Beck, Passion Pit and Modest Mouse to Headline 2012 Governors Ball Music Festival
Passion Pit, who rose to fame with their 2009 electropop debut 'Manners,' will headline the first day of the fest, Saturday, June 23, which focuses on dance and electronic music. The band appeared at last year's inaugural Governors Ball as well, but only to perform a DJ set. Other Saturday performers include synthpop duo Chromeo, DJ duo Duck Sauce, James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem and Santigold.
Sunday brings the rock music, with alt-rock icon and sunglasses designer Beck playing live in New York City for the first time since 2008. 'Float On' performers Modest Mouse are also on the bill, along with Explosions in the Sky, Cage the Elephant, Cults, Phantogram, Devendra Banhart, and more. Check out the full lineup at the fest's official site.
The Governors Ball Music Festival is unique in that there are no overlapping performances, meaning that fans don't have to face the common festival dilemma of choosing between competing headliners. Advance two-day tickets are available for $160.