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We are The Promoters & Producers of The Governors Ball Music Festival, NYC's Music Festival, Ask Us Anything!

We are the promoters and producers of The Governors Ball Music Festival - New York City's premier music event. The 2020 event features over 60 acts, including Tame Impala, Missy Elliott, Flume, Vampire Weekend, Stevie Nicks, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, Rüfüs Du Sol, & MANY more. Ask us anything about the festival, the bands, how we do things, and what's in store for this year! More info/tickets available at govball.com!

Proof: https://twitter.com/GovBallNYC/status/1227006016673456129


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ShinstaFry

Are there any plans to bring back Meadows in any form (scaled back, new location) in the near future?


TeamGovBall

We want to do a fall festival. How nice is it to wear a sweatshirt and jeans to a festival? We just want it to be different than what's already in the market...workin on it...

PatientKnicksFan

So scientists have recently discovered that there are now nine known species of Epaulette Sharks, sharks that can survive outside of water for short periods of time and use their rear fins to walk. If a Walking Shark buys a wristband, will they still be subject to the new 18+ rule? If so, how do you chaperone a Shark?

Off topic: Which stage Khruangbin will play and who they will conflict with?


TeamGovBall

How can one really be a "PatientKnicksFan"? Hasn't your patience grown thin and/or evaporated over time? An ImpatientKnicksFan wants to know... - TR

ikrokro

Did you guys attempt to get Frank Ocean? What’s one of the hardest performers to attain right now.


TeamGovBall

We did try.

Lizperez1222

Are you planning on bringing back any of the activities from past GovBall years (mini golf, silent disco, etc.)?


TeamGovBall

As of now mini golf is unfortunately unable to return due to some site layout constraints, but we are constantly trying to figure out a way to get that back in the mix. We loved having that! Silent disco is not coming back as of now...are you a big fan of that activity even without "larger" names/djs? Curious...- TR

DaveGrohlsShortHair

You've said in the past that you guys like Gov Ball to be the fest that takes chances on headliners and it's been successful with in the past Travis and Tyler. Is Flume the guy you're taking a chance on this year? And not to diss but, why him? Also, is Tame gonna have confetti?


TeamGovBall

Good question! Flume is an arena act in NYC market. Could have done MSG or Barclays if he didn't want to play Gov Ball. If you remember back to 2017, his set before Chance on the Honda Stage was absolutely epic. And Tame? Course....

Robusto923

Did you consciously make the lineup more rock/alternative focused this year as opposed to last year to appeal to more people that are 18+?

I think many of us that are older can agree that the vibe of the festival was definitely different last year, party due to the booking of so many rap/hip hop acts that appeal to a younger crowd. Are you consciously trying to change the vibe of the fest back?


TeamGovBall

peep our previous lineups over the years - https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/past-lineups/

the genres ebb and flow with each year. but to your question, we were conscious about avoiding artists that mainly drew 12-17 year olds...

TheDarkMaster2

Last year it was a big messaging point that there'd be additional water stations throughout the grounds. This may have been true but the extremely long lines at each station did not change, plus some stations weren't open from the start.

I don't want to have to pick between seeing an artist and waiting half an hour to fill up my water bottle - can you please talk to any internal discussions/plans about the water stations?


TeamGovBall

No denying that we had struggles with our water stations in 2019. Some weren't set up at the start when they should have been and demand was way more than we thought, despite adding stations. In 2020, we have added even more water stations to the site (locations and taps) and we have added staff to ensure all are set up for doors each day. We are on it! - TR

Cooper4131

Going off of booking a legend like Stevie Nicks, would you guys consider going after another legacy act like Paul McCartney in the future?


TeamGovBall

We actually discussed 2020 with his team. He's headlining 50th Anniversary of Glastonbury Festival this June (in England), and touring Europe around it. So he wasn't a available. Dream booking, we'll always work on it.

Klbillin

Can you please have meet & greet/ autograph opportunities available with some of the performers?


