Arts & Crafts’ Field Trip Music Festival is rapidly approaching and to up the buzz around the festival, the organizers have added another round of Toronto-based artists to the line up, which include River Tiber, Zaki Ibrahim, Megan Bonnell, and Maylee Todd. Needless to say, we are super excited and already overwhelmed by the staggering list of artists who have either shot to fame in the past couple of years (A Tribe Called Red, Austra, CHVRCHES) or who are already respected music veterans (Broken Social Scene, Interpol, The Kills).
The two-day festival (June 7th and 8th at Fort York & Garrison Common) will expand beyond providing great music into “a weekend-long celebration of our city, our creative communities, our global spirit and our love of music” says Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder and president of Arts & Crafts. The festival will introduce a couple of new and exciting things this year, guaranteeing the festival to please everyone.
The festival has opened up Day Camp at Field Trip, which is the festival’s official centre for families and kid-friendly activities such as hula-hoops, a bouncy castle, and mini-performances by Juno Award-winning children’s artist Emilie Mover and Megan Bonnell, Lowell and Reuben And the Dark.
As for collaborative explorations of art, the festival will host numerous local artist installations, which will be found throughout the grounds. However, if you want spruce up your own image, the organisers have partnered up with Etsy Marketplace to bring some pop-up stalls featuring Toronto-based sellers of cool and crafty goods. They’ve also invited Drake General Store to bring in Kensington Market’s Crow’s Nest Barbershop for a classic barbershop experience, Queen West’s Pinky’s Nails for some funky nail art, and Speakeasy Tattoo for some temporary tattoo and face painting fun.
Like last year, Field Trip have curated food and drink vendors that will please all diets of all sizes and acquired tastes. The list is already pretty big with Buster’s Seacove, Augie’s Ice Pops, Good Press Juice and Fidel Gastro, but more vendors will be announced leading up to the festival. If want to add some competition and fun to your eating experience, head on over to the Mess Hall where food and cocktail challenges for Field Trippers of all ages will be hosted, including a watermelon eating contest, hot sauce battle and a blind popsicle tasting.
Weekend passes are available for $125, with single-day general admission tickets retailing for $75. You can find them on Ticketmaster or at Toronto record stores Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.) and Soundscapes (572 College St.).
VIP single day passes go for $125 and weekend passes for $200, available only on Ticketmaster – which include access to a raised viewing area, priority entry at main gates, shaded area, grass seating, VIP beverage pricing, exclusive food vendors and Field Trip-inspired snacks, air-conditioned washrooms and unlimited bottled water.
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