Gov Ball 2022 Recap: What you might’ve missed from NYC’s biggest music festival

The eleventh edition of New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival took over Citi Field in Queens this past weekend with headliners Kid Cudi, Halsey and J.Cole. The exclusive audio broadcast platform of the festival, SiriusXM was behind the scenes (and front row) with some of the biggest artists in music. We spoke with DJ Diesel, Glass Animals, Tove Lo and many more. Check out what you might’ve missed at Gov Ball 2022.

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DJ Diesel

DJ Diesel (aka, Shaquille O’Neal) was ready for Gov Ball, but the SXM tent was not ready for DJ Diesel. It’s hard to find 7’1″ backdrops, but maybe the third time will be the charm.

J. Cole

J. Cole played over 20 songs during his Gov Ball set, including “No Role Modelz” and a cover of 21 Savage’s “a lot.”


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Glass Animals

Glass Animals brought the heat and also told us where they buy their socks. (Hint: it’s a gas station in Spain.)

Tove Lo

The queen of festival fashion Tove Lo taught us a thing or two when she played a stylish edition of This or That before taking the stage.

Black Pumas

Adrian Quesada from the GRAMMY-nominated group Black Pumas went “old school” when he shared his fantasy festival lineup.

Japanese Breakfast

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast shared the band’s incredible inspiring pre-show ritual which everybody should integrate into their daily lives.

Learn more about Gov Ball Radio on SiriusXM.

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