Governors Ball is moving to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York for its June 9-11 event this year, with the festival announcing its 2023 lineup featuring Lizzo, ODESZA and Kendrick Lamar.
Lil Uzi Vert, Haim, Diplo, Lil Baby, Aespa, Rina Sawayama, Lil Nas X, Giveon, Sofi Tukker, Pusha T, Oliver Tree, Suki Waterhouse and more will all appear at the festival, with School of Rock Queens performing on June 9 and School of Rock Brooklyn on June 11.
After spending its first several years at Randall’s Island in the East River, where the festival faced challenges with rain, mud and wind, the Live Nation-produced event moved to Queens’ Citi Field in 2021. This year sees Governors Ball relocating once again to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where two World’s Fairs have been held and the annual US Open Tennis Championship takes place. By moving to a greener area, Governors Ball returns to its roots with yet another park-side setting.
“Words cannot express how excited we are to bring Gov Ball to Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Tom Russel, co-founder and partner at Founders Entertainment, said in a statement. “Since our inception we have longed to be in a beautiful green-space that is easily accessible from all over the city, and we have finally found a home here in Queens that can show off the festival’s true colors and bring New Yorkers a festival experience they deserve.”
The festival will continue partnering with local non-profits through its Governors Ball Gives Back program, and this year will be working with Queens Night Market to vendor the festival. Musicians from the local community in both Brooklyn and Queens are invited to take the stage via Schooll of Rock Queens and School of Rock Brooklyn., both kicking off the event on Friday and Sunday.
“We’re big steppers here in Queens, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, ODESZA and a litany of other iconic artists to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Governors Ball 2023 this June,” Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. said in a statement. “Beyond hosting some of the world’s most popular musicians and enjoying the economic activity that Governors Ball will generate across Queens, we’re also deeply grateful for the festival’s partnership with local organizations like the Queens Night Market, Chhaya and ECRC to elevate our local food vendors and our community groups doing critical empowerment work every day.”
Presale tickets for three-day and single day tickets will be available exclusively for Citi card members from Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. ET until Jan. 19 at 11:59 a.m. ET. Early access tickets for fans begin on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. ET, with general onsale to follow. The new location features several transportation options, including the MTA’s 7 train line.