BACARDÍ is mixing things up all weekend long at Governors Ball. Head to BACARDÍ Bay for refreshing cocktails, silk-screen body painting, and live DJs spinning the #SoundOfRum. At the BACARDÍ stage, watch as Battlefest League competes in daily dance battles in between sets. Your summer with BACARDÍ starts at Governors Ball!
Sign up for cashless for access to the Citi Viewing Deck, featuring special performances! Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
As the unofficial start to summer, of course you want ice cold beers. We’ve got you covered. Making its debut at Governors Ball this year, don’t miss the Bud Light Dive Bar stage. We’ll be serving up intimate Dive Bar Sessions performances featuring prominent emerging artists, including Njomza, Tyla Yaweh, Jeremy Zucker, Lauren Sanderson, Tobi Lou and more surprises starting on Saturday.
Welcome to the AE Experience— your space for creativity. Stop by and pick-up a free AE festival fanny pack on the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor, AEO Connected loyalty program members receive exclusive access to our roof deck for special giveaways, custom patches & more! Come in, be you. #AExME
Get Lost in the Honda Seatbelt Forest and get a free airbrushed tattoo. Then be sure to check out the vehicle display on your way to the Honda Stage.
State Farm® believes all youth deserve access to music education. By simply acting like a fan in the Neighborhood of Good®, you can help bring more music education to more youth and receive fun festival gear. Every time you sing a song in our studio, dance in our silent disco, perform a drum solo, and listen to tracks from aspiring young artists, State Farm will give money to bring music education to more youth.
Want to light up your social feed? Visit the Night Sight Experience by Google Pixel to capture phots that are truly out of this world. Plus, Google Pixel owners and T-Mobile customers get exclusive access to the Pixel Pass Lounge. Click here for more Pixel Pass details.
Create some serious FOMO among your friends beneath a canopy of Instagrammable trees. Or just kick back and relax under our colorful rainbow. It’s the best seat in the house.
Swing by Tito’s Party in the Shack! Build your own Bloody Mary, score some swag, personalize a dog tag, and join Tito’s Tiniest Dance Party. Get a glimpse of the shack where Tito’s Handmade Vodka started over 20 years ago at the Mockingbird Distillery in Austin, Texas.
Stop by the Red Rock Deli truck to have some free chips, snag exclusive Red Rock Deli Governors Ball temporary tattoos, and learn more about how you could win a trip down under to Australia.
Hop off the 4, 5, 6 trains and head over to ASICS Underground. With live sneaker customizations and cleaning, a photobooth, custom giveaways, and more, ASICS Underground is the perfect place to kick back and keep your kicks clean during the festival weekend. NYC street style never looked this good.
Time to put your feet up? Come hangout with us at the Jameson Barrel Lounge, we’ll be serving up your favorite Jameson cocktails! Don’t forget to snap a photo and post on your favorite social channel using #JamesonBarrelLounge. See you there, sláinte!
Come check out the CORE #perfectlybalanced Lounge and Playground – the perfect balance of relaxation and recreation! Play on our swings, take a photo in our upside down room, and refresh and revitalize with misters and charging stations.
You can take the #AperolSpritz out of Italy but you can’t take the Italy out of a Spritz. Check out the Aperol Spritz Italian Club in Best Kept Secret.
Snap an Insta worthy shot at the Hotels.com photo op, and send a postcard to your friends stuck at home. Don’t forget to grab a set time tattoo and see what other surprises might pop up.
Campo Viejo wines encourages festival goers to live life more colorfully – enjoy Campo Viejo’s vibrant and delicious wines, refreshing Frose, snap a photo against their signature “wing wall” and make sure to stop by their iconic NYC taxi photo opp, which is not to be missed.
Zenni, the pioneer of online eyewear business, will be at Gov Ball to help all kinds of music lovers express their personal style and individuality through high-quality prescription glasses and sunglasses. Come style your eyes at the Zenni Lounge!
Beefeater London wants all you music fans at Governors Ball to #PinkYourGin this weekend. Stop by the Beefeater tent and bar and rethink what you know about Pink with refreshing gin cocktails, a deliciously fresh garnish station and super fun photo ops. Summer starts here so we’ll see you soon!
GT’s is serving up good vibes and your favorite Kombucha all weekend long at Governor’s Ball! Stop by the GT’s Living Lounge in VIP and take a moment to relax in our Zen Den. Be sure to try one of our four Kombucha flavors on tap to keep you rejuvenated from sun up to sun down.
Festival attendees enrolled in TSA Pre✓® can gain expedited entry into the festival. Simply show your KTN at the TSA Pre✓® by IdentoGO RV at the East Gate to receive a Fast Pass by IdentoGO wristband and gain entry through the VIP entrance. Not a TSA Pre✓® member? Stop by the TSA Pre✓® by IdentoGO RV at the East Gate to enroll! Don’t forget to bring: $85 (credit card only) and your birth certificate (or passport). Check out this link for more details: www.IdentoGO.com/GovBall
Let’s keep Randall’s Island Clean! Aside from being your go-to for festival essentials, the Bodega will also act as the hub for our new recycling program—patrons who wish to participate in the recycling program can pick-up and fill a festival-issued bag with recyclable cans and bottles from the festival grounds, and then redeem them at the Bodega for a reusable Gov Ball branded water bottle. Recycling is fun!
