We had the TIME of our lives at Time Festival this weekend. The 12-act set took place at Fort York and consisted of mostly Canadian artists including Mac Demarco, Alison Wonderland and Ryan Hemsworth.
We Snapchatted our entire experience, check out our Snapchat TIMEline below.
We arrived just in time for Tory Lanez performance. Lanez, a Torontonian himself, was surprised at the size of the crowd that had come out to see him. Before starting his set, he encouraged everyone to say hello to the people beside them in the crowd and told everyone to move in closer together.
After Lanez, we had the chance to interview DJ/known nice guy Ryan Hemsworth. He told us his favourite thing about himself was his ability to fall asleep on airplanes easily.
Born and raised in Halifax, he obviously mentioned his affinity for lobster.
The sweltering heat didn’t stop festival goers from having a good time. Crowds of people sat in shade and swayed to DIIV. This one fan showed off his hooping skills.
As the day went on, more and more people showed up. Alison Wonderland and Ryan Hemsworth played back-to-back for electro-pop fans. Hemsworth honoured our hometown hero Drake with a remix of his recent release “Hotline Bling”.
Later, we hung out with Mac Demarco and talked about overalls, his new EP Another One and played Would You Rather. For the record, he would rather be able to speak every foreign language than be able to talk to animals.
We had to represent Much on this giant chalkboard in the middle of the grounds.
The sun went down, the temperature cooled and the crowd had grown into a sea of fans who had come out to see Mac. He played most of the songs from his lovesick EP and closed with “Still Together” from his first album 2.
The last act, South African band Die Antwoord gave the crowd a performance as weird as you would expect. The projection that backdropped their set was filled with cartoons with giant genitalia. They played past their set time and refused to get off stage. After a few extra songs, they finally ended their set and closed the festival.
Until next TIME!