Governors Ball 2019: Your New Favorite Artist - Hippo Campus

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

For this year's Governors Ball Music Festival, we here at Acentric Magazine want to highlight artists on the lineup that may not get as much attention as the headliners and well-known acts. Last year, we discovered some of our new favorite artists while on our way to the main stages, and we know this is a common occurrence for festival-goers. That’s what’s so exciting about festivals anyway, right?

To get you ready for the highly-anticipated Gov Ball weekend, we’ll be featuring a new artist every day for the week leading up to Day 1. These will be artists you may have heard in passing, or maybe artists you’ve never heard of at all yet. We know the team at Gov Ball knows how to pick a solid lineup, so we’re simply here to help you prepare your schedule for the weekend.

To kick off our “Governors Ball 2019: Your New Favorite Artist” series, we’d like to highlight Hippo Campus!

Mixing elements of rock and pop, Hippo Campus has been working their way up the ladder since their debut full-length Landmark (2017). The band had a very successful headline tour this past fall in support of their newest album Bambi (2018), hitting roughly every major city in North American and had several dates sell out. Seeing as the band is known well for their lively performances, it only makes sense they would be one of our top artists to watch at this year’s Governors Ball festival!

Watch the video for “Bambi” below:

Hippo Campus is playing on Friday, May 31st (Day 1) at 3:45pm on the American Eagle stage. You can download the Gov Ball app and add Hippo Campus to your festival schedule! Tickets for Gov Ball are still available, but it is very close to selling out entirely!

For a taste of what’s to come, check out our coverage from last year’s festival!

MusicJordyn Beschel