Even though Suffolk County has denied their permit, promoters claim the Field Day Festival, the two-day concert with acts like the Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Beck, and Liz Phair, will still go on. Schedule for June 7-8, the concert is to be held at a former Grumman U.S. naval facility in Calverton, NY. The accusations/excuses the town of Riverhead faces are that roads wouldn't be able to handle the traffic, the land would be irrevocably damaged, etc.
Ticketholders expressed anger Tuesday that the concert might not go ahead. Jon Desenberg, a 29-year-old management consultant from Washington, D.C., is driving to the concert with about eight other friends. With so many big-name bands on the lineup, also Beck and Liz Phair, "it just didn't seem like the kind of thing that would fall through," he said.
The lineup is very hot: N.E.R.D., Sigur Ros, Elliott Smith, the Roots, Spiritualized, Beth Orton, Interpol, Ben Kweller.