Festival season is upon us! This time of year has always been a favourite of mine. Not only am I able to wear rubber boots and traipse around with flowers in my hair, I’m spoon fed some of the best music by my favourite artists, and able to explore new artists not yet discovered. In preparation for OSHEAGA in Montreal, Quebec, I selected garments with the precision of a Ukrainian gymnast (too soon?) I couldn’t help but peruse archives from Coachella and Glastonbury for outfit inspiration. Kate Moss really set the standard at Glastonbury, when she first donned her Hunter wellies. They are now an iconic item not only for festival goers, but also for students in rainy climates worldwide. I did see one or sixteen festival goers in Montreal sporting these covetable wellies.
OSHEAGA featured an eclectic range of bands from The Black Keys to Aloe Blacc to Austra. My favourites were undoubtedly as follows:
Florence and the Machine (I’ve seen her before, she continues to impress and amaze!)
Yeasayer, they are so very entertaining to watch! The crowd was equally as energetic!
Of Monsters and Men – why aren’t they more famous? They are wonderful!
Austra featuring local talent from my hometown, Ryan Wonziak!
M83, also underrated and incredible!
Bloc Party because they know how to get a crowd amped up!
Justice. I never thought I would enjoy them as much as I did! I was D.A.N.C.E.ing the night away. Bonus: a professional hip hop dancing set up camp next to us and her moves accentuated the music perfectly!
Passion Pit, I couldn’t help but dance foolishly and clap my hands continuously throughout their set.
Honourable mentions to The Black Keys, I knew they’d be wonderfully melodic and hugely popular. Their set definitely delivered, but I think I’d prefer to see them on their own in an auditorium. The Shins were also amazing. I regret not seeing MGMT and Bombay Bicycle Club, but there were simply way too many shows that conflicted. Next time!
Here are some of my favourite festival looks, featuring celebrities and non-celebrities alike: