The Governors Ball Music Festival is almost upon us. Featuring stacked lineups all three days, the festival offers something for everyone. To help attendees create their daily schedules, we put together a list of artists to consider checking out each day of the Gov Ball festival, starting with its kickoff on Friday.

Alexander 23

Alexander 23 is a singer, songwriter, and record producer who has accumulated hundreds of millions of streams on his indie-pop tracks. The artist has collaborated with artists such as Selena Gomez and Jeremy Zucker, as well as co-produced Olivia Rodrigo’s mega-popular “Good 4 U.” 2022 saw Alexander 23 open for John Mayer on his “Sob Rock” tour. Now, the artist is bringing his tunes to Governor’s Ball.

Check out Alexander 23’s latest track, “I Wanna Live Forever” below.


MICHELLE is an indie-pop collective based in NYC offering dreamy, genre-bending tracks. Their latest release, a single titled “THE PEACH,” is a groovy summer track to blast on the backroads with the windows down.

Listen to “THE PEACH” below.

070 Shake

070 Shake fuses hip-hop, pop, and alternative influences to craft her unique sound. The artist has appeared on albums by Nas, Kanye West, and Pusha T. Last year, 070 Shake featured on the TikTok-viral track, “Escapism” by RAYE.

Watch the music video for 070 Shake’s “Cocoon” below. 

Tai Verdes

Tai Verdes is a singer-songwriter who gained recognition in 2020 with the release of his first single, “Stuck in the Middle.” The track went viral on TikTok, amassing millions of streams. His feel-good song “AOK” from his debut album TV went RIAA 2x Platinum and further cemented Verdes’ spot in the music industry.

Check out the video for “AOK” below.

Remi Wolf

Remi Wolf is a singer and songwriter blending together influences of pop, funk, and soul. The artist is the genius behind hit tracks such as “Photo ID,” “Woo,” and “Disco Man.” She also appears on tracks with Cautious Clay and Still Woozy. Last year, Wolf supported Lorde on tour before setting out on her own headline run.

Watch the video for “Photo ID” below.

Ice Spice

A New York native, Ice Spice is a rapper who skyrocketed to fame in 2022 with her track, “Munch (Feelin’ U).”

The artist’s debut EP, Like..?, was released earlier this year and featured tracks “In Ha Mood” and “Bikini Bottom.” The track “Princess Diana” was remixed to include Nicki Minaj. Ice Spice also featured on PinkPantheress’ track “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2,” which has amassed hundreds of millions of streams.

Watch the video for “In Ha Mood” below.

Kim Petras

Following the surprise release of her 2021 EP Slut Pop, singer-songwriter Kim Petras has continued to dominate the charts. Her collaboration with Sam Smith, “Unholy,” made history as it topped Billboard Hot 100, making Petras the first openly trans woman in history to top the chart. Additionally, “Unholy” won the artist a GRAMMY for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” alongside Smith.

This year, Petras appeared in Megan Trainor’s track “Made You Look.” The singer also shared a single titled “Alone” with Nicki Minaj.

Watch the video for “Alone” featuring Nicki Minaj below.


Comprised of three talented sisters, HAIM is a band paving the way in the pop and rock genres. The release of their third album, Women In Music Pt. III, earned the group a GRAMMY nomination for Album of the Year in 2021. Their notable live show earned them another nomination that year for Best Rock Performance.

Earlier this year, HAIM performed as an opener for multiple dates of Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour. The band also featured on Swift’s evermore track “no body, no crime” which has amassed almost 200 million streams on Spotify.

Watch the video for HAIM’s latest single, “Lost Track,” below.


Last but not least, RIAA multi-platinum certified artist Lizzo will close out the first night of Gov Ball on Friday. Her latest album, Special, reached number two on the US Billboard 200 chart and won her the GRAMMY for Record of the Year in 2022. The record brought us the top hits, “About Damn Time” and “2 Be Loved (Am I Ready).”

Lizzo’s live shows are marked by her high energy, feel-good tunes, and soaring vocals. Her headline set at Governors Ball on Friday is sure to close the night on a high note.

Watch the video “Special,” the title track on Lizzo’s latest album.

The Gov Ball Friday lineup boasts tons of talented artists, marking an extremely exciting start to the festival weekend. For a full list of artists performing Friday, see the list below. To plan your schedule, view Friday set times here or in the Gov Ball app.

Follow along for our recommendations for each day of the festival.

Listen to our Gov Ball playlist below.

All Friday Gov Ball Artists

School of Rock Queens
Matt Maltese
Maxo Kream
PJ Morton
Alexander 23
Tai Verdes
070 Shake
Remi Wolf
Eladio Carrión
Joey Bada$$
Ice Spice
Metro Boomin
Kim Petras
Lil Uzi Vert