Guns N’ Roses Added to 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival Lineup news

By on February 9, 2013


Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Guns N’ Roses as the third headliner for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival. “We’re stoked to be performing at the Governors Ball!” says Axl Rose, “we’re all really excited in GNR to be part of this festival, and with such talented and diverse acts in what looks to be a great weekend!!” The 3rd annual edition of New York City’s marquee live music event will be held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th in Randall’s Island Park and feature over 60 world class performers, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long.


With its expansion to 3 days of Music, Art, and Entertainment, and an impressive list of talented performers, The Governors Ball Music Festival drew considerable attention upon the announcement of the 2013 lineup, described by Spin as “stacked,” and Consequence of Sound as “insane” to name just a few of the excited declarations made in regards to this years festival. Within five minutes of tickets going on sale on Friday, January 25th, both Early Bird and Advanced priced tickets had sold out.


3-Day Regular Price GA Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at 


Along with expanded programming in 2013, Founders Entertainment will unveil a new festival site layout to the grounds at Randall’s Island Park, giving music fans extra space to spread out and fully enjoy the amazing performances and art installations. Governors Ball 2013 will also build upon the collection of highly regarded NYC food-trucks and restaurants providing culinary delights at this years event. 2013 will included favorites from last year like Luke’s Lobster, Cool Haus ice cream, Asia Dog, Ports Coffee & Tea, and Pie For The People, as well as new additions including Brindle Room, Mexicue, Bare Burger, Little Muenster grilled cheese, Num Pang sandwich shop, Wooly’s, and La Sonrisa empanadas among other vendors to be announced.


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As in years past the Governors Ball grounds will feature an array of fun activities including a silent disco, ping-pong, lawn games, a life sized game of Connect 4, and more. After working up a sweat dancing to a favorite band or competing in an intense game of ping-pong, attendees will be able to help themselves to one of the 8 free water refill stations on the grounds. The stations will feature state of the art filtration systems (including ultraviolet sterilization), bringing music fans refreshing and great tasting drinking water free of charge, so they can keep hydrated while at the same time reducing the amount of plastic bottles used at the event.


Randall’s Island Park is supported, maintained and programmed by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance 


Stay tuned for further announcements over the coming weeks! (For tickets and transportation information) 


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Kanye West (First show as sole headliner in NYC since 2008)

Kings of Leon (First NYC show since end of 2010)

Guns N’ Roses


Pretty Lights

The Avett Brothers

Grizzly Bear

The xx

Cut Copy

Beach House

Kendrick Lamar

The Lumineers

Animal Collective

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Young the Giant


Thievery Corporation

Bloc Party


Of Monsters and Men

DFA 1979

Crystal Castles

Azealia Banks


Local Natives

Gary Clark Jr

Best Coast

Dirty Projectors

Portugal. the Man


Dinosaur Jr

Holy Ghost!

Divine Fits

Twin Shadow




The Vaccines


Steel Pulse


Dillon Francis

Paper Diamond

Fucked Up

Wild Nothing

Icona Pop

The Knocks


St. Lucia

Freddie Gibbs

Robert DeLong


Solid Gold

Bear Mountain

Pacific Air


The Revivalsists

Swear & Shake

Roadkill Ghost Choir

Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics

Moon Hooch




About Founders Entertainment:

Founders Entertainment, promoters of the Governors Ball Music Festival, 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 peoples’ passion for live music, but also leave a lasting, positive impression on everyone involved.



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.