Fans To Get Refunds After Storms Cancel Last Day Of Governors Ball

June 03, 2019 - 10:11 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The Governors Ball Music Festival was forced to cut short its final day of shows because of some nasty storms that moved into the area on Sunday night. 

The first cancellation came around 9 a.m. Sunday morning with a notice on the festival's website telling fans not to come for the early shows because of forecasted storms. Those storms didn't come until much later. The gates ended up opening at about 6:30 p.m. but two hours later the concert was evacuated.

An announcement came over the speakers saying, "All persons should move quickly and calmly to the gate through which you entered the festival."

Video posted on social media shows the chaotic rush that followed. Fans stampeded their way out of Randall's Island Park and got caught in the intense storm. Some sought shelter under the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge overpass. One person said the rain drops were as big as eye balls. Lightning strikes also became a concern.

Governors Ball organizers say the decision to evacuate was a safety precaution.

Anyone who had a ticket to Sunday's festivities will get a refund.

The same storm stopped Hot 97.1's Summer Jam at the Meadowlands but only for about 25 minutes.

Migos was in the middle of performing when the Metlife Stadium lights came on and people were told to seek shelter. 

They returned in time to see Cardi B.