TeamGovBall

We are exploring this with a couple different partners right now. Stay tuned! - TR

dan_francisco13

Was rage or my chemical romance in the mix this year? Maybe next year?


TeamGovBall

Rage, believe it or not, never played Madison Square Garden when they were an active band. They needed to cross that off the list first for their next NYC play. We understood that. MCR - wanted to save NYC market for their fall shows.

willglopez

Will Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks, and Miley all perform on the gov ball stage?


TeamGovBall

TI/Stevie - GovBall Miley - Honda

mrjayessex

Who is overlapping with Missy Elliot on Sunday?


TeamGovBall

No one is overlapping with Missy. Solange 845-945pm then Missy to close out the evening.

RWhitfield86

What was it like getting the Legendary Stevie Nicks to sign on to perform?


TeamGovBall

So freakin' excited. First time we've had a Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame artist play at the fest. So far at least...

Robusto923

What was the one big act you tried to get this year but couldn’t? (Besides Frank)


McCNYCFC

Are you monitoring the fall out of Slowthai's NME incident last night?


dan_francisco13

Hey why was there a holdup with the lineup? Was Rage MCR or PJ ever in the mix?


TeamGovBall

Frank. He's the best and woulda been worth the wait.

basedsoup

What was the process this year when booking headliners and straying away from acts with a younger demographic?


TeamGovBall

Booking headliners is the most difficult part of the booking process. When you're a festival of our size/stature, you're dealing with artists that tour the world, perhaps have a film side to their artistry, etc. So having them being available and open on our weekend is a big reason why we (try to) book headliners so far out in advance.

gloriaclemente92

If you're trying to move Gov Ball off Randall's, are you considering bringing back Meadows for a fall festival on the island? Assuming Corona Park is still out of the question


TeamGovBall

Randall's is Gov Ball's home. We will keep exploring ways to bring Meadows or a fall festival back, but it has to make sense venue/programming/experience/market wise. - TR

Ironic01

Would you guys ever consider booking LORDE as a headliner?


TeamGovBall

course....just need that next great album to come out!

mctroubs

When can we expect Gov Ball's permanent home to be VCP?


TeamGovBall

Gov Ball's home is Randall's Island Park and we are thrilled to return this year! Yes we did explore VCP as a potential venue but that was an exploratory mission and the pushback we got was so large that it didn't make sense to keep going. - TR

mctroubs

Was there any temptation to book The Strokes again this year? Knowing the NYE show was a co-pro & last year's incident wondering if there was any discussion with their team.


TeamGovBall

nope! We love them and have a great relationship with their team. They were a last minute booking for us in 2019, when Kanye pulled off right before announce. We co-pro'd NYE because we wanted to do something for our fans who didn't get to see The Strokes at GB due to the awful weather.

BurberryToothbrush

Any plans to make craft beer available at this or upcoming Gov Balls? New York has plenty of breweries that would be great


TeamGovBall

As of now we will have Goose Island and Blue Point varietals, plus Stella Artois and a bunch of others under the Budweiser umbrella. We love craft beer and NY has a ton of great ones - we just need to balance that love with a big sponsor of the event. - TR

dan_francisco13

I know there are jokes memes and whatever about Daft Punk, based on your intel, will they ever tour or do any kinds of shows again?


TeamGovBall

i wish, my friend

gloriaclemente92

Two part question - How confident are you that you'll be able to stop the majority of those under 18 trying to sneak in from getting past security without a "guardian?" And after all the complaints about last years security company, have you made a change there?

Edited to add - How will the ID check, and guardian check for those under 18, affect what can already become long, unorganized lines into the festival?


