Panorama NYC left its mark on Randall’s Island this weekend with inaugural event
Goldenvoice premiered their East Coast event, Panorama NYC, which drew thousands of attendees to Randall’s Island Park from Fri., July 22 through Sun., July 24. The festival organizers are responsible for the famed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which brings back-to-back weekends every April in Indio, California.
With a heavy emphasis placed on art, Panorama incorporated a plethora of various installations and displays across the the festival grounds. A well-organized event that focused heavily on production, Panorama’s inaugural edition was nothing short of stellar. Panorama is a visionary experience with a heavy influence from art and technology that also incorporates a diverse talent roster across a multitude of musical genres.
Other Randall’s Island music festivals should take note regarding Panorama’s spacious layout and utilization of as much of the park as possible. With more space than other festivals of its kind on the island, there were no sound interference or crowding issues at the debut of Panorama.
Some of the artistic highlights at Panorama were the creative use of full wall LED screens, which captivated attendees with its images and video projections. The Verge Presents The Lab powered by HP allowed festival-goers to experience seven interactive art installations that were created exclusively by New York-based artists specifically for Panorama (designed and curated by META.is.
Across the festival grounds, the All City Express (A.C.E.) served up a dose of NYC art history as portrayed by city graffiti artists, all the while considering its virtual future using cutting-edge motion capture technology and life-size HD video displays. Curated by Meres One and Marie Flageul, A.C.E. offered a reimagining of the Top to Bottom for the digital age.
Located directly across from The Lab was Despacio, which offered exclusive showcases all weekend long. VIP areas were located near the Panorama main stage, the Pavilion, and the VIP compound by The Lab in the middle of the layout.
The festival headliners were Arcade Fire, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, DJ Khaled (7/22); multi-Grammy Award-winner, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Sufhan Stevens, AlunaGeorge, and Flosstradamus (7/23); and Sia, LCD Soundsystem, A$AP Rocky, Holy Ghost!, Run The Jewels, and Rüfüs Du Sol (7/24).
It wasn’t just art, music, and tech at the first-ever Panorama; the festival offered patrons a generous selection of food and beverage options. From New York City favorites to familiar franchises, Panorama’s eat and drink choices included: The Black Ant, Bai Beverages, Roberta’s Pizza, Eggloo, Crepe Cafe, Bunk Sandwiches, Nix, and many more.
In addition to Panorama, other notable music festivals that also take place on Randall’s Island include Electric Zoo, which began in 2009, and Governors Ball which began in 2011.
Check this space for details about Panorama 2017 as they’re announced.
For more information on Panorama, visit panoramanyc.com.
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