Festival-goers rejoice: there’s more in store for NYC this year. In case you haven’t heard – The Meadows Music & Arts festival will celebrate its inaugural year, hosting 42+ artists across four stages this fall. Headliners will include Kanye, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Kygo, and The 1975, among others – and there are also acts like Damian Marley, Cage the Elephant, Savages, and Metric snagging poster space.
The festivities will take place on October 1st and 2nd at the Citi Field complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Aside from the big lineup, fans can look forward to a world’s fair of cuisine to snack on, and craft cocktails from some of the best mixologists around. Interesting to note: since The Meadows is presented by the Governors Ball crew, Kanye’s appearance is a literal raincheck from to the cancellation that happened on day 3 of Gov Ball earlier this summer. In addition, Meadows can boast The Weeknd’s only NYC-area show in 2016.
If you follow all the industry stuff (or pick up gossip at your corner bodega), you know that New Yorkers take their festivals pretty seriously – and it goes way deeper than the lineup. So we’re happy to see that The Meadows Fest is being cooked up with the strong focus on community that Founders Entertainment have shown in the past. Civic engagement with local businesses, nonprofits, and community groups will help bring a greater economic impact to the neighborhoods surrounding the grounds. Job creation is a big deal, and we’re glad to see more of it in the big apple.
One more bit of good news before you hunt down your tickets: all past Governors Ball ticket purchasers should have received a promo code for The Meadows via email (sometime on June 22nd), so dig through your inbox and see what you’ve got! The full lineup is below, and you can learn more and get involved at themeadowsnyc.com. Pricing is broken down here. See you there!
Article: Olivia Isenhart