Janelle Monáe, Chappell Roan to headline first NYC edition of All Things Go music festival

NEW YORK — Janelle Monáe, Chappell Roan and Renee Rapp will headline the inaugural New York City edition of the All Things Go music festival.

The event, affectionately referred to as “Gay-Chella” and “Lesbopalooza,” will take place at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Sept. 28 and 29.

Joining Monáe, Roan and Rapp will be Ethel Cain, Muna, Julien Baker, Holly Humberstone, Maisie Peters and several other artists.

Ticket presales started Thursday, with two-day general admission tickets starting at $149.

All Things Go will be running two simultaneous festivals on Sept. 28 and 29: one in Columbia, Maryland, about 15 miles west of downtown Baltimore, and the one in Forest Hills. Most of the headliners — Monae, Roan, Rapp, Humberstone, Cain, Baker and Peters — will perform one day in Maryland and the other day in New York.

Some of the headliners from the Maryland festival — Laufey, Bleachers, Hozier, Conan Gray and Maren Morris — will not play the NYC event.

Also performing in New York will be Del Water Gap, Soccer Mommy, Coco & Clair Clair, Towa Bird, Samia, Mannequin Pussy, Indigo DeSouza and Annie DiRusso. Gates open at noon on both days.

“The magic of All Things Go is coming to NYC. Get ready for a legendary weekend of unforgettable music, iconic moments and world-class besties,” organizers wrote on the festival website.

All Things Go was started as a one-day festival in 2014 run by four music bloggers in the Washington, D.C., area. In 2018, the organizers handed control of the lineup to Maggie Rogers and Lizzy Plapinger (LPX). They built a largely female schedule headlined by Rogers, Billie Eilish and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Since then, the festival has branded itself as a “female-forward” event and become a popular show for LGBTQ people in the D.C. area.

“Whoa, it’s like Lesbopalooza in here,” Muna’s Naomi McPherson said at last year’s festival, just minutes into the band’s set.