NYC’s summer festival circuit has one less contender.
Gone are the days— at least this summer— of choosing between Governors Ball and Panorama, comparing lineups, figuring what works best with your schedule. According to parent company AEG, the 3-year-old festival will not be taking place this year, with plans to move it to Corona Park where it had originally been envisioned. Citing denial of a permit from City Parks to have the fest continue to take place on Randall’s Island, Panorama will join the Meadows Festival in the coming years as soon as the new permits can be sorted out.
“Panorama will be taking a hiatus in 2019 while we continue discussions with NYC Parks to bring the festival to Flushing Meadows Corona park in Queens, where it was originally envisioned.” AEG said in a recent statement. “We were disappointed in NYC Parks denial of our permit application despite the long term benefits this event would deliver to the community and the park. While we have enjoyed our time on Randall’s island and its great facilities, we feel that we have achieved all that we can at this site. We look forward to continued conversations with city parks to explore making the Flushing Meadows site a reality. Until then, we thank the fans and artists who supported the event for the last 3 years of fantastic performances.”
While you wait for Panorama to announce its grand return to NYC/the Meadows of Flushing Corona, check out this year’s GovBall lineup