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Festivals on Film: New York City’s Governors Ball

Emily Rosca | The PhoenixBoy band Brockhampton performed to a massive, rowdy crowd at The Governors Ball Music Festival’s Gov Ball NYC stage Friday, May 31.

New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival came to a close two weeks ago, but in that time film photos were developed to transport festival-goers back to the humid, rainy weekend May 31 through June 2.

Despite an evacuation on the third and final day due to a storm, Friday and Saturday brought killer performances from seasoned musicians including Tyler, The Creator, The 1975, Florence and the Machine and Major Lazer. There was no shortage of sets from promising up-and-coming artists including Still Woozy, Amber Mark, Clairo and King Princess.

Shot on a disposable Fujifilm camera and a Minolta SRT-200, these film shots bring Governors Ball back to life in a way no phone camera could.

Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Festival-goer Camryn Rosenstein poses with her orange “Gov Ball NYC” straw Saturday, June 1.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Electronic artist ZHU grooved with his audience at The Governors Ball Music Festival Saturday, June 1. He brought two musicians on-stage with him and amassed a crowd at the Bacardi stage.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Music might have been the main focus of The Governors Ball Music Festival, but an impressive lineup of food was offered, including King of Pops popsicles.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Indie rock band Hippo Campus performed at The Governors Ball Music Festival’s American Eagle stage Friday, May 31.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix The Governors Ball Music Festival took place on Randall’s Island in New York City May 31 through June 2. Headliners included Tyler, The Creator, Florence and the Machine and The Strokes, although The Strokes never performed due to a festival-wide vacation the evening of June 2.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Tyler, The Creator performed his newest album, “IGOR,” for the first time in New York at The Governors Ball Music Festival Friday, May 31.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Having rained earlier in the week in New York City, Randall’s Island was muddy throughout the weekend, transforming white sneakers into messy shoes.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix While some concert-goers packed close to the Bacardi stage Friday, May 31 to hear Jessie Reyez perform, others relaxed on blankets and enjoyed her singing from afar.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix (Left to right) Ashley Evers, Camryn Rosenstein, David Heinrich and Emily Rosca pose for a photograph as they slowly moved along the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to get onto Randall’s Island Sunday, June 2.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Earth-painted inflatable balls were released into the audience during Kacey Musgraves show at the Gov Ball NYC stage Saturday, June 1.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Hundreds of people packed the Bacardi stage Saturday, June 1 to hear electronic artist ZHU perform.
Emily Rosca | The Phoenix Security directed the crowds waiting to cross the bridge into Randall’s Island to attend Sunday, June 2, final day of The Governors Ball Music Festival.
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