Posted in music on November 27, 2007

Lollapalooza promoters to stage 3-day New Jersey festival next summer

Vineland

The promoters of Lollapalooza are going into competition with themselves by staging a three-day music festival in New Jersey next summer the weekend after Lollapalooza plays Grant Park.

C3 Presents, the Texas-based company that brought Lollapalooza to the Chicago lakefront in 2005, announced Tuesday that it would partner with Festival Republic, the company behind several huge European festivals, to stage the Vineland Music Festival in Vineland, N.J., on Aug. 8-10, 2008. The festival will be held on a 550-acre private farm within an hour’s driving distance of New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Lollapalooza is scheduled to return for its fourth year at Grant Park on Aug. 1-3.....C3 now annually books three major summer festivals: Lollapalooza, Vineland and the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas. Jones said he had no additional festival plans in the works for 2008. [Chicago Tribune] (via)

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Comments (157)

>>> within an hour’s driving distance of New York, Philadelphia
>>> and Washington, D.C.

That's un-possible.

Posted by Steve | November 27, 2007 6:17 PM

Depends on what kind of car you're driving.

Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Posted by Doc Brown | November 27, 2007 6:19 PM

Lolla/Glasto Producers Launching Rock-Oriented Festival
November 27, 2007, 2:45 PM ET

Ray Waddell, Nashville
After much speculation that C3 Presents would roll out a new music festival in Philadelphia, the Austin-based promoter/producer has pulled an end run and announced the Vineland (N.J.) Music Festival in a partnership with U.K. festival producer Melvin Benn's Festival Republic.

"For our company to be involved with an individual who more or less has inspired the American festival movement as we know it today is an honor for us," C3 partner Charlie Jones tells Billboard.com. C3 produces Lollapalooza in Chicago and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin.

Vineland, a destination camping festival, is set for Aug. 8-10 at a 500-acre, privately-owned farm in Vineland, N.J., about 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

Formerly trading as Mean Fiddler, Festival Republic's managing director Benn is one of the most respected festival producers in the world. He took control of the Reading (U.K.) Festival in 1989, which annually draws some 80,000 people. In 1999, Benn added the Leeds Festival to his portfolio and in 2006 Festival Republic created the Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Suffolk. In 2002, Benn also took on producing, licensing, organizational duties and part ownership of the Glastonbury Festival, which now has a capacity of 177,500.

Calling Glastonbury "the most inspirational event" he has ever attended, C3's Jones says his company and Benn's had been working on parallel paths to bring a European-styled festival event to the region. "We had picked Philadelphia as a market and we had been working diligently with the (the city's) Fairmount Parks Commission to launch a festival in downtown Philadelphia," says Jones.


"We were going through the process with the city and the Commission was very motivated and excited about having this done. But, unfortunately, some of the political things that happened in Philadelphia got bogged down with the current administration," Jones continues. "Fortunately, we were able to meet with Melvin about this (Vineland) site and we're now going to launch a beautiful festival at this beautiful site that will ultimately service the people of Philadelphia."

C3 Presents resurrected the Lollapalooza brand in 2005 at Chicago's Grant Park, after arriving on the festival landscape with the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2002. The two events grossed $9.8 million and $11.3 million respectively in 2007; both are held in urban areas.

"The European, Melvin Benn model festival model is a camping festival and ours are based more on urban green spaces," says Jones. "The goal is to take our model and his model and somehow merge it to where there is a feeling of a European camping festival and an American festival at the same time."

Vineland sits about halfway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. "The community of Vineland, including the mayor, is very supportive and excited to have this in their community," says Jones, who would not disclose terms of the lease. "But it is long enough to invest in an event like this and host a festival that will hopefully be around for a long time."

Jones describes capacity for the festival as "very large," likely in the range of the 80,000-capacity Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. He says offers to bands are currently out, but none could be confirmed at deadline.

"Vineland will be rock-oriented but the music will be extremely diversified, with hopes of drawing all different types of people," Jones says. His partners in C3, which won the Top Independent Promoter award at the recent Billboard Touring Awards, are Charlie Walker and Charles Attal.

Posted by Billboard | November 27, 2007 6:23 PM

I would go.

Posted by Eduardo | November 27, 2007 7:09 PM

I'm in

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 7:50 PM

about time the north east gets a good festival... all you jersey haters STAY OUT!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 7:50 PM

I heard My Bloody Valentine is going to play this...perpetually.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 8:31 PM

Big surprise the Philadelphia government blew this oppertunity... Mayor John Street is a moron! It's probably better this way since Fairmont Park is a dump and the city averages at least a murder each day.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 8:49 PM

Shitfest '08

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 9:05 PM

I don't know much about lollapalooza. It's a party, right? Well let me tell you something. The real party's at my link. Hit it. Bring beer. Imports only. I'm a monarch.

