The Governors Ball Music Festival is an exciting, three-day annual celebration that music lovers adore. This festival lineup includes a variety of music genres, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, and folk, meaning there is truly something for everyone at this event.
Besides an amazing and varied collection of musicians, Governors Ball also makes a point of providing guests with some amazing food and drink, as well as plenty of games and activities.
This festival keeps guests comfortable with a wonderful collection of amenities. One of the best amenities is the free water stations where you can fill water bottles and ensure you stay hydrated. Be sure to bring a water bottle to fill!
Other helpful things include a portable cellphone charger exchange program and medical tents throughout the park.
When the festival launched in 2011 it was held on Governors Island (hence the name). However, Governors Ball 2021 will take place at Citi Field.
Unfortunately, RVing at the festival itself is not possible. That said, surprisingly enough, there are a couple of nearby RV parks which make it possible to camp nearby. Choosing to RV during your visit to Governors Ball is a great way to save some money and will allow you to return to a comfy bed, a full kitchen, and a private bathroom each night.
Try one of these parks for RV camping in NYC:
Liberty Harbor RV Park — Technically located in New Jersey, this park is a short ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. While it is a bit pricey, the location is wonderful, and it includes water, electric, and a dump station.
Camp Gateway at Floyd Bennett Field — This park is located in Brooklyn and really isn’t much more than a parking lot, as no hookups are included. That said, it is very affordable, showers and flushing toilets are available for guest use, a bus stop is within walking distance, and the view from the lot is beautiful at night.
Don’t have an RV of your own? Renting from RVshare is always a great option!
Because this event is held in NYC, you can rest assured there are plenty of places to stay nearby. There are, of course, the RV parks and camping options mentioned above, but there are also plenty of hotels, hostels, and even homes for rent.
We recommend checking a website such as Hotels.com to find affordable rates and the amenities you want.
Another great option is to check sites such as Airbnb.com for houses, flats, and bedrooms for rent. This can be a great way to save some money, and many people find themselves more comfortable in a home than in a hotel.
Governors Ball 2021 will take place at Citi Field – one of the easiest places to access via public transportation.
The Subway, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), and MTA Bus all service the venue, with drop offs being steps from the festival entrance.
The festival station stop is Mets/Willets Point. You can catch the 7 train via Times Square, Grand Central, 34th Street Hudson Yards, and a slew of other stations. Have google maps? Put “Citi Field” in the destination field from where you’re at.
The Q48 bus goes right to Citi Field, and a slew of other bus lines from Queens and Long Island connect to the 7 train. Open your google maps and put in “Citi Field” as your destination and you will see what’s best for you.
Long Island Rail Road
Take the LIRR from Penn Station two stops to Mets-Willets Point (only a 15 minute ride!). LIRR trains will go to the Mets–Willets Point station every 30 minutes until 1:00 AM.
Uber & taxi drop-offs/pickups are ONLY on 126th Street between Shea Rd & Roosevelt Ave.
Citi Field is easily accessible by bicycle and there will be designated bike parking areas at the entrance to the festival.
Parking will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Parking fees, which will be charged upon entry into the lots, to be released shortly.
Tickets come in the form of a wristband, which must be worn for the duration of the festival. These ticket bands can be purchased online or at the gate, but purchasing in advance is recommended to save time and ensure you gain entry.
Once received, all bands can and should be activated online. During this activation process, visitors also have the option to link a credit or debit card to their band using Cashless. This means you can avoid carrying cash and instead pay for food, drinks, and anything else you might need at the festival using your band.
Each ticket includes admission to all three days of the festival, and single-day tickets are no longer sold. That said, not all tickets are created equal. Some include special premium seating, backstage passes, and more.
Kids five and under are free. Each person may purchase up to six tickets.
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