Governors Ball announces by day lineup and single day tickets

bydayGovernors Ball has announced their by day lineups as pictured above. Chance the Rapper and Lorde are kicking things off on Friday, with Phoenix and Childish Gambino performing on Saturday and Tool closing out the weekend on Sunday. They also announced there will be single day tickets again this year for $105 + fees. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 12pm with a Citibank pre-sale starting today. You can find these tickets as well as some remaining 3-day tickets at

REVIEW: Governors Ball Music Festival 2016

Photo via Governors Ball

Photo via Governors Ball

Kanye may have lost his chance to curse the press this time, but the 60,000 people who attended the sixth annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island this weekend still managed to make the most of it. This year’s festival boasted headlining names like hometown favorites, The Strokes, dance floor diva Robyn, French electro pop band M83 and modern day glam rockers The Killers. Yeezy himself was scheduled to make a much anticipated return to Governors Ball following his muddy 2013 debut. Unfortunately, the infamous third day curse of Randall’s Island returned with a vengeance when the threat of lightning and severe weather posed safety concerns. However, this year’s festival was as lively as ever, boasting a stellar lineup of food, activities and various artists across four stages (GovBallNYC Stage, Bacardi House Stage, Honda Stage and Big Apple Stage).

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Top 5 shows of the weekend


You spend half the year waiting for summer and then you go to the beach and get terrible sunburn that still hasn’t gone away 5 days later. I’m here to tell you that summer is awful and you should just stay within 4 walls and listen to some live bands instead.

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Gov Ball Eats Lineup Is Made For Brooklyn Foodies

Can you smell that? Crisp beer, good eats, hot bodies and the overwhelming scent of fun. It’s festival season, and it’s right around the corner! This week, we [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend


It seems like Spring decided to show up just as Summer officially started, and those with outdoor plans such as Governors Ball are set to perform all the anti-rain dances they can muster. Rain or shine, like Maru the cat, we do our best. Here are the top 5 shows of the weekend.

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Governor’s Ball After Dark: late night shows announced from Harlem to Brooklyn


Just when you thought Governor’s Ball couldn’t get any better, they go and add a slew of post-festival, Bacardi-sponsored performances that are not to be missed. Ranging in venue from classics (Apollo Theater) to brand new (Verboten) and a handful of old standbys in between (Webster Hall, Irving Plaza), it’s going to be hard to choose. And hey, we know it’s pretty aggressive to go out after a festival, especially one as stacked as Governor’s Ball is. But with lineups that include Deadmau5, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, and Hot Chip? It’s going to be impossible to resist. It’s not all electronic music either. They’ve got new punks (White Lung) and indie mainstays (Conor Oberst) in the mix too.

Check out our nightly picks and the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th at noon EST (*except for Little DragonJ. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Big Gigantic, which go on sale at 10am EST*). Tickets will be over at Governor’s Ball’s website (and DoNYC), where you can also still purchase 3-day and single day passes.

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Bonnaroo 2015 Lineup

bonnaroo 2015 lineup

UPDATE 1/13/15

The official Bonnaroo lineup is here, and WHAT A LINEUP INDEED! For headliners you’re looking at the Piano Man Billy Joel, returning acts Mumford and Sons and one of rap and hip-hops finest, Kendrick Lamar. For the first time ever, it’s been said that an EDM act will also be taking a coveted spot at the mainstage, and this year it’s all about the mysterious helmeted dub/chord/bass aficionado Deadmau5!

Other “HOLY SHIT THIS INSANE” acts include Tears for Fears, Earth Wind and Fire, and Robert Plant and the Sesational Shapeshifters. Bonnaroo stays true to its jam and bluegrass roots with acts like Pokey Lafarge, The Punch Brothers, Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood, Bela Fela and Abigail Washburn and STS9.

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Governors Ball 2015 Lineup, now with day schedules

gov ball by day

UPDATE 2/17/2015

The by-day lineup has been released, which you can see above. Drake will headline Friday (and Florence + the Machine, who are playing their first NYC show since 2012!), Deadmau5 (and Bjork!) Saturday, and The Black Keys and Lana Del Ray on Sunday.

Single day tickets will be on sale this Friday, the 20th at 12pm EST HERE. There IS a limited Citibank pre-sale TODAY at 12pm EST, so if you have a Citibank credit or debit card, use the first 6 digits of it to unlock a special promo code right HERE. One day tickets are $105.

UPDATE 1/19/2015

Do you have questions about Governors Ball, the lineup or how this party is going down this year? Participate in the Reddit AMA, 2-hour Q&A this Thursday at noon EST to learn more.

Governors Ball is also offer discounted hotels for out of town festival goers. Do you have friends coming in to soak up the sights and sounds but 0 couch space? You can send them HERE for sweet deals on nearby hotels.

Also, Governors Ball says that tickets are expected to sell out sooner than last year with Payment Plans already nearly tapped out. Get your GA Tickets and Payment Plan tickets now, before it’s too late.

Original Post 1/7/2015

And the good news from festival land keeps coming. The folks at Founders dropped the lineup for New York’s own Governor’s Ball this morning, hot on the tails of Coachella’s announcement. I fucking love this season.

Top billed acts include The Black Keys (a fine foil to Coachella’s Jack White – plus we had him last year), Drake (also appearing at Coachella) and Icelandic lady legend Bjork. The lineup here includes a hefty helping of EDM as well with Deadmau5, Odesza, Big Gigantic, Flying Lotus, Big Gigantic and Chromeo all making the list.

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