Last October, Consequence of Sound reported that LCD Soundsystem would reunite less than five years after they had a very grand, very public breakup tour (it was called "The Long Goodbye"). People called the website, and anyone who believed the rumor, "idiots." And then it turned out they were completely right. And now those "idiots" over at Consequence are reporting that the band will headline the all-new Panorama Festival next summer.
A lineup announcement for Panorama is still forthcoming; however, CoS has learned that reunited hometown favorites LCD Soundsystem are among the headliners. As previously reported, the band signed a three-festival deal with AEG/Goldenvoice which will also see them play Coachella and FYF Fest.
As we previously reported, AEG Live/Goldenvoice had to change their plans to bring Panorama to Queens' Flushing Meadows-Corona Park after Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver turned down their proposal. It will instead take place on Randall's Island on July 22-24, three weeks after Kanye West, Beck and The Strokes headline Governors Ball, also on Randall's Island.
And it sounds like there's an intra-city festival rivalry a'brewing: "We're very confident our lineup and proven track record will draw a great crowd to Governors Ball this year, and our experience with the festival site allows us to put on a great event for music fans," a spokesperson for Governors Ball told Billboard regarding Panorama encroaching on their territory. "But this is a short-sighted and disappointing solution. The city needs a long-term strategy for approving music festivals that ensures it is maximizing the economic and community impact of these events. Scheduling two same-genre festivals on top of each other like this makes it difficult for either to provide the maximum benefit to its fans, its neighbors and taxpayers." It's us vs them over and over again!