Embrace and SFX Entertainment have revealed some very exciting news! Bestival, the UK festival that has featured Step On favourite headliners such as The Beastie Boys, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, Kraftwerk, Bjork and Aphex Twin in coming to Toronto on June 12th and 13th. Better yet, it will be held on the grounds on Toronto Island.
Bestival c0-founder and curator Rob da Bank has this to say:
We have waited 12 years to decide to launch another Bestival outside of the UK and our beloved Bestival, on the Isle of Wight, which has grown into one of the most important festivals in the global calendar. 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! I’d like to thank all our partners, friends, new and old, and supporters in Toronto, for making this happen. We cannot wait!
Although the line-up for the Toronto festival has yet to be revealed, the UK’s September version will feature The Chemical Brothers and Underworld as their headline acts.