Posted by Chatty Kathy | November 27, 2007 9:23 PM

yea how in earth did it take this long? thank god. any idea what that area is like? suburban? camping? or will people stay in philly?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 9:25 PM

yea how in earth did it take this long? thank god. any idea what that area is like? suburban? camping? or will people stay in philly?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 9:25 PM

BV, I noticed you deleted the comments posted under other BV items by someone spamming for some Turkish wood sellers (WTF?). How 'bout deleting the ones by "Chatty Kathy" as well?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 9:27 PM

Well it's about time our area got a big festival. Hope some good bands play it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 9:43 PM

"yea how in earth did it take this long? thank god. any idea what that area is like? suburban? camping? or will people stay in philly?"

Camping. It'll be similar to Bonnaroo.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 10:00 PM

i like the idea of a big festival coming to our area, but at what point do we reach over-saturation?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 10:07 PM

This will be Field Day Fest 2008......

Hope they get back....
1) Radiohead
2) Beck
3) Beastie Boys
4) Blur
5) Bright Eyes
6) Thursday

Posted by ohhhhh | November 27, 2007 10:31 PM

Definitely a camping area. Philly is about an hour away but Vineland is definitely an odd area for a festival like this since most people in South Jersey listen to Dave Matthews. Hopefully there will be a good lineup and if so, count me in.

Ps. Anon 8:49 The mayor is Michael Nutter not Street anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 10:46 PM

This is in my hometown, the neighborhood I grew up in even. So fucking weird! It's in a suburban/wooded area. There are very few hotels around there and I can't think of any official camp grounds. So good luck finding a place to stay - I'll be at my parents house 5 minutes down the street. The only real option is heading to one of the nearby "pits", which are old sand quarries in the woods. You can probably camp there as long as the cops don't find you. There are a few pits right near where they're having this. Damn, I should start putting together a Vineland Fest local guide for tourists... I never thought tourists would be in shithole Vtown.

Posted by Matt | November 27, 2007 11:16 PM

boredoms on 8/8/08 with 88 drummers at vineland music festival

Posted by boredoms | November 27, 2007 11:19 PM

Matt, thanks for letting us all camp in your backyard!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 11:27 PM

"and I can't think of any official camp grounds. So good luck finding a place to stay"

Matt, if you read the above articles, it says it is taking part on "a 500-acre, privately-owned farm". Presumably part of that 500 acres will be used for parking and camping.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2007 11:37 PM

I know the area and once you factor in parking and stage area there is very little left for camping. Most of it is dense woods and unless they clear cut a ton of trees I have a hard time picturing any space for camping.

Posted by Matt | November 27, 2007 11:43 PM

Actually, it's a slighty bigger from the overhead view then what you see when you drive by. There are a few smaller feilds off to the side. But when you consider that the only good way there is driving then even a large space like that is going to have a hard time with parking. There's NO parking anywhere else around there besides the street.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2026/2070808606_7b9e8f696f_b.jpg

Posted by Matt | November 28, 2007 12:35 AM

Maybe they'll have off-site parking with shuttle buses.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 12:39 AM

any chance for radiohead/mbv/or springsteen?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:37 AM

Daft Punk have already signed up. Radiohead, Blur and MBV are close.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 5:26 AM

Vineland is almost 3 hours from NYC!

Posted by Craig | November 28, 2007 6:17 AM

i grew up near cherry hill, nj..about a half hour from vineland. this area is all farmland and woods, it's basically where the pinelands start. this fest will be very bonnaroo-esque.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 9:22 AM

Its actually closer to the Jersey shore than anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 9:31 AM

No one is gonna go to this. This will suck. Fuck this. Id rather fly out to Chicago week before for Lolla. And like someone said this will be the week of 88 drummers. Im crossing my fingers for Coney Island location.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 9:52 AM

if they don't have shuttle busses from NYC then Im not going obviously. What, Im gonna ride my bicycle down there? Fuck that.

Posted by Unhip in Brooklyn | November 28, 2007 10:00 AM

You can already sign up for their mailing list, I just did!

http://www.vinelandfestival.com

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 10:03 AM

^^I just did!

you did?!?!! yayyyy!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 10:12 AM

I doubt they'll have shuttles, but if you're brave enough, you could drive there or take the Atlantic City train from Penn Station and then take a bus from there, I believe it's 20-30 minutes from AC.

This had better be good. I'm excited, but the lineup has to be solid, and since Jersey is an emo hive, I hope they don't fuck this up by adding a make-up laden pansy group...that's what Bamboozle is for.

