Governors Ball aims to put New York on music festival map

June 5, 2014 5:16 PM

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Governors Ball aims to put New York on music festival map

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After gale-force winds and rain marred last year's event, New York will host the fourth Governors Ball on Friday, which could be its answer to Lollapalooza and Coachella and the city's most successful attempt yet to establish a homegrown music festival.

Grammy-winning rock group Kings of Leon were forced to run for shelter last year as the festival grounds on Randall's Island in New York's East River were transformed into a morass of stinky, sticky mud.

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