Move Over Coachella, Governor’s Ball Is Here! Dhriti Menon June 3, 2015 FS Features Missed Coachella? Don’t fret, GovBall is just around the corner, and is armed with a bad-ass line-up to boot! Here’s why The Sherp recommends GovBall to anyone who loves a good vibe, but could do without the frivolous elements every festival-goer deals with. 1. The line-up is eclectic and diverse as ever We’re absolutely loving the GovBall roster this year, that is lined up with a fairly unique selection of industry biggies and underground heroes – basically every artiste you wanted to see live this summer. After a wildly successful 2014 edition, the Randall’s Island festival will be back in the Big Apple with Drake, Deadmau5, Tame Impala, Rudimental, Noel Gallagher, as well as Charli XCX, Labrinth, Tame Impala, The Decemberists, The War On Drugs, Atmosphere, SBTRKT, Little Dragon, Weird Al Yankovic AND MOTHER BJORK!! 2. The vibe is far from pretentious At Governor’s Ball you’ll have to deal with less pretentious Coachella inspired behaviour, we assure you. You’ll see less flower crowns, 14 year olds trying to passing off as 18, celebrity entourages and overall snobbery (although you may have to deal with NYC’s infamous attitude dysfunction). This will definitely help you enjoy your festival experience. (Image Courtesy: Governor’s Ball/Facebook) 3. It’s cheaper Considering all the massive artistes it books, Governor’s Ball is priced very reasonably. Compared to shelling out $450 for a Coachella pass, you can score a GovBall one for almost half that price. In addition to that, the fest brings out lots of local food and drink vendors that don’t charge nearly as high as other big festivals. Beer is relatively cheap. That’s all the persuasion you need, really. (Image Courtesy: Governor’s Ball/Facebook) 4. Very accessible Governor’s Ball is quite accessible for those living on the East Coast. Compared to driving out into the middle of California like Coachella, GovBall is definitely more accessible, since it takes place on Randall’s Island, NYC. Trains, buses and even ferry rides are your choices for trainsport. Do keep in mind, that the city can expect some rain in June, so picking trains and buses may just be a better choice.