Kanye West has been tapped to headline New York City, New York’s Governors Ball. The festival, which takes place on June 7-9 on Randall’s Island, will also be headlined by Kings of Leon and an artist that’s yet to be announced. Additional performers on the roster include Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Azealia Banks, Gary Clark Jr., Miguel, Grizzly Bear, Pretty Lights, The xx, Feist and more. The press release notes that this marks the first non-Throne headlining slot for West since 2008, though ‘Ye did hold the stage on his own with consecutive performances at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey late last year. Tickets are currently available over at The Governor’s Ball website.
The official lineup for the 6th Annual Roots Picnic has been announced.
For this year’s event, taking place at Festival Pier at Penns Landing in Philadelphia on June 1st, ?uestlove and Black Thought have selected Naughty By Nature (who will be backed by The Roots), Grimes, Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Solange Knowles, Joey Bada$$, How to Dress Well, Sonnymoon, Jennah Bell, Trinidad Jame$, Robert Glasper, Lushlife, DJ Premier, Hit-Boy, The Gaslamp Killer and araabMUZIK. “The hardest thing is catching acts that are just getting buzz so you can get them on the cusp,” ?uestlove told Billboard. “I thought instantly that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were going to be poppin. And just on a hunch, I was like, ‘Alright.’ We hit them and they agreed. Sure enough, after the album came out, they just became unstoppable.”