James Blake has been announced for this festival

The musician will join the likes of Jack White, Eminem, and N.E.R.D. on the line-up

James Blake has been added to the line-up for this year’s Governors Ball festival.

The booking marks the musician’s first confirmed festival appearance of 2018, and follows a handful of headline dates on the US’s west coast last year. During those dates he previewed new music

The full line-up for the New York festival was announced at the start of the year, with one name on its poster obscured. Blake has been confirmed to be that missing artist and joins a bill featuring the likes of Jack White, Eminem, N.E.R.D., Chvrches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more.


Governors Ball will take place between June 1-3 at New York’s Randall’s Island Park. Tickets are available now.

On Christmas Eve, Blake shared a cover of Don McLean’s classic song ‘Vincent’. The ‘American Pie’ singer responded to the cover on Twitter, praising Blake’s talent. “Just listened to @jamesblake version of my song ‘Vincent’ and I’m struck but what an extraordinarily good musician he is,” he wrote. “His singing and piano playing are superb.. Thank you James for recording my song so beautifully.”

Meanwhile, Blake will join Kendrick Lamar as a support act on his upcoming UK and European arena tour. The run of dates kicks off in Dublin on February 7, before concluding in Berlin on March 5.


The pair will play:


February 2018
7 – 3Arena, Dublin
9 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
10 – Arena, Manchester
11 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
12 – The O2, London
13 – The O2, London
15 – Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
20 – The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
22 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
23 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Holland
25 – AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France
26 – Accorhotels Arena, Paris, France
27 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium

March 2018
1 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
2 – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
3 – Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
5 – Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany