GIANT(S) DECISION

The troubled bash goes ahead as a one-day event with a drastically reduced line up...

NEW YORK’s FIELD DAY FESTIVAL has finally found a new home – but the line up has been drastically reduced.

Festival organisers have spent the past few days trying to find a new venue for the bash after the local council refused to grant the necessary permits for the original location at Calverton Park on Long Island. As predicted yesterday (June 4) on NME.COM, the event will now take place at the Giants Stadium in New Jersey, but with only one day of music and half of the original line up.

The new abbreviated festival will be held on Saturday (June 7) with the following acts: Radiohead, Underworld, Beck, Blur, Gemma Hayes, Spiritualized, [/a], Liz Phair, [a], [/a], 22-20s, and possibly a few more names to be confirmed.

The 77,000 capacity Giants Stadium houses the American football team the New York Giants but has also hosted many concerts over the years by the likes of The Rolling Stones and [a].

Controversy has dogged Field Day over the past few weeks. With about 50,000 total tickets sold for the two day festival on June 7 and 8, promoters were facing huge obstacles when permits were denied and lawsuits were brought against them.