Although summer has officially come and gone, music festival season is still alive and kickin’ in New York City. Need proof? The first annual Meadows Music & Arts Festival, which took place at Citi Field in Queens on October 1 and 2. Seemingly taking the expression “concrete jungle” to new heights, the festival was situated in the parking lot of the iconic Met’s stadium, meaning all four stages were spread out on the asphalt—a setup that only made the New Yorkers in attendance feel that much more at home.
While we didn’t have to travel far for the inaugural event, the two-day festival boasted a lineup that we would have packed up our bags and hit the road for without a doubt. From Kanye West to The 1975 to Pretty Lights to Kygo, the artists chosen to perform couldn’t have been more diverse.
Although it’s hard to pick our favorite act of the weekend, notable moments have to include Grimes’ energizer-bunny-esque performance (we’ll never know how she does it), Chance the Rapper bringing a giant tiger mascot named Carlos onstage, and Kanye West mic-dropping halfway through his incredible set to inform us that there had been a family emergency, (you may have heard about it).
Check out the photos from the unforgettable event below.