Panorama will not be returning to Randalls Island for a fourth year this summer, Billboard reports. The festival was plagued with bad luck in its 2018 edition: Friday was cancelled because of severe weather, and Lil Wayne and Greta Van Fleet cancelled their Saturday and Sunday sets, as well.
In a statement to Billboard, Panorama parent company AEG says they are taking 2019 off as a hiatus, and will continue to pursue moving the festival to Flushing Meadow Corona Park in Queens, where it was originally envisioned. Read the full statement below.
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.
We had a fantastic experience with Paul Simon this past September at Flushing Meadows and look forward to returning in the future.
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.
The Meadows (which, like Governors Ball, is run by the Live Nation-owned Founders Entertainment) cancelled its 2018 edition as well, with hopes of returning in 2019 to the same Queens park Panorama has its sights on: Flushing Meadows Corona.