You Might Catch Me At Governors Ball 2022 With J. Cole, Kid Cudi, Jazmine Sullivan, & Shaq. You Might Not, Though.

Written by on May 17, 2022

Whereas the state tried its finest to curtail the results of the COVID-19 pandemic (which, thoughts you, continues to be happening on the time of this put up), finally New York needed to reopen like the remainder of the nation. Previous to that, nevertheless, just about each big live performance, showcase, and competition right here was a dub for over a yr till one among New York’s pissant authorities officers allowed us to return exterior once more, punctuated with occasions like Rolling Loud’s NYC cease in October.

Governors Ball is making its return to the Large Apple on its regular June schedule for the primary time in three years, following a 2021 which noticed a number of false begins (as a consequence of a number of spikes in instances and variants) finally leading to what kinda felt like an abbreviated model of it in September 2021. The competition now takes place at Citi Area, shifting from its longtime residence of Governors Island, which, TBH, I’m not mad at. It virtually at all times rains across the day of the competition; on high of a number of artists having their sets pulled because of cancellation, no person actually desires to trudge by means of the mud for a number of hours… besides these white ladies who by no means met a clear pair of white Uptowns that they preferred, however that’s one other story.

Among the lineup did catch this author’s eye. Alongside competition usuals like J. Cole, Kid Cudi, Migos, Jack Harlow, Halsey, and the like, there have been a number of different artists I’d truly prefer to see as properly. Jazmine Sullivan will probably be there, and never solely was her album maybe my favourite launch of 2021 often probably the most enjoyable I’ve at festivals is throughout R&B units (my edges are nonetheless rising again after Wongo and I caught Janet Jackson on the late Panorama Festival in 2018. Kaytranada at all times appears to be like like an excellent play. I low-key work with beabadoobee (no, severely). YG and Roddy Ricch cater to my Cali roots. Hell, I might undoubtedly catch Diesel, aka the artist formally generally known as Shaquille O’Neal, too.

Governors Ball 2022 kicks off June 10-12. Hopefully like in earlier years there will probably be a livestream too, as a result of, once more, we’re nonetheless in a pandemic and I’m on a two-year “I haven’t caught the roni but” profitable streak that I don’t plan to interrupt quickly, so if my nervousness of being in massive crowds begins anxiety-ing (which even occurs throughout my deejay residencies) I’ll both catch you with my masks on exterior, or within the chat part of its Twitch/Youtube web page.


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