UPDATE – January 6, 2015
A few new details about Ontario’s Bonnaroo-affiliated festival were released today.
The music and arts camping festival (widely reported as “HomeAway” but that was only a working title) will take place over the July 24th-26th weekend this summer at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. The pristine parkland is a 1h20 drive from the city and boasts an 80,000 person capacity with room for 45,000 campers.
According to the press release:
The festival will include 4 stages, a late night forest, original art installations, fine international and local cuisine, an on-site farmers market, and more to inspire fans to explore their own creativity while giving them a powerful, unforgettable, and eye opening experience using music and art as a catalyst.
More details on the name, brand and lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
December 30, 2014
Today we got what is possibly the best late Christmas gift Toronto music fans could ever ask for – HomeAway.
Bonnaroo co-founder and AC Entertainment president Ashley Capps confirmed that a brand new destination music festival called HomeAway will be setting up camp next summer just north of Toronto.
Here’s what we know so far:
- HomeAway is “many years in the making” and will be co-produced with Republic Live, who has great success and experience in carrying out massive festivals in Southern Ontario such as Boots and Hearts.
- An official location has yet to be announced but Republic Live recently signed a long-term agreement with Stan Dunford, owner of Burl’s Creek, a beautiful 700-acre patch of land near Barrie, Ontario.
- Dates, location and lineup information is expected to be announced in early 2015
Check out a video of the proposed festival site below: