Bestival has announced its first international event; the UK-based festival will be heading to Toronto, Canada this Summer, landing in Hanlan's Point Beach Toronto Islands for a two-day event this June.

"We have waited 12 years to decide to launch another Bestival outside of the UK and our beloved Bestival, on the Isle of Wight, which has grown into one of the most important festivals in the global calendar," says festival curator Rob Da Bank. "It took a really special city, and an even more exciting site, with Toronto and Toronto Island, to make us take the leap. So, the waiting is over and we are so excited to be launching in North America in June, with a classic Bestival line-up waiting to thrill, intrigue and party! I'd like to thank all our partners, friends, new and old, and supporters in Toronto, for making this happen. We cannot wait!"

Bestival Toronto will take place on June 12th and 13th. Further details are to be announced soon.