After a frustrating 2014 edition of the Hudson Project, this years event has been officially put on ice. Last Friday, The Saugerties Times reported that a representative of Winston Farm property owners, Michael Lang, had announced a final decision on this years festival.
“The Hudson Project is on hold for the moment,” said Lang. “It’s not coming back this year.”
New York had a stellar lineup last year at Winston Farm in Sugarties, New York. The event was cancelled because of weather on the third and final day, July 13th.
Attendance for the Hudson Project was less than expected as well, several thousand short of the minimum 20,000 that was expected. Additionally, the former Woodstock site held up to its historical reputation for being difficult to get in and out of. Some 1,000 cars were reportedly stuck in the mud overnight following a lightning storm during the final night. The sudden cancellation of the event led to a number of issues.
Town supervisor Greg Helsmoortel also chimed in on the issue, leaving a little room for optimism for electronic music fans in the area. The event takes place just 90 miles from New York City in the Catskills Mountains. The festival attracts a number of residents from nearby cities like Boston and Philadelphia.
“As of right now there is not a concert planned, not saying there will not be,” Helsmoortel said.
Winston Farm hosts a number of events and festivals, known for the 1994 edition of Woodstock. Stay tuned for future News about electronic music festivals returning to the area. Based on the article from the Saugarties Times, the production company MCP Presents has been silent in regards to this news.
“We’re talking to some other entities about this summer and should have something definitive in a couple of weeks,” said Lang.