Bestival Toronto 2016 Lineup: Tame Impala, The Cure, Grimes, Odesza, Jamie xx Headline
Bestival has been taking place in the UK since 2004 as a four-day event on the Isle of Wight. Last year the award-winning made its North American debut with a two-day offshoot in Toronto over the summer. This trend continues in the summer of 2016 and organizers have announced the lineup, which will be headlined by Tame Impala, The Cure, Odesza, Grimes and Jamie xx.
This is only the first wave of acts to be announced, but it is already heavy on dance acts. Two of the main headliners are electronic artists - Jamie xx and Odesza and they will be joined by others such as Madeon, Tchami, Porter Robinson (Live), Thomas Jack, Dubfire, Maya Jane Coles, Joris Voorn, Art Department, Anna Lunoe, Lee Foss, the mysterious Malaa, local rising star Shaun Frank and others.
Jamie xx and Shaun Frank are the two known returning acts from last year's lineup.
Non electronic acts are sprinkled around the lineup like the two main headliners Tame Impala and The Cure, while also being supported by others such as Daughter, The Wombats and The Twilight Sad.
Founder and booker Rob Da Bank has also put himself on the lineup.
The inaugural lineup in 2015 was headlined by Florence + The Machine, Nas celebrating 20 years of his seminal album Illmatic, Flume, SBTRKT, Flosstradamus, Jamie xx and Caribou.
Bestival will take place over just two days, not the four that occurs in the UK, on June 11 and 12. The action will go down in Woodbine Park on the Toronto waterfront.
Tickets are on sale now. Check out the complete lineup below and watch the recap from 2015.