Exposures - Bestival Toronto 2015

EXPOSURES: Fire, fun, and ferry rides at Bestival 2015

The famous UK festival made its way to Toronto and we caught all the artists on stage and backstage on film.

- Jun 15, 2015
EXPOSURES captures the moods and experiences of fans and artists, both onstage and off.

England's four-day music festival made its way across the pond to Toronto Island this past weekend. The two day affair featured performances from Florence and the Machine, Nas, Caribou, Flume, Jamie xx, Wavves, Owen Pallett, and a mariachi band hidden in a back field.

Bestival's biggest hurdle would be getting thousands of people to and from the island. They got people there... and then it all fell apart. Ignoring that, we set out to capture the smiles of fans and artists in the rain and sun with one roll of film. People smiled and artists arm wrestled. Here's what we saw.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

The ferry ride to Hanlan's Point offered a view of condo city.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Magic Man

Magic Man praying the rain away.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Free Shrugs

#Shrugs

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Wavves

It was Nathan Williams' of Wavves birthday and he was tripping on mushrooms.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit taking shelter from the rain.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Clean Bandit

Grace and Neil a bit more serious than the previous photo.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Jamie xx

Jamie xx making everyone warmer by blasting fire out of elephants.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

One of the more original costumes at Bestival (not pictured: headdresses, flower crowns).

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

Other festivals should follow Bestival's lead with things to do outside of the music.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett on the ferry ride to the island.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians new jams sounding tasty.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

Men on stilts taking a break from the carnival.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Shamir

Shamir gives the best hugs...

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Shamir

...And makes the best music.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

Up above at the main stage.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Banks

Banks had the highest percentage of screaming fans.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

I hope you made your way to the hidden beach stage.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

Sunset at Balearic Beach Club.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Magic Man

Magic Man getting people bouncing early in the day.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Crowd

A sun! Something you didn't see on day one.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

You could get married in the blow-up castle in the background.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Caribou

Caribou put on the best set of the weekend.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

The runner up was this mariachi band.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures

What the ground looked like by the end of the weekend.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Owen Pallett and Caribou

Owen Pallett performing with Caribou on Saturday night.

Bestival 2015 - Exposures - Owen Pallett and Caribou

Owen Pallett and Dan Snaith of Caribou arm wrestling on the ferry ride home.

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Florence and the Machine bringing euphoria to Toronto.

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