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Christine And The Queens: Powerful, Liberated And 'Obsessed'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.13.2017 | Entertainment

“I’m just drawn to hands,” she told me as she gazed down at the rings adorning her fingers. “Obsessed” even, she added. She loves how such a...

Musicians Don't Think Kanye West Would Be A Good President

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment

During the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West announced he would run for president of the United States in the 2020 election. At the time, his bi...

5 Musicians Share Their Strangest Stories From Touring

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment

Last weekend, HuffPost spoke to various musicians at Governors Ball 2016, and a few shared their strangest touring stories. Here are some of those sto...

Bloc Party Almost Didn't Release Their Most Famous Song

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.06.2016 | Entertainment

In 2003, Bloc Party wrote what would become their most famous song, "Banquet." The single would help to define of the mid-aughts guitar rock scene, wh...

Everyone On Twitter Was Super Upset Governors Ball Was Canceled

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment

The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York canceled its third day on Sunday and people were not happy about it. "Sunday, June 5th of Gov Ball 2016...

June Music Festival Guide: How to Get Tickets to Governors Ball, Firefly, Electric Daisy & More

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 06.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jesse Lawrence

If festivals like Coachella and Hangout Fest haven't gotten you in the festival spirit yet, the month of June packs a pretty big punch for summer musi...

Music Festivals Have A Glaring Woman Problem. Here's Why.

Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women

Festival organizers often point to scheduling issues and musical genres to explain why there are so few women performing at American music festivals. ...

Live and Dangerous: Governors Ball 2016

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.21.2017 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

We are smack in the middle of a fantastic festival season - and this year's Governor's Ball is no exception.

Watch Leo DiCaprio Helicopter Parent His Oscar While It Gets Engraved

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Taking notes from the bear who almost killed him in "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio learned on Oscar night just how fiercely protective a parent is ...

Roger Neal Style Hollywood to Host Oscar Viewing Dinner

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment
Jeremy Bamidele

Photo:Hollywood Beauty Awards Timeless Beauty Award Winner Melanie Griffith and Roger Neal Photo Credit: Neal Public Relations On February 28th, the ...

A Preview of the 88th Annual Academy Awards After-Party, the Governor's Ball

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

I am pretty certain that I throw one of the best dinner parties around, but if there were ever going to be strong competition, the Academy Awards' pos...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: St. Lucia Raises "Energy" Level; Discovering the Expanding BØRNS Identity

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When you think tea, you usually think Lipton. When you think music festivals, you probably don't. Why would you? Teabags don't automatically make you ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Governors Ball Dynamic Duos -- Priory and Angus & Julia Stone; Meet the Fat White Family

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The rock-pop Portland duo Priory (Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears) have been on an upward spiral since they dropped their first single "Weekend," which is featured on their appropriately titled Weekend EP.

The Epic Festival You Missed While You Were At Gov Ball

The Huffington Post | Milos Balac | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment

New York’s glitterati and hypebeasts crammed together on Randall’s Island this weekend for three days of mud-soaked booty shaking, people watching...

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Festivals and Concerts in 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment

Drake and The Black Keys are among the headliners for this year's Governors Ball, which invades Randall's Island Park nestled in the East River between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. A three-day, round-trip ferry pass between Manhattan and the park costs $55, and a three-day pass for round-trip shuttle rides between Randall's Island and Brooklyn costs $65.

This Is Not a Music Festival; It's an Experience

Shana Fong | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Shana Fong

We're talking about the bigger picture, the greater experience, what you take with you long after the bands have left and your sunburn has faded. We're taking a look beyond the lineup: what's really drawing crowds to America's favorite festivals.

Live & Dangerous: Governors Ball 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.28.2016 | New York
Jeff Pollack

The famously muddy festival, held yearly on Randall's Island in New York, will take place from June 5-7 and features a stacked lineup for fans of pretty much any genre. Headliners for this year's fest include well-known acts - but we think it's the emerging acts that everyone will be talking about.

Sasha Bronner

When Hollywood's Biggest Stars Celebrate Themselves Tequila Is Involved, Naturally | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

This year's Oscars ceremony may have seemed interminable, but for many of the stars in attendance it was just prologue to a night of parties. The ...

12 Underground Acts You Need to Hear at Sacramento's TBD Festival

Hugh McIntyre | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Hugh McIntyre

While headliners like Blondie, Moby and Justice will grab headlines, there are dozens of other incredibly talented artists on the bill as well.

Damon Albarn Mesmorizes Irving Plaza

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As the planet gears up for the World Cup to kick-off on Thursday, Damon Albarn brought a United Nations of sound to his sold-out Governors Ball afterp...

Here's What Music Festival Style Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman & Raydene Salinas | Posted 06.09.2014 | Style

Ah, music festivals. There is something so uniquely thrilling about thousands of people gathering to experience the joy of live music and delicious (a...

25 Reasons We Can't Wait For Governors Ball

HuffPost Editors | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment

Governors Ball might have one of the most dedicated fanbases of any major music festival. Thousands braved monsoon-like conditions last June on New Yo...

The Strokes First Performance In Three Years (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment

The Strokes performed their first show in nearly three years on Saturday night, May 31, at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester. The Julian Casablancas-f...

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in the World's Best Cities | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel

While music lovers have plenty of summer festivals to choose from, it's rarely the music alone that attracts a crowd. For our purposes, a festival is only as good as the city it's in.

Groupie vs. Nature: Governors Ball in a Tropical Storm

Lauren Taylor Shute | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Lauren Taylor Shute

What used to be a beautiful field filled with grass and, I'm assuming, Julie Andrews singing to the Swiss Alps, was now a lake of mud. People in ponchos (clear, so you can still see their festival fashion!) were knee-deep in liquid field.