Dilly Dally, Sauna, Suuns, Kiwi Jr and more will play the festival at the Baby G, the Garrison and Dundas West Fest. Plus: Electric Island's lineup, Lizzo changes venues and more
There’s a new festival coming this summer – or rather a festival within a festival. A festival around a festival?
Whatever you want to call it, Transmit Festival is three days of great Canadian bands, both ticketed and free, taking place at the Garrison, the Baby G and an outdoor all-ages stage as part of Dundas West Fest.
The free outdoor shows take place on June 7 and 8 at 1200 Dundas West. The first night features Montreal psych band Suuns, plus local bands Teenanger, Peeling and Sauna. The next day brings the just-as-packed all-day lineup of Dilly Dally, Mother Tongues, Tallies, Nyssa, Blonde Elvis, Kaleidoscope Horse, Royal Crowns and more.
Ticketed shows include Slingshot Dakota and Feels Fine at the Baby G on June 6, FACS at the Garrison on June 7 and Kiwi Jr and Sahara at the Baby G on June 8.
Electric Island: Bedouin, Âmé, DJ Seinfeld, Seth Troxler, Greg Gow, DJ Harvey, Pony and others at Toronto Islands Doors 2 pm. $249.32-$307.37. ticketweb.ca. May 19, June 22, August 10, August 31-September 1.
Charlotte Cornfield, Charise Aragoza at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $15, $12 adv. eventbrite.ca. May 24.
CosmoFEST: Sloan, Finger Eleven, Chilliwack, Terra Lightfoot and others at Cosmo Music (Richmond Hill) Musical instrument expo and live music festival. 9 am-10 pm, all ages. universe.com. June 1.
The Who, Moon Vs Sun (Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk) at Scotiabank Arena Openers added. 8 pm. $64-$305. ticketmaster.ca. June 1.
The Funhouse: Jazz Cartier, Lights, The Beaches, Bad Child and others at 101 Lisgar Experiential art maze from Universal Music Canada and Mondo Forma. 9 am-10 pm, all ages. $28-$40. funhousetoronto.com. June 1-September 30.
Transmit Festival: SUUNS, Dilly Dally, Kiwi Jr, Nyssa, FACS, Teenanger and others at The Baby G, The Garrison and Dundas West Fest Free-$15. showclix.ca, transmitpresents.com. June 6-8.
Whitehorse with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, William Prince at Roy Thomson Hall 8 pm. $49.50-$69.50. roythomsonhall.com. June 15.
Fennesz, ACT! at The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $21.50. showclix.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. June 16.
Muqata’a, E-Saggila at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $12.50. showclix.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. June 20.
New Swears, Burner, Pacer at Horseshoe 9 pm. $10.50. eventbrite.ca. June 22.
Donna Grantis at Mod Club 8 pm. $29.50. masseyhall.com. June 24.
Jesse Mac Cormack at Drake Hotel 8 pm. $15. masseyhall.com. June 25.
Alexandra Stréliski at Roy Thomson Hall Audience onstage with the performer. $19.50. roythomsonhall.com. June 26.
Stick To Your Guns, Counterparts, Terror, Sanction, Year Of The Knife at Opera House doors 6 pm, all ages. $28.50. On sale May 3. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. July 27.
The Struts at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $36-$51. On sale May 3. ticketmaster.ca. September 10.
Criminal at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $30-$40. On sale May 3. ticketmaster.ca. September 16.
Lizzo at Budweiser Stage Moved from Rebel. Doors 6 pm, all ages. Starting at $49.50. On sale May 3. ticketmaster.ca. September 19.
K. Flay at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale May 3. ticketweb.com. September 22.
Daniel Norgren at The Great Hall doors 8:30 pm. $17.50. On sale May 3. ticketfly.com. September 30.
Bedouine at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm. $16.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 7.
Lake Street Dive at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $39.50-$59.50. On sale May 3. ticketmaster.ca. October 17.
The Dead South at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $30-$45. On sale May 3. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 31.
The Planet Smashers at Lee’s Palace 8 pm. $20. On sale May 3. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 2.
Kim Churchill at Mod Club 8 pm. $20. eventbrite.ca. November 2.
Jade Bird at Mod Club doors 7:30 pm. $TBA. On sale May 3. ticketweb.com. November 6.
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