Chet Faker, Courtney Barnett, and Meg Mac join Kanye West, The Strokes, and Beck on the massive line up for Governors Ball 2016

  • Chris Singh
  • January 8, 2016
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Aussie acts continue to climb row by row on American festival lineup posters, with a great example being the massive new program for this year’s Governors Ball, which takes place in June on Randall’s Island Park in New York City. Headlined by the likes of Chicago rapper-producer Kanye West, indie rock gods The Strokes and The Killers, and musical mastermind Beck, the festival puts forth an enviable list of contemporary musicians from around the world, and three of Australia’s brightest, world-dominating names are in there.

Joining the dizzying list of big names will be electro-R&B crooner Chet Faker, breakthrough guitarist Courtney Barnett, and the soulful Meg Mac. The latter two recently performed standout sets at Fall Festival, and Chet Faker has long been a sought after name in music scenes around the globe. New-York based Aussie Betty Who will also perform.

Also on the line-up: legends Eagles of Death Metal, the super talented Miguel, Big Boi and Phantogram as Big Grams, hip hop veterans De La Soul, electro-pop queen Robyn, producer M83, and the divine Bat for Lashes.

You can get more information at the festival’s official website and check the full line-up below.

Governors Ball 2016

June 3rd to June 5th
Randall’s Island Park, New York City

Kanye West
The Strokes
The Killers
Death Cab For Cutie
Of Monsters And Men
Chet Faker
Two Door Cinema Club
Miike Snow
Father John Misty
Jamie XX
Bloc Party
Gary Clark Jr.
Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram)
Matt & Kim
Lord Huron
Action Bronson
Purity Ring
Mac Miller
Courtney Barnett
Joey Bada$$
Thomas Jack
Eagles of Death Metal
Duke Dumont
De La Soul
Cold War Kids
Years & Years
Vince Staples
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Against Me!
Christine And The Queens
Vic Mensa
Albert Hammond Jr.
Betty Who
Bat For Lashes
Jon Bellion
Marian Hill
Bob Moses
Elle King
The Knocks
Circa Waves
Meg Mac
Black Pistol Fire
Blank Range
London Souls
Louis The Child
Public Access T.V.
Day Wave
Holly Miranda
Whilk & Misky
Eliot Sumner
Tor Miller


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.