New York City Music Festivals

At Home on Randall's Island

Long a city known for its eclectic music scene, New York City is proud to host three outstanding music festivals this spring and summer. With incredible artists and bands set to grace the stages, from Chance the Rapper and Head and the Heart to Solange, A Tribe Called Quest, and incredible EDM acts, Randall's Island will be home to three incredible New York City music festivals over the coming months.

The Opera House Hotel is a top choice when choosing among hotels near Randall's Island. Our Bronx location offers guests the convenience of a relaxed journey to and from the shows.

2017 Randall's Island Music Festivals:

Governor’s Ball

A favorite among music fans from all over, Governors Ball will take over Randall’s Island (not to be confused with Governor's Island in Lower Manhattan) from June 2 through 4 this year. Launched in 2011, this year’s festival looks to be its best yet, with a wide range of outstanding acts. This year’s artists include Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Childish Gambino, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Wiz Khalifa, the Head and the Heart, Kehlani, and many more.

Electric Zoo

This Labor Day weekend, electronic music fans from all over will flock to Randall’s Island for Electric Zoo. Now in its ninth year, Electric Zoo brings together a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming electronic dance music artists.


From July 28 through 30, Randall’s Island will be home to New York City’s newest music festival, Panorama. Created by the event producers behind Coachella, Panorama is billed as three days of music, art, technology and food offerings. With an array of local food vendors, excellent technology displays and discussions, and an outstanding lineup of musical guests, Panorama looks to kick off its first year in a big way. Acts include Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, alt-J, A Tribe Called Quest, Nine Inch Nails, Cashmere Cat, Belle and Sebastian, and many more.