Bright lights and skyscrapers. This is the city of dreams also home to the east coast’s most prestigious event, Governors Ball Music Festival. Gov Ball is 3-days of non-stop summer fun consisting of games, great food and some of the biggest names music has to offer. Thousands of people from across the country gathered to be in attendance for another legendary weekend in New York City.
The weekend’s temperature was just right and the weather cooperated even after threatening us with lightning all week. A sea of fans covered the majority or Randell’s Island Park. Whether you wanted to sit and soak up the sun or get in a competitive game of Giant Jenga, there was something for everyone. Mini golf was a cool addition to the festival. Groups of friends went around the course swinging their clubs while they waited for their favorite artists to play. Maybe trying out new food is your thing. There was an uncountable number of food trucks and vendors to choose from. Unique food is usually a typical component to music festivals. The Ramen Burger was a popular choice and the Spring Roll Burrito was another. The only down side was the ridiculously long lines you’d have to wait in if you wanted one.
The 2018 installment of Gov Ball was just another undeniable classic. The lineup was strong and included performances from Lil Uzi Vert, Kali Uchis, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Damian Marley, 2 Chainz, Galantis, 6lack and many more. Easily one of the best lineups of the year.
Four stages with a wide variety of acts were placed across the park; The Bacardi stage, the American Eagle stage, the Honda stage and the Governors Ball stage. Each stage had artists to look forward to no matter what genre of music you’re really into. One of the most popular performances came from Pusha T, who was a replacement act for BROCKHAMPTON. The release of his latest album, Daytona, is his highest charting album to date and is considered album of the year by many. King Push may be the most relevant artist in Hip Hop right now after his feud with Drake reached new heights.
Another notable performance came from Gov Ball headliner, Travis Scott. La Flame is one of the greatest entertainers of our generation. His on stage presence and energy is unmatched. Some fans stood in the crowd all day to secure their spot to see the performance. Travis popped out from the below the stage as 20-foot flames shot up towards the sky. The opening song was an unreleased song reportedly titled, “Stargazing,” off his upcoming album, Astroworld. The constant jumping of thousands of fans in the crowd looked like waves moving in the ocean. Shock Wes, new and upcoming NY rapper, joined Travis on stage as a special guest. Many other special guests were in attendance. 50 Cent joined Eminem to close out the festival, Chris Rock came to enjoy the show and many other celebrities were in attendance.
Governors Ball 2018 was nothing less than spectacular over the 3 days. Their founders and promoters have repeatedly put on a remarkable event and continues to provide fans with the most satisfying experience possible. We’re already looking forward to what 2019’s chapter will hold.
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