If there is one thing about New York — the city is for the people. New Yorkers living as New Yorkers, a lifestyle unlike any other American city. A festival, now reveling in a decade of glory, was built for New Yorkers by New Yorkers a full 10 years ago. It’s the 10th Annual Governors Ball, folks, a staple of early June with its enormous, larger than life lineup and amenities positioned due east of Harlem at Randall’s Island Park. And, this year is going to be the greatest yet.
The Gov Ball is known to attract the biggest mainstream names to the stage and this summer is no exception. Stretching three days of music June 5th through the 7th and presented by Founders Entertainment, Governors Ball 2020 welcomes Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks, Flume, Ellie Goulding, Vampire Weekend, Missy Elliott, Solange, Rüfüs Du Sol and H.E.R. to headline! Insane, we’re aware.
A festival, now reveling in a decade of glory, was built for New Yorkers by New Yorkers a full 10 years ago.
Usually, festivals announce full lineups intentionally leaving out which days the assigned artists are performing in order to boost weekend pass sales. Daily rundowns are left for the month or two before when single-day tickets become available. Not at this fest. The Gov Ball knows you will want to be there all three days, evident in their decision to reveal daily lineups and pushing single day tickets alongside weekend passes when all became available for purchase last week. That said, each day’s itinerary looks downright INSANE. Friday not only has Tame, Stevie Nicks and Miley, but furthermore proffers Foals, Khruangbin, Banks, Danny Brown, Alessia Cara, Madeon, Pink Sweat$, Snail Mail, Cuco, Tones And I, Muna, Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem), Sasha Sloan, Frankie Cosmos, Maxo Kream, Chase Atlantic, Nasty Cherry, Kota The Friend and Poppy Jean Crawford. Not bad at all to kick off the first day of three!
Saturday, the party intensifies with Portugal. The Man, Carly Rae Jepsen, Of Monsters And Men, Bleachers, Gryffin, Steve Lacy, Earthgang, Oliver Tree, Pinegrove, Alec Benjamin, Pup, Poolside, Slowthai, Jay Som, Charlotte Lawrence, Max, Laundry Day, CHIIILD and Almost Monday joining the aforementioned headlining trio of Flume, Vampire Weekend and Ellie Goulding.
Unfortunately, every good thing in this life has to come to an end. The 10th Annual Gov Ball leaves you wanting more for 2021 with Missy, Solange, H.E.R. and Rüfus alongside Summer Walker, Jon Bellion, Maren Morris, Swae Lee, Dominic Fike, YBN Cordae, ARIZONA, Girl Talk, Milky Chance, Dave, Carly Bliss, Princess Nokia, Fontaines D.C., Black Midi, 99 Neighbors, Johnny Utah, Yeek, Ryland James and Hand Made House. Sensory overload.
Being a milestone year, The Governors Ball is naturally upping their promises. Faster lines, private Wi-fi, dedicated restroom attendees and complimentary water will be provided for all VIP pass holders. Experience an even greater thrill at Gov Ball 2020 by opting for the all-new VIP Luxe pass, heightening everything you get with VIP with your own luxury suite onsite. All bathrooms, no matter your pass, will have flushable toilets and a larger focus on cleanliness will be executed, meaning going green is the theme!
Being a milestone year, The Governors Ball is naturally upping their promises.
The mantra of this wondrous event is “you’re doing great”, which means just what you think it means — all are welcome, yet we’re here to help should you need us. Seriously, The Gov Ball encourages feedback with a direct contact line on the site and will ensure your experience with all the info you need through their mobile app. Last thing, as a new safety measure, there are new age policies: ages 18 and older are welcome; ages 17 and under must be accompanied by one patron over the age of 21 (limit two minors per adult attendee).
As mentioned before, tickets — both weekend and single-day — are now available to purchase with day passes starting as low as $125. With this kind of lineup, it’s better to act fast and buy passes before they sell out! For more information, visit the links below and make sure to stream the official Governors Ball 2020 playlist before you go!