Let the summer music festivities begin!

This summer Toronto will be playing host once again to some of the biggest acts in music, and is gearing up for some fun filled memories featuring such artists as Deadmau5, Arkells, and Sam Smith.

Canadian Music Week is approaching, and each year we wonder if it can get any better than the year before. From May 1st through to the 10th, various venues around the GTA will be gearing up for some talented performances. Be sure to check out places such as The Cadillac Lounge, The Drake Hotel, Horseshoe Tavern, Hard Rock Cafe, Painted Lady etc. Some big acts that will be seen at this year’s CMW is Joey Bada$$, Death Cab for Cutie, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more. Bud Light Digital Dreams will also be taking over The Flats at Ontario Place this summer from June 27th – 28th. They are offering payment plans for the months of April and May, which includes general admission as well as VIP packages. The shoreline setting creates a wonderful experience for your digital dreams. This year’s lineup features artists like Armin Van Buuren, All Gone Pete Tong, and Zedd!

Following these festivals, the month of July will also Toronto will welcome Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J etc. From the 24th-26th Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte will play host to Way Home festival, which is more than just music. It focuses on bringing people together through music, art, and film, and is gearing up for a fun filled couple of days surrounded by love and good vibrations. If you’re looking for more indie rock and roll vibes this summer, you’re going to want to check out  Field Trip  festival at Fort York and Garrison Common from June 6th-7th. The atmosphere of a dive bar with the talent of the ACC will want to make you dance around like a fool and throw your fists in the air. Single day tickets or 2 day tickets are available, and some big acts this year include Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Arkells, and De La Soul. This “field trip” will take you on a fun journey of mess hall eating, games (including day camp for kids), and the most creative art boutiques in the city. Listening to great bands while enjoying a BBQ? Why not!

Finally, probably one of the largest Toronto music festivals, VELD, is a perfect way to end the summer. On August 1st and 2nd, you Downsview Park will play host to crowds of energetic fans waiting to hear the awesome sounds of Deadmau5, Hardwell, and more. Be careful though, it gets crowded!

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