Posted in music | tour dates on January 14, 2013

Arts and Crafts 10

Toronto record label Arts & Crafts, which was co-founded by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and in honor of that, they're presenting the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival in Toronto on June 8 at Fort York and Garrison Common. The festival's lineup is made up entirely of Arts & Crafts-affiliated bands, including Broken Social Scene, Feist, Bloc Party, Ra Ra Riot, Trust, Cold Specks, Timber Timbre, Jason Collett, Zeus, The Darceys, Hayden, Gold & Youth, and Still Life Still. For Broken Social Scene, the show is an exclusive return from the hiatus they began after their 2011 tour. Early bird tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/16) at 10 AM EST via the festival's website, and full price tickets go on sale Friday (1/18) at 10 AM via the festival's site, ticketmaster, and Toronto retailers Rotate This and Soundscapes. VIP ticket options are available too. Kids get in for free. The festival flyer is below.

The festival happens two days before Canadian music marathon NXNE and a limited number of NXNE wristbands will also gain admission to the festival. It's nice that this time around, the BSS show won't actually be during NXNE.

In addition to the festival, Arts & Crafts will be celebrating the anniversary in other ways, including releasing the double CD/4xLP boxset, Arts & Crafts // 2003-2012, which includes a collection of hits, rarities, and b-sides from the label; and also releasing Arts & Crafts // X, "an entirely original collection of collaborative recordings by artist pairings from the Arts & Crafts roster, including new compositions and fresh, unexpected interpretations."

The label will also be presenting a photography exhibit with photographer Norman Wong, a fashion collaboration with Canadian designer Jeremy Laing, a short fiction contest inspired by Broken Socal Scene's You Forgot It In People, and a pop-up shop which will be open from late May into mid June and serve as a headquarters for AC10 and Field Trip at a TBA location, plus possibly more stuff to come.

The trailer video and flyer for Field Trip are below...

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Arts & Crafts Field Trip

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Comments (12)

Same weekend as Governors Ball. NYC date;)

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 1:28 PM

this will be everything Portlandia mocks

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 1:31 PM

there will be no NYC date for broken social scene, according to them:

"...co-headlined by a one-night-only return from hiatus for flagship collective Broken Social Scene."

one night only.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 1:39 PM

Brunchapalooza
Brunchstock
Brunchella
All Tomorrow's Brunches

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 1:46 PM

#OMG2EPIC

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 1:57 PM

"a short fiction contest inspired by Broken Socal Scene's You Forgot It In People"

holy fuck

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 2:07 PM

no metric?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 2:58 PM

"a short fiction contest inspired by Broken Socal Scene's You Forgot It In People"

Pitchfork already won that with their album review.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 6:52 PM

Will be an awesome block party for all those looking to find some fun on June 8th and you can bring the whole family and kids are free!

Posted by Mary | January 15, 2013 1:01 AM

To be fair, the publishing house that the band is partnering with for that short fiction contest (House of Anansi) is one of the most legit Toronto institutions out there. But the idea sure sounds like bollocks, yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 4:04 AM

no comment

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