Governors Ball: Courtney Barnett to perform free show to replace canceled set
Prophets of Rage, Vic Mensa, and Two Door Cinema Club also rescheduled their sets
Due to harsh weather conditions in New York City, all Governors Ball shows scheduled for Sunday have been canceled. But fans of Courtney Barnett needn’t worry: The singer announced she’ll perform a free show instead.
Barnett’s concert will be at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, the Australian rocker announced on Twitter. The doors will open at 8:30 p.m. with the show, marking the end of Barnett’s current tour, kicking off at 9 p.m.
Prophets of Rage, Vic Mensa, and Two Door Cinema Club also rescheduled their Governors Ball shows: Prophets of Rage are performing at Brooklyn’s Warsaw with all proceeds benefiting Why Hunger, while Mensa’s taking the stage at Manhattan’s Webster Hall, where the first 150 people will get in for free. Two Door Cinema Club are playing at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg with ticket sales going toward Save the Children.
A statement posted on the festival’s website cited “severe weather and a high likelihood of lightning in the area” as the reason for Sunday’s cancellations. “The safety of fans, artists, and crew always comes first,” it said.
Kanye West, Chvrches, Vince Staples, Death Cab for Cutie, and Eagles of Death Metal were among the other performers scheduled to perform.