The Governors Ball is ready to rumble. The 2016 lineup is here, tickets are on sale and music lovers across the country are already getting hyped for the June weekend they’ll spend raging on Randalls Island in New York City.
With headliners Kanye West, The Strokes and The Killers, the music festival is sure to be just as popular as ever this year. The festival takes place June 3-5, but if you want tickets you had better buy them soon before the event sells out.
Tickets went on sale Friday at 12 p.m. EST, and while pre-sale tickets are gone, there are plenty of General Admission, VIP and Super VIP tickets left. For Announce Day (Friday), the music festival is offering special pricing until midnight — so move fast to get in on the fun before prices go up.
Regular Tickets: The best way to buy tickets is by going to the Governors Ball ticket website. Make sure to have your credit card ready because you’ll only have a few minutes to complete your purchase before the page expires.
General admission three-day passes cost $275 (plus fees and shipping), but if you’re interested in feeling special and have more cash to burn, you might want to go for the VIP tickets, which cost $600 plus fees. VIP passes will get you access to special viewing areas and air-conditioned lounges with beer, wine and spirits. Super VIP tickets are $2,000 each, and there is no Announce Day special deal for these.
Payment Plan: If you want to attend the festival but can’t afford a ticket all at once, The Governors Ball offers payment plans for GA and VIP passes. Go to the payment plan ticket page to put down your initial payment for those.
Transportation Tickets: Because the festival takes place on an island, transportation is an important part of your experience, so you’ll want to make sure you know how you’re getting to and from the location. The festival offers advance tickets for the Manhattan ferry and for a shuttle from Brooklyn, which you can purchase on the transportation tickets page.
If you don’t want to buy transportation tickets now, you can also get to the island by subway, bus, walking, biking or by driving. However, there is no parking and no tailgating allowed on Randalls Island. So if you plan to have someone drive you there, they’ll need to leave and pick you up again when you’re ready to leave.
When they sell out: While tickets were still available on the official festival website as of Friday afternoon, they often sell out quickly. There are already tickets available on StubHub, and eBay is often a good place to find extra tickets once they’re gone from the official seller. But prices on other websites are likely to be much higher than the original ticket value — so get moving!