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Coachella Vs. Governors Ball: The 2015 Lineup War

In the past 24 hours, the Coachella and Governors Ball festivals both announced their lineups, which means summer-festival lineup-unveiling season is in full swing. For those of us who dork out way too hard over music -- even those of us who don't intend to hit up any of the festivals in questio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2015

Governors Ball 2015 Lineup

The Coachella lineup was unveiled yesterday, and now it's time for Governor's Ball to step up to the plate and show us what they've got for the festival's fifth anniversary. What they've got is a shared headliner in Drake, plus a top bill rounded out by the Black Keys, Deadmau5, Florence + The Machine,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015

Watch Vanessa Bayer Insult Interpol, Tanlines, And Frank Turner At Governors Ball

Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has a fun sideline going with her Sound Advice video series, in which she plays a media coach who gives terrible advice and free-floating insults to different bands; recent subjects include Drake and TV On The Radio. Recently, she brought the act to New York'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2014

Neko Case Explains Her Unique Festival Style To NY Times

Yesterday, Neko Case's band, the New Pornographers, announced their new album, Brill Bruisers, and shared its fantastically catchy title track. That coincides with a recent interview Case did with The New York Times, in which the singer-songwriter discussed her personal style and its relation to her performance, specifically at Governors Ball, where she wore… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 11, 2014

Watch James Blake Cover Bill Withers’ “Hope She’ll Be Happier” At Governors Ball

During his Sunday afternoon set at Governors Ball, James Blake performed a cover of Bill Withers' "Hope She'll Be Happier," with a few bits of Blake's "I Only Know (What I Know Now)" snuck in. A fan captured the entire performance, which you can watch below. Also be sure to check out our list of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 10, 2014

Artists Portraits From Governors Ball 2014

This past weekend, New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball, whose 10 Best Sets we counted down for you right here. Photographer Luis Ruiz was on site to document the festival for Stereogum, and he managed to pull aside many of the artists in attendance to do some portrait shots before or… More »

By: Stereogum / June 9, 2014

The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent four on Saturday and Sunday. After being impressed and surprised repeatedly on Friday, I had a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 9, 2014

Watch Damon Albarn Sing “Clint Eastwood” With Vic Mensa (On His 21st Birthday) At Governors Ball

Up until now, the fast-rising Chicago rapper Vic Mensa has been known for a few things: Doing some songs with Chance The Rapper, showing up on the last XXL Freshmen cover, releasing last year's promising Innanetape mixtape. This past weekend, he turned 21, and he marked the occasion by adding another bullet point… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 9, 2014

Watch Chance The Rapper Join Childish Gambino At Governors Ball

During his Governors Ball set on Saturday, Childish Gambino was joined onstage by his friend and frequent collaborator Chance The Rapper. They performed two songs together, "The Worst Guys" (off Gambino's sophomore album Because The Internet, with Chance dropping in a new verse) and Acid Rap's "Favorite Song." Also spotted in attendanceMore »

By: Peter Helman / June 9, 2014

Watch Spoon Debut “Knock Knock Knock” At Governors Ball

Spoon recently shared some details about their upcoming eighth album They Want My Soul, which is due out in the beginning of August. We also saw them play the new song "Rainy Taxi" at Primavera Sound. At their Governors Ball set yesterday, Spoon debuted another cut from the album. It's called "Knock Knock… More »

By: James Rettig / June 8, 2014

Watch Grimes Debut “Go,” Her Song For Rihanna, At Governors Ball

Grimes promised three new songs at Governors Ball -- including one she and Blood Diamonds wrote for Rihanna (who passed on it) -- and that's exactly what she delivered. "David," "Sleepwalking," and "Go" were the titles of the new tracks. Billboard had this to say about the new stuff:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 7, 2014

Governors Ball 2014 Lineup

We already knew that OutKast would headline this summer's Governors Ball festival in New York; it followed Coachella as the second reunion show that the legendary duo had announced. But the rest of the lineup for Governors Ball, which comes to New York City's Randall's Island 6/6-8, is online now; as IdolatorMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2014

OutKast To Headline Governors Ball 2014

Less than 24 hours after the official Coachella lineup affirmed the OutKast reunion we've been hearing about in one form or another since last fall, another fest has announced OutKast as headliners. This time, as Rolling Stone reports, it's New York's traditionally soggy Governors Ball, which last year boasted Kanye… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 9, 2014

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one's FOMO, I watched MTV's coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the '80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013

Watch Kanye West Perform New Songs At Governors Ball

Last night, New York's epically soggy and mud-clogged Governors Ball festival ended with what was reportedly a dark and vengeful headlining set from Kanye West. Kanye's played casino shows and high-profile one-offs in recent months, but this was his first show in front of a large, paying audience in quite some time, which means it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013

Guns N’ Roses Added To Governors Ball

Last month, we reported the massive lineup for this year's Governors Ball, including headlines Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, and one major surprise that would be announced at a later date. It has now been revealed that Guns N' Roses are the third act. Needless to say, the marquee acts are beaming with personality. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 7, 2013

Governors Ball 2013 Lineup

Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, and one secret act that will be announced in a few weeks are headlining this year's Governors Ball on Randall's Island in New York, 6/7-9. On top of the main acts, the festival boasts a stacked lineup, including Nas, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Kendrick Lamar, the xx and many more. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 22, 2013

Governors Ball 2012 Lineup

The Governors Ball Music Festival comes to Randall's Island, a small strip of sand in between Manhattan and the Bronx, 6/23-24, and today it announced its lineup via a YouTube video that stars a dancing paramedic. This year's festival has a bill that leans pretty heavily on established party-up indie-kid fare: Beck, Modest Mouse,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2012

Governors Ball 2011 In Photos

The single day, two stage Governors Ball brought Big Boi, Girl Talk, Empire Of The Sun, Pretty Lights, Neon Indian, Das Racist, and a Passion Pit DJ set to NYC's Governors Island on Saturday. It was the first year for the fest, which featured no overlapping sets. There was also sanctioned beer pong. Check out… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 20, 2011