Coachella could be coming from California to Queens.
AEG Live, the entertainment company behind the famed music festival, is in talks with the city to bring a similar event to Flushing Meadows Park, the New York Daily News reported.
The event would be in June, possibly two weeks after the Governors Ball festival, and could be called “Panorama,” according to the Daily News.
AEG has reportedly already started recruiting artists for the event, which could take away top-billed acts from Governors Ball.
“The timing of this corporate-run festival would threaten our ability as a small business to continue putting on the kind of event that has showcased the best artists, created hundreds of local jobs and put millions of dollars back into the city’s economy,” Tom Russell, of Founders Entertainment, which puts on Governors Ball,told the Daily News.
Though a spokesperson for AEG declined to comment to the News, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who had yet to be presented with the plans, had concerns over a for-profit company holding an event with paid admission in the park for the first time.
“While we encourage public events of any scale that enhance our borough, this proposal appears to raise significant concerns, especially the precedent it would potentially set,” Katz said, according to the News.