The Governor's Ball
Date: June 23-24, Randall's Island, NYC
Corporate backers: Honda and MolsonCoors
Why the Governor's Ball? Well it used to be held on Governor's Island just off the southern tip of Manhattan, but then folks figured out that you could only get there by boat, so that was right out. Instead, Beck, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Built To Spill and Santigold will play on Randall's Island, a little sliver of earth on the East River between Manhattan and Queens under the RFK-Triborough Bridge. Don't say Honda and Miller Lite never get you nice things.