FULL 2015 FIELD TRIP PROGRAMMING REVEALED
FUN, FOOD, FAMILY, DESIGN, DISCOVERIES & MORE
TORONTO’S COMMUNITY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS
SATURDAY JUNE 6 & SUNDAY JUNE 7
FORT YORK & GARRISON COMMON
TICKETS ON SALE
“As close to perfect as festivals get.” – Toronto Star
“Toronto’s coolest music festival.” – Flare
“It’s a family affair, and the audience and Toronto in general is a part of it.” – Exclaim!
“The closest thing Toronto has to Coachella.” – Toronto Life
“What is celebrated is the city’s thriving music scene and the city itself.” – Globe & Mail
We’ve already unveiled a 2015 lineup packed with surefire amazing performances from world class artists including Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, The War On Drugs, Arkells, Father John Misty, De La Soul, Purity Ring and so many more. Sure, those alone are worth the price of admission, but anyone who’s attended Field Trip knows the event is an extension of the artistic community at large, with a family vibe that’s solidified it as Toronto’s essential downtown community music and arts event.
Our annual love letter to Toronto recognizes music as the great passion play, but we aim to celebrate artistry, creativity and community in many forms. Here are a few of the ways Field Trip 2015 will create a unique, lasting impression for all music lovers and families that take part. Take a look at the insane amount of fun we’re going to have below or over on our site. And get your tickets here, now.
Oh, and check out this amazing video from our friends at Indie 88 which features Sharon & Br am joining Kevin Drew and Arkells’ Max Kerman in a rendition of Sharon, Lois & Bram classic “Peanut Butter.” Yeah, that happened.
Few things are better than great food… and Toronto’s thriving culinary community will seriously shine at Field Trip 2015.
Our selection of vendors includes an amazing cross section of the city’s food pioneers, showcasing original creations that range from artisanal sausages to maple beef-bacon donuts. There will truly be something for every taste – we’ll feature select kid-focused stations and numerous vegetarian and vegan options. We’ll have some kitchen celebs in the mix too, like Anthony Rose dishing out the finest in the VIP and Zane Caplansky’s Thunderin’ Thelma rolling on site. Bottom line: if the list here (and below) doesn’t get you salivating, something is wrong.
ART & DESIGN
In the warmth of early June, Historic Fort York & Garrison Common will come alive, transformed into a diverse and colourful retreat in the heart of the city thanks to installations from Heather Goodchild, Young Offenders, Golden Age Botanicals and several other emergent Toronto visual creators. Fans and families can explore the amazing green space and be immersed within Fort York like never before. We’ve also got a few surprises, it’s going to be amazing.
2015 means a bigger and better ‘Day Camp’, where we’ll present kids (who can come to the fest for free if they’re under 12) with an embarrassment of activity riches. We’re doubling down with intimate mini sets from Sharon & Bram, Girls Rock Camp as well as some other Field Trip performers, all within ear shot of our the popular bouncy castle, hula hoops, temporary tattoo stations, kids haircuts, ping pong tables and more. Day Camp is a huge element of what sets Field Trip apart… the only problem might be pulling the kids away to go and hear some music.
OCULUS RIFT VIRTUAL REALITY
This is a big one! Soar high above Fort York and defy your very reality inside this mind-blowing virtual experience. We’re thrilled to be able to offer Field Trippers a custom festival experience created just for our weekend and never before presented to the Canadian public.
LAUGH BARRACKS PRESENTED BY MAILCHIMP
Step inside this hilarious new addition to Field Trip and enjoy daily performances from two of Comedy Bar’s most popular shows, Laugh Sabbath and Chuckle Co. In between be sure to take in an annual favourite, the acclaimed Analogue Gallery Sound Image exhibition, showcasing this year’s best in Canadian music photography.
It’s one of our pillars – sure we love bringing international favourites to TO, but introducing our patrons to new artists is also a huge part of our promise. As we did in 2014, we welcome four discovery artists – new additions to the lineup carefully picked and and ready to be revelations for the open-minded listener. These include Mali guitar mania of Songhoy Blues, the lofty folk of Andy Shauf, Vancouver shimmering pop quartet The Belle Game and Toronto R&B / jazz newcomers The Wayo. We’re also partnering with Manifesto, Red Bull Sound Select and local all ages promoter Johnnyland to make sure the Toronto music community is represented at several levels. Prepare to find a new favourite.
SHOP IN STYLE
We’re deeply committed to improving the Field Trip experience each year, and we’ve been listening. This year we’ll be opening up the first full Field Trip store on site (with Fort York Stage satellite), working with our artists and designers to create a hub where fans can browse an amazing selection of exclusive and premium Field Trip, A&C and performing artist merchandise as well as rare wares from close friends and collaborators throughout the grounds. There will also probably be a few artists dropping by…
Every good festival needs a change of pace and this is ours. Inside the Perrier Greenhouse you can relax and enjoy custom cocktails and a top notch collection of Field Trip-programmed DJs and selectors. Keep it green!
