It feels good to be back in festival season. We just fawned over the Coachella lineup earlier this week, and now the lineup for the Governers Ball 2016 in New York has also just been announced! See the graphic below to examine the full lineup. Find more info on the event page. Unlike Coachella, the Governers Ball has not yet sold out!
This year, the crowning headliner is everyone’s favorite egotist, Kanye West. His co-headliners are an interesting mix of modern nostalgia, including The Killers, The Strokes, and Beck. Will Brandon Flowers throw in a track or two from his recent solo LP, The Desired Effect? Robyn will be celebrating her birthday only a few days after she performs on Randall’s Island, so don’t miss that dance party.
The most dramatic aspect of the announcement, though, is the poster. It was designed by DONDA, Kanye’s creative agency that aims to “[galvanize] creative thinkers.” The minimalist look is sleek, and makes the bill feel less overwhelming, especially given that there are nearly 70 bands to peruse. Don’t forget to take a peek at the bands all the way at the bottom; there you’ll find Sting‘s daughter Eliot Sumner and some of the most blogged about bands on Hype Machine, such as Whilk & Misky and Day Wave.
See the Governers Ball 2016 full lineup below.