Toronto is looking to be the music capital of the world – for real – as UK Fest Bestival has expanded to North America, coming to Hanlan’s Point Beach, Toronto Islands, on June 12-13.
Check out the lineup below:
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE / NAS / FLUME / CARIBOU / SBTRKT (DJ) / FLOSSTRADAMUS / ROBIN SCHULZ / JAMIE JONES / ZHU / CLEAN BANDIT / WAVVES / JAMIE XX / RUDIMENTAL (DJ) / OWEN PALLETT / KEYS N KRATES / BORN RUFFIANS / BAKERMAT / OMAR SOULEYMAN / CASHMERE CAT / GRANDTHEFT / JUSTIN MARTIN / DUSKY / SKREAM / ROBERT DELONG / DJ TENNIS / CASSY / SHAMIR / LANE 8 / NATHAN BARATO / MATOMA / MUSEUM OF LOVE / HUNTER SIEGEL / SHAUN FRANK / KILL THEM WITH COLOURS / HUMANS / TOPS / WHILK & MISKY / TEI SHI / RIVER TIBER / HARRISON / COLEMAN HELL & MORE
PLUS ARENAS AND IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS:
THE BOLLYWOOD TEMPLE / THE BESTIVAL INFLATABLE CHURCH / YARN BOMBING TENT / COSTUME PARTY & PARADE / THE DRESSING UP BOX / THE DAY OF THE DEAD COCKTAIL BUS / SUNDAY BEST BALEARIC BEACH BAR / HULA HOOPING / FLASHMOB TAKEOVERS / CIRCUS TROUPES / MARCHING BANDS
Bestival curator Rob da Bank says:
“￼Canadian promoters Embrace and SFX Entertainment. Bestival Toronto is a partnership between Bestival, ￼￼To say that we’re excited at Bestival HQ about ￼launching our very first Bestival outside of the UK is a serious understatement. We’ve spent 12 years working up to this moment and are so proud to be teaming up with ￼Toronto to launch the good ship that is Bestival overseas. I’m also very proud of our first heavy hitting line-up with typically diverse headliners, Florence and The Machine and Nas! Two amazing talents. We are also announcing; the best leftfield acts ￼around with Caribou and Omar Souleyman, electronic music from Jamie xx and Flosstradamus. I really hope you can join us on the ferry to Toronto Island in June. ￼See you on the beach!”
Tickets go on general sale on Thursday March 5th at 10AM here.