TeamGovBall

We are confident that our security measures and our entrance gates will successfully enforce the age policy. We can't say too much about what we are doing here (for obvious reasons), but rest assured that Fake IDs will not work, and any folks under 18 attending with an adult will have their own dedicated lines. In regards to security complaints from last year, we have instituted more internal security management measures to ensure that guards are monitored more closely and can be unique identifiable to attendees in case there are any issues. - TR

Do-Not-Tip

Is Stevie Nicks going to perform before Tame Impala's set on June 5, 2020? AND Will Stevie Nicks perform for two (2) hours?


TeamGovBall

Yes re before TI. 60-75mins for set time.

JorgeAndTheKraken

Any thought to adding a Lyft pickup station for rides off the island?


TeamGovBall

We are talking to a ride share partner about this, stay tuned! - TR

Mingo413

Do you guys have any activities/installations returning from last year? More specifically, is the Bodega coming back, and can you make them serve chopped cheese sandwiches?


TeamGovBall

what is a chopped cheese sandwich? Should i know what that is as a native NY'er? - TR

PeteFromNJ

Is the new age policy permanent? If sales are bad, will you change it back?


TeamGovBall

The age policy shift was made with the long term in mind. - TR

mmm_toasty

What's the most difficult part of organizing the festival?


TeamGovBall

landing great headliners, and weather, came to mind first

Soundsgoodtosteve

I am a small fish in the NYC area putting on shows and hope one day to put on a festival. Are performers generally getting paid a % up front then the rest afterwards? Is there an industry standard regarding this?

We will see if it covers this but I’m not far enough into Passman’s “All you need to know...” book.

Can you provide a couple non college resources that have been helpful in your career? Going back to school for an additional degree isn’t feasible right now but perhaps there is real value out there buried in some power point presentation created for a meeting/pitch ....


TeamGovBall

One piece of advise - start working for any company in this sector, that will offer you a job/internship/etc. The best way to learn this business, is to work in it, not read about it...just by quick $0.02.

Ylime10492

What tips do you have for a first timer? What tips do you have for someone who is attending alone to meet new people?


TeamGovBall

Read our website! We spend a ton of time on our Info section, our Getting Here section, and all of our pre-event emails to make sure you have all the important info you need. If you have questions or need more tailored suggestions, email us at info@govball,com and we can help you as best we can. In terms of meeting new folks, our subreddit has some passionate folks on it so maybe try there? Or just chat up some friendly folks at the fest! - TR

shizawn9415

Will Tame have the halo and full confetti available to them?


TeamGovBall

environmentally friendly confetti

plopadopdop

Will Banks and Miley Cyrus be performing at the same time?


TeamGovBall

Banks 745-845, MC 845-945

Total_Cherry

Is there going to be a volunteer program to earn a 3 day GA pass like in years past?


TeamGovBall

We will be doing our annual Gov Ball Gives Back program where people can volunteer in advance of the festival in exchange for a ticket. We will be releasing that info in a little less than a month. Stay tuned! - TR

mctroubs

Is the plan for Saturday to have VW, Bleachers, Pinegrove & PUP on the Honda/Big Apple side of the island? #YoureDoingGreat


TeamGovBall

They're actually spread across 3 of the stages, but none will be playing at the same time.

Ironic01

I’m a college student and want to work in the music festival industry (I want to work with the people who help book artist and create the lineups). How would I go about doing that. what major does gov ball look at in their applicants and how would I apply?


TeamGovBall

Tbh - the best way to learn about the live music business is to work/intern/volunteer etc while you're in school. Your real life resume is what we look at...experience...

McCNYCFC

Is the lineup complete or are there more additions coming?


TeamGovBall

Food lineup, my friend.

Recklesnes_

Are there any plans to change the venue off of Randall’s Island?


TeamGovBall

We did explore a few other parks for the 2020 festival but that was an exploratory mission to see what was available and/or even feasible. After looking around the city and having many conversations it was clear that there were no other options that fit the parameters we were looking for (e.g. large open space, accessible by transit, greenspace, etc.). Don't get me wrong - we love Randall's and are so happy to call it our home - we just wanted to do our diligence on what was available after the 2019 event. As of now there are no plans to change the venue. - TR

tymarco13

Is there any overlap Saturday between Ellie Goulding, Carly Rae, Bleachers and Flume?


