Panorama Festival To Leave Randall's Island, Seeks Queens Destination

Panorama Festival To Leave Randall’s Island, Seeks Queens Destination

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Panorama Music Festival, AEG / Goldenvoice’s festival on Randall’s Island in New York, is reportedly taking a break after three years as organizers reportedly seek a more amenable climate at Flushing Meadows.

Panorama was originally envisioned to take place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, and organizers are continuing discussions with NYC Parks to take it there, according to a statement issued to Billboard. The AEG / Goldenvoice festival has bumped heads with another festival on Randall’s Island, Governor’s Ball. That festival’s promoter, Founders Entertainment, had originally protested AEG building a festival around the same time frame as it. Panorama eventually found its way to Randall’s Island seven weeks after Governor’s Ball.

Founders Entertainment was bought by Live Nation in 2016.

Full statement 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.

h/t Billboard

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