Field Trip is set for Fort York on June 3 and 4. Toronto’s downtown music and arts festival is entering its fifth year, and it’s only getting bigger and better.
With the return of Broken Social Scene set for Saturday night, revamped family programming, and a lineup of food vendors that offer something for everyone, Field Trip 2017 is shaping up to be one of the festival season’s premiere events.
Here are five reasons to look forward to Field Trip, which is just three weeks away.
The impressive pre-headliner lineup
While the likes of Broken Social Scene, Feist, and Phoenix are sure to entertain in Field Trip’s headlining slots, the list of undercard artists set to rock Fort York is rather staggering. There’s an eclectic mix of artists, including the experimental sounds of Alaskan rockers Portugal. The Man, local talents BADBADNOTGOOD and Hannah Georgas, Portland, Oregon-based sisters Joseph, Ohio punks Cloud Nothings, and California hip hop legends The Pharcyde.
There’s also Canadian electronic music group A Tribe Called Red, whose live show is nothing short of must-see material.
It’s a family affair
Children under the age of 12 will once again be able to attend Field Trip for free. Festival organizers have revamped family programming for 2017, with Field Trip Day Camp featuring musical performances from The Fuddles, pre-teen indie rock outfit Kingdom of Birds, Flightless Floyd and more.
In addition to the kid-oriented musical performances, there will also be a bouncy castle, creative photo booth, carnival games, and much more programming over the two-day festival.
Toronto’s downtown music and arts festival isn’t about to celebrate its fifth birthday without a proper feast. From wood fired pizza to award-winning local BBQ, and all the farm to truck and sweet and savory waffles you can handle, Field Trip boasts a lineup of food vendors that will ensure you can rock well into the evening without going hungry.
Check out the lineup of food vendors below.
Broken Social Scene’s return
Toronto’s house band, Broken Social Scene, will be back providing the city’s soundtrack at historic Fort York on Saturday night of the festival. Indie rock royalty reclaims its throne for the first time since playing Field Trip’s first two years.
Broken Social Scene’s forthcoming record Hug of Thunder features contributions from all 15(!) of the band’s original members. Field Trip will be first chance for most to catch the band’s new material live. Check out the title track, featuring Feist on lead vocals, from Broken Social Scene’s highly anticipated fifth studio record, which arrives July 7 via Arts & Crafts.
Close out the weekend with Feist and Phoenix
Even if Broken Social Scene keeps you rocking well into Saturday night, there’s plenty of incentive to make it out again on Sunday. Field Trip 2017 closes out its fifth year in grand fashion, with co-headliners Feist and Phoenix set to perform on Sunday night. Feist’s latest record Pleasure has drawn rave reviews from across the music world. The Canadian songstress returns to the Field Trip lineup as a solo artist for the first time since the inaugural festival in 2013.
French rockers Phoenix will make their Field Trip debut this year. The synthpop quartet recently hit the road ahead of the release of their sixth studio record, Ti Amo. They’re sure to keep people moving with their infectious brand of indie pop.
All general admission and VIP single day & weekend tickets are on sale now at fieldtriplife.com.
* GA WEEKEND (2 DAY) PASSES ARE $125.
* VIP WEEKEND (2 DAY) passes are $200.
SINGLE DAY PASSES
* GA SINGLE DAY PASSES ARE $80.
* VIP SINGLE DAY PASSES ARE $130.
* All tickets are subject to a facility fee and vendor service charges.
* Children 12 years and under are admitted FREE with an adult ticket holder. Maximum of two children per adult.
* GA tickets will also be available at Toronto independent music retailers Soundscapes and Rotate This.
* Payment plans will be available for all ticket types and price points.