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5 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Friday

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For the past several years, Governors Ball has been New York’s sole big mainstream music festival. That changed earlier this year, with the announcement of Panorama — the Eastern outpost of Coachella, essentially. The news was met with some resistance, controversy, and interpretation, with some people (i.e., those behind Gov Ball) trying to position the […]

Christine & the Queens announce tour, including Terminal 5

Pop boundary pushers Christine & the Queens were last in NYC for Governors Ball, and today they announced a tour that brings them back here in the fall. They'll play their largest headlining NYC show yet... Continue reading…

How These Founders Are Using Kanye as a Secret Weapon to Win NYC's Music Festival War

Rain and a much bigger rival threatened to sink the startup behind Governors Ball. But its founders had another card to play.

Robyn – Hang With Me (Axel Boman Remix)

Robyn just completed a short run of festivals in North America, including a headline set at Governors Ball. Ahead of these shows she invited some of her favorite artists in dance music from across the globe to remix key tracks from throughout her career, she performed these new versions of the songs live at the […]

Secondary Ticket Market Highs, Lows For Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour

Kanye West has been a tough act to catch lately, but not for lack of trying on behalf of the hip-hop superstar or his fans. After the June 5th Governors Ball festival date, which he would have headlined, was cancelled due to weather, rumors swirled of a late-night pop up [...]

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 people aren’t too happy about it. The Meadows is set to take place in the parking lot of the Mets’ Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on 10/1-2, which […]

Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Weeknd, Grimes, and more for NYC Festival The Meadows

The good people behind Governors Ball have a new NYC festival coming called The Meadows. You might be tempted to call it GovBall part 2 because Kanye West, whose set was canceled a few weeks ago at Governors Ball due to weather, is headlining, but a quick perusal of the Meadows’ lineup will reveal... Continue reading

Kanye West To Headline New Festival At Citi Field In October

Earlier this month, Kanye West was supposed to play Governors Ball and almost-kinda played Webster Hall (if you consider Kanye standing up through a sunroof and high fiving fans in the middle of 3rd Avenue for about 15 minutes an acceptable substitute for music being played, then he definitely put on quite the show). Show More Summary

M83 announce fall tour dates, playing two nights at Terminal 5 with Shura

After big festival stops like Bonnaroo and Governors Ball, M83 have announced that they'll be expanding their 2016 tour, including a new North American leg this fall. Dead Waves, Sofi Tucker, Chairlift, Tennyson, Shura and Yeasayer accompany them on certain dates... Continue reading…

New York City's Music Festival Market Is Becoming Increasingly Crowded

New York City's Governors Ball music festival (photo: Hugh McIntyre). For a long time, New York City had a lack of large-scale music festivals, especially considering that it is one of the major metropolitan areas in the country, not to mention the world. There was no shortage of events taking place [...]

GovBall organizers throwing The Meadows in Queens w/ Kanye, The Weeknd, Grimes, Chance & more

Earlier this year, Founders Entertainment, the people behind NYC's Governors Ball, said they also wanted to throw a festival in Queens. That has officially come to be... Continue reading…

Kanye, Chance, Grimes, the Weeknd, More Announced for NYC Festival the Meadows

A new NYC festival, the Meadows, from the folks behind Governors Ball, has announced its inaugural lineup. Headliners Kanye West, the Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, and Kygo will be joined by Grimes, Empire of the Sun, Pusha T, Kamasi Washington, Yeasayer, Chairlift, Bryson Tiller, and more. Show More Summary

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 festival in Queens, just like their competitors Goldenvoice. And now the people at Founders have confirmed it. They are indeed kicking off another grand-scale festival, the Meadows, at Flushing Meadows […]

Gov Ball Made an Entire New Festival for Kanye to Headline in October

If your festival's Kanye Day gets rained out, it's cool, just create a whole new festival to make up for it. That is exactly what the organizers behind Governors Ball have done, announcing today the inaugural Meadows Music and Arts Festival to be headlined by Kanye West and the Weeknd ... More »

Governors Ball organizers launch The Meadows Music Festival in Queens

Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Grimes, Cage the Elephant, Chromeo, and highlight the inaugural lineup.

Joey Bada$$ expands tour, playing Highline with Nyck Caution

Joey Bada$$ had to cancel his recent show at Irving Plaza and the day he was supposed to play Governors Ball was rained out, but he's finally got another hometown show scheduled... Continue reading…

Yeezy Season Is Here, and This Time Streets Won’t Be Shut Down — But Stadiums Might

All you Governors Ball goers who missed out on Kanye, rejoice: He’s launched a tour of his own in support of The Life of Pablo, so you can finally see him in your respective hometowns. (Yes, that means you won’t have to chase him until 2 a.m. for a failed impromptu concert.) Kanye’s Saint Pablo […]

Kanye West announces tour, two nights at MSG

While Kanye West was not able to play Governors Ball or a 2 AM Webster Hall show, he promised he'd make it up to NYC and now he has... Continue reading…

The 5 Best Songs We Heard This Week: D?WN, Wiki, Diarrhea Planet, Clams Casino

We managed to stay mostly dry at last weekend’s Governors Ball, and considerably less salty than the masses that swarmed E 11th St. in hopes to catch a glimpse of Kanye. This week, we’ve been gearing up for Northside Festival, a Brooklyn-based festival that highlights some of the underground’s more interesting acts. This week we’ve […]

Governors Ball 2017 dates announced

Governors Ball -- which had two successful days and sadly one cancelled day last weekend -- has announced is return for next year. Continue reading…

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