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Scranton’s Menzingers play Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC with Eminem and Jack White June 1-3

Scranton’s Menzingers play Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC with Eminem and Jack White June 1-3
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From a press release:

Founders Entertainment announced the lineup for the 2018 Governors Ball Music Festival today, which includes Scranton punk band The Menzingers opening for major headliners Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The eighth annual edition of New York City’s homegrown fest will take place on Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3 at Randall’s Island Park. Featuring performances from Eminem (his first headlining show in NYC since 2010), Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Halsey, N.E.R.D. (their first NYC show since 2010), Khalid, the worldwide debut of Silk City (a new project from Diplo and Mark Ronson), a reunited Gaslight Anthem performing their breakout album “The ’59 Sound” in its entirety, and many more, Governors Ball will showcase over 65 artists throughout the weekend.

Three-day general admission and VIP tickets (including payment plan options) are available now via at special “Announce Day” pricing until 11:59:59 p.m. Regular pricing begins Thursday, Jan. 4 at midnight.

Now based in Philadelphia, The Menzingers returned to their hometown area last February for an acoustic album release show for their latest Epitaph Records release, “After the Party,” in Wilkes-Barre. The band also made their television debut on “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC, headlined their own national tour and the Project Pabst Music Festival in Philadelphia, and toured with The Offspring and Sublime with Rome in 2017, capping the year off with the seventh annual NEPA Holiday Show in Scranton on Dec. 16.

This June, Governors Ball will celebrate its eighth consecutive year as New York City’s premiere live music event and, by acclamation, one of the top music festivals in North America.

“Governors Ball is New York City’s festival,” wrote Nylon following last year’s stellar event, which featured many show-stopping performances, including a memorable set from Childish Gambino, his only North American performance that year. “It combines the best of what this sleepless city has to offer, from food vendors to talent and downtown style.” The 2017 festival also left performers enamored as well, with Lorde proclaiming that that Governors Ball was “on some magical spiritual shit.”

This summer, Founders Entertainment will continue working overtime to bring that “magical spiritual” vibe to Governors Ball patrons. The 2018 festival will feature a signature lineup of the best food NYC has to offer, craft beer and cocktail options, and the lawn games, mini golf (two unique 18 hole courses), street art, After Dark concert series, and the “only in New York” experiences Gov Ball has become known and loved for. The festival will also add two new 21+ areas, building upon last year’s introduction of the popular “Best Kept Secret” 21+ oasis.

Governors Ball has focused on giving back to the greater New York City community since its inception and will continue that trend in 2018. Helmed by born and bred New Yorkers, Founders Entertainment will look to build upon their efforts surrounding last year’s event. In 2017, Governors Ball pumped a record-breaking $62.4 million into New York City’s economy, bringing the past four years’ cumulative total (2014-2017) to $185+ million dollars. The festival also created more than 430 jobs and generated $31 million in wages. Governors Ball continued its long track record of giving back to the community by working with and donating to local organizations, nonprofits, and community groups as well.

Founders Entertainment is honored to invite attendees to Governors Ball’s festival grounds at Randall’s Island Park (supported, maintained and programmed by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance

In addition to being accessible by MTA bus, bike, cab, and ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds, the festival on Randall’s Island (supported, maintained, and programmed by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance) is accessible to pedestrians via the RFK Bridge, the 103rd Street footbridge, and Bronx Randall’s Island Connector.

Governors Ball 2018 lineup:

Jack White
Travis Scott
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Gaslight Anthem (performing “The ’59 Sound”)
Post Malone
Silk City (Diplo and Mark Ronson)
Lil Uzi Vert
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Cut Copy
Sylvan Esso
The Glitch Mob
Maggie Rogers
Dirty Projectors
Manchester Orchestra
Margo Price
2 Chainz
Vic Mensa
Third Eye Blind
Tash Sultana
Kali Uchis
The Menzingers
Flight Facilities
Wolf Alice
Jay Electronica
Moses Sumney
The Struts
Quinn XCII
Billie Eilish
Middle Kids
Loyle Carner
Two Feet
Knox Fortune
Sir Sly
Westside Gunn & Conway
Alice Merton
A$AP Twelvyy
Slaves (U.K.)
The Spencer Lee Band
Confidence Man
Mikky Ekko
Lou the Human
The Regrettes

Read a review and see photos of The Menzingers headlining the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center last month here.

Photo of The Menzingers by Keith Perks/1120 Studios