Governor's Ball Lineup Announced

The Governor’s Ball Music Festival lineup for 2015 has officially been announced. Check out the full details and lineup here by clicking “read more” below.

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[Festival Update] Electric Zoo Adds more Artists + Special Friday $79 Deal

JUNE 24, 2014

Electric Zoo: New York’s Electronic Music Festival returns for its sixth year, featuring 118 of the world’s top DJ talent on Randall’s Island Park this Labor Day weekend on August 29, August 30, and August 31, 2014 for an epic end-of-the-summer blowout dance party. The excitement for Electric Zoo NY continues to build with the addition of five electrifying artists, including Electric Zoo veteran A-Trak, now returning for his 4th marquee performance on Friday, August 29.

Electric Zoo New Artist Additions (in alphabetical order) Alan Fitzpatrick (Sunday / Sunday School Grove) A-Trak (Friday / Main Stage West) Feenixpawl (Sunday / Hilltop Arena) The Magician (Sunday / Sunday School Grove) Vicetone (Sunday / Main Stage East)

  Electric Zoo Friday - Special $79 Deal This year Electric Zoo is offering special pricing to kick of the Labor Day weekend on Friday, giving fans the opportunity to see over 60 of the biggest names in dance music plus transportation - all for just $79. Go big with Main Stage players including David Guetta, A-Trak, Dada Life, and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, to Sunday School techno all-stars such as Dubfire and Hot Since 82, as well as indie dance acts like Bonobo and Jamie xx – there is something for everyone.  
Get in the mood by listening to this exclusive Electric Zoo countdown mix by Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - listen here! Famed for their high energy sets, and with an exhilarating combination of live show and crowd busting MCing, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are one of the most hotly anticipated acts making their Electric Zoo New York debut on Friday, August 29.  
Purchase special GA Friday Pass with Transportation, while supplies last here!
Payment Plan The Electric Zoo Payment Plan ends June 30. With the Payment Plan, pay just a 50% deposit now, and pay the remaining balance on July 15. It’s a great way to take advantage of current prices before they go up, even if all the funds aren’t available right now. But don’t wait - the Payment Plan closes June 30th!
For more info, please go to www.electriczoofestival.com.


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 @ElectriczooNY #ENZY

“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” (Paulo Coelho, Author)  Historically, the Hell Gate section of the East River has been considered treacherous.  I observed it from the safety of Randall’s Island Park:)  This image can be viewed as a symbol of the sometimes turbulent journey of life.  “Love is the river of life in the world.” (Henry Ward Beecher, 19th Century Clergyman)  (Photo taken on March 10, 2015)

The Catalpa Festival: Day 1: 7/28/12 featuring the Aviation Orange, the Demos, the Sheepdogs, Hercules and Love Affair, Umphrey's McGee, TV on the Radio, the Black Keys and More

Back in July, I had the unique opportunity to cover the Catalpa Festival out on Randall’s Island Park, and as you may have guessed if you manage to take 500 photos of the events and people for the first day, there’s going to be a part of you that’s real reluctant to edit that many photos, especially when editing is kind of tedious. In any case, what I will say is that the festival was one of my most memorable experiences this year. Although they had a fairly small crowd – I imagine that cost, as well as the fact that there have been way too many festivals in town this year – the crowd in attendance was among some of the nicest folks you could be around. Saturday afternoon was plagued by torrential rain storms which made the park a sloppy, muddy pool, and yet everyone was in good spirits. Of course, it helped that the first day’s lineup included the Aviation Orange, the Demos, the Sheepdogs, Hercules and Love Affair, Umphrey’s McGee, TV on the Radio and the Black Keys, as well as a bunch of decent reggae bands. And that was just the bands I personally saw. 

As far as my own personal highlights – the Sheepdogs, Hercules and Love Affair, TV on the Radio and the Black Keys were extremely impressive and for different reasons. The Canadian band, the Sheepdogs played a set of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Allman Brothers inspired Southern rock. Hercules and Love Affair played a set of pumping, sexy club music with material that was cleaner, more polished than Avan Lava, Jessica 6, and Body Language. TV on the Radio was so impressive to me, as they played their moody, atmospheric sounds that I had to see them a month later at the Afropunk Festival. And well, the Black Keys played a bunch of power chord blues. 

Reggae Stage

These two guys were having the most fun early on by the reggae stage. I saw them a couple of times throughout the day. 

The Aviation Orange

The Jeep Tent: Jeep sponsored a tent at Catalpa and they had a race course, games and other giveaways for festival goers. 

The race course. And yes, people were able to drive a Jeep through the race course. 

The Demos

The Reggae Stage: In between breaks for sets, I stopped by the reggae stage again to catch some more reggae. 

I stopped by the silent disco tent and caught these people who were having as much fun as me. 

They had a sham wedding tent and these two women took vows to each other – for the festival at least. It was pretty funny, especially seeing the reverend who looked like Huggy Bear. 

The skies opened up and it poured for the better part of an hour. I took these pictures while standing with a group of people seeking the cover of the Jeep tent. And if there was one complaint about the festival it was the fact that if the weather turned out worse – let’s say lightning of something like that – that it was difficult to know if things were getting cancelled or delayed. As you can see from the photos, people were running back and forth in the rain for various reasons, including for beer. 

The Sheepdogs

Imagine sloshing around in that for the better part of a weekend! Interestingly, while taking the subway back home, I could always tell who was at Catalpa with me – their feet and their shoes were caked in dried mud. 

