It’s no surprise that people count down the days until Oro-Medonte’s WayHome festival each year. Other than the obvious draw of a killer lineup featuring a variety of amazing musical acts like Cage The ElephantVance Joy and Imagine Dragons you will notice that you are walking through a sea of people who are free to be themselves.

Cage The Elephant @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Imagine Dragons perform on the Main Stage @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

One of the many things that I love the most about the WayHome festival is the absence of judgement. Nothing is too wild or weird. Boasting installations along the walkways that remind you to stay in the present moment, like the colourful and flower filled “We Are Here” sign, there is a noticeable positivity that runs through the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. People are happy, the music is great and everyone is kind to everyone.

Grace Mitchell performs @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Banks @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

What better way to get to hear some of your favourite artists like Banks, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Dashboard Confessional, Charlotte Cardin, and so many more than in a crowd of people with nothing but love and a good time in their hearts and on their minds. Where else can you have punk rockers The Dirty Nil sharing the stage with rapper Clairmont the Second or the soulful Begonia on the same bill as the electronic Phantogram. It’s uplifting to know that there is a place where regardless of your race, religion, gender, age, sexual preference or political views, music can bring us all together for a good time. Do yourself a favour and find your WayHome next year!

In the meantime take a look at some of the images our Mike Highfield and Corey Kelly captured over the course of the weekend.

Words by Bianca Bernardi

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Pics From The Weekend…

Death From Above 1979 perform on the Main Stage @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

The Naked And Famous perform @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Vance Joy @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Houndmouth perform @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

The Shins @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Charles Bradley @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Flume @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Blossom @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Constantines @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Belle Game performs on the Main Stage @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Allan Rayman @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Tegan & Sara @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Imagine Dragons perform @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Margaret Glaspy @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Phantogram @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

The Dirty Nil @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Rag N’ Bone Man @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Clairmont The Second @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Tegan And Sara @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Mute Math @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Gabrielle Shonk @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Death From Above 1979 @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Corey Kelly

Cage The Elephant @ Wayhome 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

 

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