Anyone down for a Field Trip?
Canada’s biggest independent record label Arts & Crafts turns 10 this year, and to celebrate Broken Social Scene will return for one night only for an indie all-star music festival in Toronto on Saturday, 8 June. Also on the Field Trip bill are Feist, Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Hayden, Cold Specks, Ra Ra Riot, Trust, The Darcys, Jason Collett, Zeus, Gold & Youth, Still Life Still and more.
Field Trip will take place at Fort York Garrison, Toronto – a space that is becoming increasingly popular for summer concerts and festivals, including Riot Fest last September. Field Trip will commence at 12 p.m. on Saturday, 8 June with music starting at 1 p.m. and ending by 11p.m. Families are welcome, and kids go free.
“Field Trip was built around the themes of discovery and community. In addition to world-class musical performances, the festival will incorporate local art, gourmet food and unique elements of Toronto’s proud culture,” said Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder and president of Arts & Crafts. “Field Trip is a celebration – not just of Arts & Crafts’ 10-year anniversary and our artists – but of Toronto, of community and perhaps above all else, of the collaborative spirit.”
Limited early bird tickets for Field Trip go on sale this Wednesday, 16 January at 10 a.m. EST from FieldTripLife.com for a reduced price of $55. General sale starts Friday, 18 January at 10 a.m. from FieldTripLife.com, Ticketmaster and Toronto independent music and ticket retailers Rotate This and Soundscapes – tickets are $75 each. VIP packages are also available.
Arts & Crafts’ Field Trip is also an NXNE Premiere Weekend Event and a limited number of NXNE wristbands will gain admission to the festival. Select Arts & Crafts artists will also be play during NXNE.
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice