The first day of the event will be focused on dance, hip-hop and electronic acts and will feature sets by Chromeo, Major Lazer and Santigold in addition to Duck Sauce and Passion Pit. The second day will focus on rock and include performances by Cage the Elephant, Explosions in the Sky, Built to Spill and Devendra Banhart.
Both of the Sunday headliners will be playing their first New York City shows in quite some time. Beck has not played there since he toured in support of Modern Guilt in 2008, and Fiona Apple’s last major Manhattan gig was in 2006 in Central Park. She will be playing a handful of small gigs in the city in March, but the majority of her fan base was shut out of those instantly sold-out shows.
The lineup of confirmed artists for the 2012 Governors Ball is as follows:
Saturday June 23rd
Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem)
Walk the Moon
Art vs Science
Nobody Beats the Drum
Sunday June 24th
Explosions in the Sky
Cage the Elephant
Built to Spill