New York multi-genre music festival Governors Ball will continue this weekend despite the city having the worst air quality in the world earlier this week as the festival closely monitors the air.
Due to over 400 wildfires on the Canadian East Coast, New York City had “hazardous” air quality this week, painting the sky yellow and causing residents to turn to their pandemic-era masks to protect themselves.
But the festival Governors Ball still is set to take place June 9-11 without any delays at Citi Field.
Many attendees were worried that the terrible air quality would be unsafe for them to dance and party in, but the skies appear to be clearing and the festival team confirmed the event will continue with a plan to keep an eye on the air quality.
As of the writing of this article, the air quality is “fair,” a big improvement since the “hazardous” rating that closed schools and outdoor events during the week.
Headliners like ODESZA, Diplo, SOFI TUKKER, Kendrick Lamar, and Lizzo will still play the NYC staple but those with breathing or health issues should still consider wearing a mask or taking breaks indoors.
Check out Governors Ball’s announcement that the festival will go on as scheduled as air quality improves below:
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