The Governors Ball 2019 lineup has finally just been announced! As one of the country’s biggest annual music festivals, Gov Ball has a reputation for featuring some of the best lineups of any festival, while providing a unique experience in the biggest city in the nation.

While many festivals take place in rural settings that have open, sprawling spaces on which the stages and campgrounds can be set up, Governors Ball takes place on Randall’s Island in New York City, just a short bus, ferry, or subway ride, or even walk away from other boroughs, making transportation a breeze compared to other festivals located in the middle of nowhere that force the majority of attendees to sleep in tents all weekend.

We know it can be a tall order to figure out all of the logistics when it comes to spending a weekend attending a festival like Gov Ball, and we at TickPick have got all of the important 2019 lineup and festival information, as well as tips on how to get the cheapest tickets in the blog below!

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When is Governors Ball 2019?

Gov Ball will return and take place on the weekend of Friday May 31st through Sunday June 2nd.

When Do Governors Ball Tickets Go on Sale?

Tickets for Governors Ball 2019 go on sale on Monday, January 7th at 8am local time. Tickets tend to sell out fast since NYC is such a desirable place to visit for many, so be sure to hurry and get your passes ASAP. If they’re sold out, click on the link below to get the cheapest Governors Ball tickets of any secondary marketplace.

Who is Headlining Governors Ball?

The 2019 Governors Ball lineup has just dropped, and there’s plenty of reasons for fans of all different types of genres of music to be excited. Check out the lineup that was just posted by their official social media accounts this morning below:


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There are some huge names on the this lineup, and the festival has done an excellent job of providing a diverse array of music to be enjoyed by fans during each of the festival’s three show dates.


Headlining Friday’s performances will be hip-hop star Tyler, The Creator. Coming off of a stretch that saw his most recent album Flower Boy earn critical acclaim and reach #1 on the Billboard 200 charts, he will command a lot of attention from hip-hop fans who plan on attending this festival in 2019. He’s been known to bring incredibly high energy into his live performances, and will cap off a wild first day of the festival for fans.

Some other highlights for this day will be Lil Wayne, whose reputation speaks for itself as one of the best-selling rappers of his generation. His hits from albums such as Tha Carter II and Tha Carter III still bump as hard as they ever have, and his re-emergence as one of the game’s elite was cemented with the release of his most recent Tha Carter V in September 2018. Another lesser-known act to the mainstream who should put on a surprisingly great show is indie rockers Hippo Campus, so festival goers may want to carve out some time to make sure you’re around their stage for their set.


Saturday’s slate has a combination of some of the most popular acts in this current day and age and some artists with a longstanding history of putting out fantastic music and putting on a great live performance. Headlining this day will be English rockers Florence + The Machine, who are a match made in heaven for festivals like Gov Ball that require a high energy performance to finish things off after a huge day of preceding performances.

Rising country star Kacey Musgraves is another notable performer on this day, and she’s had herself an incredibly busy and successful 2018 on the heels of her most recent album Golden Hour, which received much critical acclaim. For a festival that can sometimes lack in country artists, this should be one performance that is enough to satiate country fans alone. One more notable act on this day are English pop rockers The 1975, who have just released their most recent album A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships this past November and have another one titled Notes on a Conditional Form due out in May of 2019. They’ve embarked upon a major tour in 2019 for which dates have sold out across the board, so that should be an indicator of the fan interest at this festival that will follow.


Sunday’s lineup at Governors Ball easily includes the biggest overall names, as the top two on the bill are some legendary performers within their respective genres. Indy rockers The Strokes are the headliner, and with some of the most impressive discography of any of the performers in this festival short of perhaps the next name we’ll mention, they’re guaranteed to put on an excellent set to end this festival on a high note. Popular songs like “Reptilia” and “Last Nite” are the odds-on favorite to be the final song to which fans will be singing along.

Legendary rapper Nas will be the other major name found within this Sunday lineup, and hip-hop heads will likely pay the price of admission for the weekend just in order to hear him perform tracks off of his legendary albums like Illmatic and It Was Written. An honorable mention for the song that may garner the biggest mass interest among casual fans who just want to be there for one song is “Mo Bamba” by rapper Sheck Wes.

Governors Ball Set Times

If you’re looking for all of the Governors Ball Set times for 2019, check out the posts below that were shared by the festival that give insight as to when you can see your favorite artists perform and map out your days.

