Founders Entertainment, the company behind Governors Ball, has announced a new New York City music festival to take place October 1st and 2nd in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens.
Kanye West, whose set at Governors Ball was canceled due to severe weather, headlines The Meadows Music & Arts Festival’s inaugural edition. He’ll be joined by the likes of Chance the Rapper, Grimes, The Weeknd, Cage the Elephant, Chromeo, Pusha T, Savages, Twin Shadow performing Prince’s Purple Rain, Yeasayer, Frightened Rabbit, Chairlift, Sylvan Esso, Kamasi Washington, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Metric, Empire of the Sun, The 1975, Metric, and many more acts still to be announced.
Update – September 22nd at 4:50 p.m. CT: “Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts,” The Weeknd has pulled out of the festival. He’s been replaced by J. Cole. Update – 5:30 p.m. CT: Never mind! The Weeknd will appear at the festival after all. According to a statement from the festival, “Earlier today, The Weeknd was removed from our lineup due to a scheduling error with SNL. We have been working to fix this & bring to you the show that was promised. We are happy to announce that The Weeknd will be performing at 6:15pm.”
In addition to music, the festival will feature a “careful curation of a wide selection of featured food vendors and craft cocktails,” according to a press release.
General admission and VIP passes go on sale Thursday, June 23rd. (Governors Ball ticket holders will have access to a special pre-sale.) Visit the festival’s website for more info.