Who to See at Governors Ball this Weekend
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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 Men, Miguel, Courtney Barnett, CHVRCHES, Against Me! and FIDLAR, to name a few.
GovBall seems to significantly expand its offerings with each iteration; a litany of new food options along with old favorites will be featured. Also this year, VICELAND is hosting a live broadcast of the festival on the telly, starting at 9:00pm ET over 3 nights beginning June 3rd. And commercial free at that. Live Nation TV will follow suit with a digital livestream on its YouTube channel and extended coverage on LNTV.com.
And there are plenty of GovBall “After Dark” events to keep the party going throughout the weekend, as well as brunches. Yup.
Word to the wise: the powers that be aren’t having any of this Uber nonsense (nor black cars or cabs) as a reliable method of transportation to and from the festival. Per the release: “We expect heavy gridlock and lots of traffic, so we highly discourage this. Additionally, you will NOT be able to request an Uber, black car, or cab between the hours of 9pm-1am, as for hire vehicles will not be permitted on the island during this time. We suggest you take other means to get off the Island, and then request an Uber/black car/cab once you are off Randall’s Island.” Noted.
See ya there.