Sidewalk Hustle’s Canadian Music Festival Guide

Sidewalk Hustle Canadian Music Festival Guide 2014

Missing out on Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball south of the border Canada? Get your festival fix closer to home with our guide to Canadian music festivals this summer between June and August!

Field Trip Toronto, Ontario | June 7-8

Indie acts Half Moon Run, CHVURCHES and post-hardcore band Fucked-Up will be performing at the two day festival. Headliners The Broken Social Scene, Interpol and The Kills are sure to draw a large crowd to Fort York & Garrison Common.

NXNE Toronto, Ontario | June 13-22

Film, art and music collide in Toronto’s downtown core this June at NXNE. 2014’s diverse lineup includes a motley of popular and alternative performers including Sleigh Bells, St. Vincent, Ryan Hemsworth, Juicy J and Spoon.

Scene Music Festival St. Catherines, Ontario | June 28-29

Watch as popular Canadian acts hit the stage during the Canada Day long weekend in St. Catherines. Acts listed in the released lineup include Mariana’s Trench, The Sheepdogs, The Arkells and Lights.

RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, Ontario | July 3-13

The 10 day music festival takes place in the country’s capital right after Canada Day and features a range of genres. Lady Gaga, Tyler the Creator, Blake Shelton, Journey and Tokyo Police Club are among the assorted lineup.

Cavendish Beach Festival Cavendish, Prince Edward Island | July 4-6

Dean Brody, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton are among the announced performers that the east coast festival will host. Before the full lineup has even been announced VIP ticket options are already sold out for the small-town fest.

Festival D’Ete Quebec City, Quebec | July 3-13

Canadian acts Tegan & Sara, Stars, Radio Radio and July Talk will be performing for at the massive Quebec City festival. Legendary rock acts Blondie, Bryan Adams, Billie Joel and Journey will also be taking the stage during the 10 day-long fest. Other notable headliners include Lady Gaga, A$AP Rocky, Queens of the Stone Age and Snoop Lion.

Time Toronto, Ontario | July 19

Embrace and Indie 88 have partnered up to bring Time back. This one day festival will see fans itching to watch Grimes, Charli XCX and California hip-hop group, Death Grips.

Hillside Guelph, Ontario | July 25-27

CMW nominees Born Ruffians and Tegan and Sara will be performing at the three day Guelph Lake fest. UK folktronica act Four Tet and Newfoundland sextet Hey! Rosetta will also be taking the stage.

Festival International de Jazz Montreal Montreal, Quebec | June 26-July 6

Iconic R&B acts Diana Ross, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin and Bobby McFerrin will perform in venues across Montreal for the jazz fest. Major Canadian acts Barenaked Ladies, Rufus Wainwright and Michael Buble will also be hosting shows. Anticipated performance from ensemble, Pink Martini joined by The von Trapps will be a highlight of the packed festival.

Boots & Hearts Bowmanville, Ontario | August 1-3

Titled Canada’s largest Country Music festival, this three day celebration features a lineup of radio favourites like Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes and Luke Bryan. Camping spaces are already sold out but tickets are still available. 

Osheaga Montreal, Quebec | August 1-3

The trendiest music fest in Canada will include diverse headliners Outkast, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys and Lorde. A motley of popular alternative acts like Temper Trap, CHVCHES, The Kooks and Haim will also be taking the stage during three day event.

Veld Music Festival Toronto, Ontario | August 2-3

Downsview park will be home to two days of Electronic Dance Music parties. Stages will be occupied by headliners Calvin Harris, Nero and 17 year old “Animals” producer, Martin Garrix.