Governors Ball Music Festival Announces Fifth Installment in New York, June 5th-7th
November 11, 2014 at 3:15 PM (PT)
NEW YORK CITY Mayor BILL DE BLASIO, CITY COUNCIL Speaker MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO and FOUNDERS ENTERTAINMENT announced the three-day GOVERNORS BALL music festival will return to RANDALL'S ISLAND, JUNE 5th-7th next year. A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will go on-sale this THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 12p (ET) at www.govball.com, and the lineup for the fifth year festival will be announced in mid-JANUARY.
GOVERNORS BALL 2014 generated $40 million in economic benefits for NEW YORK CITY, creating 350 new jobs and $20 million in earned wages. Many of the jobs and economic benefits were created in the EAST HARLEM and SOUTH BRONX communities, which surround RANDALL'S ISLAND. To see the total economic impact of the 2014 festival, visit www.govball.com/economic-impact.
"We're thrilled to welcome our city's own music festival, GOVERNORS BALL back for another year, but the success of their work goes far beyond the stages of RANDALL'S ISLAND, touching NEW YORKERS' lives all over the city," said Mayor BILL DE BLASIO. "THE GOVERNORS BALL gives back to our city through its local hiring initiatives, small business partnerships and donations to local and citywide charities, including giving to the MAYOR'S FUND after the EAST HARLEM tragedy this spring. "
"GOVERNORS BALL not only put on a great festival, but did so by forging local partnerships and creating jobs for our community," said CITY COUNCIL Speaker MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO. "We look forward to strengthening the bond we've developed over the past several years and welcoming back what is sure to be an amazing line up of music, food and entertainment next June."
"GOVERNORS BALL has been a terrific partner for the past four years, attracting tens of thousands of new visitors to RANDALL'S ISLAND while also advancing a public good," said NYC Parks Commissioner MITCHEL J. SILVER, FAICAP. "We look forward to working together again to make 2015 our most successful year yet."
GOVERNORS BALL co-founder TOM RUSSELL of FOUNDERS ENTERTAINMENT said, "Each year we have grown bigger and better, drawing larger crowds, booking amazing acts, and finding new ways of helping our city and community. We are hoping to make 2015 our biggest year yet by bringing new talent to the city along with exciting new opportunities for further supporting our neighbors and partnering with local businesses. We thank Mayor DE BLASIO, Speaker MARK-VIVERITO and our incredible partners on RANDALL'S ISLAND, whose support has helped make GOVERNORS BALL an annual world-class music event."
Last year, the festival hired hundreds of local residents from EAST HARLEM and the SOUTH BRONX, partnered with dozens of local NYC food vendors, and donated $10,000 to the MAYOR'S FUND in support of the victims of the EAST HARLEM building explosion.
The GOVERNORS BALL philanthropic and community partnerships from 2014, which the festival hopes to expand in the coming year, include EAST HARLEM EXPLOSION RESPONSE, NEW YORK POLICE & FIRE WIDOWS' & CHILDREN'S BENEFIT FUND DONATION, Community Jobs and Internships, UNION SETTLEMENT, HOT BREAD KITCHEN, EAST HARLEM UNION SETTLEMENT, THE RANDALL'S ISLAND PARK ALLIANCE,
A limited pre-sale of discounted three-day GA ($245 plus fees and shipping) and VIP ($565 plus fee and shipping) tickets will begin THURSDAY, at 12p (ET) GovBall.com.