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Bestival announces new festival in Toronto

By | Published on Tuesday 17 February 2015

Bestival Toronto 2015

Bestival has announced a new festival in Toronto, which will take place on the city’s Hanlan’s Point Beach on 12-13 Jun.

Having announced their intent to take the Bestival format global last August, the original festival’s co-founder Josie and Rob Da bank will oversee the new event, which is being launched in partnership with Canadian promoters Embrace and the ever expansive SFX Entertainment.

Says Rob: “We have waited twelve years to decide to launch another Bestival outside of the UK. It took a really special city, and an even more exciting site, with Toronto and Toronto Island, to make us take the leap. So, the waiting is over and we are so excited to be launching in North America in June, with a classic Bestival line-up waiting to thrill, intrigue and party!”

As previously reported, Team Bestival are also expanding their UK operations, having announced back in December the launch of a new city-based festival in Southampton called Common People. That is due to take place 23-24 May, with the first day headlined by Fatboy Slim.

More info on Bestival Toronto here.