Governors Ball offering refunds for Sunday evacuation [Updated]

The Strokes have also released a statement regarding their cancellation

Evacuation at Governors Ball 2019, photo by Alex Young
Evacuation at Governors Ball 2019, photo by Alex Young

    The final day of Governors Ball was evacuated due to severe weather and the remainder of the festival was canceled.

    Earlier Sunday, the festival had been delayed due to forecasted thunderstorms, forcing the festival to open the gates at 6:30 P.M. EST with an abbreviated schedule.

    The evacuation was announced shortly prior to headlining sets by The Strokes and SZA.

    Update: The festival has since issued a statement and is currently offering refunds for Sunday. You can find all pertinent information regarding that here.

    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.

    All customers who purchased a Sunday ticket and Sunday transportation ticket through the Gov Ball ticketing page will receive a refund directly to the account used to purchase. All customers who purchased a 3-Day Pass and 3-Day Transportation pass directly through the Gov Ball Ticketing page will receive a partial/pro-rated refund directly to the account used to purchase. At this time we expect all refunds to be processed within 21 days.

    What’s more, The Strokes have also offered up a statement themselves.

    To our Gov Ball fans:

    We want to send our most sincere thanks for sticking with us through the weather today. Sometimes Mother Nature has a mind of its own and unfortunately that didn’t allow for us to meet you on the stage tonight.


    We are so thankful for each and every one of you who came from far and wide and stuck around till the last minute to try to celebrate the music with us.

    We are glad that everyone stayed safe but we’re just as disappointed as you are that we didn’t get to play tonight.

    We love you guys. We love New York. Until next time!