This year’s ALL CAPS! indie music fest to feature camping on Toronto Island
Here’s some exciting news that we missed when it was first announced a couple weeks back: this year’s edition of the ALL CAPS! Island Festival is offering on-site accommodation alongside its indie music lineup. While the festival isn’t exactly Bonnaroo North, we’re excited that this marks what we believe is the first music series on the island to allow sleeping over. Hosted by the folks at Wavelength, in collaboration with Dundas Street’s Whippersnapper Gallery and Artscape Gibraltar Point (which is providing the host site), the festival takes place Aug. 13 and 14 and features a variety of Canadian indie artists, such as Julie Doiron, The Wooden Sky, Rich Aucoin, Evening Hymns, Jennifer Castle and DD/MM/YY.
We’ll take this opportunity to dust off the ol’ camping gear and lug it on the ferry with us to partake in the film screenings, art installations and open studios that the festival is offering, as well as some much-needed summer barbecuing, swimming and bonfire admiring. Sure, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene and Pavement may have rocked the Island last year, but waiting in line for the ferry home definitely kills the concert buzz. Here’s hoping the weather is cooperative and the mosquitoes keep away.