The Governors Ball
The Governors Ball Music Festival (commonly known as Governors Ball or Gov Ball) is a multi-day music festival held on Randalls Island in New York City. Launched in 2011 by original founders Jordan Wolowitz, Tom Russell, Yoni Resiman, and Robert Spratlen, the festival features an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, folk, and more.
The inaugural Governors Ball was held on June 18, 2011, on Governors Island in New York City. The one-day festival was headlined by Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, and Empire of the Sun. Governors Ball Music festival 2011 amassed the highest attendance of any event in the history of Governors Island.
Aside from the wide variety of music, the festival features a multitude of popular New York restaurants and food trucks, as well as activities and games.
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