Thank You!


We want to sincerely thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping make Gov Ball 2013 such a special weekend. Your good spirits and upbeat energy really helped us weather the storm, so to speak. The heavy rain on Friday was not what we hoped for going into the weekend, but with your help, and great attitudes, it was another fantastic year, and an awesome experience. Huge thanks to Kings of Leon as well for changing their plans and coming back on Saturday. Here’s to a very sunny, beautiful, and epic, Gov Ball 2014…

Gov Ball 2013 Lineup is Here!

Gov Ball 2013

Gov Ball 2013 Is Now 3 Days!

The Governors Ball is growing to a 3-Day Festival! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday June 7-9 will host what is looking to be the most awesome weekend of music ever – get excited.  While music genres will no longer be separated by day, the festival will feature over 70 of the biggest and best acts in Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Indie, Folk, Reggae, and more. More music, more stages, more awesomeness. Get ready for a monumental year.

Pretty Lights NYE in NYC!

Founders Entertainment, creators of The Governors Ball Music Festival, are pleased to announce that Pretty Lights will be performing 2 very special shows in New York City to ring in 2013! Taking place at Roseland Ballroom on 12/30 and 12/31, Pretty Lights will unleash his full arsenal of hits and tricks to bring NYC the wildest party in town to ring in the new year.

Pre-sale begins 10/17 at 10am EST (2-Day GA floor only) HERE

Public sale begins 10/19 at 10am EST (all ticket tiers, including VIP, and single night tix) at

Gov Ball 2013 Dates are Here!

Gov Ball 2012

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival! Taking place on June 8th – 9th, Gov Ball 2013 promises to be the biggest and best one yet, and we are making great progress putting together an unforgettable lineup for the festival’s 3rd year. Pre-sale ticketing information will be announced in the coming weeks, and stay tuned for the artist announcement in February. Save the date, be excited, and stay cool.

2012 Governors Ball Music Festival – Thank You!

Thank You
Photo by: Forest Woodward

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for making Gov Ball 2012 so incredibly special. The weather was amazing, the acts were spectacular, and you – our wonderful audience – were so upbeat and positive. We really couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. It is our goal to bring you New York City’s premier music festival, and we will continue to make Gov Ball bigger and better each and every year. Expect big things next year, Ballers. See you next June!!


Founders Entertainment is very excited to announce the first show of our Founders Entertainment Presents Superfly during Jazzfest Concert Series. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will be playing with special guests Ozomatli at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre on Friday, May 4th. Since the release of their Grammy®-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their new album, For True (Sept. 13 on Verve Forecast), offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.” This event will be Trombone Shorty’s ONLY performance during the 2nd weekend of Jazzfest, and special guests Ozomatli will round out a critically acclaimed bill that promises to be one of the most funky and danceable night shows Jazzfest has ever seen.

Ozomatli has been playing their signature sound, dubbed “urban-Latino-and-beyond”, for over 15 years since forming in Los Angeles. Along with spreading their unique sound they also aim to spread the message of peace, communication and understanding through music.

Click here for more info.

2012 Governors Ball Music Festival Lineup Announced!

Gov Ball 2012 Poster

Dates for the 2012 Governors Ball Music Festival have been announced!

2011 Governors Ball Music Festival

Taking place on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th, Gov Ball 2012 will be expanding to a two day event and will feature some of the best acts in the indie, electronic, rock, hip hop and pop music scenes. We are expanding our programming scope to add new flavors to the festival experience, and we couldn’t be more excited to diversify our musical offerings!

We are also thrilled to announce that we are moving the event’s home to Randall’s Island! With more ways to access the festival venue (public transpo, ferry, car, shuttle/party bus, bike, and by foot), the overall festival experience will be improved and y’all will have an easier time getting too and from the venue each day. In addition, Governors Island is undergoing some pretty serious construction next summer, so returning there was not a possible option. We hope all are as excited about this as we are. We’re counting down the days until we open gates and get this party started.

The lineup announcement is coming in February. STAY TUNED and feel free to stop by our Facebook page to give us suggestions on who you would like to see next year!

Special New Years Eve Event in New York City

Matt and Kim
We are THRILLED to announce a very special New Years Eve event at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom with headliner Matt & Kim, featuring Super Mash Bros and Body Language! This New Years Eve extravaganza will feature some visually stimulating decor,  and of course 4 hours of incredible party music to bring in 2012 in style.
Limited discounted pre-sale tickets are SOLD OUT, but Regular Tickets ($55) and VIP Tickets* ($100) are still on sale (CLICK HERE to get ‘em)
*VIP tickets include access to intimate luxury boxes overlooking the venue,  as well as access to express bar lines throughout the evening. There are only 40 of these VIP tickets available so be sure to get them while you can!!