The festival gates at Randall's Island Park opened late on the final day, but even after working out an abbreviated schedule, organizers were forced to evacuate the premises and cancel most of the evening sets.
As a result, acts like the Strokes, SZA and Charli XCX were unable to perform.
IM SO FUCKING SORRY FOR EVERYONE WHO GOT CAUGHT IN THE RAIN ALLL DAY FOR NO REASON TO SEE ME ! 🥺😩We worked SO hard on a fresh set for y'all but GOD HAD OTHER PLANS !! 🙏🏾.im so grateful for the opportunity to even Play Gov ball . Next yeaaarr !🥺💔💔💗 #TDE— SZA (@sza) June 3, 2019
MY GOV BALL PERFORMANCE GOT CANCELLED DUE TO POTENTIAL STORMS SO I'M PUTTING ON A LAST MINUTE SHOW TONIGHT IN MANHATTAN. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. GET THEM QUICK ANGELS!!! 💗 https://t.co/dqiS3O5fFw pic.twitter.com/sfnAPglMHm— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) June 2, 2019
The festival is offering refunds for Sunday ticketholders, as well as issued the following statement:
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.
Find full about refunds information here.