Despite only being around for a couple of years, The Meadows has quickly established itself as New York City’s premier music festival, as they have been able to pull in the biggest headliners in the world for its first two years.
With an easily accessible venue — Citi Field — and as diverse of a lineup that you’ll see at any festival across the country, The Meadows’ second year featured everything that a music and food lover could possibly want from a summer festival.
Similar to last year, The Meadows had the rap game on lock, with hip-hop legends such as Jay Z, Nas, and the Gorillaz, as well as up-and-comers such as Future (who brought out Nicki Minaj!) and Migos making appearances.
As for the rock fans out there, rock gods such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer made appearances, as well as some of the younger guys like Foster The People or Two Door Cinema Club.
And you know electronic music was well-represented, too, as dubstep master Bassnectar crushed a set, too.
Our personal highlight was the Jay-Z performance. Not only did Hov play songs from 4:44, his newest album, but also went through the murderer’s row of his greatest hits. At some points during his set, the crowd was SO hyped that you could literally feel the ground shaking.
So whether you went The Meadows to see a rap icon like Jay-Z, for the culture of Migos, or because you wanted to headbang to some RHCP, The Meadows had something for everybody unlike any other show on the east coast.
You can bet we’re already counting down the days until next year.
And check out our sister site CollegeCandy for their recap of the epic 2017 The Meadows festival!
The Meadows 2017 Lineup
JAY Z, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, GORILLAZ, FUTURE, NAS, BASSNECTAR, WEEZER, RUN THE JEWELS, LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP, M.I.A., ERYKAH BADU, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, ACTION BRONSON, MIGOS, BIG GIGANTIC, TV ON THE RADIO, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, MILKY CHANCE, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE, BLOOD ORANGE, DE LA SOUL, JOEY BADA$$, TEGAN AND SARA, TORY LANEZ, 21 SAVAGE, ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, GHOSTFACE KILLAH, SLEIGH BELLS, BIG BOI, MARIAN HILL, SKY FERREIRA, A-TRAK, AND MANY MORE.
The Meadows 2017 Food Lineup
Arguably just as important as the music is the food. With The Meadows being located in the heart of New York City, they were able to recruit some of the best food vendors from around the world.