The fifth anniversary of Field Trip is shaping up to be the ultimate downtown Toronto family affair. Festival organizers have unveiled the event’s family “Day Camp” programming for 2017, which will include musical performances from The Fuddles, pre-teen indie rock outfit Kingdom of Birds, Flightless Floyd, and more.
Day Camp will also feature a bouncy castle, a creative photo booth, carnival games, and much more programming over Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Children under the age of 12 can attend Field Trip for free. Check out the complete lineup below.
“I wanted to create a space where kids won’t ever be bored,” Day Camp programmer Eli Klein said. “There is something to do all day long, something to be amazed by, something to engage in and new friends to make. I’m anticipating a weekend full of memory-making.”
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Saturday will feature headliners The Fuddles, a trio of silly songwriters who connect instantly with relatable lyrics about the lives of kids and parents alike. The opening day also features the incredible street performers Heath Tarlin, who will bring a juggling/unicycle show called Spin Cycle to the Day Camp, Indie rock band Kingdom of Birds (whose average age is 12), and Bubbleology, an interactive performance all about blowing enormous bubbles, rounds out Day 1 programming.
Sunday’s bill opens with Unity Charity’s Hip Hop Arts program (featuring young beatboxers, dancers and rappers), before the day moves into a sing-along of kids’ favorites (and hit pop covers) hosted by buzzy locals Shy Kids. Flightless Floyd will appear both days, alongside the one-of-a-kind Loopi the Clown and her DJ Purrpelle. The Day Camp stage closes with two of Toronto’s best-loved children’s acts – the costumed brilliance of Space Chums and the clever and hilarious quartet The Monkey Bunch.
Throughout the weekend, toddlers can get their climb on in our Toddler Play Park and kids of all ages can make mascot costumes in our Hand-Sewn Heads photo booth. There will also be a bouncy castle, carnival games and a huge chalk mural wall for vibrant self-expression, courtesy of Jaq Jaq Bird.
Field Trip 2017 will see Broken Social Scene return to rock Fort York, and Feist as headliners, with Phoenix and A Tribe Called Red on the bill as well. Hannah Georgas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Pharcyde, James Vincent McMorrow, Thundercat, Cloud Nothings, Portugal. The Man, Tei Shi, and Joseph are also set to perform.
You can expect Indie88 to be on-site with the return of one our favourite summer features: Talking to Kids at Field Trip.