Bestival Toronto 2016

Bestival returns to Toronto with a new venue this year

Bestival made its North American debut on the Toronto Islands last year, and this U.K.-based music fest is returning to the city for round two on June 11 and 12, 2016.

While Bestival garnered mostly favourable reviews, many complained about schlepping out to the Islands, especially since some attendees had to wait in line for hours just to get on a ferry back to the mainland.

That won't be a problem this year because Bestival's moving to Woodbine Park on the city's east side.

Woodbine Park already hosts the annual Beaches Jazz Festival, but it does seem like a rather unusual choice for a major pop and rock music extravaganza.

And while you won't have to struggle for a spot on a ferry this year, you will have to contend with the spotty 501 streetcar line.

Stay tuned for lineup details, which are due to be released soon.

Photo by Alejandro Santiago.


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