TeamGovBall

no overlap between those acts!

gloriaclemente92

Will there be overlap between Missy, Solange, H.E.R., and Summer Walker?


TeamGovBall

no overlap between these 4 artists. could you imagine!?

zpete17

Can you explain the policy of no JUULs/Electronic devices? I understand that cigarettes are left behind and cause a mess but JUULs do not have that issue.


TeamGovBall

Smoking of any kind, including e-cigs, is forbidden in NYC parks, since Randall's Island Park is a NYC park, we have list that policy. - TR

walkin_on_the_moon

Out of curiosity, was there an attempt to get Rage Against the Machine to play? Figured they'd be the big fest act that Eminem was in 2018

PS 2021 my unsolicited headliner suggestions - Radiohead, Frank, LCD Soundsystem, Blur


TeamGovBall

We spoke with their team. I mentioned this in another thread, but while they were a touring band in the 90's, they NEVER played Madison Square Garden. So they needed to cross that off their list this tour. As a New Yorker myself, and a fan of the band, I totally understand.

gloriaclemente92

Any act(s) you wanted to book but the timing wasn't right for this year? Maybe next year instead?


TeamGovBall

Kendrick, Lana, Cole come to mind first

Robusto923

What is the bathroom situation looking like this year? Is it true its upgraded?


TeamGovBall

Yes! We are really excited about this. We are working with a new company that specializes in flushable, higher end toilets. If you've been to Lolla before they have them there, and the feedback they received from fans was overwhelmingly positive. Bathroom experience is always something fests struggle with so we are really excited to have upgrades throughout the site for all. - TR

S_Tressla

Would you ever consider booking Lizzo?


TeamGovBall

Course. When we spoke with her team last fall about 2020, her plan at that time was to do arenas in fall of 2020. not sure if that's still the case. She did play our festival called The Meadows in 2017. we've been fans since the early days ;)

gloriaclemente92

There's a somewhat noticeable swing back towards rock/indie for 2020. Has the addition of Rolling Loud to the NYC festival scene affected hip hop acts you wanted to book for 2020?


TeamGovBall

Not at all. If you look at our past lineup - https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/past-lineups/ - you'll see genres ebb and flow. When EDC was in NYC for 5 or so years, it didn't effect our booking of electronic acts.

gloriaclemente92

We (I) need to know - was Frank ever in play for this?


TeamGovBall

yes - we tried. currently, no plans to tour after coachella. he's fantastic.

Ironic01

Is there ever tension/beef between music festivals (specifically primavera) when they secure an act that y’all wanted? And vice versa Lol.


TeamGovBall

Nope. That's life. And sometimes we share acts!

Ironic01

Was Lana Del Rey ever in the conversation?


TeamGovBall

very much so. she's in europe mid may to mid june. we hosted her in 2015, but we'll try again for 2021..

RoskoJenkins75

Any insight on if Khruangbin will play in the earlier or latter half of the day? And any shot of a little Texas Sun?? If I can see them Stevie and Tame no overlaps I will dance right now

Try me

youredoinggreat


TeamGovBall

Khruang - 545-645 Stevie - 645-745 Tame - closing the night out you're good

PatrickMozz

Confetti for Tame this year?


TeamGovBall
  • environmentally friendly confetti *
dan_francisco13

Have you gotten close to getting Pearl Jam for any year?


TeamGovBall

close? idk. try? oh yes. new york city is a special market for them. msg they usually don't skip, especially cause they only come here every 3-4 years

emilycarter753

Just want to say you really outdid yourself this year - my friends and I have gone to govball for 7 years in a row, and we are BY FAR most excited for this year...the upgrades, the lineup, the scheduling are all amazing in our books. I've seen a lot of unhappiness around the lineup but we're honestly stoked. you're doing great!!


