Special Announcements, Merch, Silent Disco and More…

Special Announcements!

  • Saturday and Sunday ferry tickets are almost sold out and we anticipate them being sold out by mid-day Friday. If you want to take the ferry to the fest, be advised that you need to get your ferry ticket ASAP!
  • Only a few regular VIP and All Access VIP tickets remain, so if you want to take advantage of these special areas, you should also get them ASAP! We anticipate them selling out by Friday evening.
  • This weekend’s weather forecast looks phenomenal. So be sure to stay hydrated, lather up in sun screen, and give plenty of high fives to fellow Gov Ballers
  • Don’t forget that you can also take the subway and bus to the festival. The 4 and 5 subway lines go directly to 125th street where MTA shuttles will be going back and forth to the festival all weekend long.

Silent Disco

We are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2012 Silent Disco Tent. Headlined by Dutch electronic sensations Nobody Beats the Drum, the Silent Disco will be a dance party oasis for those you looking for something different at Gov Ball. Stop by and join the hundreds of people dancing their asses off while wearing wireless headphones that music from live DJ’s!


  • 2:00 – 3:00pm: Molly Joseph
  • 3:05 – 4:00pm: CONT^CT
  • 4:05 – 5:00pm: David Marmon
  • 5:20 – 6:25pm: Nobody Beats the Drum – Headline Set
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm: Jonathan Sollis
  • 7:35 – 8:25pm: DJ Sookai
  • 8:30 – 9:30pm: Hype Machine
  • 9:35pm – 11pm: American Royalty

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Mr. Bonkerz
  • 3:05pm – 4:00pm: DJ Sookai
  • 4:05pm – 5:25pm: Jonathan Sollis
  • 5:30pm – 6:25pm: CONT^CT
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm: David Marmon
  • 7:35pm – 8:25pm: DJ Sookai
  • 8:30pm – 9:30pm: Hype Machine
  • 9:35 – 11pm: American Royalty

Gov Ball Merch is here!!

Gov Ball teamed up with our friends at Alternative Apparel for our official 2012 merchandise line! As you’ll see, these items are stylin’ and incredibly comfortable. Stop by the Merch tent in the center of the festival to pick up this year’s fresh new gear. Keep an eye out for our very limited edition, numbered, hand-printed official 2012 poster!

2012 Merch

Updated Map

Our goal at Governors Ball is to produce the best music festival possible for our fans. With that in mind, we have made a few changes to our festival map, which will lead to an improved experience overall for everyone. Take a look at what we’ve done. It’s looking great!

Festival Map

Add your best photos to our #govballnyc collection

Gov Ball Letters

Follow us on Instagram (govballnyc) or Twitter for pictures that we’re uploading all week during the build. We’re using really cool filters. You can also view these on our Tumblr (it’s new!) and Facebook.

When YOU are at Gov Ball this weekend, use #govballnyc to tag photos on Instagram and Twitter and they will be added to our live photostream, powered by Olapic.

Welcome to the first day of summer!

The Gov Ball team, from our temporary office pods on Randall’s Island, is gearing up for a beautiful weekend as the Main Stage is built behind us.


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