Missy Elliot, Vampire Weekend, and Stevie Nicks to headlines Governors Bal 2020


When we tell you that music festival organizers are taking the request for more genre (and general) diversity to heart, we weren’t kidding.

On Thursday (Jan. 16), the people behind New York’s Governors Ball announced the lineup for the 2020 incarnation of the annual event. Headlining this year’s festivities are Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks, Vampire Weekend, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, Flume, and a slew more.

According to Billboard, Governors Ball 2020 will be Missy Elliot’s first major headlining gig in New York in over a decade (we should also point out she released her critically acclaimed EP ICONOLOGY last year).

Joining the previously mentioned acts on this year’s bill are Solange, Ellie Goulding, H.E.R., Portugal. The Man, Rüfüs Du Sol, Summer Walker, Foals, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maren Morris, Bleachers, Danny Brown, Of Monsters and Men, Alessia Cara, A R I Z O N A, Oliver Tree, Banks, PUP, Alec Benjamin, and many more.

At the end of the three-day event, a total of over 70 acts would have performed on one of the four stages. Insane, right?

In addition to all the music-centric goodness, Governors Ball has also revealed that this year’s event will include food that “highlights the city’s best eats,” visual artists from New York City (and around the world), tons of alcohol (because what’s a music festival without alcohol?), art installations including murals, statues, and flying inflatables, and yet-to-be-announced pop-up performances.

Not a bad way to celebrate your tenth anniversary.

Governors Ball 2020 returns to its home of Randall’s Island Park in New York City during the weekend of June 5-7.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 17, at noon ET.

For more information about Governors Ball, head on over to the festival’s official website here.


Fall Out Boy give iconic ‘Ghostbusters’ song a face lift

Fall Out Boy have been a little quiet since their ‘Wintour is Coming’ tour wrapped a while back, but now, they’re back in action. On Thursday (June 23), the Chicago-based band released their contribution to the Ghostbusters soundtrack. The group joined forces with Missy Elliot to give the film’s iconic song a major face lift. Check out the Fall Out Boy/Missy Elliot version of “Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)” below.

Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot will be in good company on the upcoming soundtrack. Walk the Moon, 5 Seconds of Summer, Elle King, Wolf Alice, Pentatonix, Jeremih & G-Eazy will all contribute songs for the upcoming album. Pre-orders for the soundtrack are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will get an instant download of this track. The Ghostbusters soundtrack is set to hit store on July 15, the same exact day the film is slated to hit theaters.