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Governors Ball reveals 2016 lineup: Kanye West, The Strokes, Beck to headline

on January 08, 2016, 11:50am

Governors Ball has revealed its 2016 lineup. Now in its sixth year, the New York City music festival takes place June 3rd – 5th at Randall’s Island Park.

Three past Governors Ball headliners return to lead this year’s lineup. Three years ago, Kanye West previewed Yeezus with a headlining performance for the ages at Gov Ball. Now, as he gears up to release his next record, the Chicago MC will again look to the festival as a platform to showcase his new music.

The Strokes, who themselves are working on a new album, return two short years later for another headlining set. Also at the top of the bill is Beck, who played the festival in 2012 and now finds himself sharing a stage with Kanye for the first time since the infamous 2015 Grammys incident.

Other notable acts include The Killers, M83, HAIM, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Father John Misty, and CHVRCHES. Governors Ball 2016 will also feature Eagles of Death Metal, marking the band’s first confirmed US performance since the Paris terror attacks last November.

The lineup is rounded out by the likes of Jamie xx, Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), De La Soul, Vince Staples, Purity Ring, Bloc Party, Miike Snow, Courtney Barnett, Bat For Lashes, Gary Clark Jr., Action Bronson, Vic Mensa, Joe Bada$$, Against Me!, FIDLAR, Thundercat, Torres, and Bully.

Check out the official lineup poster, which was designed by Kanye’s creative agency DONDA, below. Or, see the full lineup at Festival Outlook.

Three-day general admission and VIP passes are now available through the festival’s website.