Broken Social Scene is reuniting this summer for an Arts and Crafts anniversary festival
This summer, Broken Social Scene will perform for the first time since they went on hiatus in late 2011 (a hiatus which readers may recall was accompanied by a torrid onslaught of retweets by band leader Kevin Drew). The occasion: the Field Trip Music and Arts Festival, a one-off event at Fort York and Garrison Common to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Arts and Crafts, the label Drew co-founded with Jeffrey Remedios to release BSS’s breakthrough album You Forgot It in People. BSS will be co-headlining the festival with Feist, and the supporting bill includes Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Hayden, Cold Specks, Jason Collett and more. The one-day mega-festival will take place on June 8, and will also feature a photography exhibit by fashion photographer Norman Wong, some kind of collaboration with designer Jeremy Laing, a short fiction contest run in conjunction with House of Anansi and, as has become standard at such events, gourmet food. Early bird tickets go on sale for $55 on Wednesday—hurry, this could be your last chance to see Broken Social Scene (until the next time they reunite).