Governor’s Ball 2015 is looking to be one of the hottest music festivals on the East Coast this Summer. The festival is in it’s 5th year running and looking to make a splash this summer as it kicks off the summer in New York City all weekend long.
Headline acts for the music festival include: Drake, Charlie XCX, Lana Del Ray, Future, Rae Sremmund and MO. Really, though, we’re looking forward to seeing Atmosphere, People Under the Stairs, Ratatat, and Chromeo. Here’s the full lineup for Governor’s Ball 2015 if you’d like to see what you’re missing.
Since we’re helpful party animals, below we have written all the info you need for this summer’s most epic island party happening in New York City.
Where is Governor’s Ball Festival Grounds? :
Randall’s Island, NYC, NY . Randall’s Island Park is located along the East River, between Manhattan, Queens and The Bronx. It’s that thing right next to the insane asylum.
When is Governor’s Ball? :
New York City’s most notoriously fun music festival runs June 5th-7th. That’s all weekend long.
How Do You Get to Randall’s Island? :
Randall’s Island is accessible by various transportation methods including the subway, bus, Manhattan Ferry, walking, cab or car and Brooklyn Shuttle:
Subway: Via subway, you take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 125th street. Once there, you can hop on the X80 express bus at 125th street and Lexington avenue, and the X80 will take you directly to the festival entrance. Please also note that the X80 express bus collects a $6.50 round-trip fare when you board the bus, but if you have come from the subway only $3.75 is deducted. Monthly MetroCards do not work on the X8o bus, so make sure you have a MetroCard with cash on it or exact change so you can pay the X80 driver upon boarding.
Bus: Hop on the X80 express bus at 125th street and Lexington avenue, and the X80 will take you directly to the festival entrance. Please also note that the X80 express bus collects a $6.50 round-trip fare when you board the bus, but if you have come from the subway only $3.75 is deducted. Monthly MetroCards do not work on the X8o bus, so make sure you have a MetroCard with cash on it or exact change so you can pay the X80 driver upon boarding.
Walking: Walking and biking to Randall’s Island Park is easy, and you can get there by crossing the RFK Bridge from Manhattan/125th street (about 15 minutes walking), RFK Bridge from Queens (about 30 minutes walking), or the RFK bridge from the Bronx (about 15 minutes walking). The event is located right next to Icahn stadium, so you can follow signs toward Icahn or any signs for the festival.
You can also walk across the footbridge from E. 103rd St. in Manhattan onto Randall’s Island Park. It takes about 20-25 minutes to walk from the Manhattan side of the footbridge to the festival entrance. If you plan on biking to the festival, we advise you to come via the 103rd street footbridge. Bike rack will be near the entrance to the festival for you to lock up your bikes too!
Brooklyn Shuttle: Festival shuttle buses will be traveling to and from Randall’s Island each day of the festival, throughout the day. Shuttles will pick up at Brooklyn Bowl (N. 12th Street and Wythe) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, starting at 11:30am until 4:30pm before dropping off at the festival site. Tickets to this shuttle are sold out.
Taxi: Tell your taxi driver to take you to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. Ask him to turn the radio up loud.
Who’s Playing This Weekend:
Check out this weekend’s lineup right here lineup.governorsballmusicfestival.com/?sort=day
Below we have embed a playlist to give you a little taste of what is to come this weekend