Posted by Mitch | November 28, 2007 10:15 AM

I'm stoked!!! I'll totally be there! There are plenty of nearby places to camp. It's about 2 hours from NYC and almost an hour from Philly.

Either way, i hope Radiohead plays!~~

Posted by mike | November 28, 2007 10:20 AM

daft punk already said no dates in 08 stupid

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 10:22 AM

I don't see how anyone could say no one's gonna go. It's close enough to NYC, Philly, DC and Baltimore. If it's as good as the other festivals moreso ACL, Leeds and Reading then this will be a destination festival. I don't really see it going badly unless there's a major fuckup like a bad lineup or shit like what happened with Field Day

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 10:31 AM

some of you people are miserable (i'm looking at you anon: 9:52). all they've announced is a location and you're already b!tching. "no one is gonna do this." care to explain why? you're probably the same kind of douchenozzle that said, "no one is going to go to manchester, tn for a music festival." i'm not saying that this will rival bonnaroo as there is not enough info out there to make a judgement, but i don't see any reason for b!tching at this point. have fun at "lolla"...dork.

Posted by Jeff | November 28, 2007 10:34 AM

anyone have any idea when lineup announcements will be made?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 10:45 AM

I mean, I understand the camping aspect, but there will be parking...can't we just rent a room at a shit AC hotel or just sleep on the floor of a local?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 11:05 AM

Seriously, what kind of ingrate would already be complaining?!?!! No lineup has even been announced yet!

STFU and enjoy this....OR DON'T, and stay home!

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 11:19 AM

I mean, I understand the camping aspect, but there will be parking...can't we just rent a room at a shit AC hotel or just sleep on the floor of a local?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 11:23 AM

Anonymous 8:49 PM wrote:
"Big surprise the Philadelphia government blew this oppertunity... Mayor John Street is a moron! It's probably better this way since Fairmont Park is a dump and the city averages at least a murder each day."

I say: How presumptuous of you, asshole. I bet you've never even been to Fairmount Park, so while we have our problems (and yes, the murder rate is out of control) and yes Street is a lame duck (hopefully things will turn around now that we've elected a new mayor), I really like living here for a variety of reasons that you probably couldn't even begin to understand. If you must know, though, supposedly the real reason is that Electric Factory Concerts (i.e. Live Nation) objected when the proposal for this festival at Fairmount Park was brought to the table since presumably, they didn't want C3 intruding on their business here.

Posted by Uptight scared little know-nothing crybabies should stay away from Philly | November 28, 2007 11:45 AM

Having been to Glasto 92,93,94 and 97...this will not even come close to the best festival on the planet...traffic will be a nightmare along with security...and I don't want to see the Dave Matthews Band as a headliner!

Posted by Shepton Mallet | November 28, 2007 12:05 PM

Im goin to watch it from my backyard...WOOOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 12:57 PM

There's too many festivals! Promoters keep pulling this shit together to make more money. Further, the festival lineups are starting to replicate themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:41 PM

There's too many festivals! Promoters keep pulling this shit together to make more money. Further, the festival lineups are starting to replicate themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:41 PM

There's too many festivals! Promoters keep pulling this shit together to make more money. Further, the festival lineups are starting to replicate themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:43 PM

There's too many festivals! Promoters keep pulling this shit together to make more money. Further, the festival lineups are starting to replicate themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:43 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:56 PM

Mayor: Festival to rock Vineland

VINELAND -- The Red Hot Chili Peppers rocking East Vineland?
The funk-rock superstars could be on the lineup at a three-day outdoor music festival to be held in the city Aug. 8-10.

Melvin Benn, a London-based concert promoter, announced plans for the festival alongside Mayor Perry Barse during a press conference at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Barse said the festival will bring international name recognition to Vineland, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue to local businesses.
"It's going to make Vineland a household name, not only nationally but worldwide, and that's a very positive thing," Barse said.

Benn said the festival would be modeled after the annual Reading Festival in Reading, England, which he has helped organize since 1989.

Past headliners at the Reading Festival include Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the White Stripes and Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

The Vineland Festival will be held on a 570-acre farm near the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Hance Bridge Road. Concertgoers will be able to camp at the site, Benn said.

Eighty to 100 acts from various genres will perform on multiple stages throughout the festival, he said.

A full lineup will be announced and tickets will go on sale in March, according to Benn.

"It won't be entirely rock music, it will be a mix," said Benn, managing director of concert promoter Festival Republic.

A three-day pass, which includes camping and parking, will cost about $225, Benn said.

