THE FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCE
Field Trip brings some of the world’s best music right to the heart of Toronto, but the festival is also about much more than that.
Food, art, comedy, family, fashion and a spirit of discovery count among our many inspirations, and each year’s Field Trip is dedicated to collaborative explorations of those themes.
Every year since 2013 Toronto’s thriving culinary scene shines at Field Trip 2018. Our selection of vendors includes an amazing cross section of the mobile fine food purveyors, showcasing original creations that include something for everyone. In 2017 we asked each of our vendors to offer at least 1 plant based menu offering and will return that popular program in this June.
Our full list of vendors will be rolled out in a few weeks. In the meantime, interested restauranteurs can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ART & DESIGN
In the warmth of early June, Historic Fort York & Garrison Common will come alive, transformed into a diverse and colourful retreat nestled in the heart of the city. Each year we bring a new collection of artists in residence into the fold to help fans and families explore the festival’s historic green spaces and immerse themselves within the site.
Past Field Trip installations have come courtesy of Heather Goodchild, Lido Pimiento, Justin Cozens, Young Offenders, SPAZZ, Golden Age Botanicals and many more. 2018 will bring new and emergent visual creators to the Field Trip foreground and we will be revealing more on that a little closer to the event.
Field Trip was conceived as a family friendly event – it’s perhaps the most unique aspect of our little festival – and every year we work hard to expand and refine our ‘Day Camp’ space, bringing parents and children (who can enter the fest for free at 12 and under) together for colourful activities and intimate performances. This year’s Day Camp space will be our best one yet… a fully immersive intergenerational play space.
Field Trip has presented a comedy program for four of our five years, and the stage – traditionally set up in the Barracks Building – has featured a long list of up and coming locals and some of the the city’s more established names. 2018 promises another crop of amazing comedic talent on display inside the Fort.
ANALOGUE GALLERY SOUND IMAGE EXHIBITION
Also housed inside the Fort’s Historic Barracks is one of Field Trip’s longest standing fixtures, the Analogue Gallery Sound Image Exhibition, which showcases the best in Canadian music photography. 2018’s curation will also include some shots commemorating some of the best moments from all Field Trips past. Find out more about the Analogue Gallery and the Sound Image Exhibition here.
FIELD TRIP MARKETPLACE
Working with countless artists, designers and the many proud partners festival, the Field Trip Marketplace is an annual hub where fans can browse bespoke wares from some of Toronto’s most progress crafts selection of exclusive and premium merchandise as well as rare wares from close friends and collaborators.
Field Trip is truly a festival experience unlike any other. Check back here on our website and follow our Instagram for updates on all of the above… and more!