Last week we were tipped off to a new, nearby festival temporarily dubbed Coachella East, because of it's relation to the mammoth west coast fest and their shared event producer. Now we learn the proper name, All Points West, and some more details from the press release:
The three-day event is set for August 8, 9 and 10, 2008 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. This historic location offers panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the Manhattan skyline. The festival’s name is inspired by the area’s rich history, particularly Ellis Island and the NJ Central Railroad terminal located on the festival site, where people boarded trains for All Points West.
First thought: the dates match up exactly with the Vineland concert, putting the two in direct competition. The organizers promise more details about ticket info and lineup in the coming weeks, though Paul Tollett (one organizer involved) mentioned that "Radiohead played there in 2001 and there hasn't been a music event there since." Is that a hint Paul? Time will tell, and in the interim NJ.com says they anticipate crowds as large as 30,000 per day (about half the amount Coachella now sees). It's also important to note there will be no camping, so concert-goers will have to come and go each day. Will you make the trip to Jerz?