The Meadows Festival to Bring Kanye West, The Weeknd and More to NYC

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If you’re not broke from all of this summer’s incredible festivals, a most worthy one to splurge on this fall is the new Meadows Music and Arts Festival in Queens, N.Y. Featuring headliners Kanye West, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper and Kygo, the festival will be held at the Citi Field complex in Flushing Meadows Corona Park over the weekend of Oct. 1-2.

The Meadows is put on by Founders Entertainment, the same company responsible for Governor’s Ball. The booking of Kanye West came from his set cancellation due to weather at Governor’s Ball, as a way to make to his only festival appearance of 2016 still occur in New York City. The festival will also mark The Weeknd’s only New York-area performance this year. Other notable performers in the lineup include The 1975, Grimes, Bryson Tiller, Savages, Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Metric, Cage the Elephant and Børns.

The inaugural Meadows Fest is boasting not only a lineup of more than 42 performing artists, but also an incredible lineup of food vendors, with emphasis on “craft cocktails from some of the finest mixologists around,” according to a press release.

Tickets go on general sale on Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m. EST, but all past Governor’s Ball ticket buyers have access to a pre-sale starting Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. with a promo code received via email. Check out the festival website here for tickets and more information, and check out the full lineup (minus a couple yet-to-be-announced acts) on the festival poster below.

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