Bestival Toronto Returns

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What is Bestival?

Photo: TBT to Florence + The Machine’s electrifying BestivalTO ’15 performance. Bestival Facebook:

Bestival was first being held in a small country park called ‘Robin Hill’ since 2004 in the United Kingdom. It was organized by Rob da Bank and was a side shoot of his Sunday Best record label and club nights. Last year, the debut in Toronto Islands featured Florence and the Machine and Nas as headliners, along with Caribou, Owen Pallett, Wavves, Jamie xx, SBTRKT, Flume, Rudimental, and Omar Souleyman. This year, the tradition continues at Woodbine Park, Toronto.

Event: Bestival – Toronto, Woodbine Park.
Date: June 11-12, 2016.
Time:  Gates open 12pm (midday) Saturday / 12pm (midday) Sunday.

Age:  Bestival is a 16+ event. Under 16s can attend if with an adult over 30.

There will be street parking available in the area, but not guaranteed.

Woodbine Park can be accessed from Lakeshore Blvd E. or Queen St. E.

Official Website:

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Public Transit routes:
For those taking public transit in downtown Toronto, the 501 streetcar runs in both directions along Queen St. and drops off in front of Woodbine Park.
If coming from the north end of Toronto, find your way to Coxwell Station and from there take the #22 bus south along Coxwell directly to the site.
If coming from outside of Toronto, make your way to Union Station, and from there you can walk about 10 mins north to Queen St. and then take the 501 streetcar eastbound, or from Union Station take the northbound subway on the Yonge Line to Queen Station, exit the station, and from there get on the 501 streetcar eastbound.


Saturday June 11th

• Tame Impala
• Odesza Jamie Xx
• Porter Robinson Madeon
• Maya Jane Coles
• Art Department
• Joris Voorn
• Malaa Shaun Frank
• Gaiser Giraffage
• Swim Deep Rationale
• 4B
• Thugli
• Rob Da Bank
• Jonathan Rosa
• Elliott Vincent Jones
• Smalltown Djs
• Maddmon

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Sunday June 12th
• The Cure
• Grimes
• Daughter
• Tchami
• Dubfire
• The Wombats
• Thomas Jack
• Classixx
• Lee Foss
• Catz ’N Dogz
• Tom Trago
• Unlike Pluto
• Skylar Spence
• Pusher
• Lee K
• The Twilight Sad
• Hrmxny Reeps One
• Blajk Weston and Teston

Beyond The Music
• Bollywood
• Sunday Best Balearic Bar
• Bestival Inflatable Church
• Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus
• Quinceanera Photobooth
• Sugar Skulls Body Painting
• Interactive Live Mural Painting
• Costume Party & Parade
• Dress Up Tent
• True Blue Love Crew
• Lost & Found
• The Cosmic Commune
• Silver Elvis
• Galexy Makers Ecstatic Dance Concert
• Sound Healing Workshops
• Shamanic Soundbaths
• Supergalactic Operatta
• Queen Of The Universe Pageant
• Cowboy Mouth
• Harmonium Hypnotism
• Goddess Breath
• Lovelution, Presenting Celestial Rain, An Intergalatic Downpour Of Love
• Rainbow Soul Pop Up Party
• Alien Visitations & Extraterrestrial Puppet Shows
• The Cube: Portal To Other Worlds
• The Subtonic Monks
• Future Retro Vision
• Down By Riverside
• Christian Bridges
• Jungle Man Sam
• Cosmic Cafe
• Flashmob Conga Lines
• Cosmic Unicorn Art Car
• Mexico De Noche
• Acros Buddhas
• Yarn Bomb Piano Lounge
• Knitting Tent
• Optimists Alumi
• Drag Queen Croquet
• Flashmob Conga Lines
• Zoossemobile
& Much More