Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The chill in the air isn't going away and the official start to spring is literally only a few weeks away. Maybe the only way to get through this cold spell is to think about summer, and it appears that summer concert festival organizers have been thinking the same thing with summer concert festival announcements coming on strong today.
The most interesting one so far seems to be the inaugural edition of The Grove Music Festival that will take place in Niagara-On-The-Lake on August 3 at The Commons At Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site, co-presented by indie record label Arts & Crafts and concert promoter Goldenvoice (probably best known for it's association with Coachella). Quite a bit more compact than some multi-day festivals, The Grove Music Festival will feature the likes of Parisian group Phoenix, UK's Hot Chip, American mash-up extraordinaire Girl Talk, up and comers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Gaslight Anthem, Bob Mould, Odd Future standout Earl Sweatshirt, Pretty Lights, Icona Pop, Wavves, Palma Violets, plus local groups, Young Empires and Nightbox. Early bird tickets went on sale this morning but regular priced general admission tickets go on sale March 8 at 10 am.
As the date of the festival overlaps with Montreal's Osheaga Festival and it remains to be seen if the bands I'm most interested in seeing, Phoenix, Hot Chip or Girl Talk, may be playing any Toronto dates, I won't be making up my mind about this festival right away. But it's on my radar.
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