BottleRock Napa Valley
Governor’s Ball Music Festival
bottlerocknapavalley.com Napa Valley, CA
Randall’s Island Park, New York City, New York
WHEN June 2-4
Held in California’s wine country on Memorial Day Weekend, BottleRock embodies the ultimate festival blend of wine, art and music. Indulge in the best of Napa with the advice of on-site sommeliers and wine experts, and gourmet bites by the region’s top chefs. The music won’t disappoint, either! 2017 headliners include epic rock bands Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and Maroon 5, as well as performances by hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and indie rock Modest Mouse.
WHAT TO BRING
Heavy rains and thunderstorms shut down the final day of last year’s Governor’s Ball, so rain is very possible. Look ahead at the weather forecast and pack a light raincoat and/ or umbrella, if necessary. There’s no re-entry permitted, so come prepared for the entire day.
Come with an empty stomach! BottleRock is the festival to indulge, with food offered by the area’s finest chefs, world-class wines, and craft beers. Don’t forget to pack a camelbak or reusable water bottle to refill throughout the event and maintain hydration.
$349 for general admission 3-day pass, $709 for VIP 3-day pass. VIP perks include access to the “VIP Village,” featuring premium bars, more food offerings, and a VIP viewing deck. Single tickets available, too, for $149 regular / $275 VIP. Looking for more luxury? For $3500 you’ll receive “Platinum” passes and have access to on-stage viewing platforms and exclusive access to Platinum Lounge with all-inclusive gourmet bites, world-class wines and artisanal cocktails.
9 8 | L E FA I R MAG AZI NE
The New York Times deemed the Gov Ball “a festival with a New York heart” held on Randall’s Island Park, the public park nestled between Manhattan, The Bronx, and Queens. Expect music as the top priority, embraced with an urban aesthetic, styled by NYC’s own street artists. The top acts for 2017 give you a little taste of everything with Childish Gambino, Lorde, Wu-Tang Clan, Tool, Phoenix and Wiz Khalifa among many more.
WHAT TO BRING
$305 for 3-day general admission; $650 for VIP and $1000 for VIP “Plus.” VIP has access to exclusive viewing areas, specialty food vendors, cell phone charging stations, massage services, while VIP Plus additionally gets all inclusive beer, cocktails, and wines and waiter service. “Platinum” tickets allow you to experience the festival as if you were an artist performing — in addition to VIP Plus perks, you’ll get on-stage viewing platform, access to backstage lounges, and concierge service on-site. Ferry ride is optional to add to any ticket.