Governors Ball Music Festival 2017

Governors Ball Music Festival 2017

June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
New York City
New York City


The Governors Ball Music Festival (commonly known as Governors Ball or Gov Ball) 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, a festival promotion company based in New York City, which also produces The Meadows Music & Arts Festival. Aside from the wide variety of music, the festival features a multitude of popular New York restaurants and food trucks, as well as activities and games.

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Wiz Khalifa
bornSeptember 8, 1987
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bornAugust 2, 1992
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Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist[3] from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.[4][5] In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap.[6] Apart from his solo career, he is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa), and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.

In May 2016, Bennett released his third mixtape Coloring Book to further critical acclaim. It earned him three Grammy awards, including for Best Rap Album. Coloring Book was the first streaming-only album to ever receive and win a Grammy nomination.[7]


Phoenix is a rock band from Versailles, France,[1] consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d'Arcy, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Brancowitz.[2]


Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1990, the group's line-up includes drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Justin Chancellor has been the band's bassist since 1995, replacing their original bassist Paul D'Amour. Tool has won three Grammy Awards, performed worldwide tours, and produced albums topping the charts in several countries.

The band emerged with a heavy metal sound on their first studio album, Undertow (1993), and later became a dominant act in the alternative metal movement, with the release of their second album, Ænima in 1996. Their efforts to unify musical experimentation, visual arts, and a message of personal evolution continued, with Lateralus (2001) and the most recent album, 10,000 Days (2006), gaining the band critical acclaim, and commercial success around the world.

Due to Tool's incorporation of visual arts and very long and complex releases, the band is generally described as a style-transcending act and part of progressive rock, psychedelic rock, and art rock. The relationship between the band and today's music industry is ambivalent, at times marked by censorship, and the band's insistence on privacy.

