bestival toronto

Bestival lineup revealed for Toronto

The lineup for Bestival, a new UK export to Toronto and the biggest music festival to land on the Toronto Islands since Virgin Fest, has been leaked via a rather official looking email - and if the rumours are to be believed, its about as okay as all the other recent announcements (are we spoiled yet?). Florence and the Machine, Nas, Flume, Caribou, Owen Pallett, and Jamie XX are on the roster, which should be enough to get some budget-minded music lovers to pick the Island fest over its competitors.

Others will be there for the Bollywood Temple, Inflatable Church, Yarn Bombing Tent, Costume Parade, Dressing Up Box, Day of the Dead Cocktail Bus (what?), Beach Bar, Hula Hooping (all caps), Flashmob Takeovers, Circus Troupes, and Marching Bands. I don't know these people myself, but they must be out there.

Dance acts look to feature heavily on the bill and include Toronto's Keys N Krates, Grandtheft, and Harrison. Wavves, Flosstradamus, Jamie Jones, Born Ruffians, Omar Souleyman, TOPS, and more are slated to on stage as well, plus a DJ set from SBTRKT. See the full lineup leak here. Tickets go on sale to the public March 5.

Update: the lineup has been confirmed by Embrace.

Will you pay to see a festival branded with smiley faces and peace signs that has auto play audio on its website at Hanlan's Point Beach June 12-13? Let us know in the comments.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Toronto rapper rises from the streets of Scarborough to balling at Drake's mansion

Budweiser Stage is reopening and here are all the concerts announced for 2021 so far

Toronto nightclubs are reopening for Step 3 but many are deciding to wait

Beloved concert venue that shut down in Toronto is reopening after huge renovation

People are wondering if Angelina Jolie is dating The Weeknd

Two friends create something new after jobs with Toronto symphony put on pause

No Frills at Dufferin Mall is now the star of a new music video

Drake spotted on private date with Amari Bailey's mom at Dodger Stadium