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Chance the Rapper, Wu-Tang Clan, and Childish Gambino to Play Governors Ball 2017

Published On 01/04/2017 Published On 01/04/2017
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Not to be outdone by that other festival on the West Coast, Governors Ball has just released its 2017 lineup, and it's predictably glorious.

The seventh edition of the New York music festival will take over Randall's Island Park from Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th. The headlining acts include the endlessly uplifting Chance the Rapper, the ever-gloomy Tool (the band's first live gig in 11 years!), and the decidedly festive Phoenix. Hip-hop makes a strong showing on the lineup with the likes of the Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Childish Gambino, and Danny Brown, but rest assured there will be plenty of guitars (and probably facial hair) from bands like Cage the Elephant, Beach House, and The Head and the Heart.

The festival is accessible by bus, bike, cab, and ferry service, and even by foot from the RFK Bridge, the 103rd St Footbridge, and the Randall's Island Connector in the Bronx. If you decide to hoof it, you'll be happy to know that food will also make a strong showing. Expect plenty of craft beer, and also a 21+ "oasis" open to all ticket holders who are of legal drinking age.

Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, January 7th for both general admission and VIP packages. We're sure your landlord will understand why you can't pay rent this month.

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James Chrisman would graciously accept a VIP ticket if you accidentally buy too many. Hit him up about that @james_chrisman2.

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