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2Aug/17

PANORAMA 2017 WRAP-UP

A Tribe Called Quest put on a superlative and moving last New York City show, a tribute to Phife Dawg and their fans (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

A Tribe Called Quest put on a superlative and moving last New York City show, a tribute to Phife Dawg and their fans (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Who: Everyone
What: Panorama festival
Where: Randall’s Island Park
When: Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30, 12 noon - 11:00 pm
Why: Resting for a moment near the main stage, twi-ny struck up a conversation with a few of the thousands of music fans who traveled by ferry, bus, and shuttle to enjoy the three days of perfect summer sunshine, thoughtful event planning, and spectacular music that came together for Panorama NYC. From outstanding sets from headliners Girl Talk, Frank Ocean, Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, and Nine Inch Nails to newer performers including Foxygen, Dhani Harrison, and Angel Olsen to the excellent food, futuristic HP Lab, and dance music (and free water everywhere!), all of us agreed that in more than twenty-five years of NYC festivals, highlighted by the great late 1990s Guinness Fleadh (1997–99), the Beasties’ epic Tibetan Freedom Concert (1997), and a brief flash of Catalpa (2012), Panorama NYC has outdone them all, achieving possibly the best vibe ever at a NYC-based festival. For two years in a row, Goldenvoice, which produces Coachella, FYF, Stagecoach, and many other music fests, has done a fabulous job with vendors, sponsors, staging, and transport, creating an inclusive, joyful weekend of music and art that should not be missed. Below are just a few of our many photos; you can find more from Friday here and from Sunday here.

Rev Vince Anderson (photo mdr/twi-ny)

Rev. Vince Anderson and His Love Choir brought plenty of hugs to Panorama on Sunday (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Future art and technology combine at the HPLab installation

Future art and technology combine at Ekene Ijeoma’s interactive “Heartfelt” installation (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

The glowing orb at HPLab responds to touch.

Future Wife’s glowing “Boolean Planet” orb responds to touch (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Dhani Harrison rocks a lot harder than his dad George, on the Parlor Stage.

Dhani Harrison has a harder edge on the guitar than his Beatle dad, George (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Bishop Briggs brought infectious energy to the Panorama Stage on Sunday afternoon.

Bishop Briggs delivered infectious energy on the Panorama Stage on Sunday afternoon (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

NIN and Trent Reznor brought the weekend to a close with their unparalleled raw intensity.

NIN and Trent Reznor brought the weekend to a dramatic close with their unparalleled raw intensity (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

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