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)
Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem)
Major Lazer
Big Gigantic
Penguin Prison
Walk the Moon
Art vs Science
Nobody Beats the Drum

Sunday, June 24
Modest Mouse
Explosions in the Sky
Devendra Banhart
Cage the Elephant
Built to Spill
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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