The Meadows Music & Arts Festival

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The Meadows Music & Arts Festival
Genre Hip hop, Rap, Electronica, Indie rock, Alternative rock
Dates September 15–17, 2017
Location(s) Citi Field, Queens, New York City, United States
Years active 2016 - present
Website Official Website

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival is an annual music festival held at Citi Field in Queens, New York City.[1] The festival was produced by Founders Entertainment, which also produces the Governors Ball Music Festival.[2] The inaugural year of the festival, which was held on October 1–2, 2016, was headlined by several artists, including: Kanye West, J.Cole, Kygo, and Chance the Rapper. The festival boasted 42 artists and four stages: Linden Blvd., Queens Blvd., Shea, and The Meadows.[3] The festival was inspired by the cancellation of Kanye West's set during the Sunday of the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival due to heavy rains.[4] In was announced on March 20, 2017 that the festival will return September 15–17, 2017. On May 8, 2017, the official lineup was announced, featuring headliners Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Gorillaz.

Musical acts[edit]


On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Founders Entertainment announced the inaugural edition of the Meadows Music and Arts Festival alongside the full lineup. On July 27, 2016, Founders added Pretty Lights, Thomas Jack, and Mr. Twin Sister to the lineup. After much confusion as to a conflict The Weeknd had with Saturday Night Live, it was announced on September 22, 2016 that The Weeknd would move their headlining set to 6:15 PM EST and for J. Cole to take over their headlining duties and close out the first day. However, on September 30, The Weeknd confirmed via Twitter that due to various reasons, he could not play the Meadows Festival at all.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016


On May 8, 2017, the official lineup announcement was made for the 2017 festival, which will be held September 15–17. The festival will be headlined by Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz. Future, Nas, Bassnectar, and Weezer are also among the many artists performing at the three day festival.[5] Below is the lineup listed in the order as they appear on the official lineup poster, as of May 13, 2017:[6]


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