Toronto's Field Trip Fest Takes A Break
Since launching in 2013, this has been one of the city's biggest summer music events, but Arts & Crafts head Kieran Roy has announced a one-year hiatus.
By FYI Staff
The diminished summer music fest scene in Toronto has just taken another big hit with the announcement that Field Trip Music & Arts Festival is taking the year off.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Arts & Crafts President and fest head Kieran Roy stated the following:
"Since its launch in 2013, we have proudly grown Field Trip Music & Arts Festival into a multi-disciplinary, cross-generational event unlike any other. Thanks to the timeless performances of each artist, our partners, supporters, and most of all, our fans, Field Trip has become the distinctive start of summertime in Downtown Toronto, and our favourite weekend of the year.
"While the festival has grown more meaningful with each passing edition, we have made the difficult decision to take some much-needed time off in 2019. Field Trip will go on hiatus with the goal of returning in 2020 with renewed vision and continued commitment to an unparalleled gathering of music, art, comedy, food & drink, and family.
"We have been honoured by how Field Trip has been embraced by the city of Toronto and the arts community at large. Thanks to every single person that has put their heart into this festival – Field Trip belongs to you. We look forward to seeing you down the line, after a little bit of time to let the grass grow back."
The fest launched in 2013. Acts that have played the fest include regulars Broken Social Scene and Feist, plus Robyn, Alabama Shakes, The National, My Morning Jacket, Interpol, The War On Drugs, Gord Downie, Constantines, Arkells, July Talk, Father John Misty, De La Soul, Phoenix, Matt Mays, and Hayden.
Read an earlier FYI profile of Field Trip here