Monday, June 10, 2013

Photos from Field Trip Festival - Toronto

What a blast Field Trip was! 

Hosted by Arts & Crafts, Field Trip was a festival-meets-celebration for the 10th anniversary of this music label. It also became a celebration of all that is good in Toronto. Held at the historic Fort York, the event was a day of music, food, drink and fun. It was, by far, one of the most organized festivals out there. 

The festival included two stages where some great performers belted it out including The Darcys, Jason Collett, Cold Specks, Hayden, Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Stars, Feist and, of course, Broken Social Scene. 

Food at the event was partly organized by the Toronto Underground Market, with lots of gourmet fare. There was also Food Truck lane that included our favourite mobile food spots. 

A Kid Zone kept the young ones entertained and there were hula-hoops for all ages.  In a genius move, Beer could be bought at stands everywhere which meant there were no long lines. There were even two cocktails created just for the event: the Field Trip Punch and Garrison Common Cocktail that sold out hours into the event. Arts & Crafts founder Jeffrey Remedios was seen walking around the festival like a regular visitor and everyone seemed to have an incredible time.

The main attraction to Field Trip was obviously the music and the bands killed it. Cold Specks is definitely an artist to keep your ears open for. The on-stage relationship between Stars’ Amy Milan and Torquil Campbell was also captivating to watch. 

Closing the event was the mega-group Broken Social Scene who had most of its original members on stage, including Feist herself. The band seemed to have a blast playing and the crowd loved it. Brendan Canning thanked Toronto for, “opening the door” for the band. Kevin Drew closed the show by reminding us that despite any negativity that the city is currently feeling, Toronto is a wonderful place and we need to fight to get it back to how it should be.  

Here’s hoping this becomes an annual event. --- Jessica Blaine Smith

To see more photos from the event – 
check out our Facebook album from Field Trip!

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