Torontoist has always been a little concerned at the health of Toronto’s indie rock community. The bulk of the crowd at indie rock shows seem to never get enough sun, fresh air and healthy exercise. Something to do with staying out till 4:00 AM, hanging outside with cigarette smokers and wrestling a Labatt 50 induced hangover the next morning.
So when we heard of Track and Field, the weekend mini festival that takes place on a farm outside of Guelph, last year we were pretty happy. Lord knows that fresh farm air and green spaces can do wonders to raise the spirit of jaded, morose indie rockers.
This year’s T & F continues that fine tradition with some of the city’s best up and coming acts making the trek to the farm. Jon-Rae Fletcher and the choir, Ninja High School, Ohbijou and the new favourite band of both alt-weeklies, the SS Cardiacs (pictured here) are just some of the acts.
Tickets/Entry Feathers are available at Rotate This and Soundscapes. There will also be a bus making a round trip from the big bad city to the farm and back.
Photo by Steve Payne