Randall’s Island still a mess after Governors Ball, July’s Backyard Festival there has been cancelled
Governors Ball 2013, day 2 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Randall's Island hasn't quite recovered from the mudpie factory that was this year's Governors Ball which has caused the cancelation of next month's Living Social's Backyard Festival. Official statement:
The New York City Parks Department has determined that because of conditions of the event site at Randall's Island Park, the LivingSocial Backyard Festival, scheduled for July 13, 2013, has been canceled.
Due to record-breaking rainfall in early June the site has been deemed unsuitable for events. The New York City Parks Department has informed LivingSocial that necessary repairs to the park will not be completed before July 13, 2013. The event on this date is canceled, however if there is any possibility to reschedule the festival LivingSocial will let customers know.
LivingSocial and the participating partners are all disappointed. LivingSocial is committed to providing full refunds for all customers who have purchased tickets.
The Living Social Backyard Festival is the one that had Aerosmith on a bill with Yeasayer.
UPDATE: Governors Ball issues statement.