There will be no rollicking Lollapalooza in Fairmount Park next year.
The Austin, Texas, outfit that proposed a three-day pop festival for Belmont Plateau in August has withdrawn the bid and is pursuing alternative plans, park officials said yesterday.
A competing proposal from Larry Magid’s Electric Factory Concerts has not been withdrawn, Magid said late yesterday, although he added that he had strong reservations about the site.
The Fairmount Park Commission tabled consideration of the proposed festival this month after listening to objections from park organizations. Last night, John Binswanger, a park commissioner and president of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, said, “It is very disappointing to learn that the two prospective producers have pulled away from the festival – at least at this time.”
“We never withdrew,” Magid said. “In fact, we’re just sending letters out to the Fairmount Park Commission saying we never once have withdrawn. . . . I for the life of me can’t figure out what’s going on.”