Guns N’ Roses added to 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival

Music News | Feb 7th, 2013

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Guns N’ Roses have been added to Governors Ball Music Festival. The 3rd annual edition of New York City’s “marquee live music event” will be held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th in Randall’s Island Park. The bands and musicians performing the festival include: Kanye “Gay Fish” West, Kings of Leon, Guns N’ Roses, NAS, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Cut Copy, Beach House, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Animal Collective, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Steel Pulse. About the only band I’d really want to see out of this is probably Steel Pulse.

Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Guns N’ Roses as the third headliner for the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival. “We’re stoked to be performing at the Governors Ball!” says Axl Rose, “we’re all really excited in GNR to be part of this festival, and with such talented and diverse acts in what looks to be a great weekend!!” The 3rd annual edition of New York City’s marquee live music event will be held Friday June 7th through Sunday June 9th in Randall’s Island Park and feature over 60 world class performers, showcasing a wide spectrum of Dance, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Americana, Electronica and Pop all weekend long.

With its expansion to 3 days of Music, Art, and Entertainment, and an impressive list of talented performers, The Governors Ball Music Festival drew considerable attention upon the announcement of the 2013 lineup, described by Spin as “stacked,” and Consequence of Sound as “insane” to name just a few of the excited declarations made in regards to this years festival. Within five minutes of tickets going on sale on Friday, January 25th, both Early Bird and Advanced priced tickets had sold out.

3-Day Regular Price GA Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at

Along with expanded programming in 2013, Founders Entertainment will unveil a new festival site layout to the grounds at Randall’s Island Park, giving music fans extra space to spread out and fully enjoy the amazing performances and art installations. Governors Ball 2013 will also build upon the collection of highly regarded NYC food-trucks and restaurants providing culinary delights at this years event. 2013 will included favorites from last year like Luke’s Lobster, Cool Haus ice cream, Asia Dog, Ports Coffee & Tea, and Pie For The People, as well as new additions including Brindle Room, Mexicue, Bare Burger, Little Muenster grilled cheese, Num Pang sandwich shop, Wooly’s, and La Sonrisa empanadas among other vendors to be announced.

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As in years past the Governors Ball grounds will feature an array of fun activities including a silent disco, ping-pong, lawn games, a life sized game of Connect 4, and more. After working up a sweat dancing to a favorite band or competing in an intense game of ping-pong, attendees will be able to help themselves to one of the 8 free water refill stations on the grounds. The stations will feature state of the art filtration systems (including ultraviolet sterilization), bringing music fans refreshing and great tasting drinking water free of charge, so they can keep hydrated while at the same time reducing the amount of plastic bottles used at the event.

Randall’s Island Park is supported, maintained and programmed by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance

Stay tuned for further announcements over the coming weeks! (For tickets and transportation information)

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Kanye West (First show as sole headliner in NYC since 2008)
Kings of Leon (First NYC show since end of 2010)
Guns N’ Roses
Pretty Lights
The Avett Brothers
Grizzly Bear
The xx
Cut Copy
Beach House
Kendrick Lamar
The Lumineers
Animal Collective
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Young the Giant
Thievery Corporation
Bloc Party
Of Monsters and Men
DFA 1979
Crystal Castles
Azealia Banks
Local Natives
Gary Clark Jr
Best Coast
Dirty Projectors
Portugal. the Man
Dinosaur Jr
Holy Ghost!
Divine Fits
Twin Shadow
The Vaccines
Steel Pulse
Dillon Francis
Paper Diamond
Fucked Up
Wild Nothing
Icona Pop
The Knocks
St. Lucia
Freddie Gibbs
Robert DeLong
Solid Gold
Bear Mountain
Pacific Air
The Revivalsists
Swear & Shake
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
Moon Hooch


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