Tool, Chance a Rapper, and Phoenix to title NYC’s Governors Ball

Governors Ball, a 3-day New York City song festival, announced a lineup for a seventh iteration Wednesday. Prog-metal act Tool, rising hip-hop star Chance a Rapper, and indie-rock rope Phoenix will title a event, that will take place on a city’s Randall’s Island for a sixth uninterrupted year, from Jun 2 to Jun 4.


While Tool and Chance both toured in 2016 — a latter in support of one of EW’s best albums of 2016Coloring Book — Phoenix’s headlining container is a band’s initial announced gig on U.S. dirt given an Aug 2014 coming during Los Angeles’ FYF Fest. Late final year, a French group, whose many new album, Bankrupt!, came out in 2013, announced an upcoming performance at July’s Bilbao BBK Live in Spain.

Governors Ball’s subsequent tier of acts is also noteworthy. New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, whose inclusion on a Coachella lineup Tuesday announced her initial full uncover given Nov 2014, will seem during a festival. So will Donald Glover’s change ego Childish Gambino, who incited from swat to funk on his latest release, December’s Awaken, My Love! “Uptown Funk” writer Mark Ronson will seem with famous co-operator and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker — a dual teamed adult many recently for Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” — in an act billed as “Mark Ronson VS Kevin Parker.”

Beyond a headliners, a Governors Ball lineup boasts a strong mix of rock, hip-hop, and EDM. Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Logic, Wiz Khalifa, Marshmello, Beach House, Schoolboy Q, Air, a Avalanches, Rae Sremmurd, a Head and a Heart, and Tove Lo will seem during a festival. They’ll be assimilated by Phantogram, Majid Jordan, Banks, A$AP Ferg, Bleachers, Local Natives, Franz Ferdinand, Mac DeMarco, Royal Blood, YG, Parquet Courts, Charli XCX, Bleachers, Rufus Du Sol, Warpaint, Danny Brown, Michael Kiwanuka, Kehlani, and Car Seat Headrest.

Governors Ball and a primogenitor company, Founders Entertainment, faced a series of hurdles in 2016. Goldenvoice, a heavyweight unison upholder behind events including Coachella and Delaware’s Firefly, announced a competing 3-day festival, Panorama, that took place on Randall’s Island in Jul and featured Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem. Shortly after Panorama was announced, Live Nation, a competing organizer behind Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and more, acquired a infancy stake in Founders. And Governors Ball 2016 was hobbled by a Saturday rainstorm, that led festival organizers to cancel a Sunday portion — and Kanye West’s initial headlining American coming given a Feb recover of his album The Life of Pablo — entirely. (West would futilely try a surprise gig during Manhattan bar Webster Hall after that night.)

After that cancellation, Governors Ball, Founders, and Live Nation regrouped for a initial initial Meadows Festival, hold outward Citi Field in Flushing, Queens, on Oct. 1 and 2. But that eventuality faced hurdles of a possess when Saturday superstar a Weeknd pulled out during a final minute and West — requisitioned to title Sunday in a midst of his Saint Pablo Tour — terminated his set early on receiving word that his wife, Kim Kardashian, had been hold during gunpoint in Paris.

See a full lineup below. Tickets for Governors Ball 2017 go on sale Friday, Jan. 6 during 12 p.m. ET.


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