This week, in lieu of an Addicted to Love article, we figured rather than talking about love, we’d help a lucky reader indulge in something he or she loves – music. CBC Music Festival returns to Toronto on May 28th, and we’re going to hook one of you up with a pair of tickets!
Stauch supporters of Canada’s music scene, the CBC founded their namesake outdoor festival in 2013. Featuring some of the best musical acts from Canada and abroad, the festival solidified itself among the great musical events hosted by our fair country. Now back in Toronto for its 3rd birthday, CBC Music Festival will take over TD Echo Beach on Saturday, May 28 with another star studded lineup, and more awesome experiences than ever.
So who should you check out at CBC Music Festival? Well, everyone! Addicted favorites and homegrown talents Hey Rosetta!, Tokyo Police Club and Whitehorse and celebrated throat singer Tanya Tagaq are definite must sees, while Maestro, Zaki Ibrahim and CBC radio personality and DJ extraordinaire Rich Terfry (aka Buck 65) will ensure that your feet never stop moving and your body never stops dancing. And what better place is there to celebrate the beginning of our outdoor music festival season than on the shores of Lake Ontario, under a clear (hopefully) Toronto sky? It’s a music lover’s dream come true.
Beyond the boombastic tunes, festival-goers can look forward to a variety of activations and experiences for fans of all ages. Grown ups can enjoy the CBC Music Jam or Not a Jam Van, the CBC Sports Flip-Flop Exchange, the CBC podcast Someone Knows Something mystery game, and the CBC Arts Studio, where guests can create their very own complimentary silkscreen masterpiece. When hunger strikes, the Food Truck Fair will be a festival goer’s sanctuary, showcasing some of Toronto’s most delicious eats. If an urge to shop strikes, vendors from The Junction Flea will be onsite to satisfy. For more youthful attendees, the fun filled Kids’ CBC Zone hosted by Patty, Mamma Yamma and special guests The Moblees will be the place to be. Musical guests from the main stage will also be onhand to start young fans off right, including members of Tokyo Police Club and Maestro as well as an exclusive dance party with the newest member of the Kids’ CBC family.
Fans can keep up with all the goings on at CBC Music Festival by downloading the CBC Music Festival app available for Apple and Android devices, where they can find out everything attendees need to know, including set times, vendors and all the activities the festival has to offer. And, ticket holders arriving before 2 p.m. will have the chance to upgrade their CBC Music Festival experience by entering to win access to the CBC Toronto lounge. This exclusive lounge offers a great view of the main stage, comfortable seating and CBC Toronto prize packs.
For those of you who’d prefer to enjoy music from home, the festival will be broadcast live on May 28 from 8–10 p.m. on CBC Radio One and rebroadcast between 10 p.m. and midnight on CBC Radio 2. CBCMusic.ca will also be live-streaming the festival via cbcmusic.ca/festival.
Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. General admission tickets will be available for $39.50 (plus FMF and service charges), free for kids 12 and under. But here’s your chance to skip the box office and win tickets thanks to us at Addicted! Enter our contest below, and best of luck!
For more information about the festival and onsite activities, please visit cbcmusic.ca/festival and follow along on social media using #CBCMusicFest.