Lineup Addition, All Access VIP Tix, & Activities Announced!

Lineup Addition: Das Racist

We are pleased to announce that the Brooklyn based hip hop group Das Racist has been added to this year’s festival! We decided the 2011 lineup needed a bit more NYC love, and who better to represent than these fun loving, critically acclaimed MCs. As The New York Times puts it, “Das Racists lack of piety has become an aesthetic of its own, with songs that are as much commentary on hip hop as rigorous practice of it.” We couldn’t be more excited to have Das Racist at this year’s festival, and if you aren’t yet up on them – you should definitely get after it.

All Access VIP Tickets Now On Sale

Want to go backstage, enjoy an open bar, and have stage access!? Gov Ball is excited to announce that an extremely limited amount of All Access VIP Tickets are currently on-sale. These tickets will include:

  • Main Stage viewing access from Side Stage viewing platform, photo pit and the Front of House soundboard*
  • One (1) Backstage pass, which includes access to the Artist Hospitality open bar, and high end bathrooms.
  • A Customized Festival Merchandise Pack
  • Food Vendor Tickets

These tickets will be extremely limited in quantity and will go fast. For further details and pricing info, please contact

Activities, Activities, Activities!

What better way to compliment an afternoon of kick-ass live music than with a plethora of fun summertime activities?! That being said, here is what we have in store for this year’s event:

Beer Pong Tournament
The official World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP) will hold a satellite tournament at the festival, and the winning team will win backstage passes, merch, 2012 Gov Ball tickets, and a spot at the 2011 WSOBP National Championships (where the grand prize is $50,000!). Teams can SIGN UP HERE and spots are limited!

Ping Pong
Thanks to our good friends at SPiN New York, attendees are able to enjoy Ping Pong at this years festival, as tables will be located around the grounds (including VIP) and SPiN New York staff will be on hand to give pointers and referee games. Be sure to stop by any of the on-site SPiN New York locations to battle your friends and bring out your inner McEnroe.

Did you know that there is an outdoor basketball court with 5 hoops at the festival site on Governors Island? Awesome, we know. While we won’t be running a 5 on 5 tournament (or suicide drills for that matter), we will have basketballs available for all to enjoy a game of HORSE, 3-on-3, 21, or any derivative basketball game that suits your fancy. Channel your inner Amar’e Stoudemire and stop by.

Beach Volleyball
Our rad festival site also comes with two volleyball courts (one with sand, and one without). Volleyballs will be there for the taking, so be sure to watch the epic Top Gun volleyball scene and get that nose covered with SPF 75.

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