Vineland Postponed To 2009

The inaugural Vineland Festival originally scheduled for August 8-10 in Vineland, N.J., has been moved to early summer 2009, promoters announced January 25th.

Promoters Festival Republic and C3 Presents decided to back away from the initial time frame because of overall festival traffic in the northeast and big bands touring through the area at the same time, the promoters said in a statement.

After Festival Republic (Melvin Benn’s company and a division of Live Nation) and C3 announced Vineland, the promoters of Coachella announced a festival in the same market on the same weekend. Virgin Festival is also planned for that weekend.

"The co-producers did not want to force music fans to choose between three events on the same weekend," the statement said. "While disappointed with the delay, they believe the overall health of the festival business and the music industry takes precedent over any of their singular objectives."