My first time at Governors Ball was in 2013. You know, the much storied “mud bowl” that occurred within Randall’s Island. I had to say goodbye to a good pair of boots and a couple of shirts that weekend. Then again, it was one of those festival memories that you’ll have forever. Many pictures of that weekend depict faithful fans soldiering on in the mud, ruining their favorite pair of Converses to check out the likes of Kanye West, Kings of Leon, and Guns N’ Roses just to name a few.

It’s that time again and Governors Ball serves as the unofficial kick-off both for summer and the music festival season in general. Unfortunately, it does look like we have some rain in the forecast again, but I don’t think that will necessarily deter that many people. Much of the main lineup this year is going for uniformity. Representing many genres as possible to draw from many music fans from all over the country.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs intertwine with Post Malone, James Blake, and Shawn Mendes. Some other notables to look out for on the first day are Maggie Rogers, 6Lack, Alvvays, and Wolf Alice

Saturday has what will be a very energetic main stage set from Travis Scott. You also have Halsey, The Gaslight Anthem, 2 Chainz, LANY, and Cut Copy. Sunday is probably the day that everybody is going to look forward to. It’s definitely the most balances given the established artists and up and comers who are gaining a really big following. Eminem will be closing out the three-day festival. N.E.R.D., Khalid, Chvrches, Lil Uzi Vert, and Sylvan Esso are a few of the acts to look forward to. 

If you can’t make it to Governors Ball or don’t want to brave the dicey weather conditions, the festival is doing a live stream in conjunction with Direct TV.