Everything You Need to Know About Governors Ball 2019
By now, you’ve seen the lineup for Gov Ball 2019. You know that some of the greatest artists in the music industry—like Florence + The Machine, Tyler, the Creator, Nas, Major Lazer, and The Strokes—are making an appearance at NYC’s biggest summer music festival.
You also know that The Governors Ball is going to feature some of the most bangin’ food this side of the East River, on iconic Randall’s Island Park. We’re talking delicious bites from San Matteo, Cafe Habana, Roberta’s, Big Mozz, and La Newyorkina; drinks from John’s Juice and Champion Coffee to keep you hydrated and energized; and sweet treats from Stuffed Ice Cream, Coolhaus, Dō , and Milk and Cream Cereal Bar to keep you cool. And those are just a few of the amazing food + drink vendors at Gov Ball 2019.
With the 2019 festival just 21 days away, Gov Ball has announced a few major—and awesome—changes to this year’s epic three day party. Music & Mojitos has the scoop on everything you need to know to make the most out of Governors Ball 2019.
There Will Be Brunch
New Yorkers’ four favorite words. As verified brunch connoisseurs, New Yorkers certainly now how to turn an epic breakfast into an all afternoon bottomless feast, complete with coffee and, of course, cocktails. Music & Mojitos is always game for a good old fashioned brunch spread, no matter the day or place, which is why we’re stoked that Gov Ball 2019 is launching a new brunch program. Every day from 12-3 PM, a variety of vendors will be concocting some of their most delicious brunch spreads possible. We’re particularly stoked to try San Matteo Pizzeria’s Cacio E Pepe pizza topped with dry cured pancetta, caciocavallo cheese, fresh cracked pepper, and an (optional) egg. We also hear there will be bagels-a-plenty in true New York fashion.
The Bud Light Dive Bar Stage is Keeping it Real with Up-and-Comers
While Gov Ball is known for bringing out some of the most famous talent in the industry, we love that this year, they are keeping it real and providing an unparalleled opportunity for the next great emerging acts in the music industry. The Bud Light Dive Bar Stage will be serving up all of the great artist you need to know to get a leg up on your hipster friends—as well as plenty of ice cold beers.
Gov Ball 2019 Will Make You PROUD
Besides the fact that Gov Ball is one of the most iconic events of a New York City Summer, this year The Governors Ball has even more reason to be proud. Taking place over the beginning days of PRIDE month, this year Gov Ball is donning all the colors of the rainbow and making sure to celebrate New York’s LGBTQ fam! Expect to see afternoon drag performances, Bud Light’s rainbow colored aluminum bottles for purchase, rainbow bagels, and a PRIDE parade led by famous drag queens Gloria Swansong, Hibiscus, and Ms. Gold Delicious. We guarantee you’ll be proud to be in attendance at this historical Gov Ball, too.
Gov Pays Homage the Greatest NYC Institution…The Bodega
With its emphasis on PRIDE, brunch, and diversity, and new talent, you’d think that Gov Ball couldn’t get anymore New York. In that case—you’d be wrong. This year, Gov Ball is paying homage to the ultimate NYC institution…The Bodega. At the Gov Ball Bodega, you can stock up on all the items you normally would at your local corner store bodega (not to be confused with a deli). If your mom tells you not to forget you sunscreen or chapstick (and you inevitably forget both), the bodega has you covered. Music & Mojitos is still confirming whether or not the bodega comes with a cat…
Get Your Drink On in More Ways Than One
For those 21 and older, Gov Ball 2019 has you covered with a lot of different options to get your alcoholic beverages. Our personal favorites? Tito’s Vodka is setting up a “Party in the Shack” where you can build your own Bloody Mary. If Bloody Mary’s are not your cocktail of choice, perhaps you’ll enjoy the smooth and romantic tones of the Italian Aperol Spritz. You can find them hanging out over in the “Best Kept Secret” at Gov Ball, dreaming of Tuscany and Italian summers.
Score Some Sweet Swag
We love how many vendors are getting into the festival spirit this year and giving out some sick gifts to festival attendees! Of note are the free fanny pack from American Eagle at the AE Experience; Gov Ball tattoos from the Red Rock Deli Chip Stop and Hotels.com; and plenty of opportunities for Instagram photo opps with fun decor, photo booths—and even lawn games.