On 1/1, just two days before Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett was set to announce Kanye West as one of the stars headlining the desert festival, West sprung a last-minute surprise on the concert promoter. Instead of performing on the main Coachella stage, West asked Tollett to construct a giant, custom-built dome in the … More »
The summer festival circuit is already starting to heat up, with major festivals gearing up unload their 2019 lineups. Closely following Coachella‘s recently released billing, Governors Ball has delivered their 2019 roster, topped by Tyler, The Creator, Florence + The Machine, Major Lazer, Nas, The Strokes, and SZA. Programming an incredibly well-rounded blend of talent for this year’s edition at Randal’s Island Park, Gov Ball is bringing hip-hop and electronic’s most in-demand acts of the moment, including Gesaffelstein, Lil Wayne, ZHU, and Ty Dolla $ign among others.
Additional star power slated for the event includes Bob Moses, Joey Bada$$ and Flatbush Zombies teaming up as Beast Coast, Kaytranada, Louis the Child, MØ, Still Woozy, and many more. Governors Ball 2019 takes place from May 31 – June 2 and tickets are on sale here.
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Over the years, Governors Ball has made a name for itself as one of the top Music Festivals in the Northeast. Taking place, well, on Governors Island, the venue features one of the most iconic backdrops in Festival history with the skylike on Manhattan just a stone’s throw away. Set to return on May 31–June
The lineup for the 2019 Governors Ball music festival has just been announced. It includes Tyler, The Creator, the Strokes, Florence + The Machine, Lil Wayne, SZA, Nas, the 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Charli XCX, Noname, Brockhampton, U.S. Girls, Jorja Smith, Soccer Mommy, Vince Staples, Mitski, and more. The ninth annual festival will take place from … More »
Several Stereogum staffers were at Governors Ball on New York City’s Randall’s Island a couple of weekends ago, taking in sets from the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, the Gaslight Anthem, and Kali Uchis. And apparently, Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the wildly popular HQ Trivia App, was … More »
A music festival is a weird place to see any band. If a concert is supposed to be an artist transporting you into their world for an hour or so, a festival set is sort of the opposite of that. But every festival performance is predicated on the shared illusion that it is that and … More »
This isn’t the first time Jack White has called out Donald Trump. Two years ago he realized that the title of his 2007 White Stripes ballad “Icky Thump” worked just as well, and maybe better, if he changed it to “Icky Trump.” The White Stripes even started selling “Icky Trump” T-shirts. More »
Music festivals are pretty much all the same these days. Sure, there’s boutique endeavors like the Pitchfork Music Festival and Eaux Claires or outings that thrive by focusing on one genre, like Riot Fest. But from the big dogs like Coachella and Lollapalooza to the regional clones that have sprung up all over the country, … More »
Governors Ball is descending on New York City’s Randall’s Island Park for the eight time this summer, bringing headlining sets from Jack White, Eminem, and Travis Scott along with it. Today is the festival’s second day, and we’ve already reviewed sets from Yeah Yeah Yeahs and James Blake. But there’s still plenty more … More »
“I’m always down for emo music,” a girl said to her friend as we stood with a few hundred tired, sweaty bodies waiting for James Blake to take the Gov Ball stage. The annual Governor’s Ball Music Festival attracts an interesting crowd, in that I’m not sure anybody actually likes music. Surely, attributing “emo music” … More »