Governors Ball 2022 Must-See Performances by New Musicians

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Believe it or not, prepping for the music festival goes beyond buying glitter stickers and fringed shirts. If you want to get the most out of a sunny summer festival, getting to know the performers is key. Of course, the headliners will be unmissable sets, but the festivals offer the unique experience of discovering new musicians.

New York’s Governors Ball 2022 is scheduled for June 10-12 at Citi Field, and the lineup is one for the books. With artists ranging from the biggest pop stars to the smallest bands, we wanted to help you find your new favorite musician. Check out these artists who absolutely must be on your radar.

Nevada natives Nick Rattigan (drums/vocals) and Jacob Rubeck (guitar/vocals) jumped on the surf rock wave when it swept into indie music in the 2010s, but it turns out that college friends turned lo-fi legends do it better than most. Their single”Sugar” is the new taste that fans have been getting since 2019 The sky surrounds you. Fingers crossed for more during their Sunday performance.

If you’re looking for a dance party (and, really, who isn’t?), The Knocks’ Friday set is not to be missed. Consisting of Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “Mr. JPatt” Patterson, this American electronic duo is fresh off the release of their third full album, Story, and has two more plus five EPs of material to keep the energy going. You might recognize the duo from their single “Classic” feat. Powers or their many collaborations with Sofi Tukker, Dragonette and others.

Dawson Daugherty (vocals), Cole Clisby (bass) and Luke Fabry (guitar) played in hobby rooms, the backs of San Diego surf shops and wherever they could before the world noticed their signature mix. of pop, funk, and indie rock. The trio released their debut EP in 2020 and, following a piece by Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, their single “broken peoplehas become an uplifting anthem of the pandemic (tens of millions of streams and counting). Their Saturday set is sure to bring all the energy one would expect from a booming band.

You may not think you know S. Holden Jaffe, the man behind solo project Del Water Gap, but chances are you know more than you think. Although he had just released his self-titled debut album, celebrity fans like Margaret Qualley and Kaitlyn Dever danced to songs like “Ode to a Conversation Stuck in Your Throatfor almost two years. Not to mention it’s featured on former NYU classmate Maggie Rogers’ recently released compilation album, Notes from the archives: recordings 2011-2016, on “New Song” and “(Does It Feel Slow?)” – both written together in college. Set a reminder to see it on Sunday.

Fresh off their fourth album, strange valley, Nashville-based Coin is having a hell of a year. Chase Lawrence (lead vocals, synths), Ryan Winnen (drums), and Joe Memmel (lead guitar, backing vocals) are touring and hitting the festival circuit (we’re talking Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza) all in one. Check out their upbeat indie pop hits, like “Chapstick” and “talk too muchon Sundays, likely to take festival passers-by (or porta pot seekers) and turn them into devotees.

After finishing third in the 14th season of american idol, Jax has found viral fame on TikTok, making undeniably catchy songs with Chelsea, the daughter she’s babysitting, and a host of celebrities. Now that she’s signed to Atlantic Records, we can see her on social media and in person, singing along to her powerhouse hits, including “Like my father,” “90s kids,” and others. Give him a follow up before the Sunday set.

If you haven’t heard of Channel Tres, we’re about to put you on something. The Compton artist is the definition of the lineup, drawing inspiration from techno, funk and rap to produce everything from heavy rap hits like “Weedman“to club bangers like”From top to bottom.” Music aside, Channel is effortlessly cool, and if his Friday set looks like his last festival performanceGovernors Ball is going to be fun.

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