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We sent documentary photographer, music video director and scene fixture, Colin Medley to Kingston, Ontario's Wolfe Island Music Festival with his Canon AE-1, Portra 400 and a handful of 35mm film from Downtown Camera in Toronto to scope out some of our favourite Canadian artists enjoying the beachy atmosphere as the sun slowly fell.
Now in its sixteenth year, Wolfe Island Music Festival remains a well-curated indie-rock love-in and a perfect way to cap off the summer festival season on a positive note. Taking place on the picturesque island just off shore of the limestone city, the festival still seems to draw most of its attendance from Kingston families and Queens University students. However, with a consistently great lineup, beautiful surroundings (bike rentals are available for those in need), and plenty of space to set up a tent and camp out, Wolfe Island Music Festival is worth the a trip no matter where you live.
This year featured acts such as Shad, Cousins, Alvvays, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and Bry Webb on the mainstage, while smaller club shows hosted sets by Grey Lands, PUP, The Luyas, and Mozart’s Sister, among others. I've attended several times now, and decided to return this year in hopes of capturing some of the island magic on film. My only regret is not bringing swim trunks.