Governors Ball Cancels 2020 Edition
The festival will not be postponed to later dates
Published Mar 26, 2020The 2020 edition of New York City's Governors Ball music festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Additionally, the festival — which would have taken place from June 5 to 7 — will not be rescheduled to a later date this year, but rather completely called off.
In a statement issued by the festival, organizers said that while Gov Ball will not take place in NYC this summer, they do plan to resume festivities in 2021:
Over the past few weeks, we have gone to great lengths to find a postponement date that works for all parties involved. Due to a myriad of planning and logistical issues, we have come to the conclusion that there are no sufficient options available to us. We are pushing ahead, and are already jumping into plans for 2021.
Tame Impala, Missy Elliott, Flume and Vampire Weekend were to perform at Randall's Island Park this summer alongside Stevie Nicks, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, H.E.R., Foals, Summer Walker, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maren Morris, Danny Brown, Alessia Cara, Girl Talk, Snail Mail, PUP, Black Midi, Jay Som and plenty of others.
Refunds on festival passes, as well as transportation costs, will be issued by request at Governors Ball's website.
Gov Ball is only the latest of postponed/cancelled events in the wake of the pandemic. Read about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted Canadian artists and follow Exclaim!'s list of Canadian music and film events affected by coronavirus.
See the festival's announcement below.