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10 Acts You Need to See at Governors Ball This Year

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Music Editor
Updated: 1 June 2017
As Governors Ball returns to New York City’s Randall’s Island this weekend, ticket holders are anxiously putting together their schedules, trying to catch as many desired acts as possible.

As things go with any festival, Gov Ball features several overlapping sets of artists that are seemingly impossible to decide between: Childish Gambino or Phoenix? Logic or AIR? Lorde or Beach House?

While attendees are forced to make such difficult calls, the other challenge is determining what acts to catch outside of the headlining names. Culture Trip has compiled 10 artists that might be off your radar, but are guaranteed to take your Gov Ball experience to the next level.


Culture Trip previously noted how Marius Lauber’s, aka Roosevelt, self-titled debut could prove to be one of the most important in the next evolution of pop music, and as the German artist’s profile continues to grow rapidly, his influence is becoming clearer and clearer. We understand that the early sets aren’t the easiest to catch, but Lauber’s mix of disco, indie rock, synthpop, and Balearic house is exactly how you want to start your festival weekend.

Date: Friday, June 2
Time: 12:45–13:30
Stage: Big Apple