Confirming a story that was first reported by Perez Hilton, the promoters behind the Coachella music festival revealed yesterday that they will stage an East Coast off-shoot festival, scheduled to take place on New Jersey’s Liberty State Park on August 10th to 12th. If those dates sound familiar, it’s because another tentative East Coast fest, the Vineland Music Festival in Vineland, NJ, was also scheduled for those dates. While the Vineland Festival is suffering through struggles reminiscent of 2003’s semi-aborted Field Day fest in Calverton, Long Island, the East Coast Coachella (which will eventually be dubbed something other than Coachella East) is already making its play to secure headliners, with Radiohead and Jack Johnson rumored to be the frontrunners. It should be noted that the New Jersey version of the festival is merely a spin-off and will not be replacing the annual Coachella festival in Indio, California, which is scheduled for April 25-27.
In other news, if you can’t wait until August to get your Radiohead fix, the band is playing a free, intimate set of songs from In Rainbows in London tonight that will also be available on a free webcast.