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Field Day Festival 2005 Called Off

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The two-day Field Day Festival concert slated for July 16-17 in Red Hook, NY, has been called off by promoter Andrew Dreskin.

The festival, which was to be held on the Greig Farm in Red Hook, was expected to draw 30,000 people, and host 50-60 nationally known acts.

In a prepared statement, Dreskin said, “A combination of factors, including scheduling conflicts relating to the dates of the 2005 festival, talent available and the continuing specter of the New York state mass-gathering laws (which require special permission for events expected to draw large crowds) led to the decision to postpone the festival.”

Dreskin went on to say that he hopes to hold the festival in Red Hook in the summer of 2006 instead. He thanked Red Hook officials in the statement for their “tremendous vision in recognizing the benefits that a world-class music and arts festival can bring to the town of Red Hook.”

“It has been a pleasure working with each of them,” said Dreskin, “and Field Day looks forward to working closely with them on the planning for the 2006 event.”

The town board in Red Hook originally approved the festival last December, five months after the event was proposed. Grieg Farm has also hosted the Gathering of the Vibes festival, another two-day, multi-act concert, in the summer of 2001. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers