This weekend (June 10-12), photographers Aysia Marotta and Sam Keeler are capturing all the live action, behind-the-scenes happenings and exclusive backstage moments for NME. Here’s your all-access pass to NYC’s signature festival.
Part of this year’s NME 100, alternative hip-hop duo Paris Texas hung out with us backstage before taking the Bacardi Stage Friday, wowing old and new fans with their electronic, genre-blending tracks.
Later, Louie Pastel and Felix took the Bacardi stage, to a hype crowd, kicking of the festival weekend with an unparalleled energetic set.
Aly & Aj
Songwriting sisters Aly & Aj took the Gopuff stage Friday, bringing their indie-pop tracks, nostalgia, and best fits to Governors Ball fans.
Samia caught up with NME backstage, telling us her favourite New York City spots before taking the Governors Ball stage.
NME Radar award winner, and Beabadoobee took to the main stage as the afternoon rolled in, giving fans a taste of her alternative indie prowess less than a week before the drop of her upcoming album ‘Beatopia‘.
After Migos pulled out of this year’s Governors Ball, Lil Wayne was announced as a replacement. But, on Friday (June 10) hours before Wayne was set to take the main stage, the festival announced that due to flight disruptions, he would no longer be performing. Lucky for fans, A$AP Ferg was “chilling at home” and showed up to the fest last minute to put on one of Friday’s most dynamic sets.
Jack Harlow brought a pyro-packed performance of his latest album, ‘Come Home the Kids Miss You’ to a packed crowd at the Bacardi Stage that sang along to every word of his tracks, ‘Dua Lipa’ and ‘Young Harleezy’.