TeamGovBall

thanks! - TR

ejarman29

Are you planning on booking more hip hop in the future or steer away from it due to Rolling Loud? Thanks


TeamGovBall

of course! look at our previous lineups - https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/past-lineups/. genres ebb and flow. we had discussions with Kendrick and Cole teams, but neither artist is touring the US till 2nd half of summer/fall. we didn't shy away from electronic artists we wanted when EDC was in NY for 5 or so years....

mctroubs

You guys have said you went over-budget in booking 2014 as a show of good faith after The Great Rain in 2013. Was there a similar effort this year given last year's Sunday rainout combined with the 10th Anniversary?


TeamGovBall

to be honest, yes we tried...gaga, paul mccartney, and some others we attempted to book as headliners were N/A for 2020...

AggressiveRegret

How early in advance do you talk to potential headliners? Who was the hardest booking that you got and why?


TeamGovBall

answer to second q: Missy Elliott. She rarely performs headline shows, and hasn't done one in NYC in over a decade.

gloriaclemente92

The new text notifications are welcome this year. Anything else you'll be doing this year to keep attendees as up to date as possible in case of bad weather or any other events? Lolla shows a severe weather radar on their stage screens to give attendees a heads up on what's on the way - maybe something you could consider as well?


TeamGovBall

We will be more transparent in real time about weather possibilities/potential, and we will utilize stage screens moreso to get the info out to folks quicker and sooner. - TR

tymarco13

Is the Bud Light Dive Bar stage & “Best Kept Secret” area returning for 2020?


TeamGovBall

Yes! - TR

emilycarter753

Who will Rufus Du Sol conflict with on the schedule?


TeamGovBall

Milky for a little bit.

tymarco13

Due to the added age restrictions - will there be any changes to where hard alcohol is available for purchase/able to be taken out of 21+ areas - or is that the same as prior year (just beer being sold outside of designated areas)?


TeamGovBall

There won't be any changes (unfortunately) to the hard alcohol portability. If we were a strictly 21+ event it would be a different story, but since we aren't we still have to abide by the same SLA laws we've followed since the start. - TR

Dmichael311

Bud light dive bar sessions again?? With lgbt+ performers 🏳️‍🌈 ?


TeamGovBall

Dive Bar will be back! And the festival will also have some fun lgbtq programming, although exact placement is still TBD. - TR

shizawn9415

How far out are your headliners booked? As in do you have some booked for 2021 or 2022 already?


TeamGovBall

totally depends, and yes sometimes a year in advance.

ejarman29

Are any of YBN Cordae, Swae Lee, Dominic Fike, or Milky Chance overlapping on Sunday?


TeamGovBall

none of these overlap.

mjlynch81

Can you please tell what stage Carly Rae Jepsen and Bleachers will be performing on and if one will be succeeded by the other?


TeamGovBall

Bleachers 445-545 on Gov Ball Stage. CRJ - 8-9pm on American Eagle stage.

JFKburneracct

Is there particular reason for the lack of Hip Hop artists on this lineup? The past lineups have always featured a solid lineup of relevant Hip Hop acts along with an always solid headliner, but this year just comes across as really weak when Missy Elliot is the only big name representing the genre.


TeamGovBall

I mentioned this to another person, but peep our previous lineups -https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/past-lineups/

the genres ebb and flow each year. on the top end, we did have conversations with Kendrick and Cole team, but both aren't touring North America until 2nd half of summer/fall...

emilycarter753

Just want to say you really outdid yourself this year - my friends and I have gone to govball for 7 years in a row, and we are BY FAR most excited for this year...the upgrades, the lineup, the scheduling are all amazing in our books. I've seen a lot of unhappiness around the lineup but we're honestly stoked. you're doing great!!


TeamGovBall

thank you! teenagers love expressing their negative opinions, ya know?

gloriaclemente92

Production upgrades to any of the stages for 2020?


