Field Trip 2017: Nam-An's Top 501 June 2017 / by Nam-An Dinh (author)
What kicked off as a party celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Canadian independent music company Arts & Crafts, has turned into an annual summer kickoff music bash.
Taking place at Toronto's historic Fort York, Field Trip celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, with a lineup that offers something for everyone.
You can find more info about Field Trip 2017 here.
Check out Nam-An's top 5 for this year's Field Trip.
Let's get this out of the way first, because you knew Feist was going to be on this list. With a pile of critically acclaimed albums under her belt, and the accolades to go with, Feist is back after six years with a new album, and multiple tour dates across Canada, the US, and Europe. Her album release party in Toronto sold out within minutes, and her performance at Field Trip this year is no doubt highly anticipated by many.
Originally a side project of John Gourley, this group has been making music since the early 2000s, where they got their start in Wasilla, Alaska before relocating to Portland, Oregon. With their eighth studio album Woodstock slated for release two weeks after their Field Trip appearance, will definitely get the crowd at Fork York moving.
Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow's smooth crooning and soulful falsettos will give you all the feels. His fourth studio album True Care was released last month, and his folk and soul tinged alternative rock songs will help keep everyone at Field Trip vibin'.
Argentinian born singer song-writer will keep your head nodding and your toes tapping with her groove laden, synth driven brand of pop songs. With just the right amount of sultry vocals thrown in, come for the vibes, stay for the dance party.
Toronto's very own Harrison comes home to play Field Trip after spending the previous two weeks gallivanting around Asia, showing off his repertoire of funky, hip-hop and R&B influenced electronic music. In fact, he hits the Garrison stage the same day he arrives back in Toronto from Seoul, so make sure you come out and show some love. Also, make sure you catch his interview with CJRU's Nicole Di Donato here.