Field Trip Festival [June 4 & 5, 2016]

This past weekend I went down to Toronto and attended Field Trip Festival which took place at Fort York & Garrison Common.
If you don’t know, Field Trip is one of Canada’s fastest growing urban music and arts Festival in the heart of downtown Toronto.
In its fourth year, the big headlining acts were The National and Robyn.
This was my first time checking out this festival.
While I didn’t get a media/photo pass (Boo! Livenation) I mostly got a free ticket for the both days but at least I am not complaining and not be all stressed out.
For now I am just post the photos from Instagram.

Kilmanjaro was the first band I saw on June 4th.
Playing some electro-pop music.


Tor Miller! Wow, the Brooklyn musician was superb performing live!

Caught the last song by Most People who is now a trio.

The Beaches.

Meg Mac!

Brave Shores drew a nice crowd with their indie pop music.

So I caught most of Kevin Drew and friends performing so called “childrens” music at the day camp kids area.

Holy Fuck got myself dancing to their music and performing tracks from their new album Congrats.

Jazz Cartier (First time seeing him) is a Toronto hip-hop rapper.
He got everyone bouncing and jazcuzzi-ing with his music.

The National… when the band plays the song England, I simply get all emotional hearing that song.
A nice way to end off Saturday night.

Starting off Sunday at the festival with Kalle Mattson representing Ottawa!

I was very eager to see Charlotte Day Wilson.
The versatile Toronto musician is getting alot of buzz with her soulful pop music.
I’m seeing big things in the future for her!

So apparently there later in the afternoon, the festival had to be evacuated due to heavy rainfall and thunder/lightning storm.
While being stuck inside the buildings of Fort Building.
I was treated to some music by Kevin Drew and a short acoustic set by Dear Rouge.

The festival grounds was reopened when the weather cleared up.
There was a revised timeslot and I was happy to see Charles Bradley perform.
It was out of this world!

Caught most of DIIV and danced in a light drizzle of rain.

Caught most of Ra Ra Riot, somehow I felt like I was listening to Vampire Weekend.

Thank my lucky stars that Basia Bulat‘s set wasn’t cancelled.
She was absolutely amazing live and it was the only time this year since she hasn’t played Ottawa yet to promote Good Advice.

Then finally Sunday night ended off with Robyn.
This was the reason I went to Field Trip, because of her!
I didn’t care if she lip-synched or not.
As long I totally danced and enjoyed her music which I did!
The whole performance/show had Robyn singing and dancing.
It was a new take on her music since the majority of the songs like Hang With Me, Dancing On My Own, With Every Heartbeat and many more were remixed.
Totally pure blissful enjoyment!

With all the sun, fun and rain, this ends my first adventures at Field Trip.

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