The Reading Festival draws about 80,000 people; Benn said the Vineland Festival's inaugural year will be smaller in scale, with an expected audience of 10,000 to 20,000 people.

Benn hopes to make the Vineland Festival an annual event.

"The intention is to start small and grow organically," said Benn, who also produces the annual Leeds and Glastonbury music festivals in England.

The promoters will be responsible for all costs associated with the Vineland Festival, including security and cleanup, Benn said.

"We feel the return for Vineland residents, Vineland businesses and Vineland, in general, will be tremendous without any out-of-pocket expenditure," Barse said.

Benn said he has a three-year lease and option to buy on the Vineland farmland, which is owned by Elwyn New Jersey.

That means the property won't sprout houses any time soon, Barse said.

The public will be allowed to use the property as a recreation area for the remainder of each year following the festival, said Stephen Castellano, an Elwyn official.

Benn said he'd been looking for a site to stage a festival on the East Coast and found the Elwyn property through a real-estate agent.

To produce the Vineland Festival, Benn's company is partnering with C3 Presents, an Austin, Texas-based promoter that produces the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Live Nation, a Los Angeles-based national concert promoter, is a principal partner in Festival Republic.

Barse, an avowed fan of The Who, wouldn't say who he'd like to see perform at the festival.

But City Council President John Barretta said he's hoping for a local appearance by a personal favorite: Bob Dylan.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 1:57 PM

"Benn said the Vineland Festival's inaugural year will be smaller in scale, with an expected audience of 10,000 to 20,000 people."

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 2:15 PM

What time does Daft Punk play?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 2:19 PM

10,000-20,000
no way
thats too small for a festival to work
they have more people than that at siren every year.
and the chilli pepers yuck.
still holding out for radiohead/mbv/neilyoung/stripes.
for225 this better be a sick lineup

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 2:34 PM

10,000-20,000
no way
thats too small for a festival to work
they have more people than that at siren every year.
and the chilli pepers yuck.
still holding out for radiohead/mbv/neilyoung/stripes.
for225 this better be a sick lineup

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 2:34 PM

anon 9:22
did you go to high school in cherry hill?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 3:36 PM

Those times are complete lies. It's at least 1.5 hours from NYC and more like close to three hours from Washington, D.C. I know this because I grew up two towns from Vineland.

This could actually have potential. And I get the feeling I'm going to have lots of houseguests that weekend.

Posted by kate | November 28, 2007 4:09 PM

It's more like a half-hour from Philly, but it's all backroads to get out there. It's a great area for camping (but will be hot as balls that time of year). My recommendation to those with the means would be to get a house at the shore (probably LBI) and drive in that way. I'll be at my parents' house :).

Posted by kate | November 28, 2007 4:20 PM

Argh. It isn't backroads from Philly to Vineland–it is all highway! And, it is a bit more than a half hour. And, it is a little over 2 from NYC.
Vineland is the middle of nowhere...the place you drive through to get to the So. Jersey shore.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 4:33 PM

I dunno why a lot of people think that people from south jersey all listen to dave mathews band and emo stuff, thats bs we listen to all kind of stuff here there are actually a lot of gheddo ass people here me not being one of them. I live 2 minutes from the propsed location and drive by it almost daily. It is a bigger area than some people think and it's real easy to get to. Route 55 which runs directly into Philly is about 5 minutes max from the location. I think it would be great if the festival came here it would hopefully help this town and millville. The Jersey shore is about 20-30 minutes from the location and there are tons of campgrounds down there. The closest shore towns would be Sea Isle City and Ocean City so people could check out campgrounds outside of there. The shopping centers in the area are getting much bigger and they are only 5 minutes from the area so it would bring a lot of good to the area. Can't wait I hope it happens.

Posted by rack-em | November 28, 2007 5:21 PM

anyone know who to contact to get on this line up?

Posted by zerick pagan | November 28, 2007 5:47 PM

A psychic.

If they knew who was it in, it would have been in the release.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 6:44 PM

its not 1.5 from new york.. its a little over 2 hours. not including traffic.
i doubt any of my lameass friends want to drive 2 hours for this. depends on whos playing.
id love to

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 10:47 PM

$225!!!?!?


WTF. I am NOT camping when I could stay at someone's house about a half-hour away.

If you cut the camping costs, how much would that be then?

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2007 11:55 PM

V-Town Representing! If ya don't know, now ya know!

Posted by Tim P | November 29, 2007 12:10 AM

$225 is nothing when you consider flying to London, taking a bus from heathrow and then having to pay for a weekend ticket to Reading Festival, which I have been doing on/off for the past 5 years. i'm happy to be saving over 1k!

