Governors Ball is a 3-day music festival that takes place on Randall’s Island in New York. Since its inception in 2011, Governors Ball has become a festival favorite among locals and visitors due to the eclectic lineup and beautiful views of the New York skyline as the backdrop. Keep reading for our top 5 acts you can’t miss this weekend.
Years & Years is a British electronica trio who are best known for their single, “Desire” off their debut album Communion. They have toured with Sam Smith and have often been compared to groups like Disclosure. Be sure to catch their set this weekend.
When / Where: Friday, June 3 at 3:00pm – Honda Stage
This native New York duo known for their vibe-y remixes and original tracks fuse elements of hip-hop and R&B with disco and electronica. Their debut album, 55, features artists such as Fetty Wap, Cam’ron, Wyclef Jean, Carly Rae Jepson, and Matthew Koma. Their set will guarantee to keep you on your feet the whole time.
When / Where: Saturday, June 4 at 2:15pm – Bacardi House Stage
This French electronic music group led by frontman, Anthony Gonzalez, first appeared in 2011 with their single, Midnight City. After that they took to scoring movie and tv soundtracks until their 2016 follow up album, Junk. Their 80’s reminiscent dream-pop sound will fit perfectly against the New York skyline this weekend.
When / Where: Saturday, June 4 at 9:15pm – Honda Stage
Australian electronica singer Chet Faker seemed to gain notoriety with his cover of “No Diggity” in 2011. Since then he has put out 3 EPs and an album and has been a favorite on the festival circuit. Be sure to grab a good spot to catch his whole set this weekend.
When / Where: Sunday, June 5 at 8:00pm – Big Apple Stage
Kanye West first played Governors Ball 3 years ago after the release of Yeezus. Now, with Life of Pablo being one of the year’s most anticipated albums and Kanye West being a controversial figure in hip-hop and fashion, this performance will definitely be a must see this weekend.
When / Where: Sunday, June 5 at 9:15pm – Main Stage