Despite Panorama being pegged as New York’s own version of Coachella (Goldenvoice are the producers for both events), the 3 day music festival took place this past weekend and was as captivating as anticipated. It was a full fledged sensory experience; from ball pits to The Lab – a space powered by HP and curated by META exclusively dedicated to interactive art – Panorama’s bold and progressive approach is definitely a model for other festivals to follow to remain innovative, fresh, and incredibly fun. Of course, the music was the main focus from start to finish and with good reason – Panorama curated one hell of a lineup.
Solange’s avant-garde performance was just as mesmerizing as her catalog while Frank Ocean’s set was so cerebral and intense that it was as if everyone in attendance got a quick glimpse into how his brilliant mind works. Tyler the Creator’s onstage energy was both rapturous and exhilarating. MGMT briefly transformed the Panorama stage into their own psychedelic space odyssey. Tame Impala navigated through their songs with admirable precision while Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) kicked things up a notch with an emboldened and passionate set. Nine Inch Nails and A Tribe Called Quest rounded out Sunday night’s lineup and proved that with their legendary careers in an industry that is often fickle and impatient, they still can outshine their peers on any given day. While Panorama promises only to get bigger and better each and every year, check out some highlights from this summer’s most epic party below.