Global kings of musical delights and tripped-out arts festivities, Bestival HQ are thrilled to announce the theme of our fancy dress wonderland this coming June 11-12 in Woodbine Park is all about the Music, Freedom, Peace and Euphoria. 2016 is all about Bestival’s Summer of Love, expect monumental fun and unparalleled party pleasures, surrender to the possibilities, join our accord and feel the love at Bestival Toronto!
Bestival’s Summer of Love is all about positivity, peace & love, and bananas not guns. We want all people, all sexes, all ages, all cultures to come together and to share the good times, to celebrate the simple joy of unity, to feel the unparalleled pleasures of dancing shoulder to shoulder with wonderful strangers and loving every second. We want the greatest party of all time. And we know you do, too.
With more than a decade of costume party bonanzas at Bestival UK, this year we thought it only right to extend the love across the pond and share our burning passion for all things glitter and shimmer. From bell-bottomed flower braided hippies to psychedelic headscarves, Saturday will host our fantastical costume parade, weaving and winding a harem of sequin shapes and Summer of Love splendor through Woodbine Park. Join us in spreading peace and happiness at Bestival Toronto in your finest groovy getup, the first 50 people to sign up on the website will receive a pair of Psychedelic Rainbow Sparkle Explosion Glasses to add to their apparel! To get involved, please sign up here.
Joining the previously announced The Cosmic Commune line-up laying the evolution of love on the dancefloor are ecstatic magicians Lovelution, presenting Celestial Rain, an Intergalactic Downpour of Love, otherworldly Alien Visitations and Extraterrestrial Puppet Shows, wondrous delights from The Cube: Portal to Other Worlds, UFO bound soundscapists and psychedelic world beat jam The Subtonic Monks, intergalactic virtual reality experiences hosted by Occupied VR in the Future Retro Vision tent, rock reggae vibrations Down By Riverside, soulful honcho Christian Bridges, dub spiritual reggaeist Jungle Man Sam, hippie Rainbow Soul Pop Up Party and gourmet health, space snack caterers Cosmic Café. Plus, don’t forget to hire your morph suit for amazing daily Flashmob Conga Lines!
Elsewhere expect gloriously trippy unicorn squads, spontaneous sparkle dance parties and epic bubble blowing battles from Cosmic Unicorn Art Car hosted by Top Secret Parties, dreamy twilight mariachi Mexico De Noche, acrobatic yoga duo, Acro Buddhas and the Yarn Bomb Piano Lounge, as well as one stop costume shop Dress Up Tent hosted by 69 Vintage, bedazzled drum and bugle corps Optimists Alumni and super-fantastic Drag Queen Croquet. Plus, our favourite nonsense facilitators Lost & Found bring an abundance of treats including Binocular Football, Gurning Competitions, The Vegetable Olympics, Best In Show, Egg Hurling, Snail Racing and much much more!