New York City and music festivals have never really mixed. Just ask All Points West, Vineland, or Bonnaroo NE. The reasons for this reality are many, ranging from transportation options to location to 1,400 other venues all competing for a limited pool of acts.
What has worked recent memory, however, is one-off concerts on Governor’s Island. Situated on a former U.S. Coast Guard base, the capacity is limited and thus transportation is often smooth. Plus, you can play mini golf!
So maybe this idea will work: On June 18th, the folks behind the first-ever Governor’s Ball Music Festival will look to combine the idea of a music festival with the location and set-up of Governor’s Island when they host more than a dozen artists across two stages.
So far, Girl Talk, Big Boi, Neon Indian, Pretty Lights, People Under the Stairs, Miami Horror, Reptar, Outasight and Mac Miller are among the confirmed acts. Members of Passion Pit are also set to perform a DJ set.
‘Early bird’ tickets (priced at $75) go on sale Thursday, February 24th at 10:00 AM EST. Once that allotment is sold out, the price will rise to $85 and then $95. VIP Tickets (priced at $150) will also be available.