Rob Da Bank’s festival unveils the line-up for its first overseas event.
’90s rap hero Nas and British pop queen Florence + The Machine are down to headline the two-day event on Toronto Island, which features plenty of British exports, including Jamie xx, SBTRKT, Clean Bandit, Dusky and Skream.
Flume and Flosstradamus will bring their stadium-sized dance energy while homegrown Ontario talent Caribou is an obvious pick. Jamie Jones, Rudimental, Owen Pallett, Omar Souleyman and Cashmere Cat are also on the bill, which is set to expand in the coming weeks.
All the usual Bestival silliness and immersive installations will be present and correct at the Canadian offshoot, including a Bollywood Temple, The Bestival Inflatable Church, The Day Of The Dead Cocktail Bus, a costume party and more. Bestival Toronto takes place from June 12-13 – check out the line-up so far below and grab tickets from Flavorus from this Thursday, March 5.
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 & More
Plus Arenas And Immersive Installations:
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 / Hula Hooping /
Flashmob Takeovers / Circus Troupes / Marching Bands