Hercules and Love Affair

I had befriended this couple during the course of the festival, and they were adorable. It was his birthday weekend, and they had just started kind of seeing each other. I imagine that he was probably the most popular guy at Catalpa because he was practically posing for anyone who had a camera. But what can I say? They were enjoying themselves and their energy was just infectious.  You’ll see them come up again in Day 2. 

Umphrey’s McGee

Can you say guitar face?

These pretty young ladies were hula hooping during the Umphrey’s McGee’s set. 

TV on the Radio

The Black Keys

For these photos and the rest of the photos from the first day of the Catalpa Festival, check out the Flickr set here:



JAN. 10, 2015

The Governors Ball Music Festival will kick off the summer on June 5-7 this year at none other than Randall’s Island Park and will headline Drake, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Deadmau5, Kiesza and so many more!! See the full lineup below!!

Tickets are now on sale HERE!

Last year’s Governor’s Ball:

All photo credits go to Forest Woodward Photography.

30th Annual Korean Festival

The Korean Produce Association will host its 30th-annual Korean Festival on September 15 and 16, 2012. This celebration of Korean culture will feature food, music, and live performances, along with the annual Korea Global Medical Tourism Expo.  

The address is

20 Randall’s Island Park

New York, NY 10035

Harlem River Event Area

For more information, visit http://www.kpany.org/

Taken from http://randallsisland.org/events/30th-annual-korean-festival/

Rolling Stone FarmBorough Festival Sweepstakes

Rolling Stone FarmBorough Festival Sweepstakes

Rolling Stone Magazine, Live Nation & Founders Entertainment want to send you and a guest to New York to see performers like Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Dwight Yoakam and lots more at The FarmBorough Festival!

One (1) FarmBorough Festival trip (“Prize”) which includes:
– two (2) Skyline Lounge VIP passes to the FarmBorough Festival at Randall’s Island Park in New…

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Governors Ball After Dark feat. shows from deadmau5, Chromeo, Little Dragon + more announced













April 14th, 2015, New York, NY - Founders Entertainment are excited to announce Governors Ball After Dark, the official late night programming for the fifth annual Governors Ball Music Festival. This year, New York City’s premiere live music event will take place Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th on beautiful Randall’s Island Park. When festivities conclude each night at the festival grounds, the celebration will continue on at clubs and theaters throughout the city, from the legendary Apollo in Harlem, to Webster Hall and Le Poisson Rouge in the Village, to Verboten and Output in Brooklyn, and places in between.

Governors Ball After Dark shows kick off on Thursday evening, June 4th, as a warm up to the festival’s opening day on Friday, June 5th. The shows wrap up on Sunday night with the official Governors Ball Music Festival after parties at Brooklyn Bowl and Le Poisson Rouge.  Tickets for Governors Ball After Dark shows go on sale Friday, April 17th, while a limited pre-sale will be available through Citibank beginning Wednesday, April 15th at 12pm EST. A full schedule of events and poster art may be found below. For further info visit GovBall.com/AfterDark

This summer, the fifth annual edition the Governors Ball Music Festival will celebrate a half decade of good times and great music in the Big Apple. Featuring performances from Drake, The Black Keys, deadmau5, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, Björk, Rae Sremmurd, War On Drugs, Tame Impala, and many more. Single and three day GA and VIP tickets are available for purchase while supplies last at GovBall.com.

Over the past five years Governors Ball has grown from a one day event to a three day affair to emerge as one of North America’s most revered music festivals. “It’s been a long time since the East Coast had a truly awesome festival,"wrote Rolling Stone following last summer’s edition,"but New York’s Governors Ball finally pulled it off.” Governors Ball also took home honors as Consequence of Sound’s 2014 “Festival of the Year”, and was christened by The New York Times as “A festival with a New York heart.”

Stay tuned for further announcements from the Governors Ball Music Festival - including this years culinary lineup - in the coming weeks.




Governors Ball After Dark Schedule

All tickets on sale April 17th at 12 noon EST unless otherwise noted

THURSDAY, June 4th

Chromeo @ The Apollo Theater

Benjamin Booker @ Irving Plaza

Odesza @ Rough Trade

Gorgon City (DJ) @ Output

FRIDAY, June 5th

Little Dragon @ Brooklyn Bowl *

Atmosphere and Bishop Nehru @ Irving Plaza

Marina & The Diamonds @ Webster Hall

People Under The Stairs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Chromeo (DJ) @ Output

White Lung @ Knitting Factory

SBTRKT (DJ) @ Verboten

SATURDAY, June 6th

J. Roddy Walston & The Business @ Brooklyn Bowl *

Chronixx And The Zincfence Redemption @ Irving Plaza

Clean Bandit @ Webster Hall

Conor Oberst @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Hot Chip (DJ) @ Output

Mau5trap Presents deadmau5 @ Verboten

DMA’s @ Knitting Factory

SUNDAY, June 7th

Big Gigantic and Friends @ Brooklyn Bowl (On Sale April 17th at 10 AM EST)

Flying Lotus (DJ) @ Le Poisson Rouge

* =  (On Sale April 17th at 10 AM EST)

Governors Ball After Dark Poster

About Founders Entertainment: www.foundersent.com

Founders Entertainment is an independent event production and promotion company specializing in creating, producing, and promoting concerts and festivals. As the promoters of the immensely successful Governors Ball Music Festival and the newly announced FarmBorough Festival, the New York City based company has quickly made a name for itself as a major player on the North American festival landscape. Partners at Founders Entertainment have been honored as Billboard “30 under 30” and “40 under 40” awards winners, and the company has been featured in the likes of Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Crains, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Pollstar.