HUDSON VALLEY AREA ROCKS, METAL IS BACK IN THE HUDSON VALLEY AREA: More good news for New York music fans, specifically if you live in the Hudson Valley Area of New York. If you haven't noticed , the Hudson Valley region is hosting quite a few indie festivals. ATP (All Tomorrows Parties) festival is set for September in Orange County, New York ( 9/3-5, 2010 @ Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello, New York, USA-http://www.atpfestival.com/events.php) with an awesome lineup of punk, hardcore, experimental metal, including the mind bending SUNN O))). Bethel, New York turned the original site of Woodstock '69 into an open air site, Bethel Woods features awesome classic rock and jam band performers. The Chance Theater (Poughkeepsie, NY) is still kicking ass and taking names.
The annual Mountain Jam Festival (Hunter, New York) draws thousands of jam band fans. A few days ago, ITP announced TMT METAL FEST (9/24/2010) at THE OCFS ARENA (Middletown, NY). Yes, the OCFS ARENA/STADIUM is what was formerly called "The Orange County Speedway" as back in the 90's, the OCFS hosted many metal shows including the mighty METALLICA.
The OCFS ARENA, Middletown, NY (state of the art renovation) IS BACK and WILL BE HOSTING METAL SHOWS, again. So get ready Orange County New York, bring the mosh and the brutality.
FROM OCFS ARENA MYSPACE:
Orange County Fair Speedway Arena & Stadium is a classic state of the art facility that will be hosting some of the greatest Heavy Metal Acts from all around the World! After a 15 year hiatus OCFS Arena & Stadium is now back and we're going Old School! We will be taking requests from unsigned bands to be the direct support for the Nationals that will be headlining the shows that are to be booked once a month over the coming months. The Arena can accommodates up to 5000 fans & the Stadium accomidates about 35.000 people. This is a once legendary venue and OCFS is back to stay! We will bring back the glory days of Heavy Metal in America one show at a time! We are one of the only remaining venues in the USA that can hold this volume of fans at a club & festival based level. So if your into being a part of the Old School way of doing things then give us a hollar! We still are deciding on when the debut show will take place but be rest assured we will be working hard to get this ball rolling! TMT METAL FEST will be the first big show "European Style Heavy Metal Festival" coming to OCFS Arena & Stadium, the Main Stadium Mega Stages will be unleashed once again! TMT METAL FEST will be held September 24th thru the 26th 2010. So get your Tickets ASAP! This is one Festival you don't want to miss.... Contact us here for information on getting in on the monthly Arena shows. OCFS Arena Contact Info 845-343-4826
FROM RECORD ONLINE:
Every summer it seems more music festivals with major acts happen in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. It's possible the beauty of the land, combined with its proximity to New York City, is a festival promoter's dream.
Take the Mighty High Mountain Fest 2010 in Tuxedo Ridge and the Truck America Festival in Big Indian, for example. Both festivals are new to our neck of the woods this year.
A British event for 13 years, Truck America's inaugural U.S. showing (www.thisistruck.com) is Friday-Sunday at the Full Moon Resort. Festival founders Joe and Robin Bennett toured in the states and every summer had their U.S. friends attend their UK Truck Festival. It was at their friends' request that the festival came to the states.
From May 28-30, The Mighty High Mountain Fest (www.tuxedoridge.com) takes over the mountain at Tuxedo Ridge. Hudson Valley singer/songwriter Rob Cannillo, founder of the Rock the Mountain festival – also at Tuxedo Ridge – was approached by Mighty High's promoter about hosting there; Cannillo said the “natural beauty” and “proximity to New York City” were draws for Mighty High.
Many credit Radio Woodstock's and Warren Haynes' annual Mountain Jam (www.mountainjam.com) with getting the ball rolling in 2005. Following on their heels was All Tomorrow's Parties (www.atpfestival.com), a music festival founded in England in 1999 that expanded into the United States in 2002. In 2008, ATP ran its first East Coast festival at Kutshers Country Club near Monticello and is scheduled this year for Sept. 3-5.
Deborah Higgins, one of the festival's founders, said when looking for a spot to host the festival, ATP wasn't looking for a specific vibe but the “old world charm” of Kutshers was “perfect” for the laid-back festival.
“We visited it ... in 2007 and fell in love with the place,” Higgins said. “It is a great distance from New York in that it only takes a couple of hours to get to and it hearkens back to the time before cheap air travel when New Yorkers would escape the New York summer to the cool Catskill mountains.”
Wayne Coyne, frontman of the Flaming Lips, who chose the acts for the first ATP, said the environment at Kutsher's could be best described as communal living because the fans and bands were living with one another for the duration of the festival.
“I heard lots of people referencing ‘The Shining' and I'm not sure if all of the rooms had hot water because we opted to stay on our bus,” Coyne laughed. “But, if you asked five people, four out of five people would say they had an amazing time.”
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-HAVE A BRUTAL AND METAL SUMMER-\m/ -l-