TeamGovBall

We are increasing the size and production capacity of our Honda stage which we are very excited about! - TR

Outsider-Images

What's the food situation looking like?


TeamGovBall

As always, stacked with delicious items for all palettes. We will be announcing our food lineup in 30-45 days or so and we will have the stand outs from past years as well as some new special ones. With the increased demand in plant based foods we are working on featuring more of those vendors, as well as encouraging vendors to serve more of those kind of options. Any ones you really like from past years or any we havent had that you want us to get? - TR

dfiji

Pls tell me Jon Bellion has at least a 60 min set. He really deserves it, a Homegrown New Yorker, and he puts on a hell of a show


TeamGovBall

645-745pm is his set

Cooper4131

Does Madeon conflict with either Stevie Nicks or Tame?


TeamGovBall

nope, you're good

Do-Not-Tip

What is the reason for the $30 fee on a 3-Day Festival ticket?


TeamGovBall

The ticketing company comes with fees and we also use some of those fees to make our collectible packaging and what comes inside. - TR

tylerhack

Sunday: Any overlap between Missy, Solange, H.E.R., Summer Walker, Maren Morris and Dominic Fike?


TeamGovBall

somehow, I was able to make sure none of these artists overlap on Sunday! enjoy : )

mkan99

Want to echo the sentiment! Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, and Martin Garrix for next year as my ideal potential headliners!!! Beach house anywhere on the under card pls, that might be the greatest live band i've seen so far :)

SO excited to see Tame Impala and Rufus Du Sol again this year among many others. Any conflict between Foals and Khruangbin?


TeamGovBall

Foals is against Alessia Cara. Khruangbin is against Pink Sweat$. Thx!

JorgeAndTheKraken

Another question: What's the entrance process going to be like given the new age restriction? Are you checking IDs at the gates, and, if so, how will you be accommodating for the longer time it'll take to process people into the festival so there's not a mob scene? And what's being done to make sure kids don't game the system?

Thanks! You're still doing great!


TeamGovBall

There will be dedicated lines for folks who are under the age of 18 and attending with an adult. Additionally folks will be ID'd at the gates and scanners will be used. - TR

HKornaros

I've been trying to figure out the clues for 3 months now... can you please explain them?!


TeamGovBall

You would know sir, since you made them :). TR

iphon4s

Will Tame Impala be doing a small show in NY before the festival?


TeamGovBall

nope.

kinkyhorseface

Will you be doing the after party shows this year? Last year they were catered to like 16 year olds. Can we get a pup after party show?


TeamGovBall

course.

gloriaclemente92

With her second album in the works, her being a native NYer, and this being the 10-year, I really had a gut feeling you were going to bring in Cardi B. Was she someone you reached out to for 2020?


TeamGovBall

we did! timing didn't work out for her...

MGDC4

Any chance of bringing back the onsite volunteer exchange program? I used to love being able to work onsite and be able to attend the festival afterwords.


TeamGovBall

I WISH. Loved this program so so much. Unfortunately we had to stop the program due to some labor law restrictions. We continuously try to find a work around but have been unable to figure it out...We will keep trying tho! - TR

Robusto923

Are you excited for Tame's album tomorrow?


TeamGovBall

mucho

Robusto923

When is Portugal. The Man playing and who will they overlap with?


TeamGovBall

approx 745-845pm, against CRJ

lowlifeof98

Will Flume be on Gov Ball or Honda Stage?


stephxcx

Will CRJ conflict with VW or Flume? If not, what's the conflict?


TeamGovBall

CRJ conflicts with PTM...

Matanechka

Appreciate your work team GovBall! Inerested if Foals gonna do afterdark show this year?


TeamGovBall

maybe a dj set, but not a proper gig..

ComfortableTeacher5

Will food delivery service be available at the festival? For example, if I get a good spot on the lawn in front of the Honda stage but I don’t want to get up to get food, can the food be delivered to me at my spot on the lawn? I think Panorama did that one year and it was great cuz I didn’t lose my spot in front of the stage.


