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Published: 2017/06/08

Governors Ball Brings Chance the Rapper, Tool, Phoenix and Many Collaborations to New York

The seventh annual Governors Ball Festival returned to New York with a lineup topped by Chance the Rapper, Tool (their first New York City performance since May of 2006) and Phoenix and a solid undercard covering a slew of genres.

For his part, Chance the Rapper sat in with collaborators Francis and the Lights for a remixed version of their song “May I Have This Dance” and Chance invited the group on stage during his festival-closing set for the very song. He also welcomed out Ty Dolla $ign for a reprise of “Blessings.”

Elsewhere, Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers celebrated their sophomore album Gone Now with a set of new songs on the main stage as well as covers of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way.” Antonoff hung around to sit in with Lorde later on (he helped produce her new record Melodrama) for the live debut of “Perfect Places” as well as a cover of Robyn’s “Hang With Me.”

Judah & The Lion also mixed in a number of covers including T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk” and The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside.” Michael Kiwaunka also offered up a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Waterfall” and Mac DeMarco briefly forayed into the Dead’s “Unbroken Chain” after spotting a crowd member in a Grateful Dead shirt.

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