Announced Lineup: Beck • Modest Mouse • Passion Pit • Duck Sauce (feat. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) • Chromeo • Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem) • Atmosphere • Major Lazer • Explosions in the Sky • Devendra Banhart • Santigold • Big Gigantic • Cage the Elephant • Built to Spill • Penguin Prison • Walk the Moon • Art vs Science • K.Flay • Nobody Beats the Drum • Cults • Phantogram • Freelance Whales • Alberta Cross • The Jezabels • Turf War
From Governors Ball on YouTube
“TV Free Media’s promo video and coverage of the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival, a Founders Entertainment event. The one day summer event took place June 18th, 2011 on Governors Island, located off the southern tip of Manhattan.
The action packed festival featured two stages of non-stop live music, no overlapping sets, interactive art installations, a World Series of Beer Pong Satellite Tournament, summer sports (e.g. basketball and volleyball), a dance competition and dozens of specialty vendors offering food, beer, merchandise, etc. The surplus of entertainment options, amazing weather, and smooth production led to an overwhelming success for The Governors Ball in 2011.
Heralded as “the perfect one-day festival” (Rum-Bum) in only its first year, the future looks unusually bright for New York City’s hottest up-and-coming summer party.”