Bestival Toronto 2016 weekend guide

June 8, 2016
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Grimes-photo-credit-Michael-AvedonGrimes will perform at Woodbine Park this Sunday at Bestival Toronto – photo Michael Avedon

That’s right, Bestival is back in the 6ix and it’s better than ever this year. Going by the theme of “Summer in Love”, it’s sure to be a groovy time on June 11th and 12th. Day one names include Elliott Vincent Jones, Art Department, Odesza, Tame Impala and the return of Jamie XX after playing last summer. Day two includes Blajk, Dubfire, Daughter, Grimes, and legendary band The Cure, as well as more too! These amazing acts will take place on three different stages (Main Stage, The Big Top, Bollywood), at Woodbine Park; just a 10 minute drive from Union Station!

Weekend tickets are $159.50 (here), and you can enter the Lucky Lounge VIP area for the weekend for $249.50. When you become VIP for this spectacular weekend, you receive a dedicated VIP entrance, premium viewing of the Main Stage, special (ooooooh) cocktails, curated food, access to the Official Bestival After party, and even Premium Toilets! Can it get much better than that? However, there are only a limited amount of these tickets to make sure you get your hands on yours as soon as possible!

Not only will there be some amazing music but, there will also be many fun events! Don’t miss out on the Bestival Inflatable Church, the costume party and parade, dress up tent, Silver Elvis, Queen of The Universe Pageant, and so much more! This is so much more than just your average music festival.

What you can bring

• Cinch packs no larger than 21”x17”

• Empty water bottles, including reusable and disposable water bottles up to 20oz

• Empty CamelBak-style water bladder systems with removable water carriers and no more than 2 main compartments and 1 small compartment.

• Non-professional cameras

• Cell phones

• Lighters

• Sealed: tampons, packs of gum, and chapstick/lip gloss

• Sunglasses and hats

• Liquid sunscreen and cosmetic products (max 3oz/90ml)

• Prescription and OTC medications subject to specific guidelines. Bring no more than you require for the day.

• Guide dogs for people with disabilities and other service animals

What you can’t bring

Glass of any kind

• Weapons of any kind

• Paint of any kind including paint markers and spray paint

• Fireworks, explosives, or incendiary or flammable items of any kind

• Illegal Substances

• Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia

• Large chains

• Laser pointers

• Flags or totems with metal or wood pieces

• Large umbrellas

• Unsealed tampons

• Stuffed animals/dolls

• Pacifiers, except for the use by an infant

• Unsealed over the counter medications/vitamins

• Bicycles, scooters, go carts, or ATVs

• Pets (leave your pets at home)

• Coolers

• Outside Food or Drinks

• Open Containers

• Multi Pocket Backpacks

• Cinch packs larger than 21” x1 17”

• Prescription Drugs in non-approved prescription containers

• Aerosol cans regardless of content

• Tripod for cameras, including selfie-sticks

• Projectiles

• Knives or sharp objects

• Water guns or misters

• Chairs of any kind

• Flyers, stickers, or posters

• Drones of any kind

• Tactical gear and/or gas masks

• Any other items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the patrons

Got it?! Bring your shades, bring your chill and maybe bring a costume too. The event is 16 and up, and doors to the cool atmosphere will open at 12pm on both days.

© Gemma Mastroianni, Music Vice

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