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Governors Ball Music Festival Heads to Citi Field for Comeback Year

The Governors Ball Music Festival 2019 (Instagram)

May 4, 2021 By Allie Griffin

The popular New York City music festival Governors Ball has found a new home in Queens this year after it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The three-day event also known as Gov Ball will be hosted at Citi Field in September for the first time in its 10-year history.

“For 2021, Gov Ball is moving to Queens!” the festival website states. “More specifically to Citi Field, and we couldn’t be more excited.”

The music festival — which showcases top artists from a wide variety of music genres — has been held at Randall’s Island each year following its initial founding in 2011.

The inaugural Gov Ball was held on Governors Island and was only a single-day event. It moved to Randall’s Island the following year to accommodate more acts and attendees.

This year the concert will be held in the parking lots surrounding Citi Field on Sept. 24, 25 and 26.

The asphalt parking lots will be transformed into green grassy lawns with high-grade Astroturf and multiple stages will be set up around the stadium to create a 360-degrees layout that prevents sound bleed between stages.

The festival organizers chose the baseball stadium as the new location because it is close to subways, buses and the Long Island Rail Road. They said the stadium’s easy access allows for more flexibility with potential weather events.

Headliners for the September festival include Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, J Balvin and Post Malone. Tickets for the Governors Ball go on sale Thursday at noon.

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