Governors Ball Averts Cancellation as New York Skies Clear

Governors Ball Averts Cancellation as New York Skies Clear
Photograph Credit score: Aaron Burson

Organizers of the Governors Ball competition have confirmed the occasion will proceed as deliberate. Yesterday, the competition introduced it was carefully monitoring air high quality issues after wildfire haze from Canada engulfed New York. 

New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams described the air high quality as very unhealthy, suggesting many individuals ought to keep inside. The competition acknowledged the priority yesterday on social media, however didn’t wish to pre-emptively cancel the occasion this weekend in Queens.

The orangish-haze that settled over New York is the results of Canadian wildfires burning uncontrolled. Greater than 9.8 million acres have been burned within the earliest begin to hearth season but. A number of occasions across the metropolis have been cancelled on June 7 because of the poor air high quality together with a Chris Stapleton live performance in Syracuse, and a Hamilton efficiency on Broadway. 

Governors Ball is an outside music competition held yearly at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The lineup for this yr’s competition consists of Lizzo and Odseza. Lil Nas X, Haim, Rina Sawayama, Pusha T, Snail Mail, Lil Uzi Vert, Diplo, Giveon, Lil Child, PinkPantheress, Black Midi, and Syd are additionally set to carry out. 

This isn’t the primary time the organizers of the Governors Ball have confronted potential cancellation. In 2019, the final day of the competition needed to be evacuated attributable to thunderstorms and extreme climate. In 2020, the Governors Ball was canceled fully because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 and 2022 editions of the competition have been held within the car parking zone of Citi Discipline in Queens earlier than discovering its new dwelling in Flushing Meadows. 

The three-day music competition is slated to proceed. It was based in 2011 by Jordan Wolowitz and Tom Russell that includes quite a lot of genres of music from rock, hip hop, digital, and indie. This yr’s competition shall be streamed on-line through Twitch.

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