The announcement that the Governor’s Ball competition will return in 2021 is music to New Yorkers’ ears.
Festival organizers have confirmed that the annual occasion, which normally takes place on Randall’s Island, will go down in fall fairly than in summer season as they’ve in years previous.
Officially, this 12 months’s competition is presently locked-in for September 24 to 26, in accordance to Wednesday’s Twitter announcement — although the parents at Gov Ball have reserved their proper to make adjustments primarily based on public well being suggestions at the moment.
“Given that vaccines are rolling out and plenty of specialists predict a return to stay music occasions within the Fall, we’re hopeful,” reads a recent update on GovernorsBallMusicFestival.com. “Rest assured that security is our first precedence and we’re working intently with all metropolis and state authorities on all the things.”
Location and lineup have but to be confirmed.
Last 12 months’s competition was known as off with regard to the pandemic, which noticed the cancellation of reveals by legendary performers similar to Stevie Nicks and Missy Elliott — her first headlining show within the metropolis in over a decade. To the chagrin of the Missy Misdemeanor’s followers, organizers are promising a “model new” line-up for 2021.
The hopeful information comes on the heels of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “New York Arts Revival” initiative, a plan to revitalize town’s leisure trade with the assistance of speedy COVID-19 testing protocol.
“Because of New York’s spirit of innovation, now we have carried out extra COVID exams per capita than any state within the nation. Now we’ll lead on speedy testing,” Cuomo stated in a digital deal with to New Yorkers this week. “It poses nice chance to reopen occasions to the general public.”