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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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Watch Gorillaz Perform With D.R.A.M. And De La Soul At The Meadows

Gorillaz headlined day two of The Meadows festival in New York City and hosted a parade of guests throughout their set including Mos Def/Yasiin Bey…
Grace Birnstengel | September 17, 2017 - 12:37 pm

The Meadows Festival 2017 Lineup

The Meadows Music And Arts Festival -- which we called the best NYC festival of 2016 -- will return to Queens' Citi Field for a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 8, 2017 - 8:53 am

Hillary Clinton Finally Breaks Her Legendary Silence About Kanye West’s Curtailed Meadows Set

Finally, a candidate who addresses the issues that actually matter! Yesterday, Hillary Clinton sat down for a brief interview with Extra to discuss the nation's…
Peter Helman | October 6, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Kanye West, Grimes, Chance The Rapper, & More Made The Meadows The Best NYC Festival Of 2016

There were controversy and bumps in the road throughout the lead up to the inaugural installment of the Meadows, the new Queens festival brought to…
Ryan Leas | October 3, 2016 - 12:48 pm

Kanye West Ends Meadows Set Early After Kim Kardashian Robbed At Gunpoint In Paris

Kanye West and Founders Entertainment have not had good luck together. Kanye ended up not performing at Governors Ball after the fest's third day was
Peter Helman | October 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm

Watch Twin Shadow Mash Up Prince & Nine Inch Nails At The Meadows

Twin Shadow paid tribute to Prince during his set at The Meadows tonight, covering the late legend's iconic 1984 album Purple Rain in its entirety.
Peter Helman | October 2, 2016 - 8:30 pm

The Weeknd Isn’t Playing The Meadows After All

The Weeknd was supposed to be headlining the new Queens music festival The Meadows this weekend. Little more than a week before the fest, the…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2016 - 6:46 pm

The Meadows Drops The Weeknd, Adds J. Cole, Re-Adds The Weeknd

The new Queens-based music festival The Meadows has been a comedy of errors from the beginning, and now there's a new foible to add to…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 2:27 pm

Science Museum, City Councilwoman Blast New Queens Music Fest The Meadows

Founders Entertainment, the company behind New York's Governors Ball festival, are bringing a new fest called the Meadows to Queens, and a whole lot of…
Peter Helman | June 22, 2016 - 11:34 pm

The Meadows Festival Brings Kanye, Chance, Grimes To Queens This Fall

It's long been reported that Founders Entertainment, the company behind New York's Governors Ball festival, have been wanting to put on their own big music…
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2016 - 9:01 am