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Far & Wide’s Ultimate Guide To Festival Season 2017

The summer months are right around the corner and you know what that means–it’s festival season. Luckily for us, Canada hosts some of the best music fests in the world, bringing big name artists and hoards of crowds into our country.

We’ve got the skinny on the coolest festivals across the country, read on below and be sure to check back for updates.

 

Field Trip

Where: Fort York & Garrison Common, Toronto. Directions here.
When: June 3-4, 2017
How much: Single day passes are $80, weekend passes are $125. Get them here.
Headliners: Broken Social Scene, Phoenix, Feist
Canadian talent: A Tribe Called Red, BadBadNotGood, Timber Timbre, Hannah Georgas, Jaunt, Bernice, Royal Canoe and more.
Must-see acts: 

 

Jackson-Triggs Annual Summer Concert Series

Where: 2145 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Directions here.
When: Various dates between June 8-Sept 8
How much: Tickets start at $60 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Sam Roberts Band, Chantal Kreviazuk, Alan Doyle
Canadian talent: All 19 acts are proudly Canadian
Must-see acts: Bahamas, Rootstock, The Sheepdogs, Chantal Kreviazuk

 

North by Northeast

Where: Port Lands in Toronto. Directions here.
When: June 16-25, 2017
How much: Early bird passes start at $125 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Passion Pit, Tyler The Creator, Post Malone
Canadian talent: Cold Specks, but over 20 names have yet to be announced.
Must-see acts: Talib Kweli, Sleigh Bells, Tyler The Creator

 

Calgary Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Where: Various venues across Calgary.
When: June 21-25, 2017
How much: Passes range from $35-$385. Get them here.
Headliners: Converge, Silver Apples, Low
Canadian talent: Land of Talk and New Fries, with many more still to be announced.
Must-see acts: Cloud Nothings, Flying Lotus
Read our coverage of last year’s festival here

 

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Where: Venues across Saskatoon.
When: June 23-July 2, 2017
How much: Single tickets start at $60, but you can buy bundle offers of 3 tickets or more are at discounted prices. Get them here.
Headliners: Feist, Serena Ryder, Ziggy Marley, Walk Off The Earth
Canadian talent: Feist, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Begonia, Bombargo, Amanda Marshall, Anna Haverstock,  Brett Kissel, Dead South, Garrys, Delhi 2 Dublin, Julian Taylor Band, and more.
Must-see acts: Feist, Walk Off The Earth, Begonia

 

RBC Ottawa Bluesfest

Where: LeBreton Flats, Ottawa. Directions here.
When: July 6-16, 2017
How much: Day passes start at $49 and adult passes start at $249. Get tickets here.
Headliners: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse, P!nk, LCD Soundsystem–see our post here.
Canadian talent: Tegan and Sara, Matt Andersen Sam Roberts Band, Death From Above 1979, July Talk, Daniel Caesar, A Tribe Called Red, and more.
Must-see acts: Migos, LCD Soundsystem, July Talk, The Shins, Gary Clarke

 

Festival d’Ete de Quebec

Where: Plaines d’Abraham in Quebec City. Directions here.
When: July 6-16, 2017
How much: Passes start at $95 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Muse, Backstreet Boys, The Who, Nick Jonas
Canadian talent: Andy Shauf, DFA, Heat,  Arkells, DVBBS, The Strumbellas, Death From Above 1979, Ria Mae, Wolf Parade, Lisa LeBlanc, Common Deer and many more.
Must-see acts: Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, The Dirty Nil, Leif Vollebekk, Phantogram

 

Dreams Festival

Where: TD Echo Beach, Toronto. Directions here.
When: July 7-8, 2017
How much: Passes start at $229 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Above & Beyond, DVBBS. Steve Angello
Canadian talent: Ekali, Greg Gow, Jamie Kidd, Ryan Shepherd and more.
Must-see acts: Bondax, Steve Angello, DJ Hanzel

 

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Where: Cavendish Beach Events Centre, centrally located between the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside. Directions here.
When: July 7-9, 2017
How much: Passes start at $229 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Kip Moore
Canadian talent: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Lindi Ortega, JJ Shiplett and more.
Must-see acts: Lindi Ortega, Little Big Town

 

Calgary Stampede 

Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary. Directions here.
When: July 7-16, 2017
How much: Tickets start at $49 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Johnny Reid, Alabama, Usher & The Roots are the only acts that have been announced, but hang tight for even more amazing lineup updates.

