Governors Ball

GovBall Curated Livestream of Gary Clark Jr. and Tones and I

Posted September 4, 2020 at 6:20 am

Live music may still be on pause, but in the meantime, The Governors Ball Music Festival folks are actively engaging the virtual music scene. In partnership with Montauk’s Surf Lodge and dating app Bumble, a free two-day “Endless Summer” concert series is happening this holiday weekend, albeit in your living room. Australian breakout artist Tones […]

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GovBall 2020 is Canceled

Posted March 30, 2020 at 5:08 am

Festival fans take note: this year’s Governors Ball Music Festival is officially canceled (and with it, your summer – thanks, Covid-19!). With the current state of things, it’s not all that shocking, but still stings. After all, this was to be the tenth iteration of the festival, and they pulled some pretty big names for […]

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Full GovBall Lineup Announced for Summer 2020

Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:41 am

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island, and Founders Entertainment has tapped some big names to kick off the celebration. Headliners for this year’s festival are GovBall veterans Tame Impala, alongside New York indie darlings Vampire Weekend. New additions to the top slots include venerable Fleetwood Mac […]

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Notes from the Governors Ball 2019 Festival [RECAP]

Posted June 3, 2019 at 8:28 am

Governors Ball Music Festival always seems to score the jackpot when it comes to wet weather. This year – the ninth outing – was no exception. It was as soggy as it was abridged (in light of yesterday’s forecast), and toilet paper in the porta-potties was skint from the get go. But with the stacked […]

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GovBall Wants You to Know There’s More Than Just the Music

Posted May 31, 2019 at 6:39 am

The ninth annual Governors Ball Music Festival kicks off today, and promises even more in the realm of activities and food than in years prior on Randall’s Island. For those not going solely for the music, the powers that be have tacked on an OGX Beauty Bar, a boatload of corporate lounges and mini stages, […]

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GovBall Announces 2019 Summer Lineup

Last modified January 8, 2019 at 7:46 am

Yesterday saw the announcement of the lineup for Governors Ball, and it’s as eclectic as ever. There are plenty of up-and-comers mixed together with longtime veterans on the 2019 festival bill. This year, headliners are particularly massive, seeing the likes of Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, Florence + the Machine, Major Lazer, The Strokes, and […]

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‘Octfest’ Returns in a Couple Weeks with Plenty of Beer and Music

Posted August 17, 2018 at 9:12 am

It’s a tough pill to swallow when the festival season wraps up, and with it, the end of summer. But maybe it doesn’t have to end so soon? What was initially a craft beer gathering with a few musical guests last year in Brooklyn has now morphed into a two-day music-meets-beer festival on Govorners Island, […]

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Singing in the Pounding Rain with the Gaslight Anthem [REVIEW]

Posted June 8, 2018 at 5:16 am

After seeing The Gaslight Anthem play Governors Ball Music Festival this past Saturday night, there is one certainty: it’s time to bring back the boys from New Brunswick, New Jersey. Specifically, back beyond their ten year anniversary tour of The ’59 Sound, and back beyond their indefinite hiatus that started in 2015. The majority of […]

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Notes from the Governors Ball 2018 Festival [RECAP]

Last modified June 4, 2018 at 4:19 pm

The weather may have been all over the map, but this year’s Governors Ball was on point. Now in its 8th year, the powers that be have upgraded and revamped a bunch of stuff to make it one of the best years yet. Check it out. Staff Staff are always top notch at GovBall, truly […]

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Previewing the 8th Annual GovBall on Randall’s Island

Posted May 25, 2018 at 5:07 am

With the unofficial start of summer here, festival season is upon us. Now in its eighth iteration, New York City’s homegrown music festival will be dishing out another jam-packed list of musicians, foodie trucks and festivities to take over Randall’s Island Park next weekend, June 1 – 3. Eminem is one of the big headliners […]

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