With all the music festivals making a beeline for Queens this past year, it's hard to keep track of which festival is moving forward first. Now city officials are backing the first of the two proposed music festivals, organized by AEG, that would bring a Coachella-sized music festival to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, DNAinfo reports.
The festival is being put together by a subsidiary of AEG, Goldenvoice. The organizers say that for the planned three-day event, they will hire local food vendors, local workers to create the space, and provide a free health clinic that will serve 1,500 residents in the neighborhood.
Furthermore, the organizers say, a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Alliance.
The plan however is not to everyone's liking, particularly Queens Community Board 4 members who recently said the multiple proposals for music festivals at the park will prevent local residents from using the space.
The AEG-planned is the first of two along with another large-scale music festival planned by Madison Square Garden at the same venue.
· Controversial Music Fest in Flushing Meadows Gets Support From Officials [DNAinfo]
· Second Music Festival Proposed For Queens, Despite Objection [Curbed]
· Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Archives [Curbed]