Update: Governors Ball 2020 has been canceled.
Governors Ball occupies a unique place among summer concerts in NYC. Consider the competition: Central Park SummerStage blankets all five boroughs with a mix of well-curated niche acts; BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! carries out a similarly eclectic mission from its Prospect Park home base; Northside Festival corners the north Brooklyn indie market. Gov Ball, on the other hand, is a bona fide big-tent music festival that competes for talent with major events like Coachella and Austin City Limit.
The event brings big-name rappers, beloved veteran acts, rising pop stars and more to Randalls Island. Here’s our complete guide to the Gov Ball experience.
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When is Governors Ball?
Governors Ball 2019 takes place Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Where is Governors Ball?
Governors Ball is held at Randalls Island Park, Randalls Island.
What’s the best way to get to Governors Ball?
Shuttle and ferry passes can be purchased on festival’s official website, but you can also get to Randalls Island by subway, bus, bike or Uber.
Who is performing at Governors Ball this year?
As always, thus year's lineup is full of internationally-renowned names alongside fiery up n' comers. The weekend also calls for loads of epic throwbacks with early aughts indie rockers Vampire Weekend, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks and pop-rapper Missy Elliot on the bill.
How do I get tickets to Governors Ball?