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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The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

The Black Keys

The city seems to be hungover from this past weekend, even as I write this on a Tuesday afternoon.  All Tomorrow’s Parties made a strong case for the viability of festivals in New York with I’ll Be Your Mirror.  Brooklyn’s finest partied in a mansion in Bushwick.  We put on a show in a tea house, followed by an all-night rager with Total Slacker and Pictureplane (who plays a free show at PS1 on Saturday, by the way.)  Now it’s time to get up and do it all over again.

When The Black Keys are third on a bill, you’re sure to grab the MOST BLOGGED ABOUT crown for the week.  That’s precisely what has happened with Saturday’s FREE show at Central Park, the Global Festival.  It’s headlined by the timeless Neil Young, who, six decades in, remains respected and revered by even the most jaded of bloggers in Brooklyn.  Cascaded in between Young and the Keys, are two bands who have not fared as well in the eyes of said bloggers; Foo Fighters and Band of Horses (who’s latest album is getting destroyed by reviewers.)  This one is so big it’s moved from Summerstage to the Great Lawn; expect tens of thousands for this one.

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The Most Blogged About Shows This Week

The Black Keys

I gotta be honest.

The “Most Blogged About Shows” this week seems to be a bit… thin.  That doesn’t mean there aren’t some really good options for you, if you happen to be “hangin’ round these parts” this week.  But if you’re like a lot of the bands we normally feature here… you WON’T be “hangin’ round these parts” this week.  You’ll be down in Austin for SXSW.  Oh, and my usage of “hangin’ round these parts” in a paragraph about Austin, Texas, is purely coincidental.  I assure you.

Anyway, I digress.  I will be here for the week.  And I’ve got some shows that will make you and I both feel A LITTLE better about being in Brooklyn, while everyone else sweats their asses off at “south by.”

Our most blogged about show this week is SOLD OUT (as is GENERALLY the case), and it’s a big one – The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at Madison Square Garden.  It’s kind of crazy how HUGE The Black Keys have gotten, but I guess it makes sense; they’re talented and have a pretty “inoffensive” sound.  I gotta be honest.  Again.  I’ve never personally been able to get into either of these bands, but hey, if you got a ticket, enjoy.

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