MESS HALL WITH IVY KNIGHT
Join us as we welcome back Mess Hall with host Ivy Knight! Mess Hall combines the fun of Summer Camp with an interactive culinary food program. Ivy Knight, a kitchen babe, food writer and cookbook author has been mixing up amazing ways for people to play with food for years. This year’s Mess Hall activities include corn on the cob and watermelon eating contests, mixology mischief and cake decorating with celebrity pastry chef David Chow. Bring your imagination and your appetite.
Our amazing Field Guides play a huge part in creating the special vibe at Field Trip, but it’s a big (and fun) job that needs warrants new recruits each year. Interested? We’d love to hear from you – just apply here.
FOOD FOR EVERYONE
Busters Seacove Ensenada-Style Fish Tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Maine Style Lobster Roll, Crab Roll
Food Dudes Captain Crunch Fish tacos, Smoky Rueben Sandwich, Dirty Chili Hash, Nutella balls, Mac & Cheese Balls
Thunderin’ Thelma [Caplansky’s] Smoked Meat Sandwich, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, BBQ Brisket Sliders, Smoked Meat Poutine, Maple Beef-Bacon Donuts
Gourmet Gringos Baja Fish Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas
Fidel Gastro Sandwiches with a variety of ingredients (Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, BBQ Brisket, Tempura Tilapia), Pad Thai fries
Portobello Portobello Burger, Veggie Ciabatta, Eggplant Marinara, Veggie & Tofu wraps, Kale, Quinoa and Barley salads
Summertime Lemonade Freshly squeezed lemonade
Deava’s Feed Your Soul BBQ Korean Short Ribs, Pork Belly Sandwich, Lemongrass Chicken Salad, Thai Chicken Sandwich (all farm to table)
Blue Donkey Chicken Gyros sliders, Calamari pita, souvlaki pita, lamb tacos, greek goddess (veg)
Pappas Greek Gyros, Chicken Strips, Greek Fries
Rancho Relaxo Fish Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Kale & Yams, Guac and Chips
Fit To Grill Seared five spice pork belly sandwich, crispy smoked chicken wings
The Poutine Machine Fresh cut fries and poutine
Penny Lou Lou Sweets Bubble cakes with fresh fruit and ice cream
Kung Fu Dawg Hot dogs and corn dogs with all the toppings
Steel Cut Coffee Hot Espresso Beverages
Cold Station Brew Cold Brewed Coffee on tap
Ultimate Concession Fries, Poutine, Burgers, Hotdogs, Polish Sausages, Peameal on a bun, Philly cheese on a bun
Heirloom Artisanal homemade sausages (chorizo, italian) Brazed lamb shank sandwich, Duck confit sandwich
JP’s BBQ Pulled pork, Beef Brisket, ribs, Fries, Poutine, Perch Tacos
The Flying Chestnut Traditional Indian Tacos featuring Grey County Beef & Local Cheddar, Vegetarian Indian Tacos with Veggie and Bean Chili and Local Cheddar
Boreal Gelato Hand made, artisanal gelato and sorbet
Bread Heads Wood Fired Pizza- organic dough, vegan options, and child friendly options
Chimney Stax Sweet Stax, Ice Cream Stax, Garlic Cheesy Stax, Cheesy HotDog Stax
VIP RESTAURANT ROW
Anthony Rose Salatim Platter, Fat Pasha Hummus Platter, Shrimp Tacos, Fruit Salad, Watermelon Chunks
416 Snack Bar General Tso-Fu (vegetarian), Korean Fried Chicken, Spicy Tuna Handroll
Rodney’s Oyster House Oysters on the half shell
FIELD TRIP 2015 LINEUP
SATURDAY JUNE 6
THE WAR ON DRUGS
DE LA SOUL
JACQUES GREENE LIVE
SHARON & BRAM
FROM JAMAICA TO TORONTO
APOSTLE OF HUSTLE plays Folkloric Feel
THE BELLE GAME
SUNDAY JUNE 7
MY MORNING JACKET
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
FATHER JOHN MISTY
DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
KEVIN DREW & ANDY KIM
KEITA JUMA & BRENDAN PHILIP presented by Manifesto and Red Bull Sound Select
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
* Regular Price Weekend (2 Day) passes are $120. VIP Weekend (2 Day) passes are $200.
* Regular Price Single Day passes are $70. VIP Single Day passes are $125.
* All tickets are subject to a $5.00 facility fee and vendor service charges.
* Children 12 years old and under are admitted for free with any adult ticket holder to a maximum of two children per adult.
* All Regular Price passes are available now at FieldTripLife.com & Ticketmaster.ca as well as through Toronto independent retailers Rotate This (801 Queen W) and Soundscapes (572 College).
* VIP tickets available online only.
FIELD TRIP 2015
Toronto’s Downtown Community Music & Arts Festival
Saturday June 6 / Sunday June 7
Fort York & Garrison Common
Families Welcome! Kids Under 12 Get In Free!
Multi Stage / Rain or Shine