Over the course of five years, Field Trip has set itself apart from many of the summer music festivals by providing family-friendly programming. It’s been said that Toronto’s hipsters are getting older and instilling their love of music in their kids. Field Trip’s Day Camp will once again offer a variety of programming perfectly suited to little ones that will also give their parents a chance to take a break from the 26 acts that will perform on two stages.
PureGrainAudio came up with a list of the five best family-friendly acts that will perform at Fort York and Garrison Common on June 3 and 4.
01. The Fuddles
– The Fuddles will feature a familiar face for fans of Toronto’s vibrant indie music scene. Scott Kaija (controller.controller) combined his two great loves; indie rock and entertaining children. He also performs as Hiccup the Clown. Kaija teamed up with fellow musicians Daniel Brooks and John Hunter, each of them cultivating their own unique look, character and stage name; Scotty, Dee and Jay. They write lighthearted songs about sharing and kindness aimed squarely at preschool and grade school kids.
02. The Monkey Bunch
– Much like many animated features and series are made so kids and parents and kids can enjoy them, The Monkey Bunch take the same approach to music; crafting quality music that kids will love and won’t drive parents crazy. The band creates music that doesn’t talk down to kids.
03. Space Chums
– Many of the acts on Field Trip have a definite theatrical feel to their music and Space Chums promise the same for the little ones at the event. Describing themselves as They Might Be Giants, The Bee Gees and The Muppet Show inside the Large Hadron Collider, their show promises singing, dancing, audience participation and improvisation that they promise will draw a crowd.
04. Kingdom of Birds
– The members of Kingdom of Birds are between nine and 14, making them the amongst the youngest performers on Field Trip’s line-up. The event will also mark their first time performing at a major music festival. Despite their young age, the band’s members still have an impressive list of achievements under their belt including releasing three collections of original music, performing on CP24 Breakfast and opening the 2016 edition of Saran Harmer and Luther Wright‘s holiday show.
Asa Berezny from KoB has toured with the Hidden Cameras and shared the stage at Massey Hall with Ron Sexsmith and fellow Field Trip performer Feist. Brighid Fry has been dubbed “Toronto’s tween queen of rock ‘n roll.”
05. shy kids
– In keeping with the spirit of music that kids and parents can enjoy, shy kids will play a set of kids’ favourites and pop covers.
In addition to music that kids and their parents can enjoy, Field Trip 2017 will also feature Bubbleology, an interactive performance about blowing giant bubbles, Heath Tarlin‘s Spin Cycle, a show featuring juggling and unicycles and Unity Charity‘s Hip Hop Arts Program, a showcase for aspiring rappers, beatboxers and dancers. For a complete line-up of children’s music and programming at Field Trip, please visit: www.fieldtriplife.com.
Check out a teaser video for Field Trip 2017
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