Published Mar 11, 2016Award-winning global music and arts spectacle Bestival is set to return to Toronto for its sophomore event this summer, and ahead of the full lineup reveal, organizers have announced the top two headliners for this year's Canadian edition.
English goth-rock vets the Cure will top the bill, lauded for their 2011 Bestival UK performance on the Isle of Wight, while psych-rock renaissance men Tame Impala will also headline the event.
The festival will take place on June 11 and 12 in a new location. While the inaugural edition took place on Toronto Island last summer, organizers have found the fest a home at Woodbine Park in the city's east end.
Along with "a top-drawer lineup of incredible acts and sure-fire floor-fillers" that have yet to be announced, the fest promises the return of "the Bollywood Temple, our Costume Party and Parade, the Bestival Inflatable Church, circus troupes, Day of the Dead cocktail bus, marching bands, Sunday Best Balearic Beach Bar and much more."
"With a beautiful new site, and so much love emanating from Toronto, we needed some big headliners," Bestival curator Rob da Bank said in a statement. "The Cure and Tame Impala more than fit the bill; two of the best live acts I've ever seen from totally different eras. It's on. See you in T-Dot!"
Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 14 at 10 a.m. EST and can be purchased here.
Watch a highlight reel of last year's event in the player below.