New Orleans funkers Galactic and venue Tipitina’s teamed up last year to present the highly-successful inaugural run for the Landing Festival. The NOLA event was scheduled again for 2016, but construction on the site of Lakeshore Landing has postponed the event indefinitely.According to recent reports from NOLA.com, the Landing site will be the new home of a South Shore Harbor Amphitheatre, and plans to construct the venue will be one of the biggest projects on the NOLA lakeshore in years. The site is actually owned by the owners of Tipitina’s, and these new plans are aimed at revitalizing one of the most beautiful areas of the Crescent City.“We want only the best festival experience for attendees and musicians alike and will continue to make sure we provide exactly that at the Lakeshore Landing site.” states Roland Von Kurnatowski, owner of Tipitina’s and the Lakeshore Landing. “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to presenting and celebrating a rejuvenated experience.”While this is unfortunate news for those who planned to attend the 2016 Landing Festival, the new property looks to be incrediblly nice. It will feature an outdoor amphitheatre/festival grounds, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a boating exhibit, restaurant, covered open-air pavilion for private events and so much more!We’re hoping that once this project is completed, Galactic can go on funkin’ around at the beautiful Lakeshore Landing.
Brian O’Driscoll believes Australia captain James Horwill is “a lucky boy” after he was cleared to play the second Test against the British and Irish Lions as his citing for stamping was dismissed. “Whether it was intentional or not there’s only one person who knows that.” The Lions play Melbourne Rebels on Tuesday in their final tour game before the second and third Tests against the Wallabies. Centre O’Driscoll, who is playing on his fourth Lions tour, insists the decision to clear Horwill has not changed the way Warren Gatland’s side will prepare for the all-important second Test, where a win would clinch their first series win since 1997. “You get these rulings on occasion and you get the rub of the green but it doesn’t change our attitude,” he told HSBC’s Lions Weekly. “We want to go out and play the best Aussie team that we can do and he’s definitely part of that.” Press Association Lock Horwill faced a disciplinary hearing for an incident involving Alun-Wyn Jones in the third minute of the Lions’ 23-21 victory at Suncorp Stadium last Saturday. The 28-year-old combative second row was cleared by the panel following a hearing which lasted almost four hours over the incident which left Jones needing stitches. “He’s a lucky boy. He knows it himself,” O’Driscoll said of Horwill.