RANDALL’S ISLAND, NY — Annual music festival Governors Ball was evacuated Sunday night as severe storms approached the area, according to the festival’s Twitter account.
“Due to approaching severe weather an evacuation is in effect,” the account said in a graphic. “Please proceed to the nearest exit.”
In a statement released on the festival’s official website, they addressed the evacuations saying:
“After close consultation with NYC officials and law enforcement, it was deemed necessary to evacuate the site and cancel the Sunday evening of Gov Ball 2019 for the safety of our festival goers, artists, and crew. The safety of everyone always comes first.”
The three-day festival took place on New York City’s Randall’s Island from May 31 through June 2. Earlier Sunday, Charli XCX’s set was postponed or cancelled due to incoming weather.
The festival’s headliners on Sunday included The Strokes, Nas, SZA and more.
The festival says refunds will be made available for all Sunday ticket holders, the festival announced on Twitter Monday morning.
“Well Gov Ball day 3 was an absolute tragedy,” wrote Twitter user @kellensela in a tweet just after 10p.m. Sunday.
Twitter user @EmilyHausmann who was reportedly at Governors Ball posted a video at 10:22 p.m. of what appears to be festival attendants riled up after the evacuation announcement.
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