UPDATE — March 30, 2015
Bestival just announced via their Instagram that breakout artist BANKS will be performing at the inaugural Toronto festival this June.
March 1, 2015
For those who’ve been waiting for a marquee music festival to return to Toronto Islands, the wait is finally over as UK Fest Bestival has expanded to North America, coming to Hanlan’s Point Beach, Toronto Islands, on June 12-13. The lineup is a very solid mix of pop, indie, hip-hop, and huge DJ acts. There is also a Costume Party & Parade planned for the Saturday and something called “The Day of the Dead Cocktail Bus”. We approve.
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 on sale now!
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