Since our first festival 2011, we have felt it was both a privilege and a responsibility to support Not-For-Profit organizations who support initiatives we believe in and whom align with our Gov Ball For All mission. Alongside these NFP partners, we are proud to do what we can to make a difference in New York City and nationwide beyond the three festival days. We know our attendees are more than just music fans. They are civic-minded citizens who are interested in supporting valuable missions. We are excited to introduce this area and create support for our partners beyond Gov Ball weekend.
Our Charity Corner will feature a comfortable lounge space to relax as well as a festival supported “Tea Time” each day from 3pm – 4pm while our fans continue to connect for a cause: registering to vote, writing a postcard to a representative, signing a petition, etc.
This year’s partners include Headcount, Everytown, Hoodies for the Homeless & Vibrant NYC. Make sure you stop by the Charity Corner to see how you can get involved!
What could be more NYC than a friendly neighborhood bodega? Our Gov Ball Bodega, aside from being your source of delicious bagels each morning, will also provide a spot to grab all of your festival essentials. From drinks and snacks, to deodorant and chapstick, the bodega will have it all. Ran out of cash? Hit the Bodega ATM. Got a little too much sun while dancing up a storm? Stop by and grab some sunscreen. Gov Ball’s Bodega is looking out for you.
Gov Ball will be bringing Pride to the festival this year! In addition to brunching on rainbow bagels, attendees can participate in a small PRIDE parade led by NYC drag queens Gloria Swansong, Hibiscus, and Ms. Gold Delicious as they lead the crowd to the South Liquor Garden for 3 afternoon drag performances. Additionally, Gov Ball sponsor Bud Light will be celebrating PRIDE onsite with their recently debuted rainbow aluminum bottles benefitting GLAAD. For each purchase of one of these limited-edition bottles, Bud Light will donate $1 to GLAAD to assist in their efforts of creating a world where everyone can live the life they love. In addition, the Bud Light Dive Bar will exclusively feature an all LGBTQ+ artist line-up on Saturday, June 1st.
Brunch is the greatest thing ever and we don’t think you should have to choose between a great brunch and getting a front row spot at the Main Stage. This year we’ve curated a delicious brunch menu just for you. The brunch program will run everyday from 12pm-3pm and feature a variety of vendors putting brunch inspired twists on their signature dishes. The Neapolitan pizza experts at San Matteo will be found in Garden Party serving up Cacio E Pepe pizza topped with dry cured pancetta, caciocavallo cheese, and fresh cracked pepper with the option to “crack an egg on it.” Attendees will be able to complete their Italian brunch experience by pairing their fresh pizza with an Aperol Spritz. King David Tacos will be putting their Texas roots on display with their Austin style Breakfast Tacos, which will be available in a limited quantity each day, so be sure to arrive early to get your hands on these. Assorted NY style bagels with cream cheese will be available every day at the Gov Ball Bodega, and as a special treat for Pride Saturday, attendees can celebrate with NYC’s famous rainbow bagels. Liquor sponsor Jameson Irish Whiskey is also getting in on the brunch game with a Jameson & Coffee cocktail and donut skewer in the Best Kept Secret area.
Portable cellphone chargers will be available at this year’s fest – so you can keep your phone charged for all the pics & videos you’ll need to take. Pre-order your charger now to spend more time watching your favorite acts & less time charging your phone during the festival weekend.
Lawn games are simply fun stuff. Whether you’re looking for a breather from the crowd, or need a good reason to trash talk a friend, lawn games are for you. With Corn Hole, Ladder Ball, Bocce Ball, and Life-size Connect Four, you will surely be able to find a game that suits your needs and satiates that winning desire. These games will be completely self managed, so stop by at the festival at any time for a game or two!
This 21+ area is your perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of the ball. Nicely shaded, select foods, picnic tables, cocktails… this area has everything you need to relax in between sets. The Best Kept Secret won’t be a secret for long…
New York City’s place in art history is undeniable, and the urban aesthetic has been shaped and styled by street artists who make statements, create beauty, and inspire. Gov Ball features street artists from around the city to capture the NYC spirit and authentically color the urban festival experience.Visit Website
Do you want a safe and secure place to store your things while you attend the festival? Personal lockers will once again be available so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the fest. Attending all three days? You can even leave your stuff over night! Reserve yours here!
Free water is to music festivals as free breakfast is to hotels – it’s not always standard but it damn well should be. As such, we will have refillable water stations at the festival to quench y’alls thirst throughout the weekend. In addition, these water stations will reduce the amount of plastic bottles used at the event, and as a result, we all score points with Mother Earth. Stay hydrated, stay green & stay cool.