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Bestival Moves to Toronto with Florence + The Machine, Nas and More!

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on March 02, 2015

Toronto, Canada -- Florence + The Machine and Nas have been announced as the first headliners for the first North American edition of the UK-based Bestival festival, Bestival Toronto. The inaugural festival will take place June 12-13 on Toronto Island.

The two headliners will be joined by 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, and many more. Scroll down for the full lineup so far and stay tuned for my lineup announcements.

Bestival Toronto will also feature arenas and immersive installations like 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, Flashmob Takeovers, Circus Troupes, and more. 

Of the new Toronto Bestival installment, Bestical curator Rob da Bank says, "To say that we're excited at Bestival HQ about launching our very first Bestival outside of the U.K. 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."

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 5 at 10am EST. At this time, GA and VIP weekend tickets will be available. Head to the Bestival Toronto website for more information. 

Full Lineup so Far: 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 

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