How to Buy Governors Ball Festival Tickets

First thing’s first. You’ll want to get an account on Front Gate Tickets, the official primary seller for Gov Ball tickets.

Before purchasing, be sure to read up on the rules and regulations when it comes to buying tickets, ticket limits, etc. There are a lot. We’ve highlighted the main ones here, but it’s always good to know all the intricate details and really understand what you may be looking to buy, so check out the official FAQ page for answers to any of your questions.

What Kinds of Passes Can Be Purchased for Governors Ball?

3-Day general admission Festival Pass – $305

Allows entry to the venue for all of the artists’ performances on each of the four separate stages and satellite performance areas over the festival’s three days, access to some of New York City’s best food establishments, as well as craft beer and cocktails in all 21+ areas.

3-Day VIP Pass – $705

Grants VIP access for all 3 days of the festival, including VIP Viewing Areas, flushable bathrooms, phone charging stations, a full cash bar, and a separate fast lane at each entrance.

VIP Plus Pass – $1,950

Allows for exclusive, elevated views that provide incredible views of the main stage performances, comfy lounge seating just adjacent to the main stage, and all inclusive beer, cocktails, wine & waiter service. Available to just 125 21+ festival-goers.

Platinum Pass – $2,190

Very exclusive on-stage viewing of the performance, access to a similarly-exclusive viewing area which is dead center & directly in front of the stage, access to an exclusive backstage open bar with comfortable seating, flushable bathrooms, 4 food vendor tokens each day, a concierge service, and more. Only available to 100 people (21+).

Shuttle Bus Ticket  – $55 + fees

A round trip shuttle to and from the festival that departs from the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, BK that runs throughout the day and drops off at the East Entrance to the festival. Valid all 3 festival days and is the easiest way to get to the festival to and from Brooklyn.

Ferry Pass – $50 + fees

A round trip ferry ticket that departs and returns from 34th st and FDR Drive and drops off at the West Entrance to the festival. The ferry runs throughout the day and is the easiest way to go to and from the festival from Manhattan.

Luxury Suites – prices available upon request

An exclusive, tented suite for up to 25 guests per day, where guests can change each day and all must be 21+. Guests can enjoy VIP areas of each stage with the exception of the main stage, next to where the suites are located. Shaded, comfortable seating is provided with catering and snacks throughout the day, as is free beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages with waiter service.

Cabanas – prices available upon request

The most VIP of Governors Ball experiences includes all aforementioned VIP perks, as well as an exclusive tented suite for up to 25 VIP guests per day that can change each day, elevated views of the main stage, comfy lounge seating and shade, catering within the cabana from a provided menu, full beverage service with wait staff, access to air-conditioned bathrooms, VIP viewing areas, and a separate fast lane at each Gov Ball entrance.

More general information to note:

  • There’s a ticket purchase limit directly from the festival’s website of six (6) for GA and VIP per person.
  • There is NO re-entry each day of the festival, guests may enter and exit only once per day.
  • No large or hard sided coolers, lawn furniture or hard back chairs, glass containers, large backpacks, or professional still camera equipment are allowed.
  • For ADA Access information, click here
  • Orders will not ship to P.O. boxes.
  • Keep in mind that if you end up with passes that you can’t use, you can always resell them here on TickPick.

Does Governors Ball Have Single-Day Tickets?

Most festivals only release full weekend passes – at first. Once they sell out of all of their 3-day passes, Governors Ball has traditionally released single day tickets for fans who are only looking to catch a single headliner. These single day passes hit the secondary market and do typically cost more than the price-per-day if you purchase the full 3-day pass at once, but if you’re only looking to go for one day or can make it one day, it’s worth saving the money and going with the single day.

How to Get Sold Out Governors Ball Tickets

If you weren’t able to secure Governors Ball tickets directly through the website’s original on-sale, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Passes can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the prices will not be at face value. With the massive popularity of Gov Ball, market prices are anticipated to be on the higher side, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.

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How to Get the Cheapest Governors Ball Tickets

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Governors Ball Schedule with Ticket Prices

May 31TBD Governors Ball – 3 Day PassRandalls Island – New York, NY
May 3111:45 AM Governors Ball – FridayRandalls Island – New York, NY From $300
Jun 111:45 AM Governors Ball – SaturdayRandalls Island – New York, NY From $300
Jun 211:45 AM Governors Ball – SundayRandalls Island – New York, NY From $300