 

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Where: Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver. Directions here.
When: July 13-16, 2017
How much: Passes start at $155 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Billy Bragg, Shawn Colvin, Kathleen Edwards
Canadian talent: Barenaked Ladies, Andy Shauf, Cold Specks, Jim Bryson, Begonia, Leif Vollebekk and more.
Must-see acts: Leif Vollebekk, Andy Shauf, Kathleen Edwards

 

Hillside

Where: 7743 Conservation Dr, Guelph, ON. Directions here.
When: July 14-16, 2017
How much: Weekend passes start at $129 and are on sale now here.
Headliners: Spoon, Coeur de pirate, Billy Bragg with Joe Henry, Lowest of the Low, the Barr Brothers, Lindi Ortega and more.
Canadian talent: The Bar Brothers, Coeur de pirate, Century Egg, Charlotte Cornfeld, Rae Spoon, Charlotte Day Wilson, Lindi Ortega, The Jerry Cans and more.
Must-see acts: Spoon, Charlotte Day Wilson, The Jerry Cans

 

WayHome

Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Directions here.
When: July 28-30, 2017
How much: Three-day passes start at $229 and are on sale now here.
Headliners: Imagine Dragons, Frank Ocean, Flume, Solange, Cage the Elephant, Porter Robinson, Foster the People
Canadian talent: Andy Shauf, Daniel Caesar, Tegan and Sara, JAHKOY, Darcys, Jazz Cartier, PUP, Tanya Tagaq, Begonia, Allan Rayman, Belle Game and more.
Must-see acts: Car Seat Headrest, Jagwar Ma, Mitski, THEY., Rag’n’Bone Man, Harrison Brome
Check out our post on last year’s festival here

 

Real Love Summer Fest

Where: Teulon, MB. Directions here.
When: July 28-30, 2017
How much: Weekend passes start at $60and are on sale here.
Headliners: Widowspeak, Radiation Flowers, Micah Erenberg Band, 3Peat
Canadian talent: 3Peat, Radiation Flowers, Micah Erenberg Band, Look Vibrant, Slow Spirit,
Fox Who Slept the Day Away, Mulligrub, Human Music, Beds and more.
Must-see acts: Widowspeak, 3Peat

 

Osheaga

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal. Directions here.
When: August 4-6, 2017
How much: Passes start at $320 and are on sale here.
Headliners: The Weeknd, Muse, Lorde
Canadian talent: Broken Social Scene, Majid Jordan, Crystal Castles, Tegan and Sara, Arkells, BadBadNotGood, Andy Shauf, PUP, River Tiber and more.
Must-see acts: Sampha, PUP, Hamilton Leithauser,  Angel Olsen
For our guide to Osheaga, go here.

 

Boots and Hearts

Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. Directions here.
When: August 10-13, 2017
How much: Passes start at $229 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert
Canadian talent: Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke Lindi Ortega, JJ Shiplett, Cold Creek County and more.
Must-see acts: Midland, Lindi Ortega

 

Interstellar Rodeo

Where: The Forks, Winnipeg. Directions here.
When: August 18-20, 2017
How much: Passes start at $199 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Beck, Broken Social Scene, Father John Misty
Canadian talent: Broken Social Scene, Rheostatics,  Sarah Slean, Danny Michel, and more.
Must-see acts: Beck, Father John Misty, Shakey Graves

​Festival de Musique Émergente

Where: Various venues across Victoria.
When: September 14-17, 2017
How much: Passes start at $165 and are on sale here.
Headliners: A Tribe Called Red, Andy Shauf
Canadian talent: The entire lineup highlights Canadian talent.
Must-see acts: A Tribe Called Red, Andy Shauf, Pierre Kwenders

 

POP Montreal

Where: Various venues across Montreal.
When: September 13-17, 2017
How much: Passes start at $172 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Royal Trux, RZA, Austra
Canadian talent: Austra, Think About Life, The Besnard Lakes, Dead Obies, The Dears, Jessy Lanza and more.
Must-see acts: Thee Oh Sees, Jay Som, Swet Shop Boys, RZA

 

Westward Music Festival

Where: Various venues across Vancouver.
When: September 14-17, 2017
How much: Passes start at $99 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Red
Canadian talent: A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rouge, Hannah Georgas, Charlotte Day Wilson, PUP, Busty and the Bass, Ralph and more.
Must-see acts: Charlotte Day Wilson, PUP, Ralph

 

Rifflandia

Where: Various venues across Victoria.
When: September 14-17, 2017
How much: Passes start at $165 and are on sale here.
Headliners: Moby, Zeds Dead, Bonobo, July Talk
Canadian talent: A Tribe Called Red, Dear Rouge, Hannah Georgas, Charlotte Day Wilson, Ralph, Hannah Georgas, Yukon Blonde,  Christian Hudson and more.
Must-see acts: Charlotte Day Wilson, Hannah Georgas, Ralph, July Talk

 

Arts & Crafts’ Summer Concert Series

Where: The Hayloft Dancehall in Prince Edward County, ON. Directions here.
When: June 23-August 18, 2017
How much: Tickets start at $25 and are on sale here.
Headliners: ​Dan Mangan, Darcys, and Reuben and the Dark
Canadian talent: All three acts are Canadian.

 

Halifax Urban Folk Festival

Where: Various venues across Halifax. See a full list here.
When: August 27-September 3, 2017
How much: Tickets start at $17.50 and are on sale here.
Headliners: John K. Samson, Leif Vollebekk, Skydiggers
Canadian talent: Almost all acts are Canadian.
Must-see acts: Leif Vollebekk, Art Bergmann

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