One of the city’s most beloved and homegrown music and arts festivals, Field Trip, will return to its old stomping grounds at Fort York and Garrison Common this summer for a one-day event on July 9.
The music festival will feature headliners Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats along with a wonderful lineup of performers including Peach Pit, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Lucy Dacus, The Halluci Nation, Valley, Busty and the Bass, The Rheostatics, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Haviah Mighty, Daisy the Great, Pierre Kwenders, Georgia Harmer and Ombiigizi.
“This is the perfect time for Field Trip to return. At its core, Field Trip has always been about community and we need to reconnect with our communities now more than ever,” said Kieran Roy, president of Arts & Crafts, co-founder of the festival. “We can’t wait to welcome people back to Field Trip to celebrate, be together again, discover their favourite new band, see their kids hula hoop, and be reminded of all the things we love about our city and about being with others.”
The event will also include local food purveyors, day camp programming for kids, and an exhibition of music photography.
New artist Georgia Harmer will kick off the festivities, after attending for years.
“It’s such an honour to be playing Field Trip and kicking off the return of this great festival in my hometown,” said Harmer. “I spent every birthday during my teen years attending Field Trip with friends, and I can’t wait for that moment on stage where I’m looking into people’s eyes like – Oh, I see you, you see me. It’s all ok, we’re going to have a good time.”
Limited presale tickets (25% off) will be on sale Wednesday, March 23 at 10 a.m., until Thursday, March 24 (at midnight or until sold out). General on-sale begins Friday, March 25.
For full event information go to Fieldtriplife.com.