‘Can I Bring Nunchucks?’ And 7 Other Essential Governors Ball Questions Answered

Get ready for this weekend's festival.

The fourth annual Governors Ball is kicking off Friday (June 6) in New York City with a full slate of performers that continues on both Saturday and Sunday. Whether this is your first time or you’re an old pro, whether you’re going just one day or all three, you’ve got to be prepare accordingly. Fear not, though. We’ve got the answers to all your questions.

Where is Randall’s Island?
It’s a little plot of land on the East River, situated between Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx.

What should I wear?
It’s supposed to be beautiful all weekend, with highs in the mid-80s and no rain in the forecast. So dress accordingly.

You’ll likely be on your feet for a majority of the day, too, so make sure whatever’s on them feels good. And with grass and dirt as your terrain, it’s probably not worth it to break out those new pair of Js, either. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Hold on…this is on an island? How the hell do I get there?
No need for the hostility. There are actually plenty of ways to get to Randall’s Island.

From Manhattan, you can take a ferry from East 35th Street and the FDR Drive, which runs every 15 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per day (including the service charge) or $60 for the weekend. Another option is the X80 bus, which runs from 125th Street and takes you straight to the Island for a $6 round-trip fare.

If you’re in Brooklyn, you can take a shuttle from Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, with tickets running you $70 for the weekend or $30 for the day.

No matter where you’re coming from, you have the option of driving to the venue, too. But if you do, remember to choose a designated driver, folks.

Can I bring my nunchuks?
Sadly, no, you cannot bring your nunchuks (yes, this is specified on the Governors Ball site and on tickets). Nor can you bring any other kinds of weapons, which is certainly a good thing.

You also can’t bring alcohol (but can buy some there), a camera with a detachable lens, a cooler, glass containers, or fireworks. Seems reasonable enough.

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