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Bestival Toronto announces 2016 lineup

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Bestival Toronto has announced its full 2016 line-up. The second edition of one of Toronto’s newest festivals will take place from June 11-12 at Woodbine Park, a change from last year’s venue of Hanlan’s Point Beach.

Headlining Bestival Toronto 2016 will be The Cure, and Tame Impala.

From inspiring bands like Interpol, and The Smashing Pumpkins, to selling 27 million albums worldwide, The Cure are legends of the goth rock/post-punk genre. Their legendary headline performance on the Isle of Wight is engrained in Bestival lore, and with a back catalogue that’s truly second to none, they’re a cast iron guarantee of good times in Bestival’s new Toronto home of Woodbine Park.

Trailblazers of the psychedelic renaissance, sonic daredevil Kevin Parker leads Tame Impala, and their most recent album, Currents, has taken their sound in consciousness-expanding new directions, making them one of the most exciting live acts around. Expect nothing less than mind-blowing riff mania and woozy delights.

Other announced artists include: Odesza, Grimes, Jamie XX, Porter Robinson, Madeon, TCHAMI, Dubfire, Thomas Jack, Maya Jane Coles, Daughter, Art Department, Joris Voorn, The Wombats, Classsixx, Lee Foss, Gaiser, Anna Lunoe, Malaa, and more

Tickets are now on-sale at www.bestival.ca with 2-day GA passes starting at $159, and 2-day VIP passes starting at $249.

You can relive highlights of the inaugural Toronto outing by checking out photo highlights from last year’s festival here, and the official aftermovie here.

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