Posted by Brian | November 29, 2007 10:49 AM

I sense another woodstock one off sort of deal from the sounds of it, if they get the right people it could be a crazy chaotic 3 days, not to mention, they want $225 a person and they are only doing 10-20k people the first year with 125 acts, thats an enourmous amount of money for a lot of acts who won't been seen by a lot of people, which further spells out for something like woodstock where people just say fuck it and go and then they crash the place, i mean the garden holds 20k, and you would not see 125 bands play there in 3 days, its like a delicious bit of history waiting to happen if they get a bunch of good acts, especially 3 months before a presidential election. Besides we all know the northeast is not exactly great at planning festivals and dealing with traffic, its just not our specialty.

Posted by Eric | November 29, 2007 12:37 PM

I know that there are several bands almost signed on already. Velvet revolver, Lil Wayne, Mindless Self Indulgence, Kill Hannah, Fergie, Evanescence, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, SLIPKNOT, Foo Fighters, bon jovi, springsteen, just to name a few.

This festival will be a can't miss event spoken about for years.

Posted by WalterBailey | November 29, 2007 1:28 PM

@WalterBailey...

I'd mostly shoot myself if that was it

Posted by Mike | November 29, 2007 3:08 PM

i'm an indie nerd and i think seeing bruce and lil wayne would be fucking awesome. that being said if thats the rest of the lineup i doubt most of BV's readership will be showing up

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 5:16 PM

What a PERFECT place to have a concert. I live in Bridgeton and going to virgin fest was sooo expensive and such a long drive (it still rocked). I'm pumped for bonnaroo this summer but even that is gonna be expensive AND a 12+ hour drive. The area in Vineland is an amazing location for a festival since it's not far at all from Philly, DC, or NY and a lot of it is farmland. I CANNOT wait!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 5:27 PM

It's not my "Home" town. I grew up 2 towns over in Williamstown, NJ, but I live in Vineland now. It looks like it's at the other end of town, near Millville according to the Google earth map I looked at. I plan to go, especially if Daft Punk is gonna be there. I just love those weird French guys.

Posted by Jennifer | November 29, 2007 6:20 PM

How easy is it to buy weed in Vineland?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 7:06 PM

Ehh, I really want to go. I hope the lineup is as good as lollapalooza, though.
Hope for Bright Eyes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 7:23 PM

how many times does this have to be said
no chance of daft punk playing
after the tour is over there will be no more dates.
no american dates in 08

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 7:48 PM

Anon. 7:48 knows what time Daft Punk goes on but he ain't sayin'. What an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 8:16 PM

dude south jersey is an awesome place for a festival...all these idiots posted before me probably have never been to south jersey...we got tons of drugs and area to party. and the pine barrens are probably one of the coolest places to party...they are infamous for their outdoor raves

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 10:10 PM

anon 10:10

the pine barrens are a cool place for abercrombie and ugg wearing girls from what i hear

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2007 11:02 PM

^^ so is north jersey.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2007 11:12 PM

I doubt any of my lameass friends want to drive 2 hours for this. depends on whos playing.
Visit my site backgammon

Posted by Megan | December 1, 2007 4:08 AM

honestly everyone who is reading this, know THIS: south jersey is a wonderful place, and if we get the blessed chance to have an awesome festival, it will be amazing. the land is like no where else in the world, there is something for everyone, and south jersey is suprisingly jumping with vegetation and long, spralling fields of green. think positive.....

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2007 10:53 AM

Vineland has the only drive-in movie theatre still operating in the state as well!!!!! oh yeah they have the only taco bell in a 40 minute radius which is the main reason i ever stop there!

Posted by benjamin | December 3, 2007 5:11 PM

RE:I know that there are several bands almost signed on already. Velvet revolver, Lil Wayne, Mindless Self Indulgence, Kill Hannah, Fergie, Evanescence, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, SLIPKNOT, Foo Fighters, bon jovi, springsteen, just to name a few.

I really hope that is not true. Fergie? evanescence? jim jones?!

anyone have the actual line up?

Posted by PJ | December 4, 2007 10:35 AM

ok south jersey guys, have fun, if this is the line-up (Velvet Revolver?!) Im staying a 100 miles away for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2007 11:01 AM

to PJ
I highly doubt this. actually i doubt it 100 percent. that would never happen because none of those bands play festivals and because the people who set up lolla and acl dont put "artists" like them in the lineup. provide us with a source and maybe someone can believe you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2007 7:20 PM

Ryan Gentles told me the strokes were playing

Posted by soft | December 4, 2007 11:54 PM

James Murphy told me Daft Punk was playing

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2007 12:08 AM

anon 7:20 -

that's what i was asking for. i was alluding to an earlier post.

anyway, an actual line-up now is pretty impractical.

