Full GovBall Lineup Announced for Summer 2020

Posted on: January 17th, 2020 at 11:41 am by

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island, and Founders Entertainment has tapped some big names to kick off the celebration.

Headliners for this year’s festival are GovBall veterans Tame Impala, alongside New York indie darlings Vampire Weekend. New additions to the top slots include venerable Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks, Missy Elliot, Flume and pop star Miley Cyrus. The rest of the lineup is pretty stacked, too. At first pass, some standouts include Portugal. The Man, Foals, Fontaines D.C., Bleachers, and Pup. And for all of you mashup enthusiasts – worry not – Girl Talk also made the roster.

This year’s iteration also brings some new changes to the scene, including an new 18+ age policy with ID (17 and under are permitted entry with a 21+ adult). This restriction has been met with significant resistance in the social media stratosphere, but one bad prepubescent apple ruins the bunch. Find your own David Wooderson and be done with it.

Japandroids, GovBall 2018

Additionally, the festival promises more VIP perks and better resources to promote cleanliness on the grounds (i.e. more trash and recycling bins). They’ve also promised to add more water stations this year – because nothing says nightmare quite like passing out from dehydration.

Tickets go on sale today at noon. Full lineup below.


Recent Stories

Pickle Guys to Close Next Week, Hope to Reopen in May

Some sour news indeed for Lower East Siders: The Pickle Guys are going on hiatus. Indefinitely. The brine stalwarts of Grand Street announced the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. The pickle peeps hope to return at the beginning of May. The store will remain open […]

Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]

These Lower East Side Bars and Restaurants are Crowdfunding for their Staff [Updating]

Definitely one of the hardest hit, New York City’s nightlife scene is suffering due to the COVID-19 shutdown. So much so, that businesses are trying everting to stay afloat. Some are successful, like Forgtmenot on Division Street, which morphed into a full-fledged grocery (“The General Store”). Under the banner of staff relief, bars and restaurants […]

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne Cofounder, Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger – whose infectious melodies with Fountains of Wayne, as well as That Thing You Do! endeared himself to a generation – died yesterday morning from complications due to coronavirus. The Emmy Award-winning songwriter was 52. His condition the day before yesterday was reported by his attorney of 25 years as “very sick and heavily […]

Daily Clap: Cheering for COVID-19 First Responders

Since last week, city dwellers confined at home have been applauding first responders in the fight against COVID-19. Each evening at 7:00pm, a citywide round of applause commences. Windows open, balconies fill, and hands emerge. Clapping – or banging pots and pans – for the tireless, selfless work of first responders on the front lines […]