Compared to brand name festivals we all know and love, Governors Ball is a fairly new music festival in the running. In honor of the upcoming Gov Ball weekend, we decided to dive into the nitty-gritty of this music festival. It originated in 2011 and has since been one of New York’s staple music events. This three-day rave is held at Randalls island and hosts a variety of music genres including, but not limited to, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Indie, and Hip-Hop. On top of amazing music and a good time, Gov Ball also features a variety of delicious food trucks, installations, and games for all guests. With over 150,000 people attending annually, Gov Ball is definitely worth the trip to experience raving in New York City. 



Attending Governors Ball 

If this is your first time attending Governors Ball, we’ve gathered up a few tips and tricks to optimize your raving experience. 


The Citi Viewing Deck will be one of your best bet to getting a great view of your favorite headliner. Typically the crowd from the previous headliner will trickle down as their set nears its end. Be sure to take advantage of people leaving so that you can secure a spot in the front for the best views. 


Go early for one of the three days! If this is your first time, chances are you never had the chance to really look around the event to explore the installations, games, and food. By going early you can scout out the area before it gets way too crowded. Going early often means you have access to a lot of freebies that vendors often give out. 


Plan accordingly for the walk back home. It might prove useful to have accommodations local to the area to avoid that long walk back from the RFK bridge. Be wary that drivers will likely surge their prices and overcharge as well. 


4 Killer Gov Ball Outfits to Rock

Punk-Rock Gov Ball Themed Outfits 

If you’re looking for an edgy punk rock Gov Ball outfit, this might be the one for you. Dressed all in black, this punky outfit doesn’t need any pop of color besides your hair and footwear! In this photo, the model is rocking a mesh shrug with metallic hardware for the outer layer of the top. This complements any tank top you might want to rock underneath and still perfectly show it off. For the bottoms, the model is wearing an A-line black skirt that showcases a trendy hanging strap pocket detail. The black thigh-high socks help wrap this entire look altogether for that black-on-black punk Gov Ball outfit. You can wear your favorite statement platforms for that pop of color, or have your hair do all the talking! 

gov ball themed outfits

Flashy Gov Ball Wear

Is it even a rave if you don’t show up in any reflective clothing? We didn’t think so. In this photo, you can see the model rocking a matching reflective Gov Ball outfit for girls. The top is a fully reflective cropped bomber that clicks at the neckline and features a secret zipped pocket on one of the sleeves. The bottoms worn feature several reflective details including the straps, mesh piping, and pocket as well. This flashy duo at Governors ball will have people turning heads to get a look!  

reflective gov ball outfit

Cute Gov Ball Outfits 

If you’re looking for something a little more feminine to rock this Gov Ball, we got just the look for you. It’s still edgy and along the lines of streetwear attire, but with a feminine twist through the fitted shapes and forms. The model here is rocking a mesh top with an adjustable buckle waistline. The bottoms featured are a strappy cut-out short, layered under a slit adjustable plaid skirt. This Cute Gov Ball Outfit is a looker and will have you feeling rave-ready in no time. 

cute gov ball outfits

Matching Gov Ball Clothes with the Bestie 

Failure to match at any time with the bestie is an opportunity missed in our eyes. Why not coordinate this year and rock out at Governors ball in style? First, you just have to pick a theme and work along those lines. In this photo here you can see these besties rock out on an all-black streetwear combo. A simple black top is complemented by a showy slit chain skort. The other model here is rocking an all-out leg strap halter dress. Both are true to the streetwear theme and work together with their edgy finishes. These Governors Ball outfits are a duo made in heaven. If you’re looking for matching Gov Ball outfits with your SO, don’t you worry because we got you as well! Check out our post on matching rave outfits for couples to find more inspiration on the topic! 

matching gov ball outfits

Now that you’re ready to sink your feet into Governors Ball this year, don’t forget to check out our blog post listing all the rave essentials you need to prep for before the big event, as well as getting your rave hair game on! ! Check out our ravewear collection if you need more inspiration for Gov Ball outfits this year.
September 22, 2021
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