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Governors Ball @ Randall’s Island

Though its not a Festival that we would attend, this weekend is the Governors Ball and it begins with the first bunch of sets from world class performers.

Tool Among Headliners For Governor’s Ball 2017

Hey there fiends, the full lineup of the 2017 Governor’s Ball has been revealed on the poster below so check it out if you have interest in the massive music event that is taking place this summer.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can tell by the headline, Tool is going to be one of the main events for the festival and I know a lot of you are excited about that news. I don’t think that I will be in attendance since there is nothing else appealing to my own musical tastes outside of the Tool appearance. To each their own if this lineup is making you shake in your boots. Tickets go on sale on Friday according to what I have read so on your mark, get set……BUY! (when the time comes of course). I’ve never made it to this festival but wonder what you all think about it so let me know in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.govball.com

The Governor’s Ball 2016 Lineup Is Revealed

Regular readers know that I’ve been posting numerous touring runs here on the website and when time permits, I am also getting around to the occasional US based festival event. Sometimes you lucky ducks are even finding information about those European offerings across the pond to spark the Metal traveler in you. As a matter of fact I recently posted about the 2016 Hellfest and the Barcelona Rock Fest over the past few days which brings me to the massive musical event taking place in NYC on Randall’s Island. The call this The Governor’s Ball and the poster of the three-day event is below. I’ll return with some thoughts afterwards so check it out.

Poster - Governors Ball - 2016

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to be honest with you all that this is a whopping “0 f**ks” sort of event for me based on who is playing. Yeah there are some pretty awesome acts among the whole bunch but more than half of it makes me pine for the likes of the festivals that I just recently mentioned above. I don’t know if the US can ever expect the equivalent of the Wacken Open Air Festival or Tuska Open Air Festival since we haven’t seen one yet. Last year we saw the end of the Rockstar Mayhem festival and you tried and true Metalheads know that the Summer Slaughter is but the tip of the iceberg in terms of full on Metal offerings. I’m sure you’re shaking your head at this since we have also seen events like the Food Truck and Rock Carnival and the upcoming Rock’n Derby but I mean a full on Heavy Metal Festival with the kinds of acts that one only sees at Wacken. Not another festival being headlined by Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie or Korn. Yeah we enjoy those bands for sure at the Metal Command HQ but having them command the night on so many of these gets tiresome. At least to me. That said, what do you readers think of The Governor’s Ball 2016 lineup and is this something you are going to attend even though there is barely any Metal represented. Let me know in the comments section.

Official Website: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

The 2014 Governor’s Ball Full Lineup & Tickets

Just in case some of you PiercingMetal readers are interested in this particular event, I’d like to share with you that the full-lineup for the 2014 Governor’s Ball on Randall’s Island has been released and tickets are available now. Check out the poster below….

Poster - Governors Ball - 2014

Last year the main bands were Kings Of Leon, Guns N Roses and Kanye West and since there were torrential rains during the Friday event day, the later bands were cancelled for that night and its headliner moved over to Saturday. They would play before Guns and since the field had not yet dried properly, many friends wrote me notes about how I was only missing out on the worst concert setting that they had ever encountered. They did love GnR of course so that was a positive. Looking over the roster of performers I will simply say that there is not even a little bit of interest for me, but I still wanted to post this so the fans of this stuff might be made aware and can get their tickets before it sells out.

I’ve embedded the ticket purchase link into the graphic poster so click that if you want to see what’s available and the main website linked below will also take you to their Social Networks. Apparently the Festival has the whole gamut of them so do give it a look. Are you excited about this event this year? Will you go? Did you go last year? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments because its always fun to hear about the experiences.

Official Website: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/