WAVELENGTH ANNOUNCES THE 2019 SUMMER MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – AUGUST 17 & 18
MILK & BONE, YONATAN GAT, CADENCE WEAPON, FET.NAT, ART D’ECCO, TALLIES, HUA LI, ANTHEMS OF THE VOID & MORE TBA
Following a long-standing tradition of Camp Wavelength and the ALL CAPS! Island Festival, Toronto’s non-profit independent music hub Wavelength Music celebrates summer in the city with the newest incarnation of its August festival, the warm-weather flipside of its beloved winter fest. With a musical mainstage weather-protected inside the Belgian Moon Brewery and additional programming on the grounds of stackt, Wavelength offers a new, intimate, and accessible take on the summer music-festival experience.
“Space for creativity is at an all-time premium in Toronto,” says Jonathan Bunce, Artistic Director of Wavelength Music. “It’s our hope that by finding a home for Wavelength @ stackt, we’ll be able to create a new hub for emerging music and the arts in our city – for one amazing weekend, at least.”
The musical programming at the Wavelength Summer Music & Arts Festival continues Wavelength’s 19 year track record of championing diversity and inclusivity in the musical underground. The first wave of artists announced include Milk & Bone (Montreal dream-pop duo & 2019 Juno electronic award winners), Cadence Weapon (Canadian hip-hop icon), Art D’Ecco (Vancouver glam-rock dance-pop), Tallies (Toronto indie-pop sensations ), and Hua Li (Montreal R&B & revolutionary rap) as part of the Saturday line up with Yonatan Gat (New York surf-jazz guitar wizard touring w/ guest Indigenous drummers Red Medicine and Strong Bear), Fet.Nat (Quebec dance-punk absurdists), and Anthems of the Void (Toronto/New York improv/avant-rock trio) on Sunday, August 18! The complete musical line-up and daily schedule will be announced in July, along with multi-arts, comedy and other programming at wavelengthmusic.ca and on social media @wavelengthmusic. Visual and inter-disciplinary artists are encouraged to apply online until June 21 at 5 p.m.
Tickets & Passes
Single-day tickets and weekend passes go on sale to the public Friday, May 31. An online pre-sale will take place the day prior through festival media partner, Indie88 | 88.1FM.
Early-bird prices start at $25 for single-day tickets, and $40 for two-day weekend passes.
Devoted Wavelength concert-goers can also buy a Wavelength Passport for $99.99 – which includes admission to both summer and winter festivals, plus all shows included in the Wavelength Monthly Music Series for one year! Tickets will be available through wavelengthmusic.ca, or in person at Rotate This (186 Ossington Ave.) and Soundscapes (572 College St.) in Toronto.
Transforming unused land into an experience of curated discovery at the intersection of Front & Bathurst, in the heart of King West, stackt is 100,000 sq. ft. market designed entirely out of shipping containers. At stackt you’ll engage in new experiences, find new products and form new perceptions at this ever changing and evolving cultural lifestyle marketplace mixed with a community meeting hub.
Wavelength acknowledges funding support from Ontario through the Ontario Music Fund, the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, FACTOR, TD Bank, and the SOCAN Foundation. We also thank our festival partners Exclaim!, Indie88, Office/Bureau, and stackt.