The Governors Ball Announces Massive 2018 LineUp
The Governors Ball 2018 Lineup Announced
The annual New York City Governors ball line-up has been announced and it doesn’t disappoint! The massive 3 day festival on New York’s Randall’s Island Park will take place June 1st through the 3rd. This year’s line up includes Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, The Menzingers, Khalid, Halsey, The Gaslight Anthem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jack White, Eminem and many more including an unannounced surprise guest!
Eminem Ft Beyonce – “Walk on Water”
Halsey – “Bad at Love”
The Gaslight Anthem – “The 59 Sound”
I truly feel the line-up is a really solid one, however it’s not perfect in my opinion. I strongly feel there’s some missed opportunity within the lineup and I myself am a little surprised that some acts I thought were sure to be a part of it, well they’re not. So let’s take a look at those I think could have really filled out the line up.
Portugal. The Man – “Feel it Still”
The Weeknd – “I Feel it Coming”
Either way the festival lineup proves to be an insanely strong contender for one of the top music festivals this summer in my opinion. It certainly won’t stop me from attending and I think there’s plenty of reasons to make your way to NYC for this. My list of must see acts include Eminem, Halsey, Damian Marley, Jack White, Khalid, Travis Scott and Jay Electronica.
Aside from music, The Governors Ball features tons of festivities for attendees including a variety of food trucks, photo booths, mini golf, a hair braiding bar, and tons of different fan experience packages, which are available when purchasing tickets. This is what really helps to shape the entire experience for festival goers. I can tell you first hand it’s really amazing, and one thing I really admire about the festival is they don’t capitalize on fans dehydration. I feel it’s important to mention the festival actually brings in trucks filled with drinking water for fans at no charge. I applaud this effort, which makes the festival that much safer for music lovers!
In case this is your first time hearing about the festival, here’s a little info on how it began.
Governors Ball began in 2011 as just a one day show at New York’s Governors Island with just 12 acts. Due to the festivals success, 2012 would become a two day festival and mark the move to Randall’s Island with acts including Beck, Kid Cudi and Modest Mouse. The festival quickly became known for its diverse lineup and a festival for MUSIC FANS! The festival was widely acclaimed due to the fact it had almost 30 performers and no overlapping sets giving festival goers a chance to experience all the music they came for. In 2013 the festival exploded into a three-day festival, bringing in over the top headliners Kanye West, Gun’s N Roses and Kings of Leon. This would be the year Governors Ball made its mark as one of the top music festivals on the East Coast of the U.S! The Governors Ball features tons of festivities for festival attendees including a variety of food trucks, photo booths, mini golf, a hair braiding bar, craft beer, and tons of different fan experience packages are available when purchasing tickets.
Tune in to this video showcasing Day 3 of the 2017 festival experience
Check out the full line-up below and for more info regarding tickets, hotels and getting to and from Randalls Island visit www.Governorsballmusicfestival.com