Sure, you’re catching Beck, Kanye, The Killers, and The Strokes (or some winning combination of those, given the crazy scheduling), but what does the rest of your weekend look like? Here are some other hand-Pancake-picked acts we’re looking forward to seeing at Governors Ball this Friday-Sunday.



Black Pistol Fire @ the Bacardi House Stage (12:45pm) – Don’t let the early set time sneak up on you, because you won’t want to miss this powerful rock and roll duo. Black Pistol Fire will be tearing up the Bacardi House Stage on Friday, and fans can expect to hear some slick stuff from their newest album, Don’t Wake the Riot.


Of Monsters and Men @ the Govballnyc Stage (4:45pm) – Best known for their international smash hit, “Little Talks,” the Icelandic folk-pop five-piece are taking over the Govballnyc Stage this week. Of Monsters and Men have a knack for crowd-pleasing melodies, and are sure to be a fun one on Friday.



Catfish and the Bottlemen @ the Govballnyc Stage (3:00pm) – We couldn’t forget Catfish and the Bottlemen, the chart-topping English rockers whose garage sound has been compared to a number of classics. They’ll be playing the Govballnyc Stage on Saturday, and you can bet you’ll hear some stuff from their new sophomore album, The Ride.


Lord Huron @ the Govballnyc Stage (4:45pm) – In the realm of indie folk, Lord Huron are definitely doing something right. The LA band, whose work has appeared in several popular TV shows, are still stealing hearts with their robust 2015 release, Strange Trails. They’ll be playing the Govballnyc Stage on Saturday afternoon (so hang out there after Catfish!).




Betty Who @ the Govballnyc Stage (1:10pm) – Aussie synthpop songstress Betty Who is playing a nice sunny set on Sunday, and it’s a good choice for anyone who enjoys some powerful pop vocals. Her nostalgic style stands out against her modern sound, and you can see what she’s all about at the Govballnyc Stage at 1:10pm.


Cold War Kids @ the Govballnyc Stage (2:40pm) – Stick around that stage if you can, because you won’t want to miss Cold War Kids at 2:40pm on Sunday. The Long Beach indie rockers have been dishing out rock and blue-eyed soul for over a decade, so it’s no wonder fans are scrambling to catch them at the Govballnyc Stage this week.


Eagles of Death Metal @ the Big Apple Stage (3:25pm) – The desert rock concoction of Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and longtime collaborator Jesse Hughes is hitting the Big Apple Stage on Sunday. Eagles of Death Metal, who have been mixing garage rock, blues, rockabilly, and punk since ’98, are a must-see for all the rockers in the crowd.




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