Published Mar 14, 2016Last week, Bestival confirmed that it would return to Toronto in 2016, announcing that the Cure and Tame Impala would headline the fest. Now, organizers have rolled out the full list of performers who will be taking to the stages at Woodbine Park on June 11 and 12.
Added to the bill are the following artists: Odesza, Grimes, Jamie xx, Porter Robinson, Madeon, Tchami, Dubfire, Thomas Jack, Daughter, Maya Jane Coles, the Wombats, Joris Voorn, Art Department, Classixx, Catz n Dogz, Lee Foss, Swim Deep, Anna Lunoe, Malaa, Shaun Frank, Giraffage, Gaiser, Tom Trago, 48, Thugli, Rob Da Bank, Reeps One, Jonathan Rosa, Pusher, the Twilight Sad, Hrmxny, Blajk and Elliott Vincent Jones.
In a statement, curator and performer Rob Da Bank said of the lineup, "Jamie xx's set last year on the fire breathing Temple Stage was one of my highlights of our first Toronto show, so I'm really excited that he's back, along with electronic behemoths Porter Robinson, Odesza, and the first lady of weird leftfield pop Grimes, plus we've got a huge undercard, too."
Tickets for the festival go on sale on March 14 at 10 a.m. EDT. You can find full festival details, including ticketing options, travel information and daily schedules over at the official Bestival website.
UPDATE (4/28, 9 a.m.): Bestival organizers have now unveiled plans for some of the festival fun set to take place beyond just the musical performances. An "intergalactic hub" dubbed the Cosmic Commune will feature famed Toronto performer Silver Elvis and his Rocket Car, as well as presentations like the Galexy Makers Ecstatic Dance Concert, a sound healing workshop, shamanic soundbaths, Supergalactic Operatta, Queen of the Universe Pageant, Cowboy Mouth, Harmonium Hypnotism and Goddess Breath.
In addition to the shows and workshops in the commune, there will also be spectacles to see including Zoossemobile, a yarn bombing installation, True Blue Love Crew, the Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus featuring a quinceanera photobooth and body painting, live mural painting, an inflatable church, a costume parade, and for those who may be having too much fun to keep track of all their possessions, the lost and found.
UPDATE (6/01, 5 p.m.): Bestival organizers have shared the main stage set times for this year's festival. Check them out below.