Kings of Leon, the xx, Animal Collective, Japandroids, and Deerhunter have also RSVPed
New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival will return this June for three days of music, featuring its most impressive lineup yet. As per an announcement released today (January 22), the concert will return to Randall's Island — that patch of land in the East River caught between Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx — and is expanded this year to three days, from June 7 to 9. And those three days are stacked.
The full roster features: Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas, Pretty Lights, the Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, the xx, Feist, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, the Lumineers, Thievery Corporation, Animal Collective, Cut Copy, Erykah Badu, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Young the Giant, Bloc Party, Beirut, Of Monsters & Men, Local Natives, Death From Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Yeasayer, Gary Clark Jr., Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, Portugal. The Man, Miguel, Dinosaur Jr., Holy Ghost!, Japandroids, Twin Shadow, Divine Fits, Alt-J, Deerhunter, the Vaccines, Polica, Steel Pulse, Dillon Francis, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Paper Diamond, Fucked Up, Wild Nothing, Icona Pop, the Knocks, Haim, St. Lucia, Freddie Gibbs, GRiZ, Robert DeLong, MS MR, Reignwolf, Solid Gold, Bear Mountain, Swear & Shake, Cherub, Pacific Air, the Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir, ON AN ON, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, and Moon Hooch.
Watch the concert trailer above, featuring a cameo by New York 1 anchor Pat Kiernan (at 1:41).
Tickets go on sale at noon EST on Friday, January 25. Three-day passes will range from $190 to $220, depending on how early you make your purchase. Single-day tickets may not be available, so fans are urged to purchase three-day packages.
The festival grounds will also feature art installations, food from "highly regarded NYC food-trucks and restaurants, as well as high-end beer, wine, and spirits." Patrons can also enjoy hipster lawn games, whatever a "silent disco" is, ping-pong, a life-sized game of Connect Four, and more. Last year's event, which ran for two days, featured sets from Beck, Kid Cudi, Fiona Apple, Major Lazer, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Santigold, Built to Spill, and more.