On June 4th and 5th, Fort York: Garrison Common hosted Toronto’s biggest Field Trip to date.
Since emerging on the Toronto scene, Field Trip has carved out a niche as the city’s decidedly and leading family friendly music two-dayer, with children under age 12 admitted free with a ticketed adult, and children’s programming offered alongside the main events and better-than-expected music festival fare, which has come to mean great local food offerings, interactive programming and a memorable, inclusive weekend for both families and friends.
We’re very excited to welcome back headliners The National, who’ve carved out their own niche in recent years as a dynamic band who’s sounds lend themselves incomparably well to almost any setting you care to test them with: from the quiet iPod commute when those lyrics and chords really hit you where you live, to the Massey Hall stage and to the unconstrained open air idyll of the outdoor music festival stages from Toronto to Montreal. This band is not to be missed live, and always offer new surprises with each new album. They’ve played Toronto regularly enough that one might be tempted to claim them as our own, but they call Brooklyn their home.
Joining The National is another giant from another place on the musical spectrum: the always fresh Swedish soprano vocalist Robyn has long been celebrated around the globe as an unmissable dance music queen, and her set is sure to be a destination for many Fieldtrippers of all ages this year that will get the crowd up and moving despite whatever temperatures this marvelously early summer will bring.
These musicians are joined by a diverse but cohesive roster of artists both local/national and visiting: July Talk, Of Montreal, Santigold, DIIV, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Jazz Cartier, Boy & Bear, Bully, Holy Fuck, Plants & Animals, Basia Bulat, Dear Rouge, Ra Ra Riot, Jason Collett, The Beaches, Eliot Sumner, Meg Mac, Lennon & Maisy, Tor Miller, Brave Shores, Kalle Mattson, Charlotte Day Wilson, Kilmanjaro, Scott Thompson & Friends, Crimson Wave, Heartstreets & Most People.
Field Trip offers a lot of things to do on the experience side of things in a great central downtown location full of history so check out their very informative website, where you can also find line ups by day and set times, make your own tailored calendar for the weekend, read the FAQ and get tickets.
Check out our photo gallery by Cody Turner.
Photos: Robyn, Basia Bulat, Field Trip.