What could possibly draw a crowd to this year’s Governors Ball after the rainy, muddy mess that was last year’s fest? Maybe it’s masochism, but most likely it’s the lineup, which is arguably one of the best this season. Featuring headliners OutKast, Jack White, festival darlings Vampire Weekend, and local heroes The Strokes, the shortlist doesn’t sound too diverse, but read deeper and you’ll find an array of excellent up-and-comers performing alongside festival vets over the course of the hopefully sunny weekend. We’re talking Grimes, Janelle Monáe, Lucius, La Roux, Tyler, the Creator, Skrillex, and Interpol, among others. Grab your cutest waterproof poncho and your sturdiest pair of boots, because even a little rain won’t stop this three-day party.
Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m. Starts: June 6. Continues through June 8, 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 4, 2014