Governors Ball 2014 is right around the corner, are you ready? Better check out some new bands now so you can start planning your epic festival itinerary. Sure, you already know that you’ll be front and center for headliners like The Strokes, Outkast, Jack White (duh) and Vampire Weekend, but how will you spend the rest of your time at Randall’s Island Park this June 6th-8th?

Since we cover a ton of music each year, we figured we’d clue you in to some must-see acts of Governors Ball 2014 that you may or may not know about. Check out our staff picks below, watch the video playlist, and be sure to give these bands some love next month!

Foster the People @ MHOWFoster The People

We can wholeheartedly attest that Foster the People puts on one of the best live shows around. As far as dance parties go, this one’s a sure thing. See more pics by Nick Karp here…

IMG_0567_Janelle-Monae-3_7_14_Russo_WJanelle Monae

Who’s got more moves than Janella Monae? If you’re looking to shake your hips to some soul, go see The Electric Lady in action on Day 1 (Friday 6/6) of Governors Ball 2014. See more pics by Joe Russo here…

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Frank Turner

There’s a few serious Frank Turner fans here at Waster Inc, and they would probably raise some hell if he wasn’t included on this list of must-see acts. See more pics by Nicole Mago…

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Empire of the Sun (Joe Papeo Photo)

If you haven’t seen the spectacle that is Empire of the Sun yet, you are kinda late, but that’s okay.  You can quickly redeem yourself by wearing something super flashy and catching their wild set during Day 3.

063 - kurt-vile-at-4knots-06292013 (2)Kurt Vile

By now you’re craving some good ol’ fashioned rock n roll, right? Us too. And that’s why you should look for us bobbin’ our heads along to Kurt Vile’s set on Day 1. See more pics by Emily Korn…

The 1975 by Jeremy Gordon
The 1975

If you’re looking to get lucky at Governors Ball, turn on the mojo and head over to wherever The 1975 is playing on Day 1. The UK darlings put on a sexy-ass set that might just inspire an epic festival love-in.

See more pics by Jeremy Gordon…

Bleachers Michel Dussack (1)

Jack Antonoff of fun. has a new band called Bleachers, and judging by their totally catchy single ‘I Wanna Get Better’, we really just wanna hear more, more, more. See more photos by Michel Dussack…

The Kills

Alison (vox) is in The Dead Weather with Jack White, and Jamie (guitar) is married to Kate Moss. But before all that, The Kills were simply the most badass duo since Bonnie and Clyde. An absolute must-see!

See more photos by Joe Papeo…

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