Ever since the public got wind of the intentions of two Sag Harbor men to throw a two-day rock and roll festival in Amagansett, it has been totally up in arms. Concerned citizens alleged that the festival, dubbed Music To Know, "reeks of a Woodstock acid flashback." Fortunately, the concert promoters have spoken, and this time they have something tangible to offer Amagansett.
The East Hampton Press reports that the team has actually submitted another mass gathering permit for the East Hampton Airport in Wainscott—a more secluded site that's already accustomed to the roar of well, airplanes. One of the promoters, Chris Jones, explains that "we were encouraged to look at an alternate site and that's exactly what we've done." But Jones adds that if the new permit is denied, it's right back to Oceanview Farm in Amagansett, the original venue. And as far as claims that the 9,500-person turnout will wreak havoc on the East End? Jones states, "It is not that kind of event."
· Amagansett Festival Organizers Consider Moving Concert [EH Press]
· Music To Know festival coverage [Curbed Hamptons]