Governors Ball evacuated due to severe weather approaching – Brooklyn Vegan

Governors Ball evacuated due to severe weather approaching – Brooklyn Vegan

Sunday (6/2) at Governors Ball was evacuated due to “approaching severe weather” and cancelled for the night. The festival’s third day had a delayed opening because of forecasted thunderstorms, with gates pushed back to 6:30 PM, and an abbreviated schedule, but evacuation of the grounds began right around when Beast Coast and Kaytranada were scheduled to go, at 9:30 PM. The Strokes and SZA were to start their sets at 10:15.

BrooklynVegan contributor Toby Tenenbaum sent us pictures, that you can see in the gallery above, of the crowds of people exiting Randall’s Island over the bridge. Below, find more pictures and video clips from the scene, as well.

UPDATE: Governors Ball posted to Twitter, “Refund info for tonight’s show will be posted soon – stay tuned.”

UPDATE 2: Kaytranada is doing an intimate makeup show at Baby’s All Right:

baby’s all right Later

— Kaytra (@KAYTRANADA) June 3, 2019

Charli XCX also played a makeup show on Sunday, at Le Poisson Rouge.

— The Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC) June 3, 2019

I didn’t pay all this money to see the Strokes just for you to cancel it 30 minutes before their set for some light rain. #governorsball

— ye guevera (@lyorcohendiorho) June 3, 2019

First my girlfriends got STRANDED waiting 3 hours for governors ball gates to open, only to get KICKED OUT, then TRAPPED and unable to exit! The bad news keeps coming.#govballfail #govballnyc #govball2019

— Nez B (@NezAlpha) June 3, 2019

People stuck on Randall’s island for #governorsball – ferries stopped running. Nowhere to go. Thunder and lightning. People scared – it’s a disaster. Theme for this year is #you’redoinggreat – not kidding. Like Stuart smalley was running this shitshow

— Paula Froelich (@Pfro) June 3, 2019


— emily! (@EmilyHausmann) June 3, 2019

My fav performance of gov ball is the crowd of ppl who knocked down this giant fence so we could get the fuck off this island

— AP (@xpetite) June 3, 2019

Live from #GovBallNYC #govball … riots and getting shoved into the storm! Having a blast. Thanks for the hospitality @GovBallNYC. Wish I saw you guys @thestrokes

— hels ❂ (@xHelenhu) June 3, 2019

The looooong walk home w scantily clad festival goers from fyre fest – ahem, sorry; #governorsball

— Paula Froelich (@Pfro) June 3, 2019

people tp’ing trees, dragging balloon arches, literally rioting like it’s the apocalypse while chanting “refund” “repent” at Gov Ball while evacuating. vid taken before torrential rain and lightning

— Michael Eisele (@michaeIeisele) June 3, 2019

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