Snapped: Electric Island, Toronto
A Labour Day weekend spent in style on Toronto Island
While choices were aplenty come Labour Day weekend, events as appealing as the annual Electric Island Festival on Toronto Island are far and few in between.
The two-day festival took advantage of its setting - a beautiful island in the bay of Toronto - and luckily, was complemented by the late summer's agreeable weather. Ferries shuffled attendees across the bay with a stunning view of the city's iconic CN Tower.
The self-described "concert and picnic" festival experience concentrated all of its production efforts on the most important focal point - the music. With only one stage, Electric Island was able to truly flex its high quality taste making abilities with a well-curated line up. Accessorized by top-tier lighting and production efforts, where the festival may have lacked in extra stage explorations, it easily made up for in thoughtful decorations and a line up worth boasting about.
The first day was led by none other than the fearless Nicole Moudaber, who ripped through the festival's calm before handing the reigns over to Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet as Get Real. As expected, it was a highlight for the evening, both for the elated audience and the duo themselves, who seemed to be enjoying the set as much as their fans below.
Across both days, the festival drew crowds of excited celebrators dressed to the nines. German duo Âme proved to be a highlight of the second day, but wherever attendees looked across the board of talent, there was no room for disappointment. The roster was sharp through and through with Bicep, Justin Martin, Loco Dice, Dixon and a live set from Fatima Yamaha.
The festival proved a resounding success, even through and past to its official after party held at Toronto's outstanding underground night club CODA, which was also organized by Electric Island's team.
See what you missed from Electric Island above.
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