Governors Ball returns this September, and the festival’s fans are hungry for it! Though the festival boasts an international line-up, including headliners A$AP Rocky, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and J Balvin, the Bushwick scene is all over the roster. 

On Saturday, fans can catch local group Nation of Language, whose recent video for “On Division St” was shot in the neighborhood. Also on Saturday’s lineup is the local indie group Big Thief, who just released two fresh tracks “Little Things” and “Sparrow.” Later that night, borough native King Princess will be bless the crowd with new songs from her second album, which she’s been working on with legendary producer Mark Ronson. 

Nation of Language. Photo courtesy Oddfellow’s Ice Cream

Saturday also features the Brooklyn-born act, Bleachers, which is fronted by Fun’s Jack Antonoff who just released the single “Stop Making This Hurt.” On Friday, Laundry Day, from across the river in Manhattan, looks to take the stage with tracks like “Friends,” which closed out season 3 of the Netflix series On My Block

Between sets, you can get a taste of Bushwick’s food scene with an old favorite like Roberta’s Pizza and newbie Gordo’s Cantina, whose street style Mexican cuisine recently made the Michelin Guide. Gordo’s owner JR Savage, who is also running concessions at Prospect Park’s Celebrate Brooklyn Festival and the NYC Homecoming concerts, told Bushwick Daily that he’s thrilled to be a recognized name “now that the secret’s out.” Williamsburg’s foodies can also get their fill with Colombian Arepa’s from Palenque and lobster lolls from Lobster Joint.

The Gordo’s Cantina Crew. Image: Nick McManus

Governors Ball will take place the weekend of Sept 24th-26th at Citi Field in Flushing, Queens and tickets can be bought here. A full list of all artists performing can be found here.



Featured Image: Nick McManus

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