An East Coast Coachella? AEG Live eyes Queens for Panorama Festival
There’s a potential new festival touching down in Queens as early as next summer. “Coachella could be coming to Queens” reports the always hyperbolic Daily News — and that’s not entirely true or feasible. Sure, the concept of an “East Coast Coachella” sounds great, but the idyllic Palm Springs weather and polo club are impossible to duplicate in an urban environment. Plus the real link here is AEG Live — not Goldenvoice specifically — who are in talks to bring a festival to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the ’64/’65 Worlds Fair.
It is also being reported that the festival, tentatively titled “Panorama,” would occur 2 weeks after Governors Ball. One of the few festivals to survive more than two years in New York City.
Panorama would be the largest event since the aforementioned Worlds Fair and would be a welcome addition to the area, bolstering the local economy as well as rehabilitating the deteriorating park.
The festival is allegedly already booking talent. AEG representatives were unavailable for comment at this time.