Goldenvoice’s east coast answer to Coachella, will not take place in 2019.
After debuting in 2016 Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem, promoters AEG and Goldenvoice have decided to take a break in 2019, citing issues with the venue.
“While we have enjoyed our time on Randall’s Island and its great facilities, we feel that we have achieved all that we can at this site,” AEG sent out in a statement.
AEG originally attempted to host the festival at Flushing Meadows in Queens, but ran into issues with another New York festival, Governors Ball, regarding its timing. Eventually, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and NYC Parks had to get involved, and, writes Billboard, “negotiated a compromise between the two sides, moving Panorama to Randalls Island and pushing the festival back into July, seven weeks after Governors Ball.”
Read the full statement from AEG below.
Panorama will be taking a hiatus in 2019 while we continue discussions with NYC Parks to bring the festival to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, where it was originally envisioned.
We had a fantastic experience with Paul Simon this past September at Flushing Meadows and look forward to returning in the future.
We were disappointed in NYC Parks denial of our permit application despite the long term benefits this event would deliver to the community and the park.
While we have enjoyed our time on Randall’s Island and its great facilities, we feel that we have achieved all that we can at this site. We look forward to continued conversations with City Parks to explore making the Flushing Meadows site a reality. Until then, we thank the fans and artists who supported the event for the last 3 years of fantastic performances.
Photo via aLIVE Coverage for Panorama