With summer so suddenly upon us, we decided to take a look at some of the many music festivals to fill the cravings for your favorite artists.  Whether it’s indie, electronic, or underground, Canada is home to some of the most impressive annual music festivals. This summer is no different, with big names making a splash near you.

 

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Field Trip

June 7th & 8th – Fork York & Garrison Common – Toronto

Soothe your summer down with some smooth beats and chill rhythms.

This cool weekend bash features a fantastic slew of local artists, and brings out some big names in the indie scene. Check out Interpol, Broken Social Scene, Washed Out, CHVRCHES, A Tribe Called Red and many more.

www.fieldtriplife.com

 

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North by Northeast

June 13th – 22nd – Toronto

This massive culture festival has something for everyone, with a phenomenal focus on showcasing local talent. If you aren’t too busy catching up with the latest ‘Toronto scene,’ be sure to check out Ryan Hemsworth, A$AP Ferg, The Pizza Underground and many others.

www.nxne.ca

 

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Digital Dreams

June 28th & 29th – Toronto

The North’s electronic-dance Mecca delivers another year of spectacular DJs for a non-stop weekend of dance music. Catch the legendary Justice, Tiesto and Eric Prydz, alongside other huge names—Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Carnage and Excision.

www.digitaldreamsfest.ca

 

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Warped Tour

July 4th – Toronto

Vans’ Warped Tour is back again with a kickass lineup of hardcore and alternative bands blasting off this summer. The Warped Tour is travelling through North America, and bringing with it bands such as Of Mice and Men, We The Kings, All Time Low, The Devils Wears Prada and more.

www.vanswarpedtour.ca/bands

 

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Toronto Urban Roots Fest

July 4th – 6th  – Fort York & Garrison Commons – Toronto

TURF expands this year with 44 artists touching down in Toronto over the 3-day event. Boasting a lineup with some of the strongest names in indie and alternative rock, this truly isn’t a jam to be missed. Catch the legendary Neutral Milk Hotel alongside Hey Rosetta!, The Gaslight Anthem, Twin Forks, Born Ruffians and more!

www.torontourbanrootsfest.com/lineup

 

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Time Fest

July 19th – Fork York & Garrison Commons – Toronto

Time returns with a small, but strong lineup of the freshest breakout underground artists. For a relatively low cost of $35, you can catch Charlie XCX, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Flume, Grimes and more… all in one day!

www.time-fest.com

 

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Osheaga

August 1st – 3rd – Jean-Drapeau Parc – Montreal

Quebec’s crown jewel of music festivals manages to impress year after year, bringing another spectacular group of artists to Canada this summer. Catch Lorde, Outkast, Jack White, The Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Band of Horses, Chromeo, Pusha T, Danny Brown and many, many more. Don’t miss out on what is looking to be the festival of a lifetime!

www.osheaga.com/lineup

 

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Veld

August 2nd & 3rd – Downsview Park – Toronto

Canada’s largest electronic music festival returns again to Toronto. With tunes set to get anyone on their feet, Veld hosts some of the world’s premiere DJs. Check out Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, DVBBS and many more over this weekend jam!

www.veldmusicfestival.com

 

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OVO Fest

August 3rd & 4th – Toronto

Toronto’s very own Drake is back yet again with his now world-famous OVO Fest. The Canadian rapper brings the legendary Outkast to the stage, along with numerous special guests. Any hip-hop fan should mark this date on their calendar as something not to be missed!

www.octobersveryown.com/ovo-fest

 

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Riot Fest

September 6th & 7th – Toronto

Closing off the list, and our summer events, Riot Fest has something for everyone. End your summer with a song, and catch The Cure, City and Colour, Billy Talent, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, Death from Above 1979 and many more!

www.riotfest.org/toronto/lineup