Best-of-All Festivals, Bestival, Brings An Assortment of Great Talent to Canada in 2015
April 13th, 2015MASS EDMC STAFF
Coming in hot from the UK and landing in the Islands of Toronto, Canada is Rob Da Bank’s festival brainchild: Bestival. Thanks to teaming up with Embrace and SFX Entertainment, one of the UK’s greatest festivals journeying over to North America. Make sure to add June 12th to 15th to your calendars so you don’t miss out. In its inaugural journey across the Atlantic, the festival has picked Hanlan’s Beach as its target for 2015. The beach also declared itself a “clothing optional” public beach back in 2002. So, as you can expect, things might get a little weird.
Despite some potential mild nudity, Bestival is a place where freedom of expression can be found not only in the music but in the clothing too. Though this is the first year the festival will be in Canada, in 2010, a recorded 2 out of every 3 British festival goers wore some sort of costume or eclectic outfit. So leave your cargo pants at home at home, grab your best weave and get creative. Dressing up is just a part of the Bestival experience.
The lineup is filled with legends and newcomers alike. Rob Da Bank’s appreciation for innovators and original sounds brings together a host of artists who are sure to provide a fresh soundtrack to your day. Bestival features old schoolers like Skream, a true dubstep pioneer, as well as other versatile artists who have managed to stay relevant in a fast changing industry. Modern legends will also be present, such as Flume, who keeps setting the bar higher and higher for great electronic producers with unique and soulful beats. Adding to the soulful and hypnotic vibes will be Cashmere Cat, Jamie XX, Florence + The Machine, Caribou and SBTRKT. There will be plenty of great house acts between Jaime Jones, Dusky, Lane 8, Robin Schulz and Justin Martin. Bestival will also feature future legends, like Zhu, a mysterious producer who took over clubs and dance floors when his hypnotic single, “Faded” dropped just a year ago. If you’re looking to avoid the prototypical progressive-house stages, Bestival sports a list of headliners with eclectic and original styles. You’re a fan of hip-hop, you say? Nas will be headlining! Want something more organic and deep? Banks was just added to the line-up! So many of these artists are famous for their original sounds and styles (Robert DeLong, Rudimental, Keys n Krates, etc.) which will prove to create a soundtrack you’ll never get tired of.
Get married in an inflatable church, drink while you knit yourself a hat, chill-out in a magical playground, and have your mind blown by some of the greatest artists of today across six multi-themed stages. First tier tickets have already sold out, but weekend tickets are still available for $129.50 and VIP weekend tickets for $249.50. If you’re on a budget this festival season, they’ll even help you out with a payment plan. While it will be hard to leave the magical grounds of Bestival, don’t forget to book your nightly accommodations in advance as there is no option for camping.
Bestival, the best festival, is a spiritual awakening you won’t want to miss. In the words of Rob Da Bank, it’ll be the perfect summer escape to “turn on, tune in, and peace out”.
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