Beck, Passion Pit To Headline 2012 Governor's Ball
The 2012 running of the Governor's Ball, which debuted last year as a single-day festival, will be bigger and bolder than its inaugural outing. Held this June 23 and 24, the festival is moving to Randall's Island, expanding to two days from one, and hosting Beck (playing his first NYC show since 2008) and Passion Pit as its headliners. Note that the two-day length means flexibility for sanity in the scheduling, so there'll be no overlapping set times. This is such a simple detail for maximizing festival enjoyment and yet it's one that's really hard to pull off, so kudos to the organizers for having this brave vision in their sights. Full list of confirmed artists below.
Saturday, June 23 Passion Pit Duck Sauce (feat. A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) Chromeo Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem) Atmosphere Major Lazer SantigoldSantigold, "Disparate Youth"
Big Gigantic Penguin Prison Walk the Moon Art vs Science K.Flay Nobody Beats the Drum
Sunday, June 24 Beck Modest Mouse Explosions in the Sky Devendra Banhart Cage the Elephant Built to Spill Cults Phantogram Freelance Whales Alberta Cross The Jezabels Turf War
Tickets go on sale February 24 and will be capped at 25,000.
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