Here’s a rundown of who’s playing what and when at the Picnic At Fort York.
1:35 pm THE CARPS Fusing soul and punk, this Scarborough duo have been raising eyebrows at home and in Europe for quite some time.
2:15 pm BORN RUFFIANS A creative burst of colourful jangle pop, the Born Ruffians are like an efficient cross between the Pixies and David Byrne. See Q&A, this page.
3 pm DIZZEE RASCAL Since grabbing the UK’s Mercury Prize back in 2003, Dizzee (aka Dylan Mills) has been globe-trotting with his unique mix of grime, ragga and garage MCing.
4 pm VAMPIRE WEEKEND These preppy New Yorkers are riding a wave of blog buzz over their breezy blend of African guitar sounds and Western pop rock.
5:05 pm ANIMAL COLLECTIVE One of the most creative bands to come out of Brooklyn this decade, Animal Collective always impress with their intricate sonic experiments.
6:10 pm CHROMEO This Montreal duo consisting of Dave 1 and P-Thugg brings the best 80s synth pop dance party anyone under 30 has ever seen.
7:15 pm TOKYO POLICE CLUB Hot off the release of their debut LP, Elephant Shell, Toronto’s indie it band is sure to be as hyper, and as catchy, as ever.
8:20 pm CAT POWER Respected for her ethereal vocals and chops on both piano and guitar, Cat Power (aka Charlyn Marshall) is a well-known veteran of the indie circuit.
9:40 pm CITY AND COLOUR Alexisonfire’s Dallas Green’s side project has burgeoned into one of the most commercially successful live acts in Canada, thanks to his knack for penning heartfelt acoustic emo-pop.