Field Trip will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a line-up that includes Feist, Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, Portugal, the Man and many more. (Matt Mays, Tennyson, Yoke Lore and Tobi were just added to added to the bill.) But with 26 acts performing on two different stages at Fort York and Garrison Common on June 3 and 4, even the most passionate music fan might want to take a breather. With that in mind, PureGrainAudio has come up with a list of the five best bets for festival goers looking to take a break from the musical madness at Field Trip.
01. Visual Arts
– Over the course of five years, Field Trip has provided a spotlight for artists of all stripes. This year’s event will provide a showcase for visual artists. Ranji Perera will display her work as will Heather Goodchild. Young Offenders will return this year as well. The Analogue Gallery Sound Image will showcase some of the best images from Field Trip’s previous events.
02. Laugh Barracks
– Toronto is known for producing great comedic talent and Laugh Barracks will give the city’s up-and-coming comedy stars a chance to shine. The Laugh Barracks will once again be held in the Blue Barracks alongside the Analogue Sound Gallery. This year’s line-up includes Deanne Smith, K. Trevor Wilson, Perfect 10 Comedy and Comedy Records. Smith is best known for her appearances on Last Comic Standing and The Late, Late Show. Wilson is one of the stars of the sitcom Letterkenny.
03. Field Trip Marketplace
– This year’s event will feature a Drake Hotel General Store pop-up in as well as an array of exclusive merchandise plus unique wares.
04. Mess Hall With Ivy Knight
– The event returns to Field Trip offering both adults and kids a chance to play with their food between acts.
05. Day Camp
– Field Trip is best known for its family-friendly programming and this year’s line-up is no exception. Day Camp will give parents a chance to take a break from the music and give their kids a chance to have fun. Whether it’s their first Field Trip or their fifth, Day Camp will be a fun experience for kids of all ages, admission is free for kids under 12. Day Camp will feature performances by children’s performers Space Chums, The Fuddles and Monkey Bunch.
For the complete line-up of programming at Field Trip, plus various ticket packages for the weekender, please visit: www.fieldtriplife.com.
Check out a teaser video for Field Trip 2017
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