Governors Ball 2016 lineup: Kanye West, The Killers, The Strokes set to headline
The annual fest announces a killer lineup.
New York City music festival Governors Ball will return for its sixth installment June 5-7 and it’s bringing some mainstage-sized names to town. Kanye West, the Strokes, and the Killers will headline, the fest announced Friday.
West’s placement has fans wondering if he’ll release his highly anticipated album SWISH, which he’s been teasing for a year, before the fest. When he last appeared at Governors Ball in 2013 he debuted songs off Yeezus, though he wouldn’t release that album until later in the year.
The Killers has also been rumored to release new music this year. Frontman Brandon Flowers spent 2015 supporting his recent solo album, and a billing with his longtime band leads fans to wonder if the set will feature new tracks or rely on sing-alongs to classics like “Mr. Brightside.”
The Strokes put out their fifth full-length Come Down Machine in 2013, and rumors about their new projects have also been circulating. In September, lead singer Julian Casablancas told a crowd at Washington, D.C.’s Landmark Festival, “We’ll be back soon. We’ll be back in the studio and s–t.”
The lineup also includes other standout artists like Beck, Robyn, M83, CHVRCHES, Haim, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Miguel, Bloc Party, Eagles of Death Metal, Courtney Barnett, Action Bronson, and Mac Miller. Tickets are now on sale.
See the full bill below: