Governors Ball 2015 Lineup, now with day schedules

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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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REVIEW: Electric Zoo 2014

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David Guetta at Electric Zoo, Photo by aLive Coverage

UPDATE 9/7: Electric Zoo will offer refunds for Sunday ticket holders. Please visit their official website for additional details.

Electronic Dance Music fans from near and far flooded Randall’s Island last weekend to soak up top-notch music spanning subgenres from deep house to trance and dubstep. Increased security measures may have led to sparser crowds than previous years, but proved effective with no serious medical issues arising over the course of the weekend. The more contained festival layout caused some sound bleed issues for stages on the east side of the island, but people danced all the same and it didn’t seem to affect the party too drastically. Main Stage East, Vinyl Only and Sunday School Grove’s sound systems were effective while parts of Hilltop Arena and Beatport Riverside suffered due to location. The sound from Main Stage West was noticeably more quiet compared to last year, but not so much that your ears were safe (Mine are still ringing. Worth it.)

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Electric Zoo 2014 Survival Guide

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The time is finally upon us. It’s that glorious weekend in NYC when we can throw caution to the wind and dance like maniacs for three days straight. The animals will RAGE. Electric Zoo will take over Randall’s Island Friday Aug. 29 – Aug. 31st. Whether it’s your first time out of the cage, or you’re a howling veteran we want to make sure you’re geared up with everything from A-Trak to Zedd (A to Z – get it??) to make this weekend safe, fun and all-around epic.

Visit the Electric Zoo website first. You’ll be able to get a quick snapshot of items that are allowed and items that are prohibited during the festival. One of the big changes for this year is NO CAMELBAKS. Regardless of size, you’ll need to leave your Camelbak at home, or risk getting turned away.

So here are some great things to keep handy:

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PHOTO GALLERY: Catalpa//NYC Music Festivus!

Despite the horrific weather, Catalpa NYC, the little festival that could, and did, was great for it’s first year!

Underwater photographer Event photographer Nicky Digital was there to catch the sunniest moments with Snoop Dogg, Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, A$AP ROCKY and more! [Read more…]