Governors Ball Music Festival Expanding To 3 Days In 2013 + Holiday Presale news

By on December 13, 2012

Founders Entertainment is extremely excited to announce the addition of a 3rd day to the 2013 edition of the annual Governors Ball Music Festival. From June 7th through June 9th over 60 acts will perform at the festival. Along with expanded programming, Founders Entertainment will unveil a new festival site layout to the grounds at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. The lineup will draw from a variety of genres each day, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica, and Pop all weekend long. A very limited amount of $160 3-day tickets will be available as part of a Holiday Presale beginning Friday, December 14th at 11 am EST.


Visit for very limited Holiday Presale of $160 3-day tickets 

Limited Presale begins Friday, Dec 14th at 11am EST


From the inception of the Governors Ball Music Festival three years ago as a one day event in the summer of 2011, to the expansion to two days in its sophomore year, Founders Entertainment have been committed to increasing the quality and scope of the festival experience from year to year. The support of music fans over the past two summers has been overwhelming, allowing Governors Ball to thrive in a challenging market that has seen many similar events come and go over the past few decades. Because of that success, and recent programming opportunities presented to Founders Entertainment for the 2013 festival, they made the decision to expand to 3 days of music, art, gourmet food trucks, great craft beer, and summer fun activities.


The move places New York City and Governors Ball on the map as a summer music festival destination, featuring a programming lineup to rival other major music festivals throughout North America. In years past, Governors Ball has garnered positive remarks across the board from attending media, including reviews from New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Consequence of Sound, and Huffington Post among many others.


The 2013 edition of the festival will once again be held at Randall’s Island Park. Founders Entertainment continually strives to ensure that transportation to and from the festival is as smooth and easy as possible. Commenting on last year’s event, Huffington Post was “amazed by how organized and thought out the festival was. From walking out of the train station at 125th Street directly onto a waiting bus that whisked my friend and me to the grounds on Randall’s Island in mere minutes to walking in the gate shortly after, it couldn’t have been easier.” Gothamist, noted that unlike other events held at Randall’s Island, there was “nothing to cry about” at Governors Ball. And in the end the lack of commentary on getting to and from the festival is probably the most ringing endorsement of all. In addition to being accessible by bus, foot, bike, car, and cab, in 2013 the festival will again provide shuttle bus service from Williamsburg Brooklyn, and ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds 


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.