Field Trip Festival will not be returning this year, aiming for 2020 return

They're going on hiatus, hoping to return next year

Today is a devastating day for the Toronto music scene, as Field Trip Festival will not be returning this year, leaving us with one less summer indie music event.

The beloved local multi-disciplinary, cross-generational festival has just announced that they’ll be going on hiatus, hoping to return next year. “While the festival has grown more meaningful with each passing edition, we have made the difficult decision to take some much-needed time off in 2019,” the festival wrote on Instagram. “Field Trip will go on hiatus with the goal of returning in 2020 with renewed vision and continued commitment to an unparalleled gathering of music, art, comedy, food & drink, and family.”

Check out the full statement below.
 

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Since its launch in 2013, we have proudly grown Field Trip Music & Arts Festival into a multi-disciplinary, cross-generational event unlike any other. Thanks to the timeless performances of each artist, our partners, supporters, and most of all, our fans, Field Trip has become the distinctive start of summertime in Downtown Toronto, and our favourite weekend of the year. While the festival has grown more meaningful with each passing edition, we have made the difficult decision to take some much-needed time off in 2019. Field Trip will go on hiatus with the goal of returning in 2020 with renewed vision and continued commitment to an unparalleled gathering of music, art, comedy, food & drink, and family. We have been honoured by how Field Trip has been embraced by the city of Toronto and the arts community at large. Thanks to every single person that has put their heart into this festival – Field Trip belongs to you. We look forward to seeing you down the line, after a little bit of time to let the grass grow back.

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In the past, Field Trip has featured outstanding acts like Broken Social Scene, Metric, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Torontonians are heartbroken, commenting on the post with statemends like “Well this is sad,” “WHAT THE FUCK I’M SO SAD,” and “oh no, you were my fave Toronto festival!” Everyone pray to the music festival gods for a 2020 return.