The Strokes confirm first live date of 2016

Band will headline New York's Governor's Ball alongside Kanye West, The Killers and Beck

The Strokes have been announced as headliners for New York festival Governor’s Ball, their first scheduled live date of the year.

The New York band will mark their homecoming alongside fellow headliners The Killers, Beck and Kanye West at the festival, which takes place in Randall’s Island Park between June 3-5.

Other artists on the bill for the 2016 event include The Killers, M83, HAIM, Robyn, Death Cab For Cutie, Father John Misty, and Chvrches.


Eagles Of Death Metal will also perform as will Jamie xx, Miguel, Big Grams, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Purity Ring, Bloc Party, Miike Snow, Courtney Barnett, Bat For Lashes, Gary Clark Jr., Action Bronson, Vic Mensa, Joe Bada$$, Against Me!, FIDLAR, Thundercat, Torres, and Bully.


The Strokes last headlined Governor’s Ball in 2014 while the festival will also see Beck and Kanye West perform on the same bill for the first time since the rapper suggested Beck was not worthy of winning a Grammy at the 2015 ceremony.

Late last year it was revealed that The Strokes were back in the studio working on new music.

The band released their last album ‘Comedown Machine’ in 2013, with frontman Julian Casablancas confirming the news and pictures from a studio in Mexico also emerging.