The leading songs festivals in Ontario for 2014 will take you all over the province. While we like Toronto (and also its festivals), sometimes you have to spend some time in addition to loved ones to cherish them much more. While Toronto has enough music fests to stay you within city limits nearly every weekend of the summertime (check in soon for our master listing), there are a myriad of encounters a short road-trip away – ones you will not locate at Yonge as well as Dundas.
The celebration period has actually already begun: Guelph’s Kazoo Festival (not all kazoo music) just finished up, and we’ve already published our list of must-see springtime feasts, so do not sleep at the wheel and also miss out these Ontario destinations. (There’s additionally no question that Quebec has its reasonable share of impressive festivals, including Osheaga and also MUTEK, but we’ve limited our scope of hype to Ontario’s ideal and brightest.).
If none of these fests have you reserving a rental automobile, there’s one more extremely specific however renowneded stop: Collingwood’s Elvis Festival. From July 24 to 27, Collingwood will certainly be awash is sequins, blue suede footwears as well as glossy hairstyles. You’re welcome.
Here are the leading 10 Ontario music fests worth attacking the highway for this spring as well as summertime.
RBC Royal Bank Blues Fest.
Days: July 3-13, 2014.
Place: Lebreton Flats Park.
Driving time: ~ 4.5 humans resources.
Even more Bonnaroo compared to “blues fest”, the Ottawa Blues Fest is up there with NXNE for the title of biggest celebration in Ontario. Maybe you’ve ignored it as a result of the misleading name, just it’s challenging to disregard names like Lady Gaga, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Queens Of The Stone Age, Lady Antebellum, Journey, Snoop Dogg … and those are the merely the headliners amongst the 60-plus entertainers arranged for 2014.
Wolfe Island Music Festival.
Place: Wolfe Island (Kingston).
Days: August 8-9, 2014.
Venue: Marysville, Ont.
Drive time: ~ 3 hrs.
Wolfe Island is where Lake Ontario complies with the St. Lawrence stream, a totally free 20-minute ferryboat ride from Kingston. The celebration extends 2 days: Friday’s programs occur in numerous little locations around Marysville (the only town on the island, where the ferryboat drops anchor), and Saturday goes from twelve noon ’til evening on a baseball diamond. The bands are largely Canadian independent, with a hip-hop act or more for variety, yet it’s the laid-back environment that makes it worth the journey; you’re just as most likely to face Joel Plaskett at the general store as you are catching him headlining the primary phase. Camping is likewise part of the encounter (just not needed), with a camping tent village set up steps from the primary phase – merely ensure you book early.
Dates: July 25-27, 2014.
Place: Guelph Lake Island.
Driving time: ~ 1 hr.
Hill has gotten enough prestige in its 30-plus years that their weekend passes have been known to sell out in minutes. Concentrating largely on Canadian skill, 2014 brings Tegan and Sara, Hey Rosetta!, Hollerado, Young Galaxy, Four Tet as well as lots a lot more. There’s a distinct hippie ambiance, though that’s not necessarily discovered in the musical lineup – it ranslates to excellent regional food suppliers, no canteen available (bring your very own for free refills) and no men putting on vacant beer instances as hats. Outdoor camping can be a huge part of Hillside, but for that you’ll have to either publication in March, or have an individual onsite at 8am the very first day to rack up an overflow site.