Governors Ball 2024 Preview

By now, Governors Ball is a New York City tradition, and has only gotten bigger since coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, returning their Friday-Sunday, June 7th-9th....
Governors Ball
Governors Ball

By now, Governors Ball is a New York City tradition, and has only gotten bigger since coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, returning their Friday-Sunday, June 7th-9th:



FRIDAY, JUNE 7th

GovBallNYC Stage presented by Verizon

 

Post Malone, 8:30 PM

While he is perhaps best known for being a breakout hip-hop artist (or his many, many face tattoos), Post Malone (QRO photos) traffics in many genres. He comes to back to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a festival) for a third time, making the long climb like with his hit “Circles”. Post Malone (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) tops the main stage (QRO photos at a festival) off of last year’s Austin (QRO ’23 live review).

Post Malone
   

Dominic Fike, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Dominic Fike (QRO photos at a ‘22 festival) initially came out of Florida thanks to some songs on SoundCloud, and since then has gone on to work with the likes of Halsey and Brockhampton, headlined a concert series in the video game Fortnite, and even contributed a cover of Paul McCartney’s “The Kiss of Venus” for 2022’s McCartney III Imagined. He finally makes it to Governors Ball after having to miss it in 2020, behind last year’s sophomore full-length, Sunburn.

Dominic Fike
   

Goth Babe, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Griff Washburn has rebounded from losing his house in a fire as indie-rock outfit Goth Babe (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Goth Babe
   

Ryan Beatty, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

California songster Ryan Beatty (QRO ’24 photos) comes to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s third album, Calico.

Ryan Beatty

   

Durry, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Last year Minnesota’s young brother-sister rock outfit Durry put out their first full-length, Suburban Legend, so “Who’s Laughing Now?”

Durry

   

Blondshell, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Sabrina Mae Teitelbaum, a.k.a. Blondshell (QRO ’23 photos), brings the world-weary sad girl rock of last year’s great self-titled album (QRO review) to Governors Ball (QRO ’23 photos).

Blondshell
   

Also:

School of Rock Queens, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

School of Rock
   
   

gopuff Stage

 

Rauw Alejandro, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The King of Modern Reggaeton Rauw Alejandro is one of the biggest hits in today’s massive Latin music scene. He comes up from Puerto Rico to New York City like so many before him, behind last year’s Playa Saturno.

Rauw Alejandro
   

Farruko, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Carlos Efrén Reyes Rosado first got notice playing with the likes of Daddy Yankee & J Balvin, but he’s since made his own Latin trap name as Farruko.

Farruko
   

Yung Gravy, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Out of the same Soundcloud rapper scene as Chief Keef and bbno$ (QRO ’22 photos with bbno$) has come hit Yung Gravy (QRO photos at a ’23 festival), who’s also worked with everyone from Lil Baby to Martha Stewart.

Yung Gravy
   

Also:

Qveen Herby, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Arcy Drive, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Alex Chapman, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Arcy Drive
   
   

IHG Hotels & Resorts Stage

 

Labrinth, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

British multi-instrumentalist Timothy McKenzie, a.k.a. Labrinth (QRO photos at a U.K. festival), first got notice working with Tinie Tempah on hit U.K. single “Pass Out”, then on his own with such pieces as “Beneath You Beautiful”. He comes to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a ’23 festival) after working with the likes of Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Eminem, and more – not to mention soundtrack Euphoria.

Labrinth
   

Alex G, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

When he’s not playing guitar for Frank Ocean, Alexander Giannascoli shortens his name to Alex G (QRO photos at a festival) on records like on 2022’s God Save the Animals, now coming to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a festival).

Alex G
   

Teezo Touchdown, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Texan rapper Teezo Touchdown (QRO ’24 photos) has gone from opening for the likes of Tyler, the Creator & Travis Scott to making his own name, asking How Do You Sleep at Night?

