The Governors Ball 2018

Each June, one of New York’s biggest music festivals – The Governors Ball – takes place in the city featuring some of the most popular acts in rock, pop and hip-hop.

Now going into its seventh year, the festival is set to kick off the summer music season next week.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Governors Ball before it happens.


When is it?

This year’s event will take place Friday June 1 through Sunday June 3 from 12.15pm until 11.00pm.

Who are the headliners?

Jack White headlines the event on Friday, while the main acts on Saturday and Sunday are Travis Scott and Eminem respectively.

Who else is performing?

Artists including Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Shawn Mendes, James Blake and Post Malone will perform on Friday. Saturday’s lineup features Halsey, Kelela, Brockhampton, Japandroids and Galantis, while Sunday’s concerts include CHVRCHES, Khalid, Billie Eilish, N.E.R.D and Margo Price. You can view the full lineup here.

Where is it happening?

The three-day music festival takes place every year on Randall’s Island in New York.

How do I get there?

Governors Ball offers packages for ferry rides in Manhattan and shuttle buses from Brooklyn to get to the festival. Should you choose not to purchase either of these packages, attendees can take the 4/5/6 trains to 125th Street and transfer to the x80 Special Event Bus or walk across the RFK bridge for 20 minutes. You can read more about getting to the festival here.


I work in the International Acquisition Team. When I’m not working, I enjoy eating, yoga and music; I spend my time listening to music and going to see live music. I love getting glittered up and wearing 70’s style disco pants, anything silver and glittery, throw my way.  To relax I like watching box sets and eating lots of chocolate.

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