TeamGovBall

We have looked into this before but for an event of our size there seems to be much more room for error. The last thing we want is to promote an awesome service, only for it to not work well because the person couldn't be located or the food arrived cold. If we talked to a partner or service that could ensure these things wouldn't happen, we would do it in a second, but we haven't found that magic company yet. - TR

lucyreidd

will tame impala and stevie nicks play at the same stage?


lowlifeof98

Can we expect any Pride month events at Gov Ball this year?


TeamGovBall

Yes! Stay tuned...- TR

ComfortableTeacher5

Will 1 day ticket buyers receive the same collectible packaging as 3 day ticket buyers?


TeamGovBall

Yes but they are first come first serve so don't sleep and buy late. - TR

tylerhack

What time will Ellie Goulding play?


TeamGovBall

starts at 645pm

rjo7878

what stage is 99 neighbors playing?


TeamGovBall

Gov Ball Stage

kirbyman3015

Is there going to be a conflict between Gryffin and Earthgang? Those are my top 2 for saturday


TeamGovBall

You're all set. Earthgang is 3pm to 345pm Gryffin is 645pm to 745pm

samscroll

Any overlap between Rufus/Arizona/Girl Talk on Sunday? And what time will Rufus be playing?


TeamGovBall

no overlap between those 3. Rufus is approx 8pm

rjo7878

who does sasha sloan conflict with?


TeamGovBall

snail mail

Norgeroff

What color is your toothbrushes?


TeamGovBall

currently? green

tylerhack

Who will Maren Morris overlap with?


TeamGovBall

Girl Talk

tylerhack

Who will Alessia Cara overlap with?


TeamGovBall

Foals

treeona

What time will alessia cara and muna play on friday??


TeamGovBall

Muna is 345 to 445 Alessia is 445 to 545

Gullible-Fisherman

When are you going to change the name to Randall's Ball?


TeamGovBall

Did the Minneapolis Lakers change their name when they moved to Los Angeles? ;)

aredubsacs

Will tame impala & khrughbin conflict??


TeamGovBall

Ha, no way!

Offensagram

What time will Miley be on at The Honda Stage? 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽


TeamGovBall

approx 845-945

CookHeisenberg

What was your reasoning booking no up to date hiphop/rap headliners this year when it is obvious the genre is so huge worldwide? No disrespect to Missy Elliot, but if you booked someone more relevant then there wouldn’t be as many complaints.


TeamGovBall

Mentioned this already, but had discussions with Kendrick and Cole teams and both artists aren't ready for North American touring until 2nd half of summer/fall....but Missy is a literal legend who hasn't headlined in NYC is over a decade. Hopefully you like to check out artists you haven't seen before...

tylerhack

Friday: any conflict between Tame, Stevie, Miley, Banks, Alessia, Pink Sweat$, Tones and I, MUNA, and Nasty Cherry?


TeamGovBall

somehow, none of those overlap!

lowlifeof98

Will you allow school backpacks at the festival?


TeamGovBall

Bag policy can be found on our website in the info section! govball.com. - TR

DOMISMONEY

I understand the 18+ age restriction after last year to some degree, but will the festival lack major Hip Hop/Rap headliners in the future? I love the undercard rappers and Missy Elliot will be awesome to see but I'm just curious to see if there'd be a big rap headliner in the future?


TeamGovBall

Absolutely. Scroll down this thread...I've answered this question a few times. Hip hop will always have a big place at Governors Ball. But sometimes our #1 targets (i.e. Cole and Kendrick this yr) aren't always available at our time of year, or maybe taking the year off, etc.

Owen52901

Don’t know if this is going on still, but any overlaps with Arizona? Also what stage are they playing at if you can say. I’m so happy y’all booked them again if you couldn’t tell. Also any 2021 booking ideas because I go every year now regardless :)


TeamGovBall

Dominic Fike against AZ.

emilycarter753

Who conflicts with Of Monsters and Men?

