Just as eagerly as New Yorkers turn out for ice skating and hot chocolate in winter , the USA's biggest city supports an amazing set of music festivals all year round. Here are the best on offer. With a reputation on par with Coachella and Bonnaroo, The Governors Ball Music Festival, or GovBall to natives, invites the very best artists from the worlds of rock, pop, electronic and hip-hop to play against the stunning backdrop of the shimmering city skyline. Since , Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has established itself as a voice for positive social change, borne out of the history and power of the music that fills its lineups. With the iconic Brooklyn Bridge looming close by, some of the greatest names of the genre highlight the artistic progression and community that only gets stronger each year. Brought into being by the team behind the Governors Ball, it's one hell of an end-of-summer closing party for the season.
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When you think of major music festivals, big names like Coachella or Glastonbury may spring to mind. The city has more than its fair share of huge music festivals happening every year, representing a wide range of genres. Many of these music fests take place during the summer, attracting locals and out-of-towners alike who are eager to see parts of NYC transform into a giant stage for big-name acts. So you don't miss a single beat, here's a list of 10 of the biggest annual music festivals in New York City, including some relative newcomers. Launched in , Governors Ball is one of the largest and most popular summer music festivals in New York City, drawing in some , attendees annually.
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But how do you choose which ones best suit you? And which festival days and shows to hit? Read about 16 of the best festivals, pull out your favorite picnic blanket and start making plans today. Anything besides music? Most shows are ticketed concerts in small or midsize clubs, though a couple overlap with the SummerStage schedule see above and are free and outdoors. The patch of ground behind the seating provides ample space to lay down a blanket and picnic. He closes the season August Both are right by subway stations close to the park.