St. Paul shoots for some music-fest fame

  • Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 22, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Four stages. Big-name bands. The world's largest music promoter has big plans for an annual Harriet Island festival.

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threed61Jun. 22, 1212:30 AM

When will promoters stop wasting their time on St Paul? A horrible, boring place that hates fun is no place for any kind of event.

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rockdocJun. 22, 12 6:50 AM

Stop wasting time in St. Paul on the riverfront?...Let's see sittin on the banks of the Mississippi sippin a cold one listening to a major act or having to go into mpls and enjoy the coveinence of Target center...or worse yet the dome...by the way $65. per day is a STEAL...I would hope they get more than 25 k a day...

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grandpa64Jun. 22, 12 8:29 AM

I will go just to see Dave Matthews dump his bus toilet into the river.

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Mister_EJun. 22, 12 8:30 AM

Good luck to 'em. The main drawback may turn out to be the kitchen-sink lineup. But maybe Live Nation has a marketing strategy where they believe crossover appeal will outweigh coherence.

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MSUDTGJun. 22, 12 9:13 AM

I am going because it is free for me. $65 a day is way too much for that line-up, unless they really completely re-do Harriet Island like Electric Forest or Coachella, and I am not sure how they will do that. DMB also has a poor reputation around here, seeing as they ruined 10klf, I am sure a lot of Bros will come out in support, but I know of about 20 people not willing to go to this simply because DMB is playing on the same day as Flaming Lips and Mutemath and they do not want to deal with the bros. And, tool for 75 minutes is pretty lame, not nearly long enough of a show. Most bands I like play 3 hours or more. Oh well, at least it is not Bassnectar.

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vikings1Jun. 22, 12 9:14 AM

"When will promoters stop wasting their time on St Paul? A horrible, boring place that hates fun is no place for any kind of event." Ignorance is truly bliss for you.

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MSUDTGJun. 22, 12 9:15 AM

One reason this will not be a monster fest like Coachella or Bonnaroo. No Camping.

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myhrepJun. 22, 12 9:43 AM

I remember Lollapalooza there in the mid-90's...with pillars of dirt and dust rising into the air. It made for great memories, but they really have to fix that island up grass and landscape wise to actually make it a nice place to see a festival.

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dolce77Jun. 22, 1210:55 AM

I was a regular at Taste of MN every year after it moved to Harriet Island. I thought that was a fantastic venue for an outdoor music festival. I won't be attending River's Edge because I am only interested in seeing DMB and the price seems a little too high for just that. However, I praise Live Nation for sticking the money into this thing and trying to put the Twin Cities on the summer outdoor concert map! Now if we could only get a decent amphitheater built.

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zucchiniJun. 22, 1211:04 AM

Tool rules.

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