Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas Sign On for Governors Ball Festival
Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas and a mysterious “too be announced” artist will headline this year’s incarnation of New York City’s Governors Ball music festival.
In its third year, the festival will expand to three days this year and will be held June 7-9. This is up from two days last year and one day during the festival’s inaugural year in 2011. The event will once again be held on New York’s Randall’s Island.
A ton of other notable artists also will appear at the festival, including the Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Beach House, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Animal Collective, Feist, Azealia Banks, Gary Clark Jr., Dirty Projectors, Japandroids, Beirut, Alt-J, Of Monsters and Men, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
Also notable, the festival will mark the first time Kanye West has played a solo show in New York City since 2008.
The event will feature games including ping pong and a life-sized Connect 4. Thankfully, there will be eight water refill stations on the grounds.
Tickets are only sold as three-day packages, and range from $190-$220 per person depending on when you buy. Two VIP packages also are available.
The VIP 3-Day Regular package includes access to the concerts, a special viewing area, access to VIP lounges and bars and air conditioned restroom facilities. The package runs $470. The Super VIP 3-Day pass costs $1,500 per person, and includes everything in the regular VIP package plus car service to and from the festival, on-site concierge, side-stage viewing area for most access, vendor food tokens and a merchandise package.
Guests also have the option of choosing from three different transportation options. The least expensive is a three-day Manhattan Ferry at $45, then a three-day Brooklyn Shuttle is $55, while it costs $65 for a three-day parking pass on Randall’s Island.