This coming weekend is the always highly anticipated Governors Ball. The three day festival sees Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, and Tool and Wiz Khalifa headlining--not to mention a plethora of other acts from Charli XCX to Parquet Courts. Here's my recommendations on what shows to absolutely make time in your schedule for on all three days.


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On Friday, I'm going to make sure I see Schoolboy Q, who performs at 6:45, before heading over to Chance the Rapper's headlining set at 9:45. I'll be hoping to hear some Coloring Book jams such as "All Night" and "Angels."


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On Saturday, I'll be excited to see A$AP Ferg, the British Grime rapper Stormzy, duo Rae Sremmurd, Childish Gambino, and rising pop singer (and PAPER Penthouse performer) Dua Lipa.


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Sunday, which might have some rain, doesn't have the greatest lineup for those, like me, who're mostly interested in hip hop--but there's still a final performance by Wiz Khalifa that's worth checking out.

While you're on Randall's Island you'll have no shortage of food options with everything from classic Bushwick haute-pizza joint Roberta's to the current cookie-dough craze, DŌ NYC.

As always this years Governors Ball looks like it'll be a fun one. See you there.

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