TAKING THE PARTY BEYOND THE MUSIC: BESTIVAL TORONTO
THE COSMIC COMMUNE:
SILVER ELVIS / GALEXY MAKERS ECSTATIC DANCE CONCERT / SOUND HEALING WORKSHOP / SHAMANIC SOUNDBATHS / SUPERGALACTIC OPERATTA / QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE PAGEANT / COWBOY MOUTH / HARMONIUM HYPNOTISM / GODDESS BREATH
PLUS SPECTACLES GALORE:
ZOOSSEMOBILE / YARN BOMBING INSTALLATION / TRUE BLUE LOVE CREW / SUGAR SKULLS COCKTAIL BUS Feat. QUINCEANERA PHOTOBOOTH, BODY PAINTING, & INTERACTIVE LIVE MURAL PAINTING / BESTIVAL INFLATABLE CHURCH / COSTUME PARADE / LOST & FOUND
Firmly established as one of the world’s most innovative festivals, Bestival has gained a reputation for giving you more than just music. With a wealth of off-the-wall attractions and unexpected delights in store, the Bestival team will be taking the party way Beyond the Music at our two-day wonderland of arts & music this coming June 11-12 in Woodbine Park.
Rob da Bank says: “Show me another festival in your beautiful county of Canada with shamans, sound healing, drag queen opera, a musical bicycle and I’ll eat my hat. We are so excited about bringing not only some incredible bands and DJs to Bestival Toronto but also this amazing array of out of this world, camp and cosmic happenings. Be there! Don’t say I didn’t warn you”.
The Cosmic Commune is the intergalactic hub of far out happenings, trippy activities, pop-up parties and performances, making it the eccentric centre of all things Beyond the Music at our Woodbine Park jamboree. Hosted by the inimitable Silver Elvis don’t miss his space age rock & roll feats or his sleek silver ride The Rocket Car that will come to life when Elvis is in the building.
Expect madness and mayhem from Galexy Makers Ecstatic Dance Concert,featuring the talents of mystical musician, sound healer and sage, Darren Austin Hall, the dazzling guitar mastery of Stephen Bahnesli and the electronic wizardry of Patrick O'Reilly in a salutary sonic melange of live ecstatic dance music, inspired shamanic improvisations and sacred healing sounds with Sound Healing Workshops and Shamanic Soundbaths.
Be amazed by a specially commissioned SuperGalactic Operatta paying homage to the 5th Elements Diva Opera, featuring soprano Tonia Cianciulli of Wish Arts, swoon at our drag-tastic Queen of the Universe Pageant,marvel at the trippy theatre of Cowboy Mouth performed by Frolick Theatre - with music written by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard, lose yourself in the Harmonium Hypnotism of Swapnil & his band of mystics, who play in a state of trance from a place of inter dimensional inner-vision, and get transcendental with Goddess Breath.
Elsewhere around the site there will be jaw-dropping spectacles galore including Phil Sarazen’s interactive musical orchestra bicycle machine, the Zoossemobile, the woolly enchantment of our Yarn Bombing Instillation, and garden party games from Bestival's favourite darling drag queen squadTrue Blue Love Crew. Plus, we’ll have our startling Sugar Skulls CocktailBus with body painting, an interactive, live mural painting instillation and a Quinceanera PhotoBooth so you can indulge in fake-quinceanera photos to your heart’s content. And there will be copious free-spirted love in the incredible Bestival Inflatable Church, dressing-up shenanigans with our costume parade and even more fun and games from our favourite nonsense facilitators Lost & Found.
Stretching the dimensions of partying possibilities, surrender to the pleasures Beyond the Music at Bestival.