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NYC's most established mega fest
The Governors Ball Music Festival is a multi-genre music festival in New York City. Heading into its ninth year, the festival is responsible for bringing massive multi-day festivals to the city.
Featuring a lineup of some of the most influential acts across hip hop, electronic, rock and beyond, Gov Ball is one of the most respected festivals in America.
Taking place on Randall's Island, the festival is located right in the city, using the famed New York skyline as a background and setting attendees loose to explore the city after the headliner closes the main stages each day.
The 2019 lineup will be announced closer to the festival.
Situated in the middle of NYC, Randall's Island Park is an island that provides the open, green space needed for such a mammoth musical celebration.
Randall's Island Park, New York, 10035, United States
BY PLANE: If you're flying into New York John F. Kennedy Airport, you can reach Randalls Island Park a variety of ways. You can either take a 20 minute taxi which will cost around £40, or a bus or subway:
BY BUS: Take a Connecticut Limousine - a shuttle bus - onto LaGuardia Airport before taking a Q100 bus onto 21 St/21 Av and then walk on over to the festival.
BY SUBWAY: Via subway, you can take either line 4, 5, or 6 to 125th street, where you can catch the X80 festival shuttle bus or walk to the festival.
BY FERRY: You can also take a ferry across to the island, departing from East 35th Street Ferry Landing located at the intersection of East 35th Street at the FDR Drive. Ferries will run approximately every 15 minutes, starting at 11am, and while Ferries to the island will stop at 9pm, ferries from the island will not stop until all ferry ticket buyers are off the island.
There is no re-entry each day of the festival. Camping on-site at the festival is not allowed, as per NYC park rules.
Children 5 years old and younger are admitted free. Strollers are allowed.
Free water-stations will be located throughout the grounds for you to use at your convenience and satiate your thirst.
There are a number of ATM's available on-site.
Yes! There will be plenty of places to buy an array of food and drink at the festival!