Posted by PJ | December 6, 2007 12:55 PM

Just another thing to add. This Vineland/Millville area is known for gigantic events. TheGXL, a 512man lan party was hosted just down the block. As a frequenter to lan parties, I know the area, it is nice, and down the road there is Sea Bright, this weird ass town in the middle of no where. Gotta check it out!

Posted by David Eisen | December 12, 2007 11:04 PM

This land is owned by Elwyn.
-Elwyn has been providing services to people with special needs for over 150 years. Today, Elwyn is nationally recognized as a pioneer in developing groundbreaking programs for children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages. Our innovative culture and dedicated staff enable us to help more than 12,000 people build more independent, productive lives.-
I think that's cool.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2007 3:21 PM

will there be canadian rangers weiring red who have no jurisdiction in usa stealing kids stuff like at lalapalooza? can i volunteer to cut ticket costs? bring some blue grass!

Posted by darrell | December 14, 2007 10:53 PM

I've lived in Vineland my whole life & nothing this big has ever happened here. yea, Vineland is the biggest city in nj (by area), but nothing real exciting ever happens out here. So, I dont care how much tickets are, im in!!
Oh, what they said was a lie.
Vineland is 45 minutes Philly;
2 hours from NYC; &
3 hours from D.C.

Posted by David | December 20, 2007 4:15 PM

I live in the area and there is quite a bit of excitement here. There is also a little resistance right now because the site is located in an affluent area of Vineland. Some of the locals just want to be assured that their safety and the safety of their property will be considered. Not a big deal but a sticking point nonetheless.

As far as accommodations, it is my understanding that an area for camping will be provided. There are however a few places in the immediate area to stay:
The Buena Vista Camping Park - 856.697.5555
Budget Lodge - 856.697.8800
Comfort Inn - 856.692.8070
Ramada - 856.696.3800
These are all within 5-10 miles of the site, and I will post a more when I have the chance.

If I can be of assistance in anyway, let me know. I will answer any questions that I can.

Posted by Jason | December 24, 2007 2:41 PM

is this concert happening? If so I would like to buy tickets could you please let me know when and where I can purchase tickets and the approx. cost per person.

Casey

Posted by casey smith | December 24, 2007 4:03 PM

I go to festivals every year. Allgood is great and not too far of a drive from Jersey.

If the tix to this fest are really $225, that would suck! And, I can afford it!

I can go to Camp Jam in the Pines or the Endless Summer Jam, both in the pines for 60 bucks each and still drink and smoke and enjoy camping!

...who the heck am I kidding, see you there!

Posted by Greg | December 25, 2007 11:12 AM

www.campjam.org
www.endlesssummerjam.com

Posted by Greg | December 25, 2007 11:19 AM

I actually live a block away from where this is going to be held. It is a huge farm area, but it is also VERY residential.

I am very excited about this coming to our neighborhood even though it will be a bit of an inconvenience that weekend getting in and out, but we will be at the concert so it will be ok..still, most of the locals in the neighborhood are pretty much against it. I get literature almost daily saying to protest, which I promptly trash,lol. I think it is about time something cool happens around here, as a long time musician, and a fan of events like this and Bonnaroo, I would love to see it be something like this.
But as a person in the neighborhood, and proud homeowner, I really hope people have some respect and clean up after themselves so the local bitchfest people don't have a field day.

Posted by Karen | December 26, 2007 10:07 PM

PARTY AT KAREN'S HOUSE! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2007 11:30 PM

Motor home rentals are available in Bridgeton at Bridgeton Travel Trailer 856-451-7585. Also, 2 campgrounds in the western side about 15 miles from the event. Yogi Bear Tall Pines, and Four Seasons. State Park near by is Parvins State Park.

Posted by Don | December 27, 2007 2:20 PM

I like the idea of renting an RV. If this RV's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'!

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2007 2:55 PM

Yes, I grew up in Vineland and my parents still live there...a two minute walk to the site(!!)and WE think it is freakin amazing that something like this is coming here. I just hope they can get decent artists to perform... if radiohead comes I will surely freak and freak some more if KEANE pays a visit. I agree with some comments, it is very residential and in an area split between the haves and have nots... still very exciting stuff minus the grueling rt55 drive...oh yeah, no camping on my mom's lawn. lol.

