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Governors Ball Music Festival 2016

Governors Ball Music Festival 2016

June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016
June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016
New York City
New York City


The Governors Ball Music Festival (commonly known as Governors Ball, Gov Ball or Gov Ball NYC) is a multi-day music festival held on Randall's Island in New York City. Launched in 2011, the festival features an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, americana, pop, folk, and more. It is produced by Founders Entertainment, an independent festival promotion company based in New York City. Aside from the wide variety of music, the festival features a multitude of popular NYC restaurants and food trucks, as well as a slew of activities, such as a Silent Disco, ping pong, photo booths, and lawn games.

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Elle King
Of Monsters and Men
American musician and singer-songwriter
bornJuly 8, 1970
Los Angeles, United States
The Strokes

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Elle King (born Tanner Elle Schneider; July 3, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues.[5] In 2012, King released her debut EP, The Elle King EP, on RCA and Fat Possum Records. The EP track "Playing for Keeps" is the theme song for VH1's Mob Wives Chicago series.[5] She released her debut album, Love Stuff on February 17, 2015.[5] The album produced the US top 10 single "Ex's & Oh's," which earned her two Grammy nominations. King has also toured with acts such as Of Monsters and Men, Train and Michael Kiwanuka. She is the daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and former model London King.


Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell;[2][3] July 8, 1970),[4] known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he became well known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. He has released 12 studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.

Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Beck discovered hip hop and folk music in his teens and began to perform locally at coffeehouses and clubs. He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small but intense anti-folk movement. After returning to his hometown in the early 1990s, he cut his breakthrough single "Loser", which became a worldwide hit in 1994. His 1996 album Odelay produced hit singles, topped critic polls and won several awards. He released the stripped-down Mutations in 1998, and the funk-infused Midnite Vultures in 1999. The downcast, acoustic Sea Change (2002) showcased a more serious Beck, and 2005's Guero returned to sample-based production. The Information (2006) was inspired by electro-funk and hip hop, and Modern Guilt (2008), likewise, by 1960s music. In February 2014, Beck released the album Morning Phase. It won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015.

With a pop art collage of musical styles, oblique and ironic lyrics, and postmodern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and sound effects, Beck has been hailed by critics and the public throughout his musical career as being among the most creative and idiosyncratic musicians of 1990s and 2000s alternative rock. Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay and Sea Change, both of which were ranked on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The four-time platinum artist has collaborated with several artists and has made several contributions to soundtracks. Beck is married to actress Marissa Ribisi, and is a Scientologist.


The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998, consisting of Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Nikolai Fraiture (bass) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums, percussion).

Met with widespread critical acclaim, the Strokes' 2001 debut, Is This It,[5] helped usher in the garage rock revival movement of the early-21st century—and ranks number eight on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time,[6] number two on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s,[7] 199 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and number four in the NME top 500 albums of all time.

After its members embarked on a variety of side projects, the band regrouped for a fifth album, Comedown Machine, released on March 26, 2013.[8] The Strokes have sold over 5 million albums to date.[9]

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Top Songs by Performers - Day 218

Performers - Day 3 (canceled due to weather)19

Festival Partners22

Media Partners11

Charity & Venue Partners9

Randall Manor, Staten Island
Randall Manor is a neighborhood on the North Shore of Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. The neighborhood is bound by Bard Avenue in the West, Henderson Avenue to the North and Forest Avenue to the South. Named after Captain Robert Richard Randall, the founder of Sailors Snug Harbor, the neighborhood lies immediately to the south of the latter, between New Brighton and West Brighton.


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News Articles10

Governors Ball featuring Kanye West, Death Cab cancelled  –  June 6, 2016
On Sunday (June 5), organizers have canceled the final day of the festival "due to severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning in the area". Fans anxious to see Kanye West perform at the 2016 Governors Ball music festival will be sadly disappointed.
Severe Weather Forces Final Day Of Governors Ball To Be Canceled
mxdwn  –  June 5, 2016
The final day of the 2016 Governors Ball Festival has been canceled, due to what has been described as “severe weather, and a high likelihood of lightning in the area.” It was slated to be the third day of the festival, which would have featured a ...
Governors Ball Cancels Day Three Due To Weather
Stereogum  –  June 5, 2016
Due to severe weather & likelihood of lightning in the area, GOVBALLNYC is officially cancelled for DAY 3.MORE INFO: — The Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC) June 5, 2016 Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival and NYC’s Hot 97 Summer ...
Twitter Was Super Upset The Last Day Of Governors Ball Was Canceled
The Huffington Post  –  June 5, 2016
The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York canceled its third day on Sunday and people were not happy about it. "Sunday, June 5th of Gov Ball 2016 has officially been cancelled, due to severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning in the area," read ...
Governors Ball Organizers Cancel Day 3 Over Severe Weather Concerns
Yahoo News  –  June 5, 2016
Organizers of the Governors Ball 2016 music festival on Randall's Island Park in New York have canceled day three (Sunday, June 5) over severe weather concerns. Live Nation Will Acquire Governors Ball "Sunday, June 5th of Gov Ball 2016 has officially been ...
Governors Ball Cancels Final Day
Jam Base  –  June 5, 2016
After initially postponing the start of the final day of the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival, organizers have now completely cancelled all performances previously planned to take place today, Sunday, June 5. Severe weather in the area of the event held ...
Governors Ball Canceled Over Bad Weather – and Kim Kardashian Is 'So Sad'
People  –  June 5, 2016
Umbrellas weren't enough for music fans on Sunday, as rain ruined the third and final day of 2016's Governors Ball festival in New York City. Event organizers canceled the exciting musical lineup due to "severe weather" and a high likelihood of lightning ...
Prophets of Rage’s Surprise Appearance at 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival Canceled Due to Weather [Update]
Loud Wire  –  June 5, 2016
Update: It turns out Prophets of Rage will not make their New York debut at the Governors Ball music festival after all as organizers have revealed that “severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning in the area” has caused the cancellation of the ...
Governors Ball 2016: Last day of NYC festival canceled due to weather concerns
Newsday  –  June 5, 2016
The last day of a music festival scheduled to include Kanye West and Death Cab for Cutie among the performers is canceled because of weather concerns. The organizers of the Governors Ball said events on Sunday weren't going to be held "due to severe ...
2016 Governors Ball Music Festival: Date, Time, Where To Watch Live Stream Online, Lineup Info
Fashion&Style  –  June 3, 2016
Couldn't make it to this year's Governors Ball? No problem! This year, Live Nation TV and Viceland will bring you the show live. Live Nation TV's live stream, which is posted below, airs from 4 p.m. EST until 9 p.m. EST. Viceland's begins at 9 p.m. EST.

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