Coachella may be bringing hippie vibes to Queens, New York. One of music’s biggest festivals may be taking place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next June, the New York Daily News reports.
AEG Live, the promoter behind Coachella, has reportedly already started filling their roster of acts who would perform at the festival, which may happen two weeks before another huge NYC festival, the Governor’s Ball. The festival is tentatively called Panorama. It would be the biggest event to hit Queens, NY since the 1964 World Fair.
The tentative date of Panorama is causing a stir with the organizers behind The Governor’s Ball, which takes place on Randall’s Island every year.
“The timing of this corporate-run festival would threaten our ability as a small business to continue putting on the kind of event that has showcased the best artists, created hundreds of local jobs and put millions of dollars back into the city’s economy,” said Tom Russell of Founders
Coachella usually attracts about 200,000 concertgoers each year.