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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, United States. The neighborhood is bound by Bard Avenue in the West, Henderson Avenue to the North, Forest Avenue to the South, and Lafayette Avenue in the East. 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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A Youth-Filled Showcase: Governors Ball 2017 Recap
  –  June 5, 2017
There’s always a lot to be excited about with Governors Ball, the annual 3-Day NYC music festival put on by Founders Entertainment at Randall’s Island. There’s the trek all the way uptown, across that massive bridge that we collectively grunt our way ...
Governors Ball 2017: Everything we saw Sunday including Tool, Logic and a slightly soggy finale
  –  June 5, 2017
Tool closed out Governors Ball 2017 with a hard-rocking ... If anything, Tool felt separate from the rest of the festival rather than a complementary piece of the lineup. But give Governors Ball credit for figuring out a way to distinguish itself by ...
Childish Gambino Comes To Life And Lorde Rules At Governors Ball 2017
  –  June 5, 2017
Despite a forecast of rain in the days leading up to the opening of the festival’s gates ... Here’s a breakdown of the best sets we saw at Governors Ball 2017.
Photos: Concertgoers Get Soaked At Rainy Governors Ball Finale
  –  June 5, 2017
The third and final day of Governors Ball on Sunday saw spirits dampened considerably by an incessant, spitting rain. Far fewer people roamed the festival grounds than on ... (@pancakesandwhiskey) on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:23am PDT Parquet Courts played a ...
Governors Ball 2017: 7 Unexpected Moments We Saw on Saturday
  –  June 5, 2017
All of Fuse's 2017 Governors Ball Coverage Check out the 7 surprising things we saw ... Sometimes you need a breather from the wild festival ride, and they provided just that. 5. Queen Banks: The dark-pop singer brought the witchy vibes to the set ...
The Wildest Outfits From The 2017 Governors Ball
  –  June 5, 2017
But Governors Ball, a newer three-day jaunt held annually ... Check out the most festival-ly festival looks from Gov Ball 2017 below.
Matt Shultz performs at Governors Ball Music Festival
  –  June 5, 2017
Matt Shultz of American rock band 'Cage the Elephant' performs onstage during the Governors Ball Music Festival 2017 at Randall's Island in New York. (AFP) See more of : Matt Shultz Matt Shultz Matt Shultz of American rock band 'Cage the Elephant ...
Wu-Tang Clan celebrate 20th anniversary of groundbreaking album at Governors Ball
  –  June 5, 2017
Rappers the Wu-Tang Clan celebrated the 20th anniversary of their Wu-Tang Forever album at the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York on Saturday (03Jun17). RZA, Method Man, Cappadonna, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, U-God, Inspectah Deck ...
Lorde, Charlie XCX performance at Governor's Ball could have been for Free Press Summer Fest
  –  June 5, 2017
Lorde performs onstage during 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 1 at Randall's Island on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage) NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Lorde performs onstage during 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 1 ...
Charli XCX & Tove Lo Take the Stage at Governors Ball (Video)
  –  June 4, 2017
Charli XCX brought down the house at the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival! The 24-year-old “Boom Clap” singer showed off her style as she belted out her hits at Randall’s Island on Friday (June 2) in New York City. She also performed “Lipgloss ...
Naked Women (Nearly): Fashion at Governors Ball Frees the Nipple and Butt Cheeks, Because Feminism
  –  June 4, 2017
While many boobs and butts were on full display at the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival, a good number of the women rocking super short shorts with lace bralettes and pasties—or even mesh shirts with no bras at all—weren’t dressed so scantily in an ...
Governors Ball 2017: Tool Rocks out, Wiz Lights Up & More Day Three Highlights
  –  June 4, 2017
The third and final day of Governors Ball (June 4) brought gloomy skies and ongoing drizzle -- unlike the festival's first two days ... 584zhf2X7t — Lyndsey Havens (@LyndseyAlana) June 4, 2017 7:59 p.m. The RattPack was in full effect for Logic's ...
Lorde moves the sun and the moon at Governors Ball
  –  June 3, 2017
Lorde took to the stage at the Governor's Ball in New York City and seemed to command the skies. It looked almost certain to rain on festival-goers ... the nice weather midway through her set at Governors Ball. We all know Lorde is a witch.
Hang Sesh: Watch Lorde and Jack Antonoff cover Robyn live at Governors Ball
  –  June 3, 2017
Last night at The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York, Lorde dusted the cover off ... — LC (@luiscueto) June 3, 2017 Lorde covering Robyn is too pure for this world — Jake Offenhartz (@ ...
Lorde Rocks Out & Dances Up a Storm at Governors Ball 2017!
  –  June 3, 2017
Lorde puts her infectious smile on display while performing for thousands of fans during her set at the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival on Friday (June 2) at Randall’s Island in New York City. The 20-year-old singer sang her new song “Perfect Places ...
Lorde Hits It Off with Smoothie Cashier, Invites Her to Governors Ball
  –  June 3, 2017
She made my morning 😭🌞💕@lorde — Ayesha mangú 🌺 (@ThatEmely) May 29, 2017 The ... to perform at Governors Ball on June 2, invited her fan to accompany her to the Randall’s Island Park festival this year.
Governors Ball 2017: Schedule, Lineup, Transportation, Weather Forecast
  –  June 2, 2017
The festival has grown so much it had to ditch its old ... Here's everything you need to know about attending Governors Ball in 2017. Getting to Governors Ball: Randall's Island doesn't get too many visitors throughout the year, so getting there can ...
The Only Governors Ball 2017 Preview Guide You Need
  –  June 1, 2017
Any good festival-goer knows that you need to do as much research ... Let's go through the most imporant info of Governors Ball 2017: First off, we have got to talk about this lineup. The headliners include Tool, Phoenix and Chance the Rapper.
  –  June 1, 2017
If you’re a music fan in the region, you may be getting geared up for Governors Ball ... we’re serving up this week’s Pancake Picks Gov Ball-style, so read on to check out our festival recos for 2017!
Exactly What To Expect At This Weekend's Governors Ball In NYC
  –  June 1, 2017
Next up on the list is The Governors Ball Music Festival starting this Friday (June 2) on Randall’s Island in New York City. 2017 is the seventh year of the annual event and since then, the attraction has only gotten bigger and better. That said ...
Lorde Made This Cashier’s Day By Inviting Her To The Governors Ball
  –  May 31, 2017
She made my morning 😭🌞💕@lorde — Ayesha mangú 🌺 (@ThatEmely) May 29, 2017 Lorde is playing Governors Ball in New York this coming weekend, June 2-4, and is hanging out in the city in the run up to the festival.
Lorde is taking a fan as her guest to Governors Ball Music Festival
  –  May 31, 2017
She made my morning 😭🌞💕@lorde Later that day, Paula got the surprise of a lifetime when Lorde direct messaged her on Twitter, inviting her to attend the Governors Ball Music Festival this coming weekend as her guest.
Governors Ball 2017’s Commendable Lineup Strikes a Chord
  –  May 30, 2017
With Governors Ball 2017 just around the corner there is a lot to look forward to with the kick off of festival season in NYC. Not only did Governors Ball give New York a solid helping of rap, hip-hop and R&B, but the food lineup even makes the very ...
10 Things To Look Out For At Governors Ball 2017
  –  May 30, 2017
In fact, the team behind Governors Ball have actualized spontaneous creativity in such a way that every layer of this year’s festival touches on art and how it makes us tick. It’s why their 2017 lineup boasts both Tool and Lorde, and offsets your ...
Preview: Governors Balls 2017
  –  May 27, 2017
Believe it or not, the Governors Ball Music Festival is just around the corner, as in, one week away. While we are terribly excited and eager to get back onto the familiar stomping grounds of Randall’s Island, there also comes some preparation about who ...
What to Expect at the 7th Annual Governors Ball Festival Next Weekend
  –  May 25, 2017
Kevin Parker, The Avalanches, and many others. Some notable updates for this year’s festival: Governors Ball 2017 will feature redesigned VIP amenities and locations, a signature lineup of the best food NYC has to offer curated by The Infatuation ...
Governors Ball Marks the Start of New York's Music Month and Summer Festival Season
  –  May 25, 2017
The 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival promises fans the chance to hear new music from Phoenix, Lorde, and many more. There are still some three-day regular tickets available for Governors Ball. Visit the festival’s site to get more info and purchase ...
Gig Alert: Lorde at Governors Ball Music Festival
  –  May 24, 2017
WNYC has two pairs of 3-day VIP passes to this year’s this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island. To enter, just go to Winners will be notified by email on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Part of Gig Alerts.

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