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The Meadows not happening in 2018 but hoping to return in 2019

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The Meadows 2017 (more by Sachyn Mital)

After two years at Queens’ Citi Field, NYC music festival The Meadows has officially announced that it will not return in 2018, but that it’s hoping to come back in 2019. “We were expected to shift our venue focus entirely to Flushing Meadows Corona Park – the location we always hoped to move to in year 3. However, after review of our application by NYC parks, we were not able to obtain a workable multi-day permit for a 2018 festival in the park,” Meadows organizers Founders Entertainment write. Here’s the full statement:

The Meadows

The Meadows launched in 2016 as a two-day festival with Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, J Cole, Post Malone, The 1975, Grimes, Kamasi Washington, Pusha T, and more. It expanded to three days for the 2017 edition, which featured Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, Nas, Weezer, M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Migos, Blood Orange, Broken Social Scene, Da La Soul, and more.

Founders Entertainment (which was acquired by Live Nation) is also behind NYC festival Governors Ball, which just wrapped up its eighth year this past June. GovBall happens on Randall’s Island (where it moved in its second year after hosting its inaugural edition on Governors Island), the same location as competing AEG/Goldenvoice festival Panorama, which just wrapped up its third year last month, and which initially was planned to happen in Queens (where The Meadows happened).

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