Governor’s Ball Line-up Released! June 7 – 9, 2013
As we all wake up and scroll through our news feeds, something always catches our eye, be it random memes or music line-ups, but hardly are we met with such an awesome surprise as this.
Bloc Party announced they would be playing Governor’s Ball this year via Twitter. If you’re like me, you cried.
Are you in NYC? We will be too… at this year’s Governor’s Ball. Tix on sale Friday: govball.com/tickets/?code=…
— Bloc Party (@BlocParty) January 22, 2013
The line-up wasn’t released until noon today, when I saw The Knocks share a photo. Unfortunately, I am sitting in a coffee shop right now. Yes, everyone is still staring at me.
But for good reason. Just look at it.
This line-up highlights some of the best indie groups from decades before, including Dinosaur Jr. and my previously mentioned personal fave. In addition, it showcases a lot of young musicians on the up-and-coming tip, from Kendrick Lamar to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and more.
Most anticipated collaboration: Death From Above 1979 VS Bloc Party. DFA1979 used to open on tour for Bloc Party in North America a few years back, would be awesome to finally catch this live.
We all hate throwing down cash for something in advance, but tickets go on sale Friday and start at $190. Tickets and information can be found online. ZOMGTICKETSWOW!!
And yes, there’s a line-up. Finally, a festival that doesn’t feel like a gamble.
For those of you who are foreign to the city that never sleeps, the logistical team over at Governor’s Ball so kindly put together a 3-day transportation package by ferry, parking or shuttle.
If you don’t wait and buy your tickets now, they’ll cut half the cost of the transportation/parking fees. But if you’re not a lazy piece of shit, just walk with your friends and enjoy the New York scenery. Save the money for adderall and you’ll be there faster than any cab in Manhattan traffic. For a more detailed description, check out How to get there!
Stay tuned for more information, including schedules, what to bring, weather reports, after parties and more!