In a city that packs its summer calendar full of music festivals, Field Trip has stood out as one that wears its affection for Toronto on its sleeve. Entering its fifth year, Field Trip is set to lift the curtain on plans for the festival that will take over historic Fort York from June 3 to 4.
Mark Monday, March 6 on your calendars, as Field Trip will unveil its lineup for this year’s festival. Arts & Crafts and Field Trip programming director Aaron Miller spoke with Indie88 this week and indicated that Field Trip 2017 will feature more local flavour than ever before, with Toronto bands and a renewed focus on family programming on tap for the two-day event.
Field Trip has created a niche for itself in the Toronto festival scene with its hyper-localized focus on food vendors, family entertainment, and music lineup. With plans to further that appreciation for community, creativity, and artistry, the festival’s 2017 love letter to Toronto is shaping up to be its best yet.
Field Trip has hosted local favourites like Broken Social Scene, The Constantines, The Arkells, Hayden, Basia Bulat, Feist and many others over the past four years, with international acts like Bloc Party, Interpol, The Kills, My Morning Jacket, and Father John Misty playing the festival as well.
Listen to Indie88 and keep an eye on Indie88.com Monday to find out who will take the stage at Fort York this summer.