Gov Ball in photos: Music, festival vibes, and banging times

New York, New York – Governors Ball has officially come and gone. What better way to keep the music festival spirit alive than with a review of the weekend? TAG24 was on the ground, and we're still surfing on that fest vibe wavelength.

As Gov Ball's motto goes, "You're doing great!" – especially if you're Lady Liberty with a tattoo sleeve.
As Gov Ball's motto goes, "You're doing great!" – especially if you're Lady Liberty with a tattoo sleeve.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

Snapping back to reality after a three-day music fest is never easy.

If you attended Gov Ball, you're probably scrolling through the excessive number of photos you took with friends on the grounds outside Citi Field in NYC, wishing it never had to end.

While you'll eventually have to settle back into the real world, the fest's live music is living on, as are the memories made while taking it in.

Let's live in the past, shall we? Here's a photo recap of the weekend's festivities.

Day 1: Julia Wolf, Black Pumas, A$AP Ferg, and Kid Cudi

With artists like Between Friends, Julia Wolf, Black Pumas, last-minute replacement in A$AP Ferg, and Kid Cudi on the stacked lineup, calling Friday one for the books is an understatement.

Hearing artists interact with and show love to the fans that have supported them throughout the years added to the wonderment of it all.

Check out our favorite performances from Day 1:

Julia Wolf kept it real with the crowd during her Friday set, and they showed her mad love for it.
Julia Wolf kept it real with the crowd during her Friday set, and they showed her mad love for it.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
The Black Pumas brought unrivaled energy to Citi Field, and we were here for it.
The Black Pumas brought unrivaled energy to Citi Field, and we were here for it.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
A$AP Ferg came to Gov Ball with one goal in mind: to play the bangers.
A$AP Ferg came to Gov Ball with one goal in mind: to play the bangers.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Kid Cudi boasted natural stage presence that took his show to new levels.
Kid Cudi boasted natural stage presence that took his show to new levels.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Kid Cudi gave a haunting performance that had the crowd hyped.
Kid Cudi gave a haunting performance that had the crowd hyped.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

Day 2: Tove Lo, DJ Diesel, Denzel Curry, and Ashnikko

Though Saturdays are typically the craziest days of music festivals, Day 2 of Gov Ball was moderately chill – particularly compared to Day 1.

That's not to say Tove Lo didn't show up to show out, because she absolutely did.

Sets that followed by DJ Diesel, Denzel Curry, Ashnikko, and Halsey were equally phenomenal, with the intensity rising as the day progressed.

These are our favorite snaps from Day 2:

Tove Lo rocked a fire 'fit during her Saturday set at Gov Ball.
Tove Lo rocked a fire 'fit during her Saturday set at Gov Ball.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Tove Lo flashed the crowd during her Gov Ball set.
Tove Lo flashed the crowd during her Gov Ball set.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
DJ Diesel, AKA Shaquille O'Neal, took us by surprise during his banger of a set on Day 2.
DJ Diesel, AKA Shaquille O'Neal, took us by surprise during his banger of a set on Day 2.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Denzel Curry came out hype as ever for his Gov Ball performance.
Denzel Curry came out hype as ever for his Gov Ball performance.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Denzel Curry constantly expressed his love and gratitude for his fans.
Denzel Curry constantly expressed his love and gratitude for his fans.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Ashnikko left it all on the stage at Gov Ball, and we have no choice but to stan.
Ashnikko left it all on the stage at Gov Ball, and we have no choice but to stan.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

Sunday: COIN, Japanese Breakfast, Glass Animals, and J. Cole

The last and final day of Gov Ball was the most packed Citi Field had been throughout the three-day fest, and for good reason.

Performances by COIN, Japanese Breakfast, Glass Animals, and Jazmine Sullivan were undoubtedly next level. But none compared to the energy brought to the GOVBALLNYC Stage by J. Cole.

Fans were in-tune and connected with every artist, creating a palpable yet indescribable feeling throughout the festival grounds.

Did things get a little rowdy? Sure. But that's what music festivals are all about!

Peep our favorite photos from Day 3:

COIN won all the gold stars in fans' eyes when the band's frontman jumped off-stage to check on a fan in distress.
COIN won all the gold stars in fans' eyes when the band's frontman jumped off-stage to check on a fan in distress.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
The guitarist for COIN recovered from a fall at the start of their set like a pro.
The guitarist for COIN recovered from a fall at the start of their set like a pro.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Japanese Breakfast put on quite the show for fans who screamed each word back at them.
Japanese Breakfast put on quite the show for fans who screamed each word back at them.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Glass Animals took the GOVBALLNYC Stage by storm on Day 3 of Gov Ball.
Glass Animals took the GOVBALLNYC Stage by storm on Day 3 of Gov Ball.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Glass Animals' energy was nothing short of next level.
Glass Animals' energy was nothing short of next level.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
J. Cole put on a show-stopping performance to close out the festival.
J. Cole put on a show-stopping performance to close out the festival.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
The rapper had fans jumping and screaming throughout the entirety of his set.
The rapper had fans jumping and screaming throughout the entirety of his set.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
J. Cole initially joked about testing out his rap skills since he's been hooping it up.
J. Cole initially joked about testing out his rap skills since he's been hooping it up.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

Gov Ball passes the vibe check

The vibes on the grounds of Gov Ball were electric, and the crowds were hype as ever. No matter the show, each performer seemed to have a group of die-hard fans screaming every lyric back at them.

As the world slowly returns to its pre-pandemic norm in terms of live music, it was an absolute joy to witness festival-goers lose themselves in the moment and find pure bliss amid bangin' beats.

With so much love in the air, it was hard not to rock a smile and dance along, even at sets of artists attendees might not have known.

What more could you ask from a music festival? We'll wait.

Fans looked on in amazement during Ashnikko's set.
Fans looked on in amazement during Ashnikko's set.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Graffitied dumpsters with varying messages were scattered throughout the festival grounds.
Graffitied dumpsters with varying messages were scattered throughout the festival grounds.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Festival-goers vibed out at Citi Field.
Festival-goers vibed out at Citi Field.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
The fans' energy at each and every set was top-notch.
The fans' energy at each and every set was top-notch.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Fans threw their hands in the air during Julia Wolf's set on Day 1.
Fans threw their hands in the air during Julia Wolf's set on Day 1.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Glitter in numerous varieties was definitely the MVP of Gov Ball.
Glitter in numerous varieties was definitely the MVP of Gov Ball.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
A bride celebrated her upcoming nuptials at the fest.
A bride celebrated her upcoming nuptials at the fest.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Gov Ball saw multiple nights of gorgeous NYC sunsets throughout the fest.
Gov Ball saw multiple nights of gorgeous NYC sunsets throughout the fest.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
There's nothing like stage lights during a nighttime set!
There's nothing like stage lights during a nighttime set!  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

As the sun set over the final moments of Gov Ball 2022, we found ourselves soaking in the moment, and already stoked for next year.

Cover photo: TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

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