Field Trip, one of Torontoâ€™s art and music festivals, will be returning for another weekend this coming June, 7-8. The first Field Trip took place last summer as a 10 year birthday celebration by Toronto music company Arts & Crafts – everyone had such a blast, that it’s back again with the event already feeling at home among our city’s super summer festival line-up. With a variety of different musicians, ranging from rap/hip-hop artists to electronic to alternative rock, Field Trip has something for everyone.
For those of you bringing along children, Field Trip offers a daycamp for you to safely drop your kids off so that you can checkout all that the festival has to offer. There will also be a Mess Hall that will attain to all ages, from young children to adults. There are plenty of family-friendly activities that will be run throughout the festival.
Shopping & Merch
The Drake General Store will be located onsite for those of you who would like to purchase some merchandise to commemorate your weekend. An Etsy Marketplace will also be returning this year, where you can find sweet handmade and retro items. There will also be an autograph tent for those of you who would like to meet the artists.
Field Trip will be running a diverse lineup of vendors, including Mexican, vegetarian, Korean BBQ, organic, kid-friendly, and much more. Regardless of your dietary preferences, Field Trip will have a vendor that will suit your needs. Keep an eye out for Canadaâ€™s #1 voted food truck, â€śFidel Gastroâ€ť.
Art and Photography
Jeff Blackburn, Adrian Hayles, SPAZZ (Mike Echlin), and Julia Hepburn are the Toronto artists that will be planting their work throughout the grounds. Witness onsite sculptures and other artwork throughout the festival grounds, and checkout the Analogue Gallery Sound Image Exhibition, where festival-goers can checkout the work that was submitted to a contest that featured pictures from some of Canada’s best music photographers (including our chief Brian Banks). Should be a pretty rad display.
A bike valet will be provided for those eco-friendly travellers, and VIP tickets are available for fans who would like to be guaranteed air-conditioned bathrooms and an unlimited supply of shade and water.
Field Tripâ€™s musical lineup this year features a variety of artists and genres, including Juno-nominated artists such as Zaki Ibrahim. Among some exciting headliners are Interpol, who are currently working on a new album this year and have announced a ton of tour dates, including Lollapalooza and a variety of dates in the UK. Shad, one of Canadaâ€™s exploding rap/hiphop artist, is also a highly anticipated performer and has recently won the title of Rap/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year at CMWâ€™s Indie Awards.
Other bands to look out for include Half Moon Run – they’ve come along way since they first waved hello to CanadaÂ with us over 2 years ago, and have gained a strong following on the back of touring and festival outings. Elsewhere, Scottish electronic band Chrvhces and our own Austra will get the bodies dancing, while local hardcore heroes Fucked Up continue to push the envelope, and with their new album Glass Boys dropping on June 3, just before Field Trip, their set is not to be missed.
Let’s not forget Broken Social Scene, Gord Downie, A Tribe Called Red… and… oh boy… well… everyone actually.
Saturday: June 7
Interpol, The Kills, Half Moon Run, Lord Huron, Kevin Drew, Shad, Austra, A Tribe Called Red, The Darcys, Vance Joy, Reuben And The Dark, Maylee Todd, Megan Bonnell
Sunday: June 8
Broken Social Scene, Constantines, Chvrches, Washed Out, Gord Downie, The Sadies, Hydra, Fucked Up, Do Make Say Think, BadBadNotGood, Lowell, River Tiber, Zaki Ibrahim
Don’t miss out on one of Toronto’s many fulfilling cultural experiences. Tickets are available for purchase online at fieldtriplife.comÂ and Live Nation,Â Â or in store in at Rotate This or Soundscapes. Weekend passes are $125 and single day tickets are $75.
Check in with us after the weekend for more Field Trip reviews, interviews, photographs and doodlesÂ from team Music Vice.
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