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Relive Toronto’s long-lost, much-loved ALL CAPS! Island Festival

Weaves. (Image: Brendan George Kokomo)
Weaves. (Image: Brendan George Kokomo)

Late last summer, Toronto was witness to a tragically beautiful moment. The sparklers had faded, inimitable Halifax emcee Rich Aucoin had packed up his rainbow parachute, and the last ferry had left Toronto Islands for the night. After five years of running on a shoestring budget and a DIY attitude, the ALL CAPS! Island Festival was officially gone for good. “I don’t know how ALL CAPS! will be remembered,” organizer Ryan McLaren said at the time. “I just hope that it is remembered.” This weekend should help. The folks at Wavelength, the local indie event producer that co-presented the fest alongside Artscape, is resurrecting the spirit of the beloved weekend getaway for a free, one-day island concert. The line-up includes fuzzed-out four-piece Weaves, Polaris-long-listed instrumental rockers Fresh Snow, indie-electro duo Most People and a top-secret headlining act. Hop on a ferry and indulge those end-of-summer feels.

Sun., Sept. 7. 4 p.m. FREE. Artscape Gibraltar Point, 443 Lakeshore Ave., 416-392-1030, wavelengthtoronto.com.

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