Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, and Other Surprising Headliners for Governors Ball 2020

The 2020 Governors Ball, (also known as Gov Ball) lineup is officially out and fans have mixed feelings, to say the least. Because of last year’s rain situation, the festival has since released new rules regarding this weekend of music. Here’s what we know about the lineup of Gov Ball 2020.

The Gov Ball lineup includes Vampire Weekend, Solange, Tame Impala, and Stevie Nicks

As one of New York’s biggest and oldest music festivals, The Governors Ball is now celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the announcement of its 2020 line-up. Because this is a weekend-long music festival, Gov Ball officially announced its by-day lineup on social media.

Friday’s headliners include Stevie Nicks (formerly of Fleetwood Mac,) Miley Cyrus, and Tame Impala. Saturday features Flume Vampire Weekend, and Ellie Goulding. Sunday features Missy Elliot, Solange, Rüfüs Du Sol, and H.E.R.

Previous headliners for Gov Ball include SZA, The 1975, Tyler The Creator, and technically The Strokes, although they didn’t perform last year due to inclement weather. Once this music festival announced its artists coming to New York City for 2020, some fans took to social media, sharing their thoughts.

“I can’t explain my excitement that Missy [Elliot] and [Jon] Bellion are same day Sunday. Thank you,” one Instagram comment read.

“Great artists but no variety at all? Where [are] the rappers,” another Instagram comment asked.

Solange performs at Way Out West
Solange performs at Way Out West | Julia Reinhart/Redferns

When and where is The Governors Ball taking place?

This year, the festival takes place from June 5-7, 2020. Unlike other music festivals, Gov Ball offers attendees the option to buy a 1-day ticket if they only want to see certain artists. While a 1-day ticket costs $125 plus fees, the 3-day ticket is available for $315 plus fees.

There are also VIP packages and a “VIP Luxe” package, that includes special views of the mainstage and “comfortable lounge seating, chic decor, and is fully covered in the event of inclement weather.” The is a new tier of ticket purchasing, offered for the first time during 2020.

Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival
Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival Denise Truscello/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

This year includes a few new rules, primarily because of last year’s rain-out

Last year, attendees were pushing down fences and sliding in the mud, all trying to get off of Randall’s Island Park. Because this is an outdoor festival and it began to rain, the music was cut short and all attendees were asked to leave the festival for safety reasons. Some attendees were fairly upset, not only because The Stroke couldn’t perform, but the mass exit was less than ideal.

In an effort to make their festival safer, The Governors Ball added new rules and regulations to their weekend, the most significant being the new age policy. Attendees under 18-years-old must be accompanied by an adult over 21-years-old. The bathrooms have since been upgraded to a “more comfortable, more sanitary, and more pleasant experience.”

According to the Gov Ball website, there will be more drink stations, more trash and recycling areas, and sustainability initiatives. To learn more about Gov Ball and to purchase tickets, visit their website.