This summer, thousands of music fans will spend a weekend on Randalls Island, the oft-ignored rectangle floating in the East River between Astoria and East Harlem. The festival drawing them to the island boasts some of the biggest names in indie rock and hip-hop playing alongside local favorites and up-and-comers from afar. And this year the blowout, sure to clog subways and the Triborough Bridge, is happening twice, for two different events.
It seemed like Governors Ball had the lock on Randalls, but the folks who brought Coachella to SoCal and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to, um, New Orleans are jumping into the festival fray with Panorama, which announced its initial lineup today. Headliners include Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and (surprise!) LCD Soundsystem for what is so far their only announced hometown date following their re-formation.
Tickets (available here) are $369 for a three-day pass and $769 for the V.I.P. version, with ferry passes running $55 and bus passes $65 for the weekend of July 22–24. Governors Ball, which boasts an impressive lineup of its own, happens just six weeks earlier, June 3–5. Add in the Voice‘s own huge (and much more affordable) 4Knots, and the summer festival lineup is getting packed. So unless you want to choose between Kendrick and Kanye, start saving now.