Preview: The Governor’s Ball Music Festival

by Suzie Conway (Communications), published June 18th 2012

A beautiful Manhattan location, an eclectic line-up and enough specialty food to whet anyone’s appetite await ticketholders to the June 23 & 24 Governor’s Ball. This is the second year the festival is taking place (though it’s changed locations to Randall’s Island), and just like last year, it features top names in indie pop, rock and dance/electronica. This year’s show will feature a welcome return of artists who have been laying low for a few years—Fiona Apple, Beck, Devendra Banhart and Modest Mouse are all on tap to perform. What sets this apart from the myriad other festivals this year? There are no overlapping sets!

Aside from the killer line-up, the fest is boasting an array of activities, including a silent disco, beer pong and photo booths. However, the food can’t be overlooked. If you’re hoping to eat better-than-average festival food, look no further; there will be food trucks and delicious cheap eats galore.

Tickets are still available for the Governor’s Ball, which can be purchased here. For more information, visit

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