The Three-Day Party of Governor's Ball Music Festival 2016
Randall's Island Park
Since 2011, the city's biggest music festival has been transforming the small, lesser known islands of NYC into beacons of cool, with megastar headliners, award-winning food, and more craft beer and artsy cocktails than you can shake a shaker at. With the Governor's Ball Music Festival, New York City has its own annual pop party for 150,000+ fans to look to forward to all year - on par with events like Coachella, South by Southwest, and Bonnaroo. Borrowing its name from its first home on Governor's Island, this year's festivities unfurl on Randall's Island, a sleepy stretch between Manhattan, Queens, and The Bronx - just 40 minutes from our hotel.
An Unbelievable Lineup of Stars
There truly is something for everyone at Governor's Ball, with over 60 acts painting four stages with intoxicating tunes of all genres. Some of the most hotly anticipated include:
Friday, June 3rd
Father John Misty (5:45pm)
The Strokes (9:15pm)
Saturday, June 4th
De La Soul (5:45pm)
The Killers (9:15pm)
Sunday, June 5th
Death Cab for Cutie (9:15pm)
Kanye West (9:15pm)
It's Also a New York City Food Fest…
Many don't realize just how much incredible food there is at Governor's Ball. In fact, nearly as much goes into curating the lip-smacking assortment of NYC eateries as it takes to devise each day's set, and there's pretty much a restaurant, food truck or cart for every act that takes the stage. Here are a few of our faves:
- Café Habana - Heartfelt, homecooked Cuban eats.
- Luke's Lobster - Refreshingly scrumptious rolls, straight from Maine.
- Coolhaus - Ice cream sandwich art.
- Streetbird Rotisserie - Finger-licking bird from Marcus Samuelsson of the Food Network.
- Spaghetti Incident - Noodles in a cone!