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Kanye, The Strokes, The Killers headline blockbuster Governors Ball 2016 lineup

Kanye, The Strokes, The Killers headline blockbuster Governors Ball 2016 lineup

Founders Entertainment is excited to announce the lineup for the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival. The sixth annual edition of New York City's very own homegrown fest will take place from Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th on beautiful Randall's Island Park. Featuring performances from Kanye West, The Strokes, The Killers, Beck, Robyn, Of Monsters And Men, Death Cab For Cutie, Chet Faker, Chvrches, Haim, Miike Snow, M83, and many many more, Governors Ball will play host to 65+ artists throughout the weekend. 3-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.

"Governors Ball once again proved that it's the East Coast's only true great summer festival", wrote Rolling Stone of last year's incredible fifth anniversary. Now heading into its sixth year, Governors Ball has cemented itself as New York City's homegrown major music festival, while earning its place as one of the premiere live music events in North America. A feat all the more impressive when considering the "scrappily independent" -- as described by The New York Times -- Founders Entertainment, the promotions company behind the event. In an era of unprecedented consolidation in the live music business, the upstart hometown company successfully launched a world class music festival for fellow NYC music fans to enjoy in their own backyard.

As born and bred New Yorkers, the people behind Governors Ball are also incredibly proud of the economic impact the festival has had for the city and its residents. Governors Ball generated $49 million in economic benefits for New York City in 2015, a 29% increase over the previous summer, creating 353 local jobs and $23 million in wages in the process. Many of the jobs and economic benefits were generated in the East Harlem and South Bronx communities, which surround Randall's Island. The festival also maintains a long track record of giving back to its community by working with, and donating to local organizations, non-profits, and community groups.

Aside from great music, fun in the sun lawn games, and eye catching art installations, the coming 2016 festival will again present attendees with a dizzying array of culinary options as curated by The Infatuation. New York City's best gourmet food trucks and trend setting restaurants will be on hand to offer up their most delicious and satisfying fare to hungry music fans. A confirmed list of vendors for 2016 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Founders Entertainment is once again honored to invite attendees to Governors Ball's festival grounds at Randall's Island Park (supported, maintained and programmed by the Randall's Island Park Alliance www.randallsisland.org). In addition to being accessible by MTA bus, foot, bike and cab, the festival will offer a Brooklyn shuttle service as well as ferry service from Mid-Town Manhattan to and from the festival grounds. This year festival attendees will also have the option of utilizing the South Bronx Greenway's newly opened Randall's Island Connector -- a pedestrian and bicycle friendly pathway between the Bronx and Randall's Island.


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