About this summer’s alt rock showdown in June between the Buzz Beach Ball and Kanrocksas…
Call off the dogs of war.
Entercom station The Buzz is moving its Beach Ball concert date at Livestrong – I mean, Sporting Park – from June to September, sources say.
Word on the street is Beach Ball was having a hard time finding marquee acts for a hoped-for June 8th date.
“It wasn’t so much because of a lack of bands as better routing was available later in the summer and therefore better bands will be available,” says one source close to the action. “As you can tell by the Kanrocksas line-up there’s not a lot of good routing and therefore good alternative bands available during that part of the summer. So Beach Ball would rather wait and get it right rather than be hell bent on a specific date.”
It won’t be the first time Beach Ball has ping-ponged from early to late summer and vice versa.
“Unlike Rockfest – which occurs basically the same weekend in May every year and the attendees have the expectation that it will always be that weekend – Beach Ball has always floated so there is no expectation that it will always be the same weekend,” says the source. “This enables it to be moved around in order to get the best possible entertainment.”