As with every Field Trip, children 12 years of age and under can attend for free and this year the family space, nicknamed Day Camp, has been redesigned and programmed with some of the best in Canadian children’s acts, alongside emerging young artists, with a few more activities for kids of all ages to engage in.
Field Trip Day Camp is BACK!
Saturday will feature headliners Jam Side Up, identical twin acrobatic street performers from Quebec City, whose whimsical theatre, music, circus and visual arts will amaze and entertain. The opening day also features children’s entertainer Nancy Kopman, folk duo Oozakazoo, as well as Turbo Street Funk, a Toronto jazz-funk combo that will get a summertime dance party started.
The Toronto Magic Company brings mindblowing magic to both days of the festival, and closing out day one is the imitable Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime, a drag storytelling performance that proves that reading is FUN-damental!
Sunday’s bill includes a performance from Unity Charity’s Hip Hop Arts program (featuring young beatboxers, dancers and rappers), the massive horn blast of Chris Butcher’s Street Brass, a 15-piece jazz orchestra with tunes to get little feet dancing, and legendary puppetmaster Mike Petersen (Fragle Rock, Labyrinth, Avenue Q) brings The Good Old Fashioned Punch & Judy Show to our street performer corner. Closing out the day is Juno-nominated singer-songwriter and new dad Jeremy Fisher, bringing out his inner child as Jeremy Fisher Junior.
There are a TON of other kid-focused activations including an open mic for joke-telling, a pop-up from Scooter Girl Toys, a new set of Casse-Croute costumes from Hand Sewn Heads, a chalk graffiti wall by Jaq Jaq Bird and lots more.
The Daycamp stage was, for the second year in a row, programmed by Torontonian and father of two Eli Klein, who said, “I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to expand upon what we started last year, and bring even MORE to our Day Camp audience. This year I want every child at Field Trip to laugh, dance, climb, play, listen, dream and imagine.”