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Governors Ball 2016 Leads NYC's Rock Festival Season

While Live Nation may take a stake in the fest next year, the 2016 GovBall remains independent and features a strong lineup.

The 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival returns to Randall's Island in New York City this year from June 3rd to June 5th. It is not the first festival of the season in NYC (that might be Electric Daisy Carnival) and it is no longer the only major rock festival for the city. With Golden Voice's first Panorama Festival set to arrive in July, New York now has an abundance of music, which puts GovBall on risky footing given the Coachella organizer's deep pockets. But it may get a leg up though, if the rumors of Live Nation taking a stake are true. In any case, at least the 2016 edition of GovBall is happening and with it comes a strong lineup of festival performers.

This year's lineup includes NYC faves The Strokes, Anthem rockers The Killers and the ever puzzling but very talented Kanye West as the headliners on each festival night. But the slate of talent runs deep. On the Friday, we're looking forward to Robyn, Father John Misty, Christine and the Queens, and Big Grams. Saturday might have the most to offer with M83 (sadly as a second billing so they won't be doing their "Shot at the Night" collaboration with The Killers), Miguel, Against Me!, Thundercat, Eliot Sumner, and Haim as many of the must sees. Sunday features Courtney Barnett, Chvrches, Eagles of Death Metal and Death Cab for Cutie creating a rounded rock schedule.

Check out the lineup by day for the festival below and then head to the official site to purchase tickets. Three day VIP are sold out but GA and single day ticket options are available.

FRIDAY

The Strokes

Beck

Robyn

Of Monsters and Men

Jaime xx

Matt And Kim

Bloc Party

Father John Misty

Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram)

De La Soul

Duke Dumont

Years & Years

Christine and the Queens

Bob Moses

Elle King

Bully

Meg Mac

Boogie

The London Souls

Black Pistol Fire

Public Access T.V.

Transviolet

SATURDAY

The Killers

M83

Haim

Miike Snow

Miguel

Purity Ring

Action Bronson

Lord Huron

Mac Miller

Against Me!

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Misterwives

Albert Hammond Jr.

Thundercat

Jon Bellion

Marian Hill

Torres

The Knocks

Louis the Child

Nothing

Holly Miranda

Eliot Sumner

SUNDAY

Kanye West

Death Cab for Cutie

Chvrches

Two Door Cinema Club

Chet Faker

Gary Clark Jr.

Joey Bada$$

Courtney Barnett

Eagles of Death Metal

Thomas Jack

Cold War Kids

Vince Staples

Galantis

Vic Mensa

Bat for Lashes

Betty Who

Fidlar

Circa Waves

Whilk & Misky

Day Wave

Blank Range

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