NYC doesn’t like to be bested by California at anything. So in response to Coachella (because the Governor’s Ball just wasn’t cutting it,) for its second year running, Panorama is bigger and better than ever. July 28th, 29th and 30th will be full of music, food, and festival fun. Here are the highlights from the festival on Randall’s Island Park that you’re not gonna want to miss.

1. Big Time Musical Acts

Headliners: Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest.

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Other notable acts: MGMT, Tyler the Creator, Vance Joy, Kiiara, Bishop Briggs, Mø, and Cashmere Cat.

2. Immersive Experiences

The Panorama stage promises stunning visuals with a 30’ tall ultra high definition video screen, wrapping 170’ around the stage, to give the audience the sensory experience of a lifetime.

The Lab is An interactive experience that combines technology, artistry and design, created exclusively by New York-based artists. It’s essentially a giant art installation that utilizes digital art, and has an emphasis on the experience overall, best enjoyed in the 360 virtual reality theater. A mashup of light, sound, and visuals, the Lab is a music/tech hybrid, that results in a playground for adults.

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The Point is for those who want to put on their dancing shoes, but feel cool while doing so. The open air club provides a misted, shady dance party that goes from day to night, providing sick tech beats and situating the audience right in the middle of the festival.

3. Sponsored Libations

What would a festival be without a beer or two in hand? Luckily, Panorama has a bunch of generous sponsers keeping you hydrated and in your happy place. Hit up the Barefoot wine and bubbly tent to feel grape, hit up Hendrick’s Gin Booth if spirits are more of your thang, get your tree hugging vibes in at the budlight gathering tree, and for the strong and strapping type head to the Tullamroe Dew booth for some solid Irish Whiskey.

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4. No Cars Needed

There will be no parking at the festival, but that’s ok because it’s easy as pie to use public transport here, and you avoid the hassle that is traffic and parking. Utilize ferries, shuttles, subways, or the ambitious can bike or walk there. Alternatively, snag a shuttle seat for $12.50 from

5. Better Prices

Coachella three day passes go for $400 GA before you factor in the cost of getting there, finding a place to stay, food and alcohol. Three day passes for Panorama are $345, transportation is cheap and easy (see above) and you can camp there for a reasonable price, or stay else where and commute there each day. A three day ferry pass is $55 and three day shuttle is $65.

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So what are you waiting for? Go buy Panorama tickets and get ready for a rockin weekend.

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