WayHome Fest bringing LCD Soundsystem, The Killers and more to Burl’s Creek this summer

Buy tickets February 16, or catch some festival acts at club shows in advance


Reunited New York dance group LCD Soundsystem, high-concept arena rockers Arcade Fire and straight-up arena rockers The Killers are headlining the second annual WayHome Music and Arts festival.

The three-day event takes place from July 22 to 24 at the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds north of Barrie and will feature more than 60 acts.

Organizers unveiled this year’s lineup on Tuesday morning after teasing the announcement with 3-D YouTube clips last week.

Other acts set to perform include Diplo’s Major Lazer, M83, Haim, Chvurches, Ray LaMontagne, FKA Twigs, Savages, The Last Shadow Puppets, Gary Clark Jr., Future, The Arcs, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Vince Staples, MØ, AlunaGeorge, Beirut, Matt & Kim, Chet Faker, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foals, FIDLAR, Oh Wonder and Third Eye Blind.

Meanwhile, Canadian bands and artists on this year’s bill include Arkells, Mac DeMarco, Wolf Parade, A Tribe Called Red, Tory Lanez, Stars, Bahamas, BadBadNotGood, Patrick Watson, Keys N’ Krates, Coleman Hell, Black Mountain, Shad, Dilly Dally, Young Empires, Allie X, Braids and River Tiber.

If a big outdoor festival isn’t you’re thing, a handful artists will be playing Toronto ahead of the festival. Savages and BadBadNotGood have respective Danforth Music Hall gigs coming up and Wolf Parade are doing five nights at Lee’s Palace. Meanwhile, X Ambassadors and White Lung are on the bill for Canadian Music Week, which takes place in May.

WayHome tickets go on sale next Tuesday (February 16) at noon via www.wayhome.com . Prices range from $209.99 for tier 1 tickets to $599.99 for VIP passes.

kevinr@nowtoronto.com | @kevinritchie

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