Chance the Rapper, Phoenix and more — here’s who to see perform at the New York festival kicking off the summer

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This weekend is the seventh edition of the annual Governors Ball music festivalat Randall’s Island in New York City.

Throughout the three-day festival, over 50 musicians will perform, with headliners like Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, and Tool.

As with any festival these days, there are artists from all different genres including indie, rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, and dance. Sometimes, the choices can be overwhelming.

We decided to help make it a bit easier by curating your days for you.

Check it out below.


Start off the festival with electrifying contemporary R&B by Francis and the Lights, who have worked with everyone from Kanye West to Chance the Rapper.

Friday 2:15-3:00 PM, Bacardi stage


Singer Kehlani has been inescapable lately with a massive single off the Fate of the Furious soundtrack, but she’s got a ton of great R&B to listen to.

Friday 3:00-3:45 PM, GovBall NYC stage


Next up is singer Tove Lo and her sharp, dark, synth-laden pop hits.

Friday 4:45-5:45 PM, Honda stage


Michael Kiwanuka might be the most talented artist on the bill you haven’t heard yet. He plays an expansive ’60s and ’70s-inflected blend of soul and blues — check him out.

Friday: 5:45-6:45 PM, Big Apple stage


ScHoolboy Q may be in the shadow of his superstar labelmate Kendrick Lamar, but its not for lack of talent. The LA rapper’s humorous and sharp style stands out with the best of the genre.

Friday 6:45-7:45 PM, Honda stage


With the day finally cooling off, drift away to the dreamy and lush indie of critics darlings’ Beach House.

Friday 7:45-8:45 PM, Big Apple stage


Chance the Rapper, one of the biggest rising stars in hip-hop, returns to New York for Friday night’s headlining spot. It’s sure to be the talk of the festival.

Friday 9:45-11:00 PM, GovBall NYC stage


Start off your Saturday afternoon finding out why indie-rock fans are so hyped about Car Seat Headrest’s thoughtful, guitar-driven sound.

Saturday 2:15-3:00 PM, Big Apple stage


With the sun high in the sky, head to see LA act Saint Motel for their blend of funky horns and catchy indie-pop.

Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM, Gov Ball NYC stage


Time to change gears — go see Rae Sremmurd, the hip-hop duo behind one of 2016’s biggest hits.

Saturday 3:45-4:45 PM, Bacardi Stage


Don’t miss the hometown show for Harlem-born A$AP Ferg, one of hip-hop’s rising stars.

Saturday 4:45 PM, Honda stage


Kick the energy back up with effervescent and hypnotizing dance pop from Australian group Rufus Du Sol.

Saturday: 5:45-6:45, Bacardi stage


Are you really going to miss a show from Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most legendary New York City rap groups of all time? Didn’t think so.

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Saturday 6:45-8:00 PM, GovBall NYC stage


I can’t decide whether to see electropop godfathers Phoenix or multitalented rapper/singer/comedian Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) either. You’re on your own with this one.

Saturday 9:15-11:00 PM, GovBall NYC stage

Saturday 9:15-11:00 PM, Honda stage


Shake off last night’s hangover with rowdy rockers The Orwells, who do a solid impression of 2000s-rock luminaries The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys.

Sunday 1:30-2:15 PM, GovBallNYC stage


Lean into your weekend exhaustion with the dark, downbeat electro/R&B of Irish singer-producer EDEN.

Sunday 2:15-3:00 PM, Bacardi stage


Keep the chill Sunday vibes rolling with Warpaint, who plays down-tempo rock for festival-goers with their heads in the clouds.

Sunday 3:45-4:45 PM, Big Apple stage


The notoriously freewheeling singer/songwriter Mac DeMarco slides in for a perfect afternoon set that’s sure to be full of his conversational songwriting and signature goofy humor.

Sunday 4:45-5:45 PM, Honda stage


It may have been a few years since Franz Ferdinand’s megahit “Take Me Out,” but the Scottish rockers never stopping putting out great tracks.

Sunday 5:45-6:45 PM, Big Apple stage


Critics may deride Cage the Elephant as derivative, but forget the haters: The Kentucky rockers’ anthems will be just the thing to bring the energy up for Sunday’s big finale.

Sunday 6:45-8:00 PM, GovBall NYC stage


Logic has been something of an underground sensation for years, but it looks like the Maryland rapper is ready to make the jump with a headlining tour this summer. See him here first.

Sunday 8:00-9:15 PM, Big Apple stage


Tool has a hard-earned reputation as a pinnacle of progressive metal, and while it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, you can be sure they are going to be bring the festival to a rousing finish.

Sunday 9:15-11:00 PM, GovBall NYC stage