It’s finally here! The much-anticipated lineup for Governors Ball 2016 was released and we could not be more pumped. The headlining artist is none other than Mr. Yeezus himself, Kayne West, who will be sharing the stage with Beck for the first time since their public feud — gasp! See who else is going to be rocking the NYC stage come June — we’ve got the list!
We can’t wait! Kayne West, 38, has earned the coveted title of Headlining Artist at 2016’s Gov Ball. The full lineup for the NYC music festival was released Jan. 8, and the other HUGE headliners include the likes of: Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, and The Strokes, plus Eagles of Death Metal in their return to America after the attacks in Paris. But that’s not all — See the complete lineup here!
The annual festival will be held from June 3-5 in Randall’s Island Park, NYC. Tickets are available now, but if you want to score one you better hurry, as they’re selling out insanely fast! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTIRE THREE-DAY LINEUP
Talk about drama — Kanye West, who publicly criticized Beck at the 2015 Grammy’s, now has to share a stage with him for the first time since the incident. In case you forgot, the Swish singer slammed Beck by disrupting his acceptance speech (yes, it happened again) after it was announced that Beck had won Best Album in 2015. Kanye stepped onto Beck’s stage and later told E! News, “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé.”
Although he later apologized to Beck for his “inaccuracies,” — SUPER heartfelt, Kanye — we’re not convinced he meant it. Here’s to hoping Mr. West can keep it classy at The Governors Ball! Along with Kayne who is making his second Gov Ball appearance, we’re crossing our fingers that a certain Kardashian will also be in attendance to support her rapper hubby!
But Kanye isn’t Gov Ball’s ONLY main attraction! Fans are psyched for The Strokes, who have been busy touring this past year, to return to The Ball. Their last Governors Ball performance came in 2014 when they delivered an epic show — their first gig in three years! Singer Julian Casablancas revealed to Rolling Stone last year that the band has finally started working on new material since 2013’s Comedown Machine — maybe they’ll give us a sneak peak at Gov Ball!
But perhaps the most epic performance of all will be given by Eagles of Death Metal, who will be performing in their first U.S. show since surviving the Paris terrorist attacks that took place during their November concert. The band was playing at Paris’ Bataclan concert venue when the horrific attacks that targeted their fans occurred. Due to their history, we’re sure that this band will give us a comeback performance we will never forget!
This is definitely one show you do not want to miss — trust! Not only will The Killers and Of Monsters And Men, be performing, but Elle King, the Ex’s & Oh’s singer, is on the lineup as well — in the biggest gig of her career no less!
In typical Gov Ball fashion, the actual day-by-day lineup has not yet been released, but stay tuned!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited about the 2016 Governors Ball lineup?