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The Governors Ball 2014: Top 5 performances

The Governors Ball 2014: Top 5 performances

A weekend of stellar acts and surprises


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New York's Randalls Island played host to a three-day extravaganza this weekend, as Buro 24/7 Middle East highlights five key acts from the Governors Ball 2014

Jack White

Jack White joked to the crowd during his Saturday headlining set before performing Hotel Yorba and mixing in solo material and White Stripes classics. His set was marked by a series of dramatic stops and starts, with the band exceptionally impressive.

 

Interpol

With a new album on the way in September called El Pintor, Interpol played three new songs to the crowd – but in the end, the classics stole the show. Evil and Say Hello to the Angels were brought out early, and the moody hometown ode NYC was a particular highlight. 

 

Grimes

Buro 24/7 favourite Grimes premiered three new tracks over the weekend's festival; David, Sleepwalking and Go – having previously told fans that the latter was actually written for Rihanna with LA producer Blood Diamonds, but was rejected...

 

Banks

Another femal performer we love played on her moody R&B stylings, as well as performing a fantastic her cover of Aaliyah's Are You That Somebody?, as she did at the last festival circuit during Coachella in April. The new artist effectively captivated the Sunday afternoon crowd...

 

Vampire Weekend

For Sunday's headline set, Vampire Weekend effortlessly skipped beats between the band's three albums and the selections from 2013's Modern Vampires of the City were especially strong. With tracks as likable as A-Punk and Diane Young, we couldn't help but get bitten with the bug of a dance party.

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