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Kanye West's set on Sunday, the last night of Governors Ball, began with black-and-white video footage of three lunging, feral dogs, obscured almost entirely by shadow. That turned out to be a good indication of what was to follow: a performance that was all snarl and sinew, ruthlessly lean, defiantly abrasive and relentlessly dark. West's performance came just nine days before the release of his...Read more »
Here's when it became clear that the second day of Governors Ball, the three-day music festival held on Randall's Island, stood in marked contrast to the first: Guns N’ Roses went on 10 minutes early.
That occurrence -- the musical equivalent to a minor act of God -- was the capstone of a day that fought harder and accomplished more than its predecessor, a day whose acts were characterized...Read more »
Rain killed the Kings of Leon headlining set at Friday’s Governors Ball. But long live the Southern rock boys! They will play Saturday night at 6:45 on the Gov Ball NYC Stage, according to a rep for the three-day music fest being held at Randalls Island.
The bad news? Ya got to run back and forth to the Honda Stage to see Compton hip-hopper Kendrick Lamar.
Come on back Sunday morning...Read more »
Anyone looking for the right moment to pull the plug on the washout first day of Governors Ball could have done worse than the one right after Leslie Feist stopped her set after the first song because, to quote her, "I think they think we're going to get electrocuted." Instead, though, the festival trudged glumly, stubbornly forward, despite the fact that Randall's Island was effectively...Read more »
Kanye West and Kings of Leon are set to headline the Governors Ball Music Festival June 7-9 on Randall's Island, positioning the third edition of the event as the East Coast's answer to Coachella.
The festival will mark West's first New York solo headlining show since 2008 and Kings of Leon's first New York show since 2010. A third headliner will also be added.
Three-day passes for the...Read more »