FESTY NEWS: UPDATE – CounterPoint Music Festival Staying In Atlanta

1336488169-counterpointEarlier this week we reported on an article that originated from the Huson Valley’s Daily Freeman Newspaper and quickly caught wind around the edm festival blogosphere. The article reported the acquisition of the proper approval from the Town Board of Saugerties, NY that would allow for a music festival to be held this July on the same land that once held Woodstock ’94. The article goes on to reference that the MCP Presents festival, CounterPoint Music Festival, which launched its first year last Summer in Atlanta, is rumored to be the festival in play, saying the Town Board granted unanimous “approval for the considerably smaller CounterPoint Music and Arts Festival to be held July 11-13 at the Winston Farm”. The article was published on January 11th by the Daily Freeman. Ultimately, this can all be chalked up to one big rumor.

First of all, we would like to apologize to our followers and fellow bloggers for jumping the gun on reporting from a shotty source. Although, we are still unclear about the exact details of the Town Board meeting in Saugerties, we are sure of one thing: CounterPoint Music Festival will be STAYING in Atlanta. This morning we received an email from CounterPoint Music Festival’s press relations team, Caren West PR, that cleared up the most important part of this rumor: Atlanta is the home of CounterPoint and CounterPoint is NOT moving to New York. The other topic in the issue surrounding MCP Presents’ involvement with the addition of another upstate New York festival are still not clear and will not be considered official until news is reported from MCP themselves. CounterPoint 2013 will return to Atlanta later in the Summer and will be a festival that YOU cannot miss! Stay tuned to CounterPoint’s Facebook page for daily updates!

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