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Governor’s Ball calls off 2020 event amid fatal pandemic conditions in NYC

The beloved New York City music festival, Governor’s Ball, has recently announced over Twitter that the 2020 edition of the festival will not go on this year. Originally set for June 5-7, Governor’s Ball is one of many festivals that came up on the chopping block as cancellations begin to move into May and June. The coronavirus pandemic has been knocking out festivals, tours, and live shows left and right. As late summer and fall become packed with rescheduled events, it is becoming harder and harder for festivals to find room.

“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 festival stated in their announcement. “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.”

The diverse lineup included headlining acts from Tame Impala, Flume, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and Portugal. The Man among others. While this is certainly a blow for devoted fans, organizers have also announced that they’ve moved their efforts into planning the 2021 edition, which will also be the festivals tenth anniversary. Refunds and transfers to next year’s event will be available for all current ticket holders.

Featured photo: Charles Reagan.