The second annual Field Trip Festival is taking place in Toronto this weekend and we’ve already packed our picnic blankets and sunscreen for the jam-packed weekend of festivities. With 25 bands playing two stages over the span of two days, there are many decisions to be made as to who to see — and not to mention all the other stuff like food vendors and other fun tents! — so we thought we’d narrow down some of the absolute must-see acts.
Check out the five bands we can’t wait to see at Field Trip and if you’re in Toronto, head on down to Fort York this weekend, June 7-8, and join us for all of the exciting fun in the sun! For more info about Field Trip, check out their website.
Kevin Drew/Broken Social Scene
Field Trip was created last year to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Toronto’s Arts & Crafts Records and the special headlining guests for the one-day event was the label’s most notable act Broken Social Scene, who reunited after a short hiatus. This year, the band comes together yet again to bring their power anthems to the indie masses. Frontman Kevin Drew, who recently put out his second solo album Darlings, will also be performing a set of his own.
Speaking of reunions, indie-rock heavyweights The Constantines will reunite at Field Trip this year to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of their critically acclaimed album, Shine A Light.
We’ve been longtime fans of Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches and can totally vouch for their live performances. Packed will layers of synth-pop goodness, these guys are sure to make the crowd move and shake.
Indie-rockers Interpol are another veteran act worth checking out at Field Trip. For some essentially listening, we suggest the band’s fourth album Antics, which incidentally is also turning 10 years old this year!
Canadian band Austra is the real deal and the proof is in their live performances. Singer Katie Stelmanis’ opera-trained pipes soar over the band’s intricate layers of electronics and yield some bone-chillingly great dance music.
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