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Kate Killet

After running annually since 2013, Toronto's Field Trip Music & Arts Festival will take 2019 off, with the aim of returning in 2020. Read more

Music

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Kate Killet

As Toronto's local music scene explodes in different directions, here’s what we think will happen in 2019. Read more

Features

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Tim Saccenti

Our list of the best Toronto music festivals happening in fall 2018. Each offers something different, from Chinese music to hardcore, psych, hip-hop and more. Read more

Features

Here are some highlights of the fest of Palestinian cinema, music, food and art taking over the Lightbox until Sunday Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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Samuel Engelking

Manifesto festival presented art, comedy, a well-curated Discovery Series and a stellar free outdoor show headlined by Charlotte Day Wilson Read more

Concert reviews

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Cassandra Popescu

Review: acts like TOPS, Maylee Todd and Zaki Ibrahim shone at Camp Wavelength, and the festival maintained its community spirit after its artistic director's removal. Read more

Concert reviews

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J. Ashley Nixon

Sled Island's 12th edition in Calagary proved that Toronto festivals could learn a thing or two from this festival, that puts music ahead of branding. Read more

Features

Festival Lingua Franca has unveiled its lineup of bands with non-white members. "The goal is to showcase that rock music is so much more diverse than the stereotypical image of four white dudes playing blues rock," says Daniel G. Wilson Read more

Music

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Steve Louie

A review of Halifax music festival Obey Convention: after four days at the fearless, inclusive Obey, we picked up some lessons that Toronto festivals could learn. Read more

Concert reviews

From Images and Cinéfranco to Human Rights Watch and Water Docs, here are the film fests taking over Toronto's screens this month Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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Thomas Jackson – Tynesight

There was a political edge to the Austin festival this year and a genuinely impressive gender balance – Toronto artists also made a splash Read more

Concert reviews

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Samuel Engelking

July Talk, A Tribe Called Red and Charlotte Day Wilson highlight the one-day festival at Echo Beach Read more

Music

Find the full lineup here, plus new show announcements from Childish Gambino, Robert Plant, Japanese Breakfast and more Read more

Music

NXNE 2017, Port Lands

Samuel Engelking

The two Toronto events are among 45 music festivals worldwide that have committed to reaching 50/50 gender balances over the next four years Read more

Music

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Brian Medina

From Wavelength Winter Festival to two varieties of DJ skate nights, these upcoming events prove toques are the new flower crowns Read more

Features

Hailu Mergia

PHILIPP JESTER

There's a lack of adventurous experimental music getting booked at summer fests, they say Read more

Features

The hip-hop-focused festival makes space for local acts not readily supported by the scene Read more

Features

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Photo: Thierry Franco

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Tanja-Tiziana

Toronto is a city of festivals. These multi-day events take over our streets, parks, theatres and convention halls showcasing how diverse the city truly is Read more

Hot Summer Guide 2017

Ian D’Sa, Leah Fay, Tasha the Amazon, Shad and Brendan Canning are among the musicians to hand-pick lineups for the annual music fest Read more

Music