Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, J Balvin and Post Malone will headline The Governors Ball in September at Citi Field, anchoring a field of over 60 performers expected to play the event. The 3-day festival will mark the 10th anniversary of the event, and is open to all ages. Those who had tickets to the cancelled 2020 Governor’s Ball will see them honored at the 2021 edition in Queens.
“Building a recovery for all of us means reconnecting with the iconic events that make New York City the greatest travel destination in the world,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “As more New Yorkers become vaccinated by the day, we’re proud to support arts and culture and welcome back Governors Ball and their fantastic lineup, including New York City’s own Princess Nokia, A$AP Rocky, and King Princess, among others.”
Presale tickets for the event are on sale now for those holding CITI credit cards and debit cards issued by Citibank. 3-day GA tickets run $279 at an early-bird rate, with single day passes set at $129. VIP go for $269 for a single day and $609 for a 3-day pass, with rates to rise as supply dwindles. There is also a “platinum” 3-day pass for $2,399 that includes front-stage access, food and beverages, and more.
The move of the event to from its traditional home on Randall’s Island to Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, is touted as a conveniently accessable option for fans, due to the subway service and ability to space multiple stages around the grounds and parking areas of the stadium.
With the recently announced rollback of capacity limits in New York, it is unclear what the capacity or distancing rules may be by September when the festival is scheduled. The event website does indicate that there will be an inherent risk of exposure at a live festival, regardless of precautions. “An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present,” its COVID disclaimer reads, in part. “By attending The Governor’s Ball Music Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”
The full slate of performers includes more than 20 per day of the festival, which kicks off on September 24 with Eilish atop the bill. Other Friday acts include DaBaby, Rufus Du Sol, Leon Bridges, Portual The Man, and Future Islands. Saturday’s slate is anchored by A$AP Rocky and J Balvin, with performances by Megan Thee Stallion and Phoebe Bridgers among the other highlights. The festival closes Sunday with a l;ineup that includes 21 Savage, Ellie Goulding, Young Thug, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Post Malone closing things out.
Visit the festival website at GovernorsBallMusicFestival.com for more details