This is the second instalment in our #FestivalSummer photo essay series by Kate Killet.
This past weekend, Hanlan’s Point played home to Toronto’s first Bestival. It’s a version of the annual Isle of Wright based festival, but this time in the 6ix. I went to check it out and get my good times on. With a lineup that covered a wide range of genres, the weekend was a kaleidoscope of sounds. Here’s a peak at what I saw.
Rob da Bank didn’t just play Bestival, he actually helped create the original Bestival. He’s the one we need to blame for all the fun.
Robert John Gorham, or as most know him as Rob da Bank.
Caught up with Tei Shi, who kept her Bestival look casual, accessorizing with a ring pop (makes sense cause she’s so sweet).
The weather was overcast and rainy, but Jamie XX brought the good times.
Harrison was well prepared for the drizzle.
I <3 catching cute couples being quietly adorable amidst the crowds.
It’s important to hydrate, you guys.
R&B Def Jam star on the rise, Alessia Cara proved why she’s here.
When you’re backstage sending a work email on your phone and pyrotechnics go off.
SBTRKT on the decks and slaying.
K-os says hey!
Florence Welch is a goddess and brought day one to end reminding us that the dog days are over.
Day 2 was much more sunny and the beach was packed.
Born Ruffians brought the heat.
Yup. Just a couple of Born Ruffians enjoying Bestival.
Daniel of Moon King hanging in the shade.
Snuck backstage for Shamir.
The ever cool Dan Snaith played twice on Saturday – both as Daphni and Caribou.
The Daphni set was lit. Fire even.
Super sunny good time grooves.
Thought you were praying to the resurrector; turns out it was just a reflector. Spotted in the crowd during Owen Pallett’s stunning set.
Blair got married in an inflatable church.
An excited Caribou fan, ready to dig into the tunes.
I can’t do without Caribou. Owen Pallet even joined in on violin! Beautiful stuff.
The sun set and we all danced.
Nas closed it all up, and took it back with some classic Illmatic cuts.
Sure, getting on the ferry home was a mess, but you can’t get mad at that view.