Potential Saugerties Music Festival Moving Forward

Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY - the site where Woodstock '94 was held - may host a major music festival in July according to the Times Herald-Record. The festival, which is currently in the permitting stage, would tentatively take place July 10 - 13 and would be organized by MCP Presents of CounterPoint and Camp Bisco fame.

Currently, "the town is waiting to receive building permits, security plans and approvals from the state and county health departments," Saugerties Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel tells the Times Herald-Record. A proposal for the event, which was referenced by the name "Hudson Project Music And Arts Festival" in another article, lists a maximum capacity of 30,000 attendees with promoters looking to sell between 20,000 and 25,000 tickets. The tentative proposal obtained by the paper mentions that 80 acts and 500 artists would be involved with the list of acts including Thievery Corporation, Band Of Horses, STS9, Vampire Weekend, James Murphy, TV on the Radio and My Morning Jacket - quite a diverse collection. MCP founder and CEO Jonathan Fordin told the Times Herald-Record that, "none of the artists have been confirmed and the list was provided to the town just to give officials an idea of the style of music that would be featured."

Next up for organizers of the potential event is a meeting with the Saugerties Town Board on February 19 that's open to the public. For his part, Helsmoortel feels good about the festival taking place this July, "I think it will happen this year." Today's report follows last week's news that Camp Bisco likely won't be held at its home for the past seven summers.

[via Times Herald-Record]

[Published on: 2/10/14]

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