Camp Bisco 2014 likely to move to new location
This year, it appears as though Camp Bisco may have plans to set up camp elsewhere. It has been reported that the promoter behind the three-day festival, MCP Presents, did not apply for the necessary permits and approvals required to hold the event at Indian Lookout Country Club, as in previous years. Typically, planning for the July festival would begin the previous fall, but this failed to occur in late 2013.
Furthermore, unlike in previous years, MCP did not distribute a post-event report stating that less than the maximum 12,000 tickets to the event were sold. Bisco is known for attracting tens of thousands of festival-goers well over capacity, and in the past have hosted at least 20,000 people.
Frank Potter, owner of Indian Lookout, revealed that if Bisco were to find a new site to call home this year, it may be partially due to legal matters. A civil lawsuit was filed against MCP on behalf of attendee Heather Bynum, who suffered brain damage after she had a seizure at the festival in 2012. The festival was accused of not being equipped with emergency services, which led to delays in Bynum’s treatment.
Despite this, Potter also stated that MCP received approval to hold an electronic music festival from the small town of Saugerties, situated next to the Hudson River and in between Poughkeepsie and Albany. However, official word about Camp Bisco will only be made via formal releases such as its Facebook and Twitter. Last year, Bisco early bird tickets went on sale in the beginning of February, with the first phase of lineups announced about three weeks later. As of yet, the festival has not made any official announcements via either social media platforms.