Governors Ball

See What You Missed at the 2017 Governors Ball [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 6, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Another year, another roundup of music and festival antics at Governors Ball. Here’s what you missed at this seventh helping of New York’s premiere music festival. (Better late than never, right?) Staff GovBall staff have mastered a balance of positive vibes with a no nonsense attitude. In light of recent events in Manchester, it seemed […]

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The Orwells Played One of the Best Performances at GovBall this Year

Posted June 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

When last we caught up with the Orwells, they were opening for the Palma Violets four years ago at the Bowery Ballroom. Their performance at Governors Ball yesterday was one of the best at the festival. The Orwells took the main stage (i.e. GovBall Stage) early in the afternoon of the third day. Fans flocked […]

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What to Expect at the 7th Annual Governors Ball Festival Next Weekend

Posted May 25, 2017 at 9:39 am

Consistent warm weather is nearly upon us, and with it, so is the seventh helping of Governors Ball. This year, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be doling out yet another jam-packed list of musicians to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 2 – 4. Tool is slated as a headliner, and it’ll be […]

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Some Thoughts on this Year’s Governors Ball [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

The fun may have been cut short at this year’s sold out Governors Ball (thanks a lot, Mother Nature), but there was plenty of festival to go around on Friday and Saturday. Here’s a recap of the best and the worst for this sixth serving of New York’s premiere music festival. Staff The staff keep getting […]

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Who to See at Governors Ball this Weekend

Posted June 3, 2016 at 10:30 am

The forecast may call for rain, but that won’t dampen the spirits for those headed to Randall’s Island this weekend for Governors Ball. Wellies at the ready! This year’s sold-out music festival boasts a particularly solid lineup, with The Strokes, The Killers, Kayne, Death Cab, and Beck all front and center. Other notable acts include Of Monsters of […]

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DMA’s Discuss Noel Gallagher and Why Laundry is the Enemy [INTERVIEW]

Last modified June 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

Fresh off their self-titled debut EP, Sydney-based garage-pop band DMA’s brought their upbeat nostalgic tunes to the masses at Governors Ball last weekend. We caught up with principal songwriters Matt Mason and Johnny Took after the set to snag some nuggets on how to survive the typical summer music festival circuit. BOWERY BOOGIE: Where’d you […]

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Recap: Governors Ball 2015 Dissected [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 6, 2016 at 8:28 am

This past weekend, the 5th annual Governors Ball descended on Randall’s Island, and for three days, the festival grounds were decorated with a kaleidoscope of fashion, food and music. And mud. Here are some of the highlights: Protocol The logistics of maneuvering a music festival can be overwhelming for the attendee. This is not the case at Governors Ball. By […]

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Tickets are on Sale for the 5th Annual Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island

Posted April 1, 2015 at 8:32 am

Spring is here (but not really), and the fifth annual Governors Ball music festival is fast approaching. It will once again take over Randall’s Island for three days chock full of good tunes, quality eats, unique art installations, and some serious boho hair flair. Get ready. This year’s festival piggybacks on the vibe of past years’ programming, running the […]

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How to Survive a Music Festival: SKATERS Edition

Posted June 19, 2014 at 11:16 am

With festival season in full swing, we thought we’d catch up with one of our personal favorites, SKATERS, who rocked their infectious debut album, ‘Manhattan,’ on day three of Governors Ball at Randall’s Island. Guitarist Josh Hubbard provided us with some additional pointers on festival survival, but more importantly, he has a way to weed out the imposters and bring back the […]

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How to Survive a Music Festival: Drowners Edition

Last modified June 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Taking a break from the scorching sun that’s been cooking all in attendance for Governors Ball 2014, I make my way over to a shady VIP area. One of the Brooklyn foursome Drowners is carelessly relaxing against a tree trunk. The band has already played their set – 45 minutes infused with their signature dynamic post-punk […]

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