PHOTOS: Philly’s War on Drugs, Strand of Oaks, Districts Head to Randall’s Island for Governors Ball 2015

They were joined by The Black Keys, Death From Above 1979, Björk, in primordial, intergalactic butterfly getup, and more.

New York has long proven a precarious, star-crossed market for festival promoters due to restrictions over noise and congestion, competition with the city’s cultural calendar and the increased cost of labor and equipment.

But the three-day Governors Ball looks to have succeeded where other outfits, like All Points West, Vineland, Field Day, Across the Narrows and Bonnaroo N.E., fell short.

My brother, Bryan Armen Graham, and I were there to catch photos of Philly acts War on Drugs, Strand of Oaks and The Districts, and other bands who gave performances worth  mentioning.