GOVERNORS BALL MUSIC FESTIVAL ADDS DAS RACIST TO LINEUP
ANNOUNCE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING BEACH VOLLEYBALL, PING PONG, BASKETBALL, AND BEER PONG TOURNAMENT
“DANCE OFF” VIDEO CONTEST FOR BACKSTAGE PASSES AND MORE GENERATING HILARIOUS RESULTS, ENDS FRIDAY MAY 20TH
REGULAR AND VIP TICKETS REMAIN AVAILABLE
ALL ACCESS VIP TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Brooklyn based hip hop trio Das Racist to the lineup for the June 18th Governors Ball Music Festival. Taking place on Governors Island in NYC, the Governors Ball is also upping the ante for summer music festival fun by incorporating an exciting list of activities into the event including a Beer Pong Tournament, Ping Pong, Basketball, and Beach Volleyball. After selling out of both blocks of reduced price advanced tickets, regular price and VIP tickets remain available for sale. Governors Ball is also releasing an extremely limited quantity of All Access VIP tickets for purchase. All Access VIP perks include exclusive main stage viewing areas, access to Artist Hospitality open bar, Food Vendor tickets, and more. Further details available at govball.com/tickets
At the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival there will be plenty to do in between sets. In partnership with The Official World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP), Governors Ball will play host to a beer pong tournament. Attendees can team up and compete for a chance to win prizes including Backstage Passes, Merch, 2012 Governors Ball Tickets, and a spot at the 2011 WSOBP National Championships (where the grand prize is $50,000). Governors Ball has also partnered with SPiN New York to bring Ping Pong to the festival. Ping Pong tables and SPiN New York staff will be located throughout the festival to assist in all your Ping Pong desires. The festival site also comes complete with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, allowing festival-goers to take a break from the music and comedy to shoot some hoops or show off their beach volleyball skills. Further descriptions of Governors Ball activities, and Beer Pong Tournament sign-up information may be found below.
Yet to be announced comedians will have the crowd laughing on June 18th, but The Governors Ball Music Festival “Dance Off” video contest is already producing some entertaining and hilarious fan generated results on the Governors Ball Facebook page, including “Football Dance Down.” The contest remains open for entries until May 20th at 6 pm. Prizes include Back Stage Passes, VIP Tickets, and more. For further information on how to enter visit govball.com/danceoff
The Governors Ball Music Festival is a one-day event to be held June 18th on New York City’s Governors Island. The festival features headliners Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, and Big Boi (of Outkast) among many other amazing performers, comedians, great food and beer, and summer fun activities. For tickets and other information visitwww.govball.com
Governors Ball Music Festival Activities!
Beer Pong Tournament: The official World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) will hold a satellite tournament at the festival, and the winning team will win backstage passes, merch, 2012 Gov Ball tickets, and a spot at the 2011 WSOBP National Championships (where the grand prize is $50,000!). Teams can SIGN UP HERE and spots are limited! Click here for more details.
Ping Pong: Thanks to our good friends at SPiN New York, attendees are able to enjoy Ping Pong at this years festival, as tables will be located around the grounds (including VIP) and SPiN New York staff will be on hand to give pointers and referee games. Be sure to stop by any of the on-site SPiN New York locations to battle your friends and bring out your inner McEnroe.
Basketball: Did you know that there is an outdoor basketball court with 5 hoops at the festival site on Governors Island? Awesome, we know. While we won’t be running a 5 on 5 tournament (or suicide drills for that matter), we will have basketballs available for all to enjoy a game of HORSE, 3-on-3, 21, or any derivative basketball game that suits your fancy. Channel your inner Amare Stoudemire and stop by.
Beach Volleyball: Our rad festival site also comes with two volleyball courts (one with sand, and one without). Volleyballs will be there for the taking, so be sure to watch the epic Top Gun volleyball scene and get that nose covered with SPF 75.
About Founders Entertainment:
Founders Entertainment is a New York City based event production and promotion company formed by former employees of Superfly Productions, ICM and Paradigm Talent Agencies, and Zenbu Media Group. With wide-ranging experience within the music business and event promotion industries, Founders Entertainment is built upon a strong foundation of knowledge when it comes to throwing unique and highly entertaining world-class events. As the former Director of Superfly Events Group, partner Tom Russell played an integral part in producing and project managing Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and the Superfly Jazzfest Concert Series. Partner Jordan Wolowitz has years of experience within the talent booking industry, having spent time at Paradigm Talent Agency and International Creative Management, handling day to day booking operations of Neil Young, Muse, and The Strokes, among others. Since receiving his MBA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, partner Yoni Reisman has taken part in all facets of the music business, working closely with Record Labels, Artist Management Companies, and large scale Festivals. Drawing upon this well rounded experience base, Founders Entertainment’s mission is to conceive, curate, and execute incredibly enjoyable events that not only feed people’s passion for live music, but also leave a lasting, positive impression on everyone involved.