Teezo Touchdown
   

Also:

Flo, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Mimi Webb, 2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

Underscores, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Donna Missal, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lauran Hibberd, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Donna Missal

SATURDAY, JUNE 8th

GovBallNYC Stage presented by Verizon

 

The Killers, 8:30 PM

The Killers (QRO photos) broke out of their Las Vegas home in 2004 with debut Hot Fuss and great singles “Somebody Told Me” and “Mr. Brightside” – and have failed to match that since. 2006’s attempt at Springsteen greatness Sam’s Town didn’t make it, and after 2008’s middling Day & Age (QRO review) singer Brandon Flowers went solo for his own middling work. But the group has since come back (QRO photos) with 2012’s Battle Born (QRO review), 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful (QRO review), 2020’s Imploding the Mirage (QRO review), and 2022’s even more Springsteen-esque Pressure Machine (QRO review) – and they still play Hot Fuss live (QRO live review). They return to Governors Ball.

The Killers
   

Carly Rae Jepsen, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Three words: “Call Me Maybe”. With that song, the third-place finisher of the 2007 season of Canadian Idol (the version where even the Simon Cowell clone is polite) reached massive fame, with what became the best-selling single worldwide in 2012. Carly Rae Jepsen (QRO photos at a festival) is still a pop star, but one of those alt-Canadian ones – the kind who’d be on Broadway in Cinderella. She comes back to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a festival) after last year’s The Loveliest Time.

Carly Rae Jepsen
   

Sabrina Carpenter, 4:50 PM – 5:45 PM

Sabrina Carpenter (QRO photos at a ’23 festival) has risen at a young age from acting to music, because “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying”, with already her fifth full-length in 2022’s Emails I Can’t Send – and this year’s song of the summer, “Espresso”.

Sabrina Carpenter
   

Jessie Murph, 3:15 PM – 4:05 PM

Discovered just recently via the likes of TikTok and YouTube, Jessie Murph is quickly becoming a star.

Jessie Murph

   

Also:

Quarters of Change, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Telescreens, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Maz & Kidd Revel, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Quarters of Change

   
   

gopuff Stage

 

21 Savage, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Atlanta’s 21 Savage (QRO photo at a festival) became known off the back of two mixtapes, The Slaughter Tape and Slaughter King, and his EPs with Metro Boomin, Free Guwop and Savage Mode. But then he won the Grammy for Best Rap Song in 2020 with “A Lot”, and his sequel collaboration with Metro Boomin, Savage Mode II came out to critical & commercial acclaim, and now he returns to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a ’21 festival).

21 Savage
   

Sexyy Red, 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM

One of the breakout artists of last summer, let Sexxy Red come back this summer to take you to “Pound Town”.

Sexyy Red
   

Also:

Doechii, 4:05 PM – 4:50 PM

Bakar, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Riovaz, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The Thing, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Bakar
   
   

IHG Hotels & Resorts Stage

 

TV Girl, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The indie-pop of TV Girl (QRO ’23 photos) is for all genders (QRO ’21 photos), and come to Governors Ball (QRO photos at ’22 festival) behind last year’s Grapes Upon the Vine.

TV Girl
   

Hippo Campus, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

From over in St. Paul, Hippo Campus (QRO photos at a festival in the Midwest) have made quite a splash in the indie-rock world, and come back to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a festival) behind 2022’s LP3.

Hippo Campus
   

d4vd, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

At Boston Calling, be “Here With Me” with the alt-hip-hop of d4vd (QRO ’23 photos).

d4vd
   

P1Harmony, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Because of course Governors Ball is gonna have some K-pop, check out P1Harmony.

P1Harmony
   

Claire Rosinkranz, 2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

At Governors Ball, check out Claire Rosinkranz (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) Just Because (QRO ‘22 photos).

Claire Rosinkranz
   

Skizzy Mars, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Harlem’s own rapper Skizzy Mars (QRO photos at a festival) crosses the East River to Governors Ball.

