The event is denied a permit...
The inaugural FIELD DAY FESTIVAL in LONG ISLAND, scheduled to feature RADIOHEAD
and the Sigur Ros, is in doubt after the event was refused a permit.
The bash was scheduled to take place over the weekend of June 7-8 at Enterprise Park in Calverton, about 70 miles east of Manhattan, NYC. Among the other performers confirmed for the event are Beck, Elliott Smith, Interpol, Tortoise, Spiritualized, [/a], Liz Phair, [a], Blur and [a][/a].
Now, according to Billboard, officials in Suffolk County have denied the festival a permit to operate, fearing local police would not be able to handle the anticipated 50,000 crowd.
In a statement, Field Day executive producer Andrew Dreskin says the “notice of denial was premature,” adding that organizers “are continuing to work closely” with local police to try to resolve the issue.
The statement reads: “We are moving ahead with efforts to keep the Field Day Music Festival on track. Obviously we are disappointed by this decision, but it appears to be based more on procedural issues than substantive problems.
“We believe we can resolve this issue quickly so that we can stage a festival that benefits the town, the county and a world wide audience that seeks to come to Calverton.”