2017 marks the fifth anniversary of Toronto’s Field Trip Music & Arts Festival.
In fact, the first edition of Field Trip was itself an anniversary party, as that year we celebrated 10 years of iconic Canadian independent music company Arts & Crafts.
In 2013 the then one-day event featured two stages curated entirely from Arts & Crafts’ artist roster, co-headlined by a return from hiatus for flagship collective Broken Social Scene alongside 11-time JUNO Award and 2012 Polaris Music Prize winner Feist (sound familiar?).
Today Arts & Crafts and Live Nation partner on an event that’s about so much more, championing creativity and community in its many forms, and a celebration of diversity and the City of Toronto.
“Field Trip was built around the themes of discovery and community. In addition to world-class musical performances, the festival will incorporate local art, gourmet food and unique elements of Toronto’s proud culture,” Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder and then president of Arts & Crafts said in 2013 (thought it remains every bit as true today). “Field Trip is a celebration of Toronto, of community and above all else, of the collaborative spirit.”
That commitment means programming that crosses genre and generation, with family and comedy performances and programming in heart of downtown Toronto at the city’s historic Fort York & Garrison Common.
Among the many acts that have visited we have been proud to host Broken Social Scene, Feist, Robyn, Alabama Shakes, The National, My Morning Jacket, Interpol,The War On Drugs, Kevin Drew, Gord Downie, Constantines, Arkells, July Talk, Father John Misty, De La Soul, Hayden, Trust, The Kills, Vance Joy, Purity Ring, Jazz Cartier, Santigold, Sharon & Bram, Charles Bradley, Of Montreal and so many more.
You can see this year’s lineup here.
Okay, so maybe five years isn’t that long, but we’ve managed to create a lot of great memories in that time… We hope to see you in June!
FIELD TRIP 2013
FIELD TRIP 2014
FIELD TRIP 2015
FIELD TRIP 2016