January 16, 2008 / 10:19 AM / 10 years ago

Coachella promoters launching New York festival

NASHVILLE (Billboard) - The promoters of the annual Coachella music festival in southern California are planning a New York-area version this summer, sources say.

The event, which will not carry the Coachella brand, will take place at Liberty State Park, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan in New Jersey. The park has hosted a handful of concerts in recent years, most notably a Radiohead show shortly before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The new event gives promoters AEG Live/Goldenvoice a major summer presence in the area, where it will compete with the new Vineland festival, which will be held August 8-10 on a 500-acre, farm in Vineland, N.J., about 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, an announcement is expected in the coming days revealing the lineup for this year’s Coachella festival, to be held April 25-27 in Indio, Calif.


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