Everything You Should Know About Governors Ball NYC
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Everything You Should Know About Governors Ball NYC

The Governors Ball Music Festival is set to take place this weekend at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY. This is the 12th time that the coveted festival has taken place in NYC and although it has a new home—the excitement and energy remain the same! From Lizzo to Kendrick Lamar to Lil Nas X, some of the hottest performers of this generation are preparing to hit the stages and it will undoubtedly be a music event to remember.

Organizers recently confirmed that the festival is still going forward as planned despite the New York area’s current experience with “unhealthy air quality.” As smoke continues to drift toward the northeast U.S. due to Canadian wildfires, NYC is currently experiencing some of the worst pollutions in the world. In a statement to Pitchfork, a representative for the festival wrote: “We’re closely monitoring the air quality with weather experts and are in close contact with city officials. As always, the health and safety of New Yorkers is our top priority. At this time, the festival is continuing as planned. We are hopeful that conditions will improve in the coming days and are looking forward to a great weekend!”

If you’re planning to attend or still thinking about it, here are some things to expect!

Lizzo in All Her Glory

One thing for certain, two things for sure—when Lizzo hits the stage at Gov Ball, it will be packed with your favorite hits from her 2022 album “Special,” thick thighs, and lots of sparkles! With Lizzo also a proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and making headlines for her performance with drag stars, we also wouldn’t be surprised if the Grammy-winning entertainer took the moment to highlight Pride Month. Lizzo is always a good time!

Kendrick Lamar Closing Out With a Bang!

17-time Grammy-winning phenomenon Kendrick Lamar is set to close out the festival on the third and final night. And we can guarantee it is not to be missed! The headliner dropped his first album in 5 years in 2022 with the release of the highly acclaimed Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers and as expected, it is one of the best projects released in recent history. The groundbreaking rapper will likely perform a few cuts from his latest release along with cult classics. Get ready to rap every word!

Lil Nas X Celebrating Pride Month in a Major Way

If you’re looking to celebrate Pride Month to the fullest, you must not miss Lil Nas X’s performance! We can bet on it that Lil Nas X will use this moment to represent, and we’re here for it. From his fashion to his dance moves, we know it will be next level. Prepare to be wowed!

Plus, Your Other Favorites Gracing the Stage Too!

From Ice Spice to Joey Bada$$ to Lil Baby and more, the lineup is jam-packed with epic performances. Whether you’re going one day or all three—there are over 60 performers set to grace the stage and we can’t wait! See you there!

Learn more about the 2023 Governors Ball Music Festival HERE.

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