Skizzy Mars
   

Little Stranger, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM

John and Kevin Shields (no relation) may come from Philly, but started their alt-hip-hop down South (QRO ’22 photos in the South).

Also:

Kids Rock For Kids, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Little Stranger

SUNDAY, JUNE 9th

GovBallNYC Stage presented by Verizon

 

SZA, 8:30 PM

Solana Rowe, a.k.a. SZA (QRO photos at a festival), had people talking from the get-go, but that’s only been more so since 2017’s debut full-length, Ctrl, regarded as one of the albums of the year (QRO Top Albums of 2017), including playing Saturday Night Live and working with Kendrick Lamar on Black Panther’s Oscar-nominated “What Lovers Do”. And she finally won her deserved Grammy in 2020, for “Kiss Me More” with Doja Cat, and in 2022 put out her #1 follow-up, SOS (QRO photos at a ’22 festival), with Lana scheduled for this year, now coming back to Governors Ball to headline (QRO photos at a ’23 festival).

SZA
   

Reneé Rapp, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

North Carolina’s Reneé Rapp first broke out as a Broadway star in the role of iconic mean girl Regina George in the musical adaption of Mean Girls, before going on to her own television & musical career. And last year she hit the big time all over, from big tour (QRO ’23 photos) to Saturday Night Live and reprising her role for the big screen adaption of the musical Mean Girls, now coming to Governors Ball.

Reneé Rapp
   

Also:

Chappell Roan, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Malcolm Todd, 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Elyanna, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM

Husbands, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

School of Rock Brooklyn, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

School of Rock
   
 

gopuff Stage

 

Peso Pluma, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Mexican sonic style of corridos has being undergoing a serious revival, and a lot of that is due to the nation’s hit son, Peso Pluma, who mixed it with Latin hip-hop & reggaeton for corridos tumbados, and comes to Governors Ball just before the release of his fourth album, Éxodo.

Peso Pluma

   

Don Toliver, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Houston rapper Don Toliver (QRO ’23 photos) boomed in 2020 with his debut studio album, Heaven or Hell, particularly on TikTok, along with being featured in Travis Scott’s “Can’t Say”, and comes to Governors Ball just before the release of Hardstone Psycho.

Don Toliver
   

Also:

Kevin Abstract, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Saint Levant, 2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

Baby Queen, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Hotline TNT, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Hotline TNT
   
   

IHG Hotels & Resorts Stage

 

Faye Webster, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Atlanta’s Faye Webster (QRO ’22 photos) has been releasing her dream pop folk records since she was sixteen (QRO ’24 photos), and now comes back to Governors Ball (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) behind this year’s Underdressed at the Symphony (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Faye Webster
   

Stephen Sanchez, 6:15 PM – 7:00 PM

Check out the blue-eyed soul of Stephen Sanchez (QRO ’23 photos).

Stephen Sanchez
   

Cannons, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

At Governors Ball, Los Angeles’ indie-pop Cannons has “Fire for You”.

Cannons
   

Beach Fossils, 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Relax for the relaxed indie-rock of New York’s Beach Fossils (QRO live review). Even if their garage-rock (QRO photos) on 2013’s Clash the Truth (QRO review), 2017’s Somersault (QRO review), and last year’s Bunny (QRO review) doesn’t bowl you over, their live show (QRO live review) is more electric, and now come to Governors Ball (QRO ’23 photos).

Beach Fossils
   

Geese, 2:40 PM – 3:20 PM

Brooklyn post-punk takes the G train over to Queens in the form of Geese (QRO photos at a ‘22 festival), behind last year’s sophomore release, 3D Country (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Geese
   

G Flip, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Aussie indie-pop comes to the Big Apple (QRO ’22 photos in NYC) at Governors Ball (QRO photos at a festival) in the form of G Flip.

G Flip
   

Also:

Fcukers, 12:55 PM – 1:25 PM

The Hails, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Fcukers

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