Gov Ball: NYC showed up to show out at Day 1 of the music fest

New York, New York - Day 1 of Governors Ball was one for the books, with performers giving it their all and music lovers dressed to impress.

Day one of Governors Ball is officially in the books.
Day one of Governors Ball is officially in the books.  © Collage: TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

TAG24 was there on the first day of NYC's illustrious music festival, and it's clear that summer in the city has never sounded – or looked – so good.

Top tier artists like Kid Cudi, Jack Harlow, Black Pumas, Coi Leray, Channel Tres, Louis The Child, Quinn XCII, and Julia Wolf took their respective stages by storm, and fans were there for every second of it.

Though Lil Wayne was added to the lineup last minute in place of Migos, he ended up not making the fest due to "flight disruptions," leading A$AP Ferg to take his place.

"I know y'all been waiting long enough, so I'm not gonna talk – I'm just gonna play these bangers," the NYC native told his hyped crowd.

While Ferg tore it up on the GOVBALLNYC Stage, Quinn XCII gave fans his all while encouraging them to "turn up like we're at a Jack Harlow show."

Speaking of Jack Harlow... the First Class singer hit the BACARDÍ Stage with unrivaled energy accompanied by pyrotechnics, with his "day one" fans screaming each and every lyric back at him.

Unlike Ferg and Harlow, Kid Cudi wasted no time promptly getting his show on the road. Festival goers dashed from the What's Poppin' rapper's set to Cudi's with one goal in mind: to witness his blue-and-purple-hued set that was EV-ER-Y-THING and more.

Kid Cudi gave fans a set worthy of praise as Friday's headliner.
Kid Cudi gave fans a set worthy of praise as Friday's headliner.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Black Pumas started their set as strong as they finished.
Black Pumas started their set as strong as they finished.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Coi Leray left it all on the stage after her first hour-long set.
Coi Leray left it all on the stage after her first hour-long set.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
A$AP Ferg was a last minute replacement for Lil Wayne, but the crowd was lit as ever.
A$AP Ferg was a last minute replacement for Lil Wayne, but the crowd was lit as ever.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
Quinn XCII brought the passion to Gov Ball.
Quinn XCII brought the passion to Gov Ball.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz
The crowd was jamming out at A$AP Ferg's set.
The crowd was jamming out at A$AP Ferg's set.  © TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

With day one in the books, there's nowhere to go but up for the Governors Ball. We can't wait to see what Saturday has to offer!

Cover photo: Collage: TAG24 / Taylor Kamnetz

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