Posted by Hazel | December 27, 2007 3:10 PM

We actually joked about letting people camp in our backyard,lol. Having been rained on at many a music festival and concert, it is nice to know I have somewhere to go to get a hot shower and dry clothes,*wink* We already have my brother in Pa and stepsons and assorted friends planning on crashing here that weekend. It is going to be quite the party. I am hoping for Radiohead, and can only hope for Foo Fighters..and Ani DeFranco would be pretty cool as well;she played the Bridgeton Festival two years ago so it is a possibility.

Posted by Karen | December 28, 2007 9:02 AM

Yea its about 2-3 hrs away from NYC and DC and about an hour or less from Philly

Posted by steve | December 31, 2007 12:13 AM

Heeey this is like my dream come true...a festie right around the corner from me! woo whoo DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA WHO TO GET AHOLD OF SOMEONE WHO MAKES DECISIONS ABOUT VENDORS AND ALL THAT JAZZ??? Id really like to peddle some wares since it is sooo close to home :0)
peace and joy.
ash

Posted by ash | January 2, 2008 5:39 PM

ps stop it with all that negative talk... a LOT of my buuuuds take off all summer to travel and hit all the festies. camping is AWESOME and it is part of the festival-going experience...love your neighbor, right?? (or they will rob you blind when you go to check out a show...haha just kiddin :0))
lets see how it goes...225 is a lot of loot though, i must aggree for a first shot at this...

Posted by ash | January 2, 2008 5:48 PM

I am a resident of Vineland. In fact, my house sits on the other side of the woods in which the concert will be played. The large field that has been picked out is great; however, I just urge you to respect the area you are visiting. There are many families in the vicinity and I ask that you respect their houses and property. I'll be sitting on my deck drinking plenty of beers during the concert since I anticipate hearing it from my backyard. In response to many requests for campgrounds, my grandfather built Buena Vista Camp ground in 1976 which sits about 15 minutes from the proposed location. There are no campgrounds right around the corner, but several within a 20 minute radius. Just do a Google map search for campgrounds in 08361 and you will find a place to stay.
Hope everyone has fun, but remember to be respectful and responsible.

Posted by Mark | January 2, 2008 6:35 PM

I really hope Queens of the Stone Age or Interpol play, this could end up being an amazing summer weekend if they book right. And does anyone know when they will announce bands?

Posted by Steve | January 3, 2008 9:57 PM

economic benefits? o man im sure that all of those business that surround and are in walking distance of the proposed site are really going to see an economic boost from this baby- o wait there aren't any withing walking distance of the people that are going to be staying at the concert. The closest and easiest economic centers to the site are located in Millville people- Wal-Mart, Target, Acme and Shop-rite are all much easier to get to than the Vineland business district (or lack there of).

And I can promise you that NARCS isnt a bunch of old people, and to be honest isn't opposed to the concert, just the concert site and the underhanded and truly deceitful way in which the city went about setting this up.
They say that it will help the city and create something for the young people to do. Its one weekend, what about the other 51?
They say that it will be good for Vineland and help turn our city around but tell me this, will the concert fix the crime problem?
make the schools better?
fix the streets?
Will it make the city a place where my generation (yeah I'm 21) wants to move back to and raise our children?
I don't think so.
The concert and the corruption that has been exposed by it are not progress, at best it is a band-aid on a greater problem that Vineland faces- being a place where no one wants to go.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2008 3:15 PM

so what's the problem with the concert? Is it going to make your city less a place that people want to move back to? Get a life you fucking pain in the ass loser. Relax... it's a concert. it's not about fixing the schools or streets. You are the typical, uptight, activist moron that joins these stupid groups like NARCS.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2008 3:25 PM

alright, if i had a lineup i'd be more excited. also any sort of assurance this would happen. this is ten minutes away.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2008 7:28 PM

For the record, up here in central and north jersey, we don't consider south jersey part "New Jersey". South Jersey is a state all its own. Kind of scary.

Posted by MIke | January 14, 2008 7:26 PM

and down here in south jersey we consider North jersey southern new york...

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2008 9:40 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:49 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:53 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:53 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:53 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:53 PM

Lolapolooza arent going to have a chance, if you all are talking 'bout "competition".
Bisco & FF08 will blow them all out of the water.
;/
sorry Vineland

Posted by Aorta Frequency | January 15, 2008 2:53 PM

NARCS vs SCUM, now that would be good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2008 2:56 PM

sorry to say but its about 2 1/2 hours from DC, 40 mins fomr philly, and about 2 1/2 from new york.

Posted by timbomb | January 20, 2008 1:33 PM

sorry to say but its about 2 1/2 hours from DC, 40 mins fomr philly, and about 2 1/2 from new york.

