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Bestival had originated as a boutique festival in England by co-founders/partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved and Creative Director Rob da Bank. The founders set on a mission to reinvent the independent music festival and have won numerous awards for their efforts. 

This year Bestival is going to invade Canada’s Hanlan’s Point Beach, Toronto Island on June 12 and 13, 2015. Featuring performers from across the globe the line up announcement undoubtedly made waves across the province and beyond.  

The festival has proven to be an “undisputed leader when it comes to off-the-wall production” in the UK and for the Canadian edition the organizers are promising more than just a festival, in their own words this is going to be “a creative wonderland.”  In the introduction Bank said they were beyond excited to take the festival outside of UK: “We’ve spent 12 years working up to this moment and are so proud to be teaming up with Toronto to launch the good ship that is Bestival overseas.”

The headliners are Florence and The Machine and NAS, who are both touring throughout the festival season with their return productions. What we are most excited for here at Quip is the subsequently following leftfield acts: Flume, Caribou, SBTRKT, ZHU, and Jamie XX, just to name a few. 

Bestival has a potential of becoming Toronto’s counterparts to major festivals like Osheaga and Lollapalooza. We cannot wait to see what the UK crew has brought for us and to keep the excitement going we are giving away a pair of Bestival passes to one lucky fan. It is easy. It could be you.  

You can enter to win a pair of passed to Besitval Toronto using one of the methods listed below:

1. Tell us you want to go to Bestival Toronto by tweeting at @QuipMag using hashtag #WinBestivalTO and following @QuipMag on Twitter.

2. Follow @QuipMag on Instagram and like + comment on our Bestival photo expressing your interest in winning the passes.

3. If you are not on either platform you can simply comment on this post. Make sure to use your real email address as we will use it to contact the winner. 

We will pick one random winner from all the submissions and contact them via direct message or email shortly after the contest closes on April 19, 2015.

Other important stuff: Contest starts Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 10am and ends on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 10pm EST. Winners will need to be able to show photo ID. One entry per person. The contest is open to all residents of the Canada excluding Quebec. Must be 19 years of age or older at the time of entry. Members of Quip Magazine or it’s affiliates are not eligible. 

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23 thoughts on “Introducing Bestival Toronto! Here’s your chance to win tickets to the festival

  1. Pretty please can I win tickets to Bestival? I’ll be a good boy!
    I want to see The Cure, so badly! Robert is getting old, after all.
    Thanks!

  2. PLEASE SEND ME TO BESTIVAL! <3 i would be the happiest girl alive

  3. My girlfriend is coming up from chicago while this is going, she’s a huge robert delong fan, would love to take her!

  4. I would love to check out this new festival, it’s got a lot of potential to be better than Digital Dreams/Veld.

  5. I am drowning in debt and can’t afford to do any festivals this year… Bestival by far looks like the best one in Toronto and I would DIE to go

  6. It’s nice to see Toronto finally getting some interesting music festivals, like this one. I hope that it will continue!

  7. I’d like to be entered to win the pair of bestival tickets! It s going to be a festival to remember!!

  8. This festival looks awesome, Florence and the Machine are one of favourite bands ever, seeing them would actually make my entire life!

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