This year's Bestival Toronto marked my first Bestival experience and I thought it was an incredible spectacle and sensational event. It really takes the festival experience up several notches beyond the typical music festival that provides a few of stages in a field intermixed with beer tents and food trucks.
There are so many things to see and do at Bestival outside of the fantastic musical line-up and the crowd really goes above and beyond, dressing up and making it a real occasion. Bestival features many stages with distinctive vibes from The Main Stage to The Big Top to the Bollywood Stage to the Sunday Best Balearic Bar and the Cosmic Commune. There are activities and games, entertaining staff/actors, the Inflatable Church, the Summer of Love Costume Parade & Party, roving entertainers and costumed characters, and so much more.
I can't wait for next year and hope to see other festivals taking on more of a spectacle vibe over and above the great music.
Please check out all the posts and photos that Roy Cohen and I captured from the Bestival Toronto 2016 weekend:
Posts of Day One photos from around the site:
Posts of Day One bands:
Posts of Day Two photos from around the site:
Posts of Day Two bands: