Coachella Start a New Festival, Leave Governor’s Ball Unhappy
With the expansion of the electronic dance music scene and the future of electronic dance music giant SFX unsure, promoters can’t help but come up with new concepts every now then then. It’s AEG Live’s turn, as allegedly, the entertainment company that brought you Coachella, are bringing “Panorama”, their new baby, to New York.
In case you’ve missed the news earlier this year, Coachella sold a massive 198,000 tickets during the 2015 edition, cementing the festival’s place for yet another year, as one of the biggest festivals in the world. “Panorama” will surely leave fans thrilled, however promoters that don’t have the enormous corporate funding that Coachella does, aren’t happy at all, as Tom Russell of Founders Entertainment, the company behind Governor’s Ball said:
“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”
AEG Live are not unfamiliar with the East Coast’s music tastes, as the company already held the All Point West in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park back to back in 2008 and 2009, featuring artists such as Jay Z, My Bloody Valentine, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead and others.