Local Kanye West fans will get the festival experience with ’Ye after all.
The rapper will headline the new Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field’s parking lot on Oct. 1 and 2, marking West’s sole outdoor New York-area performance of 2016.
The new festival, which will also include performances from The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper and Kygo, is the brainchild of Founders Entertainment, producers of the Governors Ball festival on Randalls Island. West was scheduled to perform at that festival, but his appearance was canceled due to rain.
“As a native New Yorker I grew up in awe of the innovative spirit surrounding Flushing Meadows-Corona Park,” Tom Russell, one of Founders Entertainment’s partners, said in a statement. “With this event we can shine a spotlight once again on this iconic neighborhood and bring with it the economic benefits, strong community partnerships and local hiring for which Founders Entertainment is known.”
The slate also includes The 1975, Grimes, Cage the Elephant and Twin Shadow performing the Prince classic “Purple Rain.”
Tickets are $230 for admission to both days of the festival and go on sale at 11 a.m. Thursday. Fans who have previously purchased Governors Ball tickets will be able to purchase tickets starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday through the festival website, themeadowsnyc.com
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