Governors Ball Music Festival June 18 – Girl Talk, Big Boi, Pretty Lights, Empire of The Sun

ANNOUNCING THE INAUGURAL GOVERNORS BALL MUSIC FESTIVAL SATURDAY JUNE 18TH ON NEW YORK CITY’S GOVERNORS ISLAND

GIRL TALK, PRETTY LIGHTS, EMPIRE OF THE SUN, BIG BOI (OF OUTKAST), NEON INDIAN, PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, MIAMI HORROR, PASSION PIT (DJ SET), MAC MILLER, OUTASIGHT, MORE ARTISTS TBA

CO-HEADLINER PRETTY LIGHTS TO FEATURE BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART PRODUCTION AND CLOSE OUT THE INAUGURAL FESTIVAL

2 STAGES WITH NO OVERLAPPING SETS

Founders Entertainment are proud to present the inaugural Governors Ball Music Festival (www.govball.com), a one day event to be held June 18 on New York City’s Governors Island. Girl Talk, Pretty Lights, and Empire of the Sun are joined by Big Boi (of Outkast), Neon Indian, People Under The Stars, Mac Miller, Miami Horror, Passion Pit (DJ Set), Reptar, Outasight and other artists to be announced over the coming weeks. Closing out the festival will be Pretty Lights, whose rising popularity will be complimented by his brand new state of the art production.

The Governors Ball promises to be a massive mid-summer dance party of epic proportions. Performances will take place on two stages without overlapping sets, and feature stunning views. The artists appearing at the inaugural Governors Ball are diverse in scope and sound, spanning indie rock, dance, electronica, and hip hop, but the common theme and guiding force behind the festival is music that gets people of all walks of life moving, dancing and having a good time.

One of the final frontiers of the New York area concert scene, Governors Island has recently played host to a variety of successful music events including concerts by Erykah Badu, Panda Bear, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, MIA, Sleigh Bells, Passion Pit and many others. The Governors Ball will mark the first time in which a full-fledged music festival will take place upon the island.  Access to and from the festival grounds will be via ferry boats, which will leave from Pier 11, at the corner of South Street & Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.
Tickets on sale at 10 am EST February 24th
For more information visit www.govball.com

About Founders Entertainment:
Founders Entertainment is a New York City based event production and promotion company formed by former employees of Superfly Productions, ICM and Paradigm Talent Agencies, and Zenbu Media Group. With wide-ranging experience within the music business and event promotion industries, Founders Entertainment is built upon a strong foundation of knowledge when it comes to throwing unique and highly entertaining world-class events. As the former Director of Superfly Events Group, partner Tom Russell played an integral part in producing and project managing Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and the Superfly Jazzfest Concert Series. Partner Jordan Wolowitz has years of experience within the talent booking industry, having spent time at Paradigm Talent Agency and International Creative Management, handling day to day booking operations of Neil Young, Muse, and The Strokes, among others. Since receiving his MBA from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, partner Yoni Reisman has taken part in all facets of the music business, working closely with Record Labels, Artist Management Companies, and large scale Festivals. Drawing upon this well rounded experience base, Founders Entertainment’s mission is to conceive, curate, and execute incredibly enjoyable events that not only feed people’s passion for live music, but also leave a lasting, positive impression on everyone involved.

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