37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019

The New York festival took a dark turn on day three, but before that, it was sunny, festival business as usual.

June 03, 2019
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Charli XCX   Sophie Schieli

You may have heard it by now — Governors Ball 2019 ended with a thunderstorm and chaos. After a delayed opening on day 3, the New York music festival had to evacuate the event site due to unexpected (but also, totally expected) lightning and rain. Extreme Lord of The Flies-esque footage of the evacuation has already seeped onto social media featuring crop-topped attendees battering iridescent photo walls, and sprinting through weather that definitely should not be sprinted through.

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But before all of that, it was festival business as usual: crowded, unbearably hot, star-studded and full of good music. Mitski danced on a desk in bike shorts and knee pads, Brockhampton raged in front of a gold-plated airplane; Florence + the Machine exuded grace and power, and Kacey Musgraves brought the yeehaw vibes in spades. And before the weather turned to shit on day three, Charli XCX stopped by the FADER Fort x Russell Athletic pop-up to take take some pics.

Below, 34 photos and one video (by our unlucky writer, Sal) that capture the exhilarating range of spirits that saturated Governors Ball 2019.

37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Charli XCX   Sophie Schieli
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Mitski   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Mitski   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Mitski   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Vince Staples   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Brockhampton   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Brockhampton   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Brockhampton   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Ryan Beatty   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Matt Martians   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Steve Lacy   Makeda Sandford
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37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Florence + the Machine   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Clairo   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Clairo   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 The 1975   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Kacey Musgraves   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Vince Staples   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Vince Staples   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Lil Wayne   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Amber Mark   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Jessie Reyez   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Ravyn Lenae   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Laundry Day   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Sunflower Bean   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Blood Orange   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Tobi Lou   Makeda Sandford
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37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Ric Wilson   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 King Princess   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Gesaffelstein   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Cautious Clay   Mary Kang
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Calpurnia, Sunflower Bean   Makeda Sandford
37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019 Kacey Musgraves   Mary Kang
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37 photos and 1 video that capture the spirit of Governors Ball 2019