Festivals

Festivals

Ron Sakamoto looked chilled at a recent event.
November 10, 2017
by David Farrell

Earlier this year the city gambled on a super-sized, eight-day spectacle dubbed Stars & Thunder Festival, the likes of which no northern town had ever seen before.

Indie Week Founder Darryl Hurs
November 8, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The live music fest and Indies 101 conference component are running Nov. 7-12, with 250 acts performing at over 20 Toronto venues.

William Prince
October 10, 2017
by FYI Staff

The seventh annual edition of this important world music summit is set to run Nov. 14-17. Indigenous artists are prominent on the just-announced schedule.

September 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

A large number of festivals attracting industry professionals are offering bands little more than exposure and a free ticket to the events, and this has the musicians union riled up.

Charlie Wall-Andrews, new FMC ED
September 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Folk Music Canada’s board of directors have announced that Charlie Wall-Andrews will be the Executive Director, taking charge of FMC’s operations, programming, member services, and advocacy work.

John Brower. Photo: Jennifer Roberts, Globe & Mail
July 3, 2017
by External Source

Brower's salesmanship, love of R&R and ability to attract investors is more than a story. It's pure entertainment and its plot more fanciful than any fiction.

NXNE curators The Dirty Nil
June 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

A jamboree of festivals in Toronto last week was clouded over by rain showers that may have dampened attendances.

Photo: Kris King
June 23, 2017
by Bill King

Now in its 15th year, this festival in a remote part of Quebec manages to attract high-calibre artists, including a noteworthy First Nations component.

Quebec Summer Festival
June 8, 2017
by Bill King

You can’t escape history when visiting the capital of Quebec; Quebec City.

Field Trip audience on Saturday
June 5, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The weather gods smiled upon the Arts & Crafts-curated Toronto festival on the weekend, ensuring that sizeable crowds checked out Broken Social Scene, Feist and more.

Field Trip
June 2, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The annual Toronto summer fest celebrates the milestone with a strong bill featuring two acts from year one, Broken Social Scene and Feist.

Beaches Jazz
May 28, 2017
by Bill King

In a year that’s seen several music festivals fold due to rising costs, a weak dollar and heavy competition for frontline acts, Beaches Internation