Photo Gallery: The Mud, Rain, and Music of Governors Ball 2013

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After one day of torrential rain, two days of ankle-deep mud, and countless ruined shoes, the third and largest incarnation of New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival wrapped up last night with a headline set from Kanye West. Although West did treat the audience to some brand new Yeezus tracks — and also let everyone know know the album is coming out sooner rather than later because he “doesn’t give a fuck” about album sales — his set was mostly a compilation of crowd-pleasing hits and surprisingly cheesy visuals. Compared to Friday’s shortened sets and canceled headliners, however, the majority of the Governors Ball went smoothly, with the exception of a retooled main stage schedule that pushed up acts like Japandroids and Cut Copy, and some sound issues that led Animal Collective to flat-out leave the stage on Saturday night. Standout performances included a show from embattled Harlem MC Azealia Banks and a visually stunning set from The xx, along with the much-hyped return of Guns ‘n’ Roses. Flavorwire’s ace photographer Andrew Boyle was there to capture all the action, so click through for a look at some of the dozens of acts that took to the festival’s four stages this weekend — minus the mud.

Best Coast. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Dillon Francis. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Local Natives. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Feist. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Icona Pop. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Japandroids. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Paper Diamond. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Fucked Up. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Alt-J. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Cut Copy. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Kings of Leon. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Cold War Kids. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Deerhunter. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Foals. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Beirut. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Bloc Party. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

The xx. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle

Kanye West. Photo credit: Andrew Boyle