Thanks for all the intel!


TeamGovBall

Oliver Tree

JorgeAndTheKraken

What's the situation with Vampire Weekend and Flume on Saturday night, in terms of who's playing the main stage as the headliner...and will they be fully opposed by another act playing on another stage...and, if so, who? :)

Thanks! You're doing great!


TeamGovBall

being worked on!

VibeyMars

Will khruangbin conflict with Tame or Stevie?


TeamGovBall

Definitely not.

HumanoidAndroid3

Is Portugal The Man playing the GovBall Stage?


TeamGovBall

Bacardi Stage

tylerhack

If I'm leaving Saturday at like 6:45, can I still see Charlotte Lawrence, Bleachers, Alec Benjamin and MAX?


Rondooo3

Any conflicts with Dave, Milky Chance, black midi, or Fontaines DC?


TeamGovBall

Dave will conflict with FDC

shizawn9415

Ever given away free tickets during an AMA? How about now, to me?


TeamGovBall

We have never done this. Sounds like a slippery slope and one that ends with people being pissed off that they weren't chosen. Pass. - TR

kirbyman3015

Who is Alec Benjamin going to conflict with?


TeamGovBall

Pinegrove

ShutUppLaura

How come the increasingly disappointing lineups? Each year you seem to screw everything up and either have not enough acts/not enough big acts/irrelevant acts/have the strokes headline a second year in a row. What is going on with you?


TeamGovBall

What was your favorite year of Gov Ball?

heartshapedchevy

What stage is Banks on???


TeamGovBall

Bacardi

lowlifeof98

Is Founders Entertainment offering any internships this summer?


Robusto923

What are your thoughts on having flat escalators (like at the airport) to transport people from one side of the fest to the other? ;)


TeamGovBall

Beautiful thing about our site and layout is that it isn't too large and the walks form one stage to another isn't crazy at all. Some festivals it takes 30 min to walk from one stage to another and for us it's like 5 min. While im sure a flat escalator would appeal to some later in the day, many folks like to get their steps in! - TR

Robusto923

Will the stage setup be the same as last year?


TeamGovBall

The locations of the stages will be the same, and we are increasing the size of our Honda stage. - TR

baileyfuckingcollins

HII PLEASE ANWSER THIS !!!! for people who are under 18 going with someone 21, how is that whole process working and does anything need to be signed ?? ALSO are you guys checking that at the ferry line and the grounds or just the grounds ? i need to know if i need to be with the 21 year old taking me before i get on the ferry or if i can just meet them at the grounds entrance


TeamGovBall

hi there. Email us at info@govball.com and we will give you more info. - TR

wAAnder12

How do we get involved with the festival? I've reached out a few times and never got a response. I've worked other major festivals and concert venues in the area and would love to get involved with your team! I have experience in box office (Ticketmaster, Front Gate Tickets, ShowClix), merchandise, and guest services.


TeamGovBall

who did you reach out to? email us at info@govball.com. - TR

tylerhack

What qualifications do you need for a press pass? What are your rules for press passes (like do we purchase our own tix, do we have to leave artist after first 3 songs, etc)


TeamGovBall

email is at press@govball.com and we will give you the lowdown. - TR

gloriaclemente92

Getting greedy and way ahead of myself here, but any names/hints you can share for 2021?


TeamGovBall

who do you want for 2021? - TR

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TeamGovBall

Yes. - TR

plopadopdop

When is chase Atlantic playing and who are they overlapping with?


TeamGovBall

opening up the Honda Stage, playing against Nasty Cherry

treeona

Is there any overlap between stevie nicks/alessia cara/muna?


TeamGovBall

nope!

Ziggity16

Will Girl Talk and Jon Bellion overlap at all?


TeamGovBall

GT is 545-645 JB is 645-745

rjo7878

When will all the set times be released?


TeamGovBall

may or so? will let you know

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