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
place July 10 - 13 and would be organized by MCP Presents of CounterPoint and Camp Bisco
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.