Great headliners, brilliant weather, and awesome food: yes, New York City's Governors Ball Music Festival is almost here. For years, Gov Ball has excelled at offering an eclectic array of acts, yet the 2017 edition is the strongest example of diverse genres being available for festival-goers. To make it a bit easier for you, we've compiled a list of our top five acts that we suggest you check out during the weekend.

VANT (playing the Gov Ball Stage at 12:15, June 3rd)

The perfect way to kick off Saturday will be with a band that truly doesn't give any fucks. In that case, you couldn't ask for better than VANT. Their razor sharp guitars remind you of those sweaty nights at rock clubs, where you smell the beer on the floor every time you think of those nights. They'll be kicking off Saturday at the main stage, which would intimidate many, but we know VANT will fiercely wow the NYC crowd.

For fans of: Cage The Elephant, Foals, and YAK.


Lo Moon (playing the Bacardi Stage at 12:45, June 3rd)

It's impressive when an act has only one song out, and can still hold the intrigue of people. Lo Moon have achieved that with their lush tune 'Loveless' - an expansively beautiful track that never tethers on being indulgent. The LA band has just wrapped up a tour with Temples, and they'll surely be anxious to make good with their early day slot on Saturday. Don't miss them.

For fans of: Interpol, Jon Hopkins, White Lies.


MUNA (playing the Gov Ball Stage at 1:30, June 2nd)

They're one of the strongest new acts to come out of 2017, with a debut album full of hit after hit. MUNA have achieved so much already, and the growth of their live show is a major testament to their skillset. Tracks such as 'Crying on the Bedroom Floor' and 'I Know A Place' are meant to be played on sun-kissed festival fields, and MUNA will effortlessly win over the Friday afternoon crowd.

For fans of: HAIM, Blood Orange, and Shura.


Mondo Cozmo (playing the Big Apple Stage at 12:45, June 4th)

There's always that act you see at a festival, where the fact you know nothing about them means nothing to you. Their demeanour, their flare, and more importantly, their songs. Without a doubt, this will be Mondo Cozmo on Sunday afternoon. The LA musician (by way of Philly) just wrapped up a massive tour with Bastille, and tunes like 'Shine' and 'Automatic' will easily cause you to toss your beer cup in the air... you know, in a non-douchey way.

For fans of: Beck, My Morning Jacket, and Jack White.


Stormzy (playing the Honda Stage at 3:00, June 3rd)

What can be said about this man that hasn't been said before? Already an international phenomenon, and ready to take the US by storm. He had an amazing set at Coachella a few months back, and New York will finally get a taste. He's made amazing tunes like 'Big For Your Boots', 'Shut Up', 'Cold', and 'Scary'. David Beckham and Adele are big fans, come on... it's Stormzy.

For fans of: Jay-Z, Run The Jewels, and Pusha-T (look, Americans are reading you guys).

*If you're not American/somehow don't know about Stormzy: Wiley, Giggs, and KANO.

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