The UK's twin-site V Festival is to go international, with a two-day event already confirmed to take place in Toronto.
The Canadian city will play host to the first V Festival to be held outside of the UK. The location is Island Park, the dates September 9 and 10, and the line-up includes The Flaming Lips, The Hidden Cameras and The Dears so far. There will be no camping.
The Virgin Group are looking at other sites, too - already there is talk of a V Festival in Baltimore, before the year's end. Canada is also likely to be revisted: Vancouver and Montreal are in line to host events.
Richard Branson, boss of the Virgin Group, referred to the V Festival/s as "the biggest sort of social event on the calendar for a particular age group in the UK". Which is very specific, I'm sure you'll agree.
More news on the international events as we have it. The UK's V Festival runs from August 19th to the 20th, and is headlined by Morrissey and Radiohead.