It’s that time of year again, spring is ALMOST in the air, and the highly anticipated summer music festival line-ups get announced.
Field Trip, Toronto’s downtown community music and arts festival, just announced their stellar 2017 lineup. The two-day festival will be held on June 3 and 4 at Toronto’s historic Fort York, however; this year might seem like déjà vu to some. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the festival, back in 2013 indie music label, Arts and Crafts curated an amazing lineup, with Broken Social Scene and Feist as headliners. Well, why mess with a good thing? BSS and Feist will be back as headliners on June 3 and 4, respectively. French indie, Phoenix will co -headline alongside Feist on Sunday.
This year’s lineup includes: A Tribe Called Red, Portugal, The Man, BADBADNOTGOOD, Thundercat, James Vincent McMorrow, The Pharcyde, Timbre Timbre, Cloud Nothings, Joseph, LP, Tei Shi, Hannah Georgas, Royal Canoe, Overcoats, Harrison, Bernice, Nefe, Jaunt and Walrus.
Looking at this year’s lineup got me thinking of the festival in comparison to last year’s 2016 lineup, featuring: The National, Robyn, July Talk, Jazz Cartier to name a few.
Although both lineups attract different crowds, I would argue that this year’s definitely brings a strong pull in terms of crowds, variety and genre. What I like about Field Trip is their ability to make the festival have the home-y Toronto feel, not only with the music but also the atmosphere.
Bringing strong Canadian acts such as multi-talented electronic music group A Tribe Called Red, and hip hop turned jazz, BADBADNOTGOOD. Both groups offer such an unique blend of music that given the chance to see just these two perform is a treat in itself. Other Canadian highlights include: Royal Canoe, Timber Timbre and Hannah Georgas.
And let’s not forget the nice blend of international acts such as: James Vincent McMorrow and Portugal. The Man.
Tickets are on sale now, get them here