New York City’s Governors Ball is the latest 2020 festival to be canceled as the world grapples with the spread of the novel coronavirus. The festival was set to take place on June 5th–7th at Randall’s Island Park with a lineup featuring Tame Impala, Missy Elliott, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Portugal. The Man, Khruangbin, and more.
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Tickets purchased for Governors Ball 2020 will be valid for next year’s event. More information on ticket refunds is available via the festival website.
Read the full cancellation announcement from the organizers of Governors Ball below:
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of Governors Ball 2020 due to COVID-19.
Simply put – due to current government mandates and the evolving situation in NYC, it is neither safe nor prudent to move forward with our June dates. The well-being of our fans, artists, staff, vendors, partners, and the surrounding NYC community is always our #1 priority.
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.
These are crazy and unprecedented times, but New Yorkers are no strangers to challenges. As a city and a community, we will all get through this. New York always does. Now is the time to be smart, look out for one another, and do our part to help the city and the world. We encourage everyone to listen to health officials, be safe, and be excited for the future when we are all on the other side of this.
We send all of you our love and support, and we will see you in June 2021.
– Team Gov Ball
While every large event this year is theoretically in jeopardy due to the global health crisis, the cancellation must sting particularly for Governors Ball, which has fought through various cancellations due to weather every year in recent memory. You can check out our photo coverage of the weather-shortened 2019 edition of Gov Ball here.