The People Behind Coachella Could Be Bringing a Massive Music Festival to NYC Next Summer

Hitting Coachella could be a little more realistic for you next summer.

At least, if its California location was your main roadblock in previous years, as you tried to keep your FOMO under control as the photos flooded Instagram.

Though nothing is set in stone, word is that AEG Live, the company behind Coachella, is considering Queens, New York for a Coachella spinoff festival called Panorama.

“The city has been quietly talking with one of the nation’s biggest concert promoters about putting on a music festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park next June,” according to NY Daily News.

As of now, the new festival is scheduled for June 2016, in the wake of Governors Ball, which traditionally goes down the first week of June. Meaning, you may want to stay in town for both.

Naturally, the organizers of Gov Ball aren’t too thrilled.

“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 Entertainment, which puts on Governors Ball, according to the Daily News.
I get that; while I’m a lot happier with this news than Russell is, it probably makes more sense to space them out. As of right now, however, nothing has been confirmed and AEG is yet to officially comment on the report.
Either way, this is definitely good news to wake up to today.