Big roster includes Kings of Leon, Kanye West, the Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, the xx, Gary Clark Jr. and more

Time to cash in those airlines miles and reserve your flight to New York’s hipster heaven; while West Coast music obsessives are so thirsty for this year’s Coachella line-up that fans are creating fake newspaper headlines, the incredibly eclectic Governor’s Ball Music Festival in Randall’s Island, New York has announced a stellar line-up rife with indie favorites and upstarts alike.

2013 headliners include Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Nas, Gary Clark Jr, The Lumineers, Of Monsters And Men, The xx, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Among the vast crop of emerging indie sensations are such acts as Azealia Banks, Robert Delong, Alt-J and Local Natives.

Maintaining a sense of mystery, the line-up announcement has one of the weekend’s headliners blocked out for a future unveiling.

Events such as a silent disco, lawn games and ping pong and (most importantly) free premium water refills add to the festivities.

New Yorkers have longed for their own multi-genre music festival. Going on its third year, event organizers appear to have created a successful event local music fans have been waiting for.


While holiday presale tickets at $160 for the weekend are sold out, “Earlybird” tickets for $190 are available until January 25. After that date, the price for general admission goes up to $205 until they eventually hit the full price of $220.

VIP tickets go onsale January 25 at $470, as do “Super VIP” passes, which top out at a substantial $1500, but include such amenities as a car service to and from the festival, prime viewing areas in front of all stages and even onstage viewing areas, “excluding headliners and select others”).

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local


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