Another Meh Governors Ball Line Up

Written by | January 5, 2017 4:43 | No Comments

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Forget the rotten early June dates, which prove disastrous every other year, and simply riddle me this: where are the headliners for the June 2nd to June 4th New York music festival, and riddle me this: where is the headliner?

Tool – They are a big time metal band, sure, but not their big. Maybe one night at MSG and then what?

Phoenix – Their last album stiffed and they couldn’t sell out MSG three years ago, what’s the chance of them doing it here?

Chance The Rapper – Last year he set the table for Kanye at The Meadows and while he was, admittedly, great, that’s where he belongs at this precise moment.

Yet again, Coacehlla has Beyonce and Radiohead (and Kendrick) as their top of the bill -certainly Beyonce is the biggest star in the world today. Do Governors Ball think there is anything at all to compare on this line up. Jay Z might do it, sure the Stones or Macca or Bieber, but nothing on this line up is that degree of heat.

The secondary line up: Lorde, Wu, the Avalanchers, ain’t bad but it ain’t great. It will do the job. Plus, nice to see our old pal Saint Motel make the event, Courtney Barnes is back… yeah, it is a fun way to kill a day, but there is a lack of something yet again.

Last year was the worst GB ever, let’s see what happens in 2017

Tool
Chance The Rapper
Phoenix
Childish Gambino
Lorde
Flume
Wu-Tang Clan
Wiz Khalifa
Logic
Cage The Elephant
Marshmello
Mark Ronson vs Kevin Parker
Beach House
Schoolboy Q
Air
The Avalanches
Rae Sremmurd
The Head And The Heart
Tove Lo
Phantogram
Franz Ferdinand
Banks
A$AP Ferg
Local Natives
Majid Jordan
Mac Demarco
Rüfüs Du Sol
YG
Parquet Courts
Charli XCX
Bleachers
Royal Blood
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Danny Brown
Kehlani
Michael Kiwanuka
Warpaint
Car Seat Headrest
Skepta
Saint Motel
The Strumbellas
Francis And The Lights
Stormzy
Gryffin
The Range
Dua Lipa
EDEN
Zane Lowe
The Orwells
Judah & The Lion
MUNA
Arizona
SAINt JHN
Michael Blume
Jessie Reyez
Lo Moon
Kaiydo
Roosevelt
Barns Courtney
Blossoms
Ron Gallo
Welles
Mondo Cozmo
Tkay Maidza
Jenaux
VANT

 

 

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