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Yo, New Yorkers: Get Ready For The First Ever Governors Ball Festival!

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The Governors Ball Music Festival is a one-day event to be held June 18th on New York City’s Governors Island. The festival features headliners Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun, and Big Boi (of Outkast) among many other amazing performers, comedians, great food and beer, and summer fun activities. For tickets and other information visit the official Governor’s Ball website. Find out more about the festival, newly added acts, and activities after the jump!

Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Brooklyn based hip-hop trio Das Racist to the lineup for the June 18th Governors Ball Music Festival. Taking place on Governors Island in NYC, the Governors Ball is also upping the ante for summer music festival fun by incorporating an exciting list of activities into the event including a Beer Pong Tournament, Ping Pong, Basketball, and Beach Volleyball. After selling out of both blocks of reduced price advanced tickets, regular price and VIP tickets remain available for sale. Governors Ball is also releasing an extremely limited quantity of All Access VIP tickets for purchase. All Access VIP perks include exclusive main stage viewing areas, access to Artist Hospitality open bar, Food Vendor tickets, and more. You can get more info by visiting the ticketing section of the website.

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At the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival there will be plenty to do in between sets. In partnership with The Official World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP), Governors Ball will play host to a beer pong tournament. Attendees can team up and compete for a chance to win prizes including Backstage Passes, Merch, 2012 Governors Ball Tickets, and a spot at the 2011 WSOBP National Championships (where the grand prize is $50,000). Governors Ball has also partnered with SPiN New York to bring Ping Pong to the festival. Ping Pong tables and SPiN New York staff will be located throughout the festival to assist in all your Ping Pong desires. The festival site also comes complete with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, allowing festival-goers to take a break from the music and comedy to shoot some hoops or show off their beach volleyball skills. Further descriptions of Governors Ball activities, and Beer Pong Tournament sign-up information may be found below.

Yet to be announced comedians will have the crowd laughing on June 18th, but The Governors Ball Music Festival “Dance Off” video contest is already producing some entertaining and hilarious fan generated results on the Governors Ball Facebook page, including “Football Dance Down.” The contest remains open for entries until May 20th at 6 pm. Prizes include Back Stage Passes, VIP Tickets, and more. For more information on how to enter visit the Dance Off page.

 

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