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The Governors Ball on Randall's Island 2013

OF MONSTERS AND MEN. Somehow, this Icelandic band

OF MONSTERS AND MEN. Somehow, this Icelandic band has become a crossover sensation, with its hit "Little Talks" even making it onto adult contemporary radio now. The rest of their set will likely be more indie-folk-meets-the-Sugarcubes. Photo Credit: AP

The Governors Ball is one of the summer's hottest tickets. This year the Randall's Island festival, happening June 7-9, features Kanye West, Kings of Leon and Guns N' Roses as headliners, plus many more up-and-comers. Here's a look at those to watch. -- GLENN GAMBOA

KINGS OF LEON. Though the band has had
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KINGS OF LEON. Though the band has had its struggles since 2010's "Come Around Sundown" album, everything seems on track now for the Followills and they've finished recording their sixth album, due out in the fall. How much new material will they reveal at this show? Hard to say since it's their first of the year.

Southern rockers the Kings of Leon were rained
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Southern rockers the Kings of Leon were rained out Friday night at the Governors Ball. They will play Saturday at 6:45 p.m.

PRETTY LIGHTS. The EDM star (a.k.a. Derek Vincent
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PRETTY LIGHTS. The EDM star (a.k.a. Derek Vincent Smith) will release his new album "A Color Map of the Sun" next month, featuring live musicians playing new music that he then sampled into his songs.

PRETTY LIGHTS.
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PRETTY LIGHTS.

ERYKAH BADU & THE CANNABINOIDS. Hmm, how will
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ERYKAH BADU & THE CANNABINOIDS. Hmm, how will this set from Badu and her band compare to what she plays Saturday and Sunday with the Brooklyn Philharmonic? Never a dull moment with the queen of neo-soul.

YOUNG THE GIANT. The
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YOUNG THE GIANT. The "Cough Syrup" band just started recording its sophomore album in May, but it has been tempting fans of talk of playing new songs at this show for months.

YOUNG THE GIANT.
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YOUNG THE GIANT.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN. Somehow, this Icelandic band
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OF MONSTERS AND MEN. Somehow, this Icelandic band has become a crossover sensation, with its hit "Little Talks" even making it onto adult contemporary radio now. The rest of their set will likely be more indie-folk-meets-the-Sugarcubes.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN.
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OF MONSTERS AND MEN.

OF MONSTERS AND MEN.
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OF MONSTERS AND MEN.

GUNS 'N ROSES. Fans of the ever-mercurial Axl
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GUNS 'N ROSES. Fans of the ever-mercurial Axl Rose can forgive a lot of shortcomings as long as he nails the vocals on some of his classics. Luckily, with Tommy Stinson shoring up the band these days, even an off night for Axl can still be pretty good.

GUNS N' ROSES.
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GUNS N' ROSES.

GUNS N' ROSES.
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GUNS N' ROSES.

KENDRICK LAMAR. How can you tell Kendrick Lamar
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KENDRICK LAMAR. How can you tell Kendrick Lamar has arrived? Well, his hit "[expletive] Don't Kill My Vibe" has versions featuring Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and now Emeli Sande.

KENDRICK LAMAR.
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KENDRICK LAMAR.

KENDRICK LAMAR.
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KENDRICK LAMAR.

AZEALIA BANKS. The opinionated rapper/dance artist is still
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AZEALIA BANKS. The opinionated rapper/dance artist is still trying to live up to the potential of her impressive debut "212," looking to high-profile gigs to establish herself with a broader audience.

AZEALIA BANKS.
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AZEALIA BANKS.

AZEALIA BANKS.
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AZEALIA BANKS.

JAPANDROIDS. The Canadian duo was one of 2012's
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JAPANDROIDS. The Canadian duo was one of 2012's breakout stars, thanks to the uplifting indie-rock anthems of "Celebration Rock." The festival circuit should be good to them, with all their scream-along choruses.

JAPANDROIDS. The Canadian duo was one of 2012's
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JAPANDROIDS. The Canadian duo was one of 2012's breakout stars, thanks to the uplifting indie-rock anthems of "Celebration Rock." The festival circuit should be good to them, with all their scream-along choruses.

ICONA POP. Will the Swedish duo really have
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ICONA POP. Will the Swedish duo really have the song of the summer with "I Love It"? The thousands screaming, "I! Don't! Care! I love it!" say "Yes!"

ICONA POP.
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ICONA POP.

Kanye West strikes a pose.
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Kanye West strikes a pose.

Kanye West puts on a visual as well
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Kanye West puts on a visual as well as an aural show.

THE AVETT BROTHERS. Call it great counter-programming, but
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THE AVETT BROTHERS. Call it great counter-programming, but putting the roots rockers up against Yeezus shouldn't really hurt either crowd. The Avetts were revving up Americana crowds before the Mumfords had sons.

THE AVETT BROTHERS.
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THE AVETT BROTHERS.

THE XX. Between
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THE XX. Between "Together," their haunting song for "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack, and their collaboration with Solange, the British electronic group is poised for an American breakthrough.

THE XX.
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THE XX.

THE XX.
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THE XX.

THE LUMINEERS. The best new artist Grammy nominees
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THE LUMINEERS. The best new artist Grammy nominees have plenty more pop-leaning Americana to follow "Ho Hey" up the charts, as the stomping "Stubborn Love" should show.

THE LUMINEERS.
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THE LUMINEERS.

THE LUMINEERS.
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THE LUMINEERS.

THE VACCINES. Not only was their
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THE VACCINES. Not only was their "Come of Age" one of last year's best albums, but the British rockers are one of the best live bands out on the road, combining punk energy, clever insights and singer Justin Young's considerable charm. They still may get "Teenage Icon" status.

THE VACCINES.
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THE VACCINES.

THE VACCINES.
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THE VACCINES.

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