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.
The ferry ride to Hanlan's Point offered a view of condo city.
Magic Man praying the rain away.
It was Nathan Williams' of Wavves birthday and he was tripping on mushrooms.
Clean Bandit taking shelter from the rain.
Grace and Neil a bit more serious than the previous photo.
Jamie xx making everyone warmer by blasting fire out of elephants.
One of the more original costumes at Bestival (not pictured: headdresses, flower crowns).
Other festivals should follow Bestival's lead with things to do outside of the music.
Owen Pallett on the ferry ride to the island.
Men on stilts taking a break from the carnival.
Shamir gives the best hugs...
...And makes the best music.
Up above at the main stage.
Banks had the highest percentage of screaming fans.
I hope you made your way to the hidden beach stage.
Sunset at Balearic Beach Club.
Magic Man getting people bouncing early in the day.
A sun! Something you didn't see on day one.
You could get married in the blow-up castle in the background.
Caribou put on the best set of the weekend.
The runner up was this mariachi band.
What the ground looked like by the end of the weekend.
Owen Pallett performing with Caribou on Saturday night.
Owen Pallett and Dan Snaith of Caribou arm wrestling on the ferry ride home.
Florence and the Machine bringing euphoria to Toronto.
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