Perhaps a mental exercise will help you cope with this frigid Monday morning: Imagine you’re on an island, in a field of grass. The summer sun is shining and water is sparkling all around you. You’re holding an ice-cream-topped egg waffle and Trent Reznor is yelling, “Slave screams!”
Snap off the icicle tears. We’re just 199 days away from that reality, because Panorama is returning to the shores of Randall’s Island on July 28. The weekend festival, which debuted last year with an epic LCD Soundsystem comeback, just announced the lineup for its second edition, and headliners include R&B crooners Frank Ocean and Solange on Friday, commonwealth acts Tame Impala and Alt-J on Saturday, and Lollapalooza throwbacks Nine Inch Nails and A Tribe Called Quest on Sunday. Others highlights include DJ Shadow, Future Islands, Belle & Sebastian, Sofi Tukker, and Cloud Nothings.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 13, at 10am, and are $99 for a single day or $282 for three-day general admission.
According to a press release, the 360-degree dome theater and techy-trippy art installations will be back this year. Sadly for worshippers of the Despacio sound system, James Murphy’s disco tent will be replaced by an open-air house and techno party. Food and drink vendors have yet to be named.
Panorama’s announcement comes days after its West Coast sister festival Coachella and its rival festival Governors Ball, also on Randall’s Island, announced their lineups. Gov Ball’s roll call is below. Three-day tickets for that fest, June 2 to 4, are $305 and available here.