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Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm

Interview

Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

But Who's Buying?

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

More Governors Ball stories

Interview

Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Watch Mark Ronson & Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker Debut Their SZA Collab At Governors Ball

One of the highlights of this past weekend's Governors Ball was Mark Ronson vs. Kevin Parker, a twilight DJ battle of sorts between the superstar…
Scott Lapatine | June 5, 2017 - 2:33 pm

Childish Gambino Reveals Son’s Name, Hints Next Album Will Be His Last At Governors Ball

Donald Glover rarely puts the details of his personal life in the spotlight. While assuming his hip-hop persona, Childish Gambino, for his Governors Ball set…
Adelle Platon / Billboard | June 4, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Watch Lorde Perform “Perfect Places” Live For The First Time At Governors Ball

Yesterday, Lorde shared "Perfect Places," another single from her upcoming sophomore album Melodrama. Earlier today, we named the anthemic banger one of the 5 Best
Peter Helman | June 2, 2017 - 8:53 pm

Watch CupcakKe Join Charli XCX For “Lipgloss” At Governors Ball

Lately the triumphantly nasty young Chicago rap phenom CupcakKe has been popping up during Charli XCX concerts to perform "Lipgloss," their super-fun collaboration from Charli's…
Chris DeVille | June 2, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Lorde Is Taking Her Liquiteria Cashier To Governors Ball :)

Lorde is in NYC for Governors Ball this weekend, and the other day, she popped by a Liquiteria to pick up a smoothie. She apparently…
Peter Helman | May 30, 2017 - 10:18 pm

Governors Ball 2017 Lineup

The festival wars continue! Governors Ball is returning to NYC's Randall's Island Park for the seventh time this summer, and this year's lineup boasts a…
Peter Helman | January 4, 2017 - 8:54 am

List

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

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

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

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

Sounding Board

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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