New York City’s very own massive music festival, Governor’s Ball just announced its epic lineup for 2016. If it wasn’t for the consistently good curation each summer on Randall’s Island, it’s hard to imagine anyone would suffer the trappings of #ThatFestivalLyfe: water-gouging, being herded around like cattle and jammed, sweaty and dehydrated amongst so many feather-adorned man buns and general douchebaggery.
But I repeat, acts like Kanye West, Father John Misty, Big Boi, Action Bronson, and Courtney Barnett (all on the bill this year) make it all worthwhile. And check it out, we can relive the early aughts with The Strokes, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, and Beck.
Since GB is not Coachella, we don’t even have to leave New York for all this, and can feel good about not contributing to one of the worst droughts on record by literally dancing on the grassy grave of California’s water supply.
Limited pre-sale tickets are already sold out, so we suggest you hustle.
Governor’s Ball is happening June 3 through June 6 on Randall’s Island.