Fest mania: north of the border edition

    Via Billboard:
    Unlike those massive European festivals, a fest up in Canada isn’t that hard to get to if you’re in America. Unless the border patrol is being as strict about new passport rules on our northern border as they are on our southern one. Are they doing that?
    After just one year of existence, Canada’s Virgin Festival is expanding. That’s a fast-growing baby. The fest will now be a two-headed monster, with shows slated for both Vancouver and Toronto. Vancouver goes first, in May at Thunderbird Stadium, with Hot Hot Heat, Metric, My Chemical Romance, the Killers, AFI, and Billy Talent all appearing. Toronto’s incarnation will go down September 8 and 9 with Bjork, Smashing Pumpkins, the Killers, Interpol, Tokyo Police Club, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, and many more.