The line-up includes James Bay, Death Cab for Cutie, Barenaked Ladies, Dropkick Murphys, Explosions in the Sky, Jake Bugg, Matthew Good, Lush, The Sheepdogs, The Hives, Lake Street Dive, Guided by Voices, Rheostatics, Matt Mays, Drive-By Truckers, The Felice Brothers, Okkervil River, The Mekons, Skinny Lister, and many, many more including 19 to-be-announced acts. Click on the linked artist names to see my previous concert photos of those acts.
Personally, I'm going to be looking forward to DCfC, Barenaked Ladies, Explosions in the Sky, Lush, Lake Street Dive, Matt Mays, Okkervil River and Skinny Lister. They all have fantastic songs and put on fantastic shows. I'm especially looking at you Lush, for some great nostalgia, and Skinny Lister for the high-energy dance party. And every year I end up discovering a ton of great new artists, which is probably my favourite things about this superbly curated fest.
TURF will once again be held at Fort York Garrison Common. It takes place from September 16-18 and features an additional stage - totalling four - this year. Passes go on sale tomorrow, Friday May, 27, at noon. More ticket info at TURF's official site, but you've missed the early bird pricing at this point. Grab yourself some tickets. This is always the highlight of the festival season for me and I'm sure this year will be no exception. I also can't wait to see what they do with the Club Bonus Series and after-festival club shows this year.
Take a listen to many of the artists on this awesome line-up:
Death Cab for Cutie
Explosions in the Sky
Lake Street Dive
Matt Andersen and The Bona Fide
Guided by Voices
The Felice Brothers