Best of British: Bestival's global plans revealed

James Hanley

The Bestival brand expanded to Canada from 2015-16, while the first Bestival Bali was staged in 2017

Like Lollapalooza, Bestival has shown how the power of festival brands can extend beyond their native countries.

 The first Bestival Canada, co-promoted with Robert Sillerman's SFX Entertainment and local firm Embrace, took place in 2015 and was reprised the following year before SFX's well-documented tribulations brought the partnership to an end. 

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