Bestival curator Rob da Bank has announced that the festival, until now exlusively held in the south of England, will host an inaugural international event in Toronto, Canada this summer, with a two day event in Hanlan's Point Beach Toronto Islands scheduled for June.
"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 on the global calendar." says da Bank. "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 of our partners, friends, new and old, and supporters in Toronto for making this happen. We cannot wait!"
Bestival Toronto will take place on June 12th and 13th, further details to be announced soon.