Posted by timbomb | January 20, 2008 1:34 PM

ok, here's the senario on what's going on so far with the festival.....no line up has been announced they're not going to mention anything yet because the plans aren't finalized the city board has to do 1 more vote to allow the concert but that will go through and for camping they will have camping on-site your 225 will include camping and parking so that makes it simple the promoters really don't want the people to leave unless it's needed and they want to have music going till 3-am but the mayor doesn't like that plan too much i've been looking for many months now on how to get ahold of the man in charge because i know a few major bands that want to get on bill and for the people coming from outside areas if you can get to NYC or philly you can take the bus to vineland for philly a bus goes to vineland and it takes about an hour and for NYC you take the bus to atlantic city then you take bus 553 to vineland and that should take you about 3 to 4 hours there's a small uproar from anti concert goers but it's only 150 people and they think there's going to be riots like what happened at woodstock 99 and they don't want it in their neighborhood the only band that's rumored on playing is rage against the machine that's been up for over a month and no promoter has said no on that but they're being hush hush on it and if anyone has anything different i'd like to know where they're getting their info and if it's reliable

Posted by grandma tim clement | January 20, 2008 10:53 PM

The Vineland Music Festival set to take play in New Jersey between August 8-10, 2008 sure has had it’s fair share of problems even getting necessary approval. Another meeting between festival promoters and county officials took place last night left little more decided.

The site plans are scheduled to be reviewed by the Vineland Planning Board at their regular meeting on Feb. 13.

The final decision to approve the contract between the promoters and Elwyn New Jersey, which owns the proposed concert site, will take place within the next 60 days, said council President John Barretta…

However, many who live in the immediate area around the proposed festival site are upset over the sudden influx of concert goers set to descend upon their neighborhood this summer.

Those against the festival’s proposed location, and all the perceived dangers it poses to them, have organized to form Neighbors Against Rock Concert Site (NARCS) and are currently striving to end the city’s plans to hold the concert at the Elwyn property.

[NJ.com]

So it appears we may finally no the final decision regarding the festival sometime in mid-February. At this point, it looks like it’s anyone’s guess as to what will happen.

Posted by grandma tim clement | January 20, 2008 10:58 PM

ok, im from south jersey, born and raised, and i get giddy as fuck at the prospect of a multi day camping fest in my backyard...

but look at the fucking people responsible.

look at the lineups from lollapalooza, glastonbury, and leeds 07. fucking GARBAGE.

last summer i flew out to chicago for the pitchfork music festival. $60 tickets for three days, including GZA, Slint, and Sonic Youth playing thru their best albums back to back. factor in the airfare, find a couch to crash on, and its still cheaper than this $225 corporate bullshit.

that said, you get me a my bloody valentine appearance and i will do anything in exchange. anything.

Posted by james | January 21, 2008 9:13 PM

To Matt... The camping is located ON the festival grounds, in the true festival spirit!

Posted by Festival Goer Kevin | January 24, 2008 12:16 PM

VINELAND, N.J. (AP) - Vineland's going to have to wait for 2009 to rock.

Promoters of the Vineland Music Festival have postponed the event planned for August 8, 9 and 10 until next year.

Organizers say the decision comes after considering bands already touring through the area and the Northeast's festival traffic.

Just this week, the promoters of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival confirmed plans for the All Points West Music & Arts Festival. The Liberty State Park event is scheduled for the same dates the Vineland festival had been planned for.

Organizers say they're spending more time in Vineland and will address any community concerns surrounding the event.

The rock festival was originally proposed for Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.


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Posted by grandma tim clement | January 25, 2008 11:08 PM

it's about time something like this came around going to TN and GA was gettin expensive for someone that lives in delaware. radiohead and back should be sick. now gettin the bisco and telepath would be sick too =)

Posted by astaff | January 29, 2008 5:40 PM

it's about time something like this came around going to TN and GA was gettin expensive for someone that lives in delaware. radiohead and back should be sick. now gettin the bisco and telepath would be sick too =)

Posted by astaff | January 29, 2008 6:21 PM

That is so sad. I thought there was a vote on 2/13
I was looking forward to a local rock festival for me and my gal pals and our teens.
I dont want to travel hundreds of miles from Philly to do it.
Please keep up with the plans for next year. The east coast needs something like this badly!
xoxoxo
Michaelene

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2008 3:50 AM

South Jersey does not listen to Dave Matthews anymore than anywhere else douche....how insulting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:00 PM

I LIVE IN VINELAND! I REALLY WANT THAT MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Posted by Sarah | March 24, 2008 2:09 PM

I heard that Rage and Pearl Jam will be there...any truth to that?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2008 10:03 AM

Wow...this sucks. I guess we'll hae to wait till nex year for all the young white girls to cum pass out. Dang!

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