Another One Bites The Dust....Again.
The Field Day Music Festival for 2005 is off. The festival, which rumoured to have Radiohead as headliners, had scrapped plans for a July concert at Greig Farm. Instead, promoters will focus their efforts on summer 2006.
The festival was scheduled for July 16-17. It was expected to draw about 30,000 people a day, with three nights of camping. Promoter Andrew Dreskin had hoped the show would be the first of many Field Day festivals at the farm.
The Red Hook town board had given approval for a mass gathering permit last year on the condition all other state and county requirements were satisfied.
In a press release, show promoter Andrew Dreskin said difficulty scheduling talent, along with the challenges of meeting the requirements of state mass-gathering permits, led to the decision to cancel this year's show.
This isn't the first time the Field Day show has run into difficulty. In 2003 when Radiohead were on the bill as well, the venue had to be shifted from Riverhead, Suffolk County, to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., because town officials backed out at the last minute.