Transmit Festival is Toronto’s newest music festival: Just Announced

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.

June 6-8 at the Baby G (1608 Dundas West), the Garrison (1197 Dundas West) and at Dundas West Fest at 1200 Dundas West. Free-$15. showclix.com, facebook.com/transmitpresents.

More Just Announced Toronto Concerts

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.

Skye Wallace, Goodnight, Sunrise, Little Coyote at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $10. ticketfly.comhorseshoetavern.com. June 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.

Bleached at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $17.50. On sale May 3. ticketfly.comhorseshoetavern.com. September 23.

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.

Luna performing Penthouse at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $35. On sale May 3. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 15.

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.

Find our full music listings here.

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