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Countdown To Extinction: An Update From The Front Lines Of The Festival Wars

Back in January, I wrote this story for Stereogum about an unusually public clash between two music festivals. Both were happening in New York City,…
Michael Nelson | July 29, 2016 - 11:55 am
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9 Memorable Moments From Governors Ball 2016

Governors Ball usually has a solid and reliable lineup. Another way to say that is that it sometimes leans predictable, booking lineups that are built…
Ryan Leas | June 6, 2016 - 1:50 pm
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All Points East: What The Hell Is Going On With Panorama, Governors Ball, & The Battle For New York City?

Earlier this month the world's second-biggest concert-production company, AEG Live, announced the dates and location of its inaugural Panorama festival. The fest would be held…
Michael Nelson | January 26, 2016 - 1:41 pm
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Governors Ball Cancels Day Three Due To Weather

The organizers of NYC's Governors Ball Music Festival have cancelled the third and final day due to "severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning…
Peter Helman | June 5, 2016 - 12:39 pm
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Prophets Of Rage Performing Surprise Set At Governors Ball Tomorrow

Prophets Of Rage, the newly formed supergroup featuring Public Enemy's Chuck D, Cypress Hill's B-Real, and Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2016 - 5:20 pm
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Livestream Governors Ball 2016

Governor's Ball goes down this weekend in New York City despite uncertain weather conditions. The festival started earlier today, and if you're unable to make…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 3, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Live Nation Is Acquiring Governors Ball

There's absolutely no way to briefly summarize the ever-escalating war between Panorama and Governors Ball, i.e., the two gigantic festivals that will be held at…
Michael Nelson | March 18, 2016 - 5:22 pm
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Governors Ball 2016 Lineup

Governors Ball returns to Randall's Island Park the first weekend of June, and today the NYC music festival has shared its 2016 lineup. Topping the…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2016 - 11:54 am
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Now Governors Ball Wants To Do A Festival In Queens, Too

At the end of September, we reported that AEG, the production company behind Coachella and Firefly, was in talks with the city of New York…
Peter Helman | November 14, 2015 - 11:54 am

MSG Wants To Throw A Music Festival In The Same Queens Park Targeted By Coachella Organizers

In late September, news surfaced that AEG, the production company behind the Coachella and Firefly music festivals, was aiming to bring a similar festival to…
Michael Nelson | November 2, 2015 - 12:20 pm
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Governors Ball Petitions Mayor To Block “NYC Coachella”

A couple weeks back we reported on rumors that AEG Live (the production company behind both Coachella and Firefly) was in talks with the city…
Michael Nelson | October 15, 2015 - 4:25 pm
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Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York's own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die was…
Caitlin White | June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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Artist Portraits From Governors Ball 2015

New York City hosted the annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island this past weekend. Our local staff attended the three-day event, and you…
Stereogum | June 8, 2015 - 1:12 pm
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The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

Governors Ball was oversold, there's no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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The 6 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Saturday

Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday's Governors Ball did seem a little sparse…
Stereogum | June 7, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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Ryan Adams Dissed Deadmau5 At Gov Ball So Don’t Hold Your Breath For Their Unreleased Collaboration

Ryan Adams doesn't appreciate interruptions, be they Bryan Adams-obsessed hecklers or flash-happy amateur photographers. And crowded music festivals can be stressful places for everyone --…
Peter Helman | June 7, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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Watch Ezra Koenig Join Chromeo At Governors Ball

During Chromeo's set at Governors Ball yesterday, Dave 1 announced "There's this guitar riff I like to play sometimes, it's like..." and played the unmistakable…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2015 - 8:50 pm

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The 8 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Friday

For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we…
Stereogum | June 6, 2015 - 3:17 pm
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Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jimmy Badly Hurt After Falling Off A Speaker At Governor’s Ball

The Governor's Ball festival got underway this afternoon in New York, and there's already been a casualty. Slim Jimmy, half of the Mississippi rap duo…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2015 - 2:51 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2015 - 10:46 am
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