Governors Ball 2015 Sets Festival Dates, Presale

The Governors Ball three-day music festival will return to Randall’s Island in 2015 from June 5th-7th, triumphantly returning after a wildly successful 2014 installment that saw Jack White, The Kills, Outkast and many more.  

A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will go on-sale Thursday, November 13 at 12pm EST at the official Governor’s Ball site, and the lineup for the fifth year festival will be announced in mid January.

“Governors Ball Blows Up” proclaimed Rolling Stone of this past summer’s sold-out festival. “It’s been a long time since the East Coast had a truly awesome festival — but New York’s Governors Ball finally pulled it off.” While the New York Times declared Governors Ball “A festival with a New York heart,” and Consequence of Sound complimented the fans, observing that “these people know how to draw a crowd that genuinely cares about live music.” It wasn’t just journalists singing the festival’s praises either, Jack White offered up his stamp of approval too, enthusiastically relating to the audience, “I normally don’t really like festivals, but this one’s great!” 

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The 2015 date announcement comes on the heels of an economic impact study of Governors Ball 2014 that found the festival generated $40 million in economic benefits for New York City. More than 350 new jobs were created and $20 million in wages were earned. Many of the jobs and economic benefits were created in the East Harlem and South Bronx communities, which surround Randall’s Island. To see the total economic impact of the 2014 festival, head here.

“We’re thrilled to welcome our city’s own music festival, Governors Ball back for another year, but the success of their work goes far beyond the stages of Randall’s Island, touching New Yorkers’ lives all over the city,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “The Governors Ball gives back to our city through its local hiring initiatives, small business partnerships and donations to local and citywide charities, including giving to the Mayor’s Fund after the East Harlem tragedy this spring. “

“Governors Ball not only put on a great festival but did so by forging local partnerships and creating jobs for our community,” said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “We look forward to strengthening the bond we’ve developed over the past several years and welcoming back what is sure to be an amazing line up of music, food and entertainment next June.”

 “Governors Ball has been a terrific partner for the past four years, attracting tens of thousands of new visitors to Randall’s Island while also advancing a public good,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  “We look forward to working together again to make 2015 our most successful year yet.”


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