REVIEW: Governors Ball Music Festival 2016

Photo via Governors Ball

Photo via Governors Ball

Kanye may have lost his chance to curse the press this time, but the 60,000 people who attended the sixth annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this weekend still managed to make the most of it. This year’s festival boasted headlining names like hometown favorites, The Strokes, dance floor diva Robyn, French electro pop band M83 and modern day glam rockers The Killers. Yeezy himself was scheduled to make a much anticipated return to Governors Ball following his muddy 2013 debut. Unfortunately, the infamous third day curse of Randall’s Island returned with a vengeance when the threat of lightning and severe weather posed safety concerns. However, this year’s festival was as lively as ever, boasting a stellar lineup of food, activities and various artists across four stages (GovBallNYC Stage, Bacardi House Stage, Honda Stage and Big Apple Stage).

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Heavy Rains Flooding Brooklyn and Queens

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Gothamist has more pictures, as does Gawker.

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