Panorama made headlines in 2016 as the Coachella of the east coast. Produced by Goldenvoice (Coachella, FYF Fest, Stagecoach), the three-day festival welcomed tens of thousands of music fans to its inaugural year with memorable performances from LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, Arcade Fire, and The National just to name a few.
On Thursday morning, Goldenvoice announced that Panorama would be returning for its second year next summer, taking place once again at Randall’s Island Park July 28-30. The park on Randall’s Island is also home to major music festivals Governor’s Ball and Electric Zoo each summer.
The news comes in the middle of what has been an exciting week for music festival fans, with Hangout Fest, Rock on the Range, and Primavera Sound all releasing their 2017 lineups. The lineup announcements give avid festival goers an idea of what the market could potentially hold for other festivals around the globe in 2017, with acts like Frank Ocean, The xx, Run The Jewels, and Metallica, beginning to fill mysterious gaps their touring schedules next year.
Panorama initially made waves in the New York City concert market when they announced they’ be setting a footprint in Queens for global event promoter AEG Live in a city mostly dominated by rivals Live Nation. Things heated up even more when it was announced that Panorama would be moving to Randall’s Island where Founders Entertainment/Live Nation’s GovBall is held every year. It was a move which forced LiveNation and Founders to scramble together a second major music event in the fall to compete with the new kid in town with The Meadows.
With AEG’s Coachella still holding the title as the biggest music event on the west coast, and arguably the biggest music festival on the planet, it should be interesting, or at least incredibly loud and entertaining, to see how their east coast presence grows over the next couple years.
Advance passes for Panorama in 2017 are available now by visiting here.