LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Panorama (7/28–30/2017)
Setting sail to Randall's Island.
In addition to our FLOOD Festival Guide presented by Toyota C-HR—which is available for download now—FLOOD will be at all this year’s best festivals to provide you with firsthand reports from the scene.
In its sophomore year, Panorama (the sister festival of Coachella) came back to Randall’s Island even stronger than in its debut. Of course, if Frank Ocean is among the offerings, you know it’s going to be damn good. Add to that Nine Inch Nails making one of their infrequent appearances and A Tribe Called Quest playing one of their last ever shows with a portrait of Phife Dawg blown up as the backdrop, and it’s quite the picture.
It’s worth noting that Isaiah Rashad’s amazing performance was cut short when the wooden floor in his tent collapsed—and Cherry Glazerr was subsequently forced to cancel, which was a let down as they were one of the few indie bands on the Friday bill—but everything else went off without a hitch. Here’re a few of the highlights.
Solange performed a flawless set in the heat wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants—and she did not even tie her hair up once.
If you’re not a fan of Frank Ocean, you would not have understood his set. But if you’re at all empathetic of how vulnerable he is as a headliner, the performance would have been (perhaps) the best festival set ever.
Pinegrove pulled all the people from Montclair to Randall’s Island, it seemed.
As Vince Staples was delivering a headline-worthy performance, someone pointed at the main stage and yelled, “Oh my God! I love Alt-J!”
Meanwhile, Alt-J was playing amidst a stage of light designs which sectioned off each member into their own illuminated quarter.
A Tribe Called Quest delivered an insane set—fitting seeing as their next performance in New York is not a given.