Time Out Says
NYC still can't boast a summer music fest as iconic as Coachella or Bonnaroo, but with every year, Gov Ball inches ever closer to that status. This year, the fest presents another typically eclectic slate of crowd-pleasers, from headliners Drake, the Black Keys and Deadmau5 to fan faves such as Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine, My Morning Jacket, Björk, Ryan Adams and Chromeo. We're happy to see plenty of cool names further down the bill too, from local hero Sharon Van Etten to alt-country up-and-comer Sturgill Simpson and legendary pop parodist Weird Al Yankovic. So pray for sun and get your butt out to Randalls Island; music aside, the people-watching's some of the best you'll see all year.
- three-day pass $260, VIP $595, super VIP $2,000