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The Governor's Ball comes to a close in New York City, with Axwell & Ingrosso performing alongside a fireworks spectacular!

The Governor's Ball Festival wrapped on Sunday night in New York City with a literal bang, as headliners Axwell & Alesso released streams of confetti into a firework-laden sky.

After three days with no major issues from weather, logistics or any other sort of hazard, The Governor's Ball proved itself as the quintessential city-based festival. Visitors from throughout the United States poured through the gates on a daily basis clearly revelled in the glorious sunshine that greeted them on Sunday for the third day running, preparing for a day featuring indie fan favorites Foster the People and Vampire Weekend, EDM crowd-draws Axwell & Ingrosso and rap innovators Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator.

British balladeer James Blake took the Honda Stage in the late afternoon for the perfect picnic music, while Frank Turner entertained the masses on the Gov Ball stage, involving the crowd with a series of improvised verses that in no uncertain terms informed the audience that moving their feet to the music was required. As has been the theme for the previous days of the festival, guests were all the go on stages, as AlunaGeorge teamed up with collaborators Disclosure and Foster the People invited a member of Capital Cities to play horns for several songs.

The dust-kicking, bass-dropping dance party from The Bloody Beetroots was closely followed by Empire of the Sun, complete with phoenix feathers and electronic backdrops ending off the Gotham Tent's run with summer hit "Alive". The Head and the Heart adequately set the stage for rocking sets from Foster the People and Vampire Weekend, who mixed up their set with plenty of old and new music for every type of fan. Axwell and Ingrosso who truly brought the festival to a close, with a fireworks display erupting along with beats and bass as they showcased new collaborations alongside their Swedish House Mafia and solo classics.

As sunburnt revellers crushed empty cans of Fosters and negotiated for the remains of the food truck kitchens, the Swedish DJs showed their crowd pleasing prowess with thousands covering the grassy hills, arms raised in the anthem, "Save The World Tonight". Complete with confetti along with a pyrotechnic display, it was clear that if not the world, Governors Ball most certainly did save the New York summer festival.