Go Camping and see Great music at the same time.
Fresh air, clear skies, miles away From the concrete jungle – is there a better way to see a music show?
Happy Hillside! The music love-in on Guelph Lake Island turns the big 3- 0 this year. Twin sister pop duo Tegan & Sara, local punks PUP, fuzz-pop band Alvvays, Guelph folkie Basia Bulat and Montreal indie pop duo Majical Cloudz are among those helping to celebrate. Break out the bug spray and tent; if ever there was a festival made for camping, this is it. July 25 to 27. $55-80, weekend pass $135. ticketbreak.com, hillsidefestival.ca.
River And Sky Music Festival
This three- day festival is a bit of a hike from downtown T.O., but for your time (roughly four and a half hours on the road), you’re rewarded with the incredibly scenic northern Ontario setting of the Sturgeon River and some of the best music from across the country. Vancouver psych-rockers Pink Mountaintops, Welland classic country star Daniel Romano, Toronto psych- country outfit the Highest Order and Montreal experimental pop group the Besnard Lakes are highlights. July 18 to 20. 3636 Hwy 539, Field. Weekend pass $125. riverandsky.ca.
Wolfe Island Music Festival
When a weekend fest boasts two of Canada’s finest emcees ( Shad and k- os) performing in silhouette against the setting sun on Lake Ontario, 362 kilometres really isn’t that far to travel. Well, we can’t guarantee the sunset or the silhouette, but that’s how we picture Wolfe Island Music Festival outside of Kingston. Electro-pop band Young Galaxy, inaptly named Toronto indie rockers Rural Alberta Advantage and Constantines-frontman- gone-solo Bry Webb help round out the stacked bill. August 8 and 9. $ 45-$125, weekend pass $100. wolfeislandmusicfestival.com.
Tegan & Sara play Hillside
Shad plays Wolfe Island