Ones to Watch at Gov Ball 2020

With the Gov Ball lineup freshly out, V looks at who we’re most excited to see at the Randall’s Island music festival this summer.

Seen throughout numerous Instagram stories yesterday, the lineup for this year’s Governor’s Ball in New York City is undoubtedly a wicked one. Between witchy icon Stevie Nicks and psychedelic maestro Tame Impala, attendees might have to run from stage to stage to catch all of their beloved acts perform from June 5th to 7th. 

The music festival has been taking place on Randall’s Island in New York City since the summer of 2011 and has seen music from Passion Pit, Tyler the Creator, The Strokes and Wu-Tang Clan. Catering to music fans from all genres, it’s no wonder the lineup announcement garnered immense buzz. 


Who we’re looking forward to seeing:

Stevie Nicks

Missing this two-time Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee (moreover, the first woman to do so) would be a crime.


Missy Elliott

Get your freak on with the queen of ’90s rap.


Tame Impala

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Thank you coachella I had a lovely time

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With lights and lasers, Tame Impala’s sets are typically a psychedelic trip.

Vampire Weekend

The indie-pop band’s history of running around the Columbia University campus makes their performances in New York City nostalgic but unforgettable. 


Steve Lacy

Aside from Lacy’s Grammy-nominated solo work, you’re sure to have heard his talents featured on a Tyler the Creator album or with his R&B band The Internet. 



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#1 bad boy of jazz music @meute_official

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Listening to Flume’s music transports you to an alternate galaxy. 


Snail Mail

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me at gucci x saks by @_sabrinasantiago

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With sounds ranging from dream pop to indie rock to emo, the brain behind Snail Mail (20-year-old guitarist and singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan) will undoubtedly show off her musical depth. 


Dominic Fike

Fike’s music has that perfect balance between R&B, indie pop, and hip-hop.



For the punk lovers, Toronto based Pup is right up your alley.


Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem

Working solo, LCD Soundsystem keyboardist Nancy Whang is a dance-punk dream.


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