Superfly, producers of Bonnaroo, and AEG, parent company of Coachella, have paired up to launch a brand new festival in 2018.
The “Coachella-esque experience” is expected to host 30 to 60 thousand people and bring $1 to $2.5 million to the city.
Activists from the Overland Park Neighbourhood, along with music industry leaders are expressing concern over the proposed festival, saying they don’t want to sacrifice their peace and quiet.
“We will not do this festival here if the community doesn’t want it.” AEG’s David Ehrlich said. “This is not a done deal by any stretch.”
While this is news to the public, the festival has been in the works since 2010 after AEG’s Mile High Music Fest completely flopped.
Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG, blames the failure on the financial crisis and believes the economy has bounced back since then to allow for the success of future festivals.
Further meetings and discussions are to be had on the matter of location and logistics, but it looks like a raging fiesta may be coming sooner than you think.