GovBall Queens aka ‘The Meadows’ fest announced: Kanye, The Weeknd, Grimes, Chance, Kamasi & more
Earlier this year, Founders Entertainment (now owned by Live Nation), the people behind NYC's Governors Ball, said they also wanted to throw a festival in Queens (the same borough AEG's Panorama Fest is/was supposed to happen). That has officially come to be. It's called The Meadows Music & Arts Festival and happens at in the parking area of Citi Field, which is part of and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (hence the name). It goes down on October 1 & 2.
The lineup is pretty impressive, with Kanye West (who was supposed to headline the rained-out Sunday of GovBall) and The Weeknd headlining. Other acts include Chance the Rapper, Grimes, Savages, Twin Shadow (performing Prince's Purple Rain), Sylvan Esso, Pusha T, Kamasi Washington, Yeasayer, Frightened Rabit, Charles Bradley, The 1975 and more, plus two more TBA.
Tickets go on presale to past GovBall ticket-holders on Wednesday (6/22) at 11 AM and the general on-sale starts Thursday (6/23) at 11 AM.
Kanye also has two sold-out MGS shows on his upcoming tour.
Full lineup for The Meadows is listed below.
The Meadows -- 2016 Lineup
Chance The Rapper
Empire of the Sun
Damian ‘ Jr. Gong’ Marley
Cage The Elephant
Twin Shadow (Performing Purple Rain)
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
The Temper Trap
Lewis Del Mar
Mail the Horse