Governor’s Ball shut down by thunderstormsGov Ball Fireworks Credit Charles Reagan

Governor’s Ball shut down by thunderstorms

Thunderstorms stopped Governor’s Ball in its tracks on Sunday night, June 2. The festival’s start had already been delayed until 6:30pm that day on account of inclement weather, and had only been open for a few hours until having to shut down once again and evacuate attendees. Those holding Sunday day tickets will be issued full refund and three-day pass holders will also receive prorated compensation, per posts on social media and the Governor’s Ball website.

Charlie XCX, the Strokes, and SZA were among those whose sets were cancelled on account of the storm. Bob Moses and Louis The Child were still able to perform at delayed set times before doors were shut once again. Some of the performers affected, like Charlie XCX were able to book last-minute showings at venues around New York city. This isn’t the first time Governor’s Ball has been hit by rough conditions; in 2017, storms also led to its cancellation. Luckily, Friday and Saturday of the 2019 iteration went off without a hitch. Governor’s Ball joins Arkansas’ Backwoods on the list of festival casualties for the May 31 weekend.


Photo credit: Charles Reagan

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