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Made in America Festival 2013
Photograph: Michael J. ChenKendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on September 1, 2013.

Everything you need to know about Panorama Fest

By
Andrew Frisicano
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If this is your first time hearing about Panorama, welcome. The summer concert should be one of this year's highlights—but first... some answers.

RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to Panorama Music Festival

Who’s behind this thing?
The folks who bring us—and Instagram—Coachella each year. Panorama goes down at Randalls Island Park (yes, another summer music festival at the same spot as Governors Ball).

Hold on. Wasn’t this supposed to be in Queens?
It was! But the city rejected the organizers’ application to hold the fest at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.

Should I expect hologram rappers, celebrities and a lot of fringe?
Fringe, yes, but the headliners this year are all in-the-flesh humans: LCD Soundsystem, Kendrick Lamar and Arcade Fire, as well as other big names like the National, Major Lazer and A$AP Rocky. No word yet on how many Kardashians they’ll ship in or the UberCopter situation.

What about Axl?
Mercifully, the closest Guns N’ Roses will come is New Jersey, to play MetLife Stadium on July 23 and 24.

Will the rest of the bill take me to a paradise city, of sorts?
There’s a lot to like in the supporting acts, including crate-digging hip-hop beatsmith Madlib, Chicago dance-music tastemaker the Black Madonna, genre-hopping selector DJ Harvey, Queens DIY punks Show Me the Body. (You also won’t want to miss a rare show by pop mastermind Sia.)

You said it’s on an island? How do I get there?
You can board a shuttle bus or hop on a ferry from Brooklyn or Manhattan. Or you can take good ole public transportation (extra points if you Snapchat your MTA ride, air-conditioned at no extra charge, for all your friends in L.A. to see).

Randalls Island Park (panorama.nyc). July 22–24; weekend passes start at $369, single-day tickets start at $125.

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