Panorama Music Festival

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Panorama Music Festival
Genre Rock, alternative rock, indie, hip hop, R&B, funk, EDM, Americana.
Location(s) Randall's Island
20 Randall's Island Park
New York, NY 10035, USA
Years active2016–present
Founded byGoldenvoice

The Panorama Music Festival (commonly referred to as Panorama) is a multi-day music festival held on Randall's Island in New York City. It is presented by Goldenvoice.

Music festival festival oriented towards music

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Goldenvoice, the company behind Panorama, is a subsidiary of AEG Live. The same people who also produce Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Rock on the Range and other festivals around the world. [1]

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Panorama 2016 [2]

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Panorama 2017

The festival's second year will take place July 28 through July 30.

Lineup [3]

Friday July 28th

Saturday July 29th

Sunday July 30th

Panorama 2018

Line-up [4]

Friday July 27th

Saturday July 28th

Sunday July 29th

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2016 Artists

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