It’s festival season and that only means one thing: Governors Ball is right around the corner. With Drake headlining the monstrous event this week, many have their eyes set on watching the self-proclaimed “6 God” tear down New York City with his woes. Even though the rapper will command a lot of attention during his Friday performance (June 5), there will be a bevy of acts ready to show and prove. This year’s lineup features a slew of newcomers and also some notable veterans. From hip-hop to R&B, electronic to reggae, there's something for every music lover.

The three-day event held on Randall's Island Park is all about making your festival experience one to remember from 12:15 p.m. when the music starts to 11 p.m. when the performances come to a close. Art installations, lawn games, an airstream lounge, photo booths and water stations are designed to keep you satisfied while taking a break between sets.

Tickets are still available for the festival here. If you're prepared to go all in, the three-day general admission pass will cost you $275. But if that's not your style, single day tickets are $120. Those prices are worth it when you're watching more than 20 performers in one day. Grab your tickets and your friends and get ready to jam because these acts will ensure a promising and eventful weekend. Check out 10 Performances Other Than Drake You Need to See at Governors Ball 2015.

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    Maryland upstart Logic has quickly ascended the rap food chain. With a penchant for spellbinding lyrics, the former XXL Freshman has established a strong fan base, especially after the release of his debut album, Under Pressure. Logic’s candor is unapologetic. Rather than shy away from his somber past, he openly embraces his flaws on tracks like “Soul Food” and “Growing Pains III.” His performance mirrors the likes of Drake and J. Cole because he knows how to seamlessly flip a lyrical track into a live banger. Not many possess his lyricism and only a few know how to captivate a live crowd with words. He’s a gem.

    Performance date: Sun., June 7

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    Mø will definitely be an artist to watch for at this year’s Governors Ball. The Danish singer is an acclaimed artist out of Denmark and has recently made some noise in the states, as well. She was featured on Iggy Azalea’s Top 40 record “Beg For It” and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s international banger “Lean On.” Even though she performed on Saturday Night Live with Iggy, this will allow Mø to showcase her talents on an even bigger platform and more importantly, on her own. Fans that are salivating for some dope dance music shouldn’t miss out on this chance to see her perform.

    Performance date: Fri. June 5

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    Bishop Nehru

    Eighteen-year-old rapper Bishop Nehru was reeled in by Nas because of his lyrical prowess and adoration for the culture. The veteran MC signed him to the Mass Appeal imprint, which certainly put more eyes in his direction. Nehru is a potential star in the making, especially after his latest project Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. If you’re looking for that '90’s boom bap sound, Nehru can quench your thirst as one of the 10 Performances Other Than Drake You Need to See at Governors Ball 2015. For those who love Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Nehru falls under the same umbrella because of his appreciation for classic hip-hop. "Fickle Mind$" ("Don't act like I ain't murder these n----s with one track") and the DJ Premier-produced "Languages" are a few tracks in his catalog to catch when he takes the stage.

    Performance date: Sun., June 7

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    Flying Lotus

    Flying Lotus’ claim to fame came is the fact that one day he decided to send beats over to the Adult Swim cable network for consideration to be used on a show. After a few of his beats were selected, he decided to take music seriously and launch his career. Since then, nothing has been the same. His eclectic taste and ability to craft futuristic hip-hop beats has aided him in becoming a formidable producer in the realm of music. For his 2014 album, You're Dead!, he linked up with the likes of Kendrick Lamar ("Never Catch Me") and Snoop Dogg ("Dead Man's Tetris") to help instill that fervor that rap purists love and crave. If K. Dot surprises the crowd with a guest appearance during his set, pay close attention to what will transpire.

    Performance date: Sun., June 7

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    Who said that hip-hop isn’t universal? For nearly 20 years, producer Ant and rapper Slug have galvanized their town of Minnesota by instilling classic hip-hop into their city.  A town that was once a city musically inept in the realm of hip-hop now breathes life because of Atmosphere. With Slug delivering rousing performances on the vocal side of things and Ant giving him the canvas to paint his heartfelt stories, these two are more than ready take their talents to New York. Tracks like “Bitter” and “Kanye West” are some of their best records from their latest project, Southsiders.

    Performance date: Sat., June 6

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    Charlotte OC

    The songbird that is Charlotte OC isn’t a one-trick pony. The multi-faceted singer is well versed in the genres of gospel, soul and Electronic music. She can easily dip into one genre and segue into the next without difficulty because of her sultry vocals. When she sings, you're immediately mesmerized by her lyrics. Charlotte has a strong musical palette and has studied some of the best, as she once cited Alicia Keys, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday as her influences. The British songwriter is on the precipice of stardom and with a strong showing at Governors Ball, she will easily be on the tip of everyone’s tongues after watching her perform songs like "Colour My Heart."

    Performance date: Sat., June 6

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    Dave 1 and P Thuggg are the two men behind Chromeo. The Montreal group possesses a flavorful sound that certainly makes mouths smile and bodies move. They’re methodical in their approach as far as creating pop-inspired funk sounds are concerned. Records like “Jealous” and “Come Alive” ooze with zeal and nostalgia. They’ve collaborated with some notable R&B and hip-hop acts as well in the past, in the forms of Solange Knowles and Cool Kids producer Chunk Ingles. It should be noted that Dave 1 is also the older brother of Fool’s Gold founder, A-Trak.

    Performance date: Fri., June 5

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    "Weird Al" Yankovic

    The living legend "Weird Al" Yankovic is definitely one of the 10 Performances Other Than Drake You Need to See at Governors Ball 2015. The four-time Grammy Award Winner entrenched himself into the land of immortality because of his parodies and endless quips. His debut self-titled album helped pave the way for his brand of comical songwriting. Backed by his poignant 2006 single “White & Nerdy” -- a play on Chamillionaire's 2005 hit "Ridin'" --  Yankovic will certainly provide comedic relief and entertainment throughout his set. The fusion of rock, hip-hop and comedy is beyond dope and unique in its own special sense. Catch him performing tracks like "Word Crimes," his hilarious take on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and "Handy," which finds him poking fun at Iggy Azalea's Fancy" as a craftsman.

    Performance date: Sun., June 7

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    Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption

    For you reggae lovers out there, don’t fret; Governors Ball has something in store for you all. Reggae artist Chronixx will be in the building with the Zincfence Redemption. Chronixx’s music is all about positivity and is very uplifting. The 22-year-old crooner has etched a nice lane for himself so far in his rising career. He collaborated with Major Lazer for his first mixtape, Start a Fire, back in 2012. Fast forward to 2014, and he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and this year, he was featured on Joey Bada$$’s latest album, B4.Da.$$. Look out for the island sounds of "Here Comes Trouble" during his set.

    Performance date: Sun., June 7

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    Little Dragon

    One of Big Boi of OutKast's favorite bands is Little Dragon, which means if one of the greatest guys in hip-hop is feeling them, you should pay attention. The Swedish band featuring singer Yukimi Nagano is heading to the Big Apple for festival season and treating fans to their warm blend of soul, R&B and electronica. You'll likely hear the mood-enhancing sounds of the warning ode "Pretty Girls" and the bittersweet "Klapp Klapp," off their latest album, Nabuma Rubberband. Will we get a special Big Boi appearance? Their blippy collaboration with "Mama Told Me," on which Yukimi urges you to "Be true to self and you'll go far" with her soothing coo, would be just the thing to cap off your Saturday night.

    Performance date: Sat., June 6

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