SZA performs live

Governors Ball 2024

JUNE 07-09, 2024
, NY


Rain, shine or smoke, this all-genre summer bash brings New York’s best street style and night market eats for its 14th year.

Whatever the weather or the world might throw at it, the grand summer party that is the Governors Ball will proceed as promised. Set up in a large grassy quadrant of the Flushing-Meadows Corona Park right next to the Unisphere — a giant globe in the park’s center — the three-night festival will be headlined by Post Malone, Rauw Alejandro, The Killers, 21 Savage, SZA and Peso Pluma. Governors Ball is a rain, shine or smoke kind of event, and last year’s festival went down just days after orange smog à la the Canadian wildfires filled the NYC skyline. Fast forward to day one: a rain and hail storm came down on performers and audiences. But what’s a few climatic hiccups when you’re young (or young at heart, yes, we see you too)? 

The festival lineup is packed with more than 60 pop, rock, Latin and hip-hop stars. And it’s not just the audience that skews on the greener end of the age scale. This year, the 18-and-under house bands from the Queens and Brooklyn locations of School of Rock — which has a variety of after-school music programs — will have two sets during the festival. Other acts across the three stages include 23-year-old Palestinian-Algerian rapper Saint Levant, 19-year-old country singer Jessie Murph and K-pop boy group P1Harmony, whose average age is 20.5.

Locals and regulars of New York will know the seasonal Queens Night Market takes place in the same park. Once a week during the summer, the Night Market brings together over 100 food vendors representing countless cuisines, with all bites capped at a very affordable $6. Several vendors from the Night Market, like Mao’s Bao and Twisted Potato, will make an appearance in the festival’s Food Village. You might not be able to leave and re-enter the festival, but there’s a hard stop on the music at 10 p.m. so if you want to have the full experience, you can slide over to the Night Market which runs until midnight on Saturday. 

Note: This year, Gov Ball introduced two new ticket types: 2-day bundles and Ultimate Tickets. The 2-day bundle allows fans to customize their festival experience. The ultra-premium Ultimate Ticket is a deluxe VIP package that includes presale access to Gov Ball After Dark. They also have GA+, VIP 3-Day and 1-Day tickets, again this year.

The Specs

  • Past years have had an attendance of 100,000-150,000 over the three days.
  • Ticket prices: 1-day tickets start at $159 for General Admission, $270 for GA+ and $390 for VIP. 3-day tickets go for $339, $566, and $860 respectively. The 3-day Ultimate package is $6500 and the 1-day is $2500.
  • Organizers said the SMS presale (Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET) is/was the best chance for the lowest prices. For more info visit
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guides to New York here, and the best things to do in the state here.


Where is Governors Ball 2024 located?

This is the second year in a rown that it is hosted at Flushing-Meadows Corona Park in New York City.

I thought it was held in Citi Field?

After two years at Citi Field, the fest moved to Flushing Meadows Corona Park last summer. From 2012 to 2019 it was held on Randall’s Island.

What is the closest airport to the Governors Ball music festival?

LaGuardia Airport is 10 minutes away.

John F. Kennedy International Airport is 30 minutes away. 

Newark Liberty International Airport is 1 hour away.

When is the public on-sale?

It began in January 2024.

Which fest is larger, Coachella or Governors Ball?

Coachella runs two weekends and hosts roughly125,000 attendees per day. Governors Ball typically hosts between 100,000-150,000 over their entire weekend.

Who are the headliners at this year’s fest?

Post Malone, Rauw Alejandro, The Killers, 21 Savage, SZA, Peso Pluma.

Which artists are on the 2024 Gov Ball lineup?

Post Malone, Rauw Alejandro, The Killers, 21 Savage, SZA, Peso Pluma, Dominic Fike, Labrinth, Farruko, Alex G, Goth Babe, Yung Gravy, Teezo Touchdown, Qveen Herby, Flo, Ryan Beatty, Mimi Webb, Arcy Drive, Blondshell, Durry, underscores, Donna Missal, Lauran Hibberd, Alex Chapman, School of Rock Queens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sabrina Carpenter, Sexyy Red, TV Girl, Jessie Murph, Doechii, Hippo Campus, Tyla, P1Harmony, d4vd, Bakar, Quarters of Change, Claire Rosinkranz, Riovaz, Skizzy Mars, Telescreens, The Thing, Little Stranger, Maz & Kidd Revel, Reneé Rapp, Don Toliver, Victoria Monét, Faye Webster, Kevin Abstract, Cannons, Chappell Roan, Stephen Sanchez, Beach Fossils, Saint Levant, Elyanna, Geese, G Flip, Baby Queen, Husbands, Fcukers, Hotline TNT, The Hails and School of Rock Brooklyn.

Is Taylor Swift playing Governors Ball 2024?

Unfortunately not.




BY Suchita Chadha