The Weeknd, Kanye West, Kygo to headline NYC festival The Meadows

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The headliners for this year's inaugural The Meadows festival have been announced, with Kanye West, The Weeknd and Kygo among the big names set to take to the stage.

Following a star turn on Beyoncé's smash visual album Lemonade, The Weeknd, AKA Abel Tesfaye, has just been confirmed as one of the headliners at this year's inaugural The Meadows Festival after scooping gongs alongside Alessia Cara at June's 2016 MuchMusic Video Awards. The 26-year-old Toronto native joins Kanye West, Kygo and Chance the Rapper among the big-name draws for the first edition of the festival, masterminded by the team responsible for Governors Ball, which held its acclaimed debut back in 2011. Taking place at the Citi Field complex in Queens' Flushing Meadows Corona Park from October 1-October 2, 2016, The Meadows is also set to welcome a horde of other artists including The 1975, Grimes, Bryson Tiller and Damian Marley.

Tom Russell, a partner at Founders Entertainment, had this to say in a recent press release: “Launching the Meadows Festival in Queens this fall with an incredible lineup of music, art, food and culture is a dream come true. As a native New Yorker I grew up in awe of the innovative spirit surrounding Flushing Meadows-Corona Park." Russell continued: "With this event we can shine a spotlight once again on this iconic neighborhood and bring with it the economic benefits, strong community partnerships and local hiring for which Founders Entertainment is known. We are so grateful to the de Blasio Administration and Metropolitan Hospitality for giving us this opportunity and to all the artists who have enthusiastically agreed to take this inaugural ride with us.” Got your ticket yet? Let us know what you think of the lineup in the comments.

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