Toronto Urban Roots Fest (TURF) will take place on FRIDAY, JULY 4 to SUNDAY, JULY 6 at Garrison Commons outdoors at Historic Fort York in Downtown Toronto. The 2014 fest EXPANDS to THREE STAGES and now FORTY-FOUR artists. The 3-day lineup features headliners NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL, SAM ROBERTS BAND, BEIRUT, Wilco’s JEFF TWEEDY, HEY ROSETTA!, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, LOCAL NATIVES, GOGOL BORDELLO, VIOLENT FEMMES, GARY CLARK JR, ANDREW BIRD & THE HANDS OF GLORY, Rilo Kiley’s JENNY LEWIS, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, BORN RUFFIANS, SHOVELS & ROPE, JULY TALK and more…
A complete listing of the 44 ARTISTS by DAY are on the TURF LINEUP PAGE including new announcees TWIN FORKS and JOE PUG.
The EARLYBIRD 3-day wristbands sale ended MONDAY, MARCH 31st – Thanks to everyone who bought a early full festival pass as TURF Earlybird sales doubled plus from that of 2013. REGULAR 3 days wristbands are now on sale until July 3rd @$149.50, VIP $229.50, and MASTER VIP $329.50. (On Fri July 4th all ticket pricing increases to at doors pricing) Buying a 3 day multi-pass is the best way to experience TURF and discover new bands, not only are you getting a major discount for attending a 3rd day, but Multi-Day wristband holders get in and out site privileges!!!!!
Plus let’s not forget the unique NxNE-TURF bundled festival pass – for 2 great downtown Toronto music fests, pay one discounted price of $249.50. However if you cannot attend the entire TURF weekend, as promised, TIER 1 SINGLE DAY tickets went on sale THR APR 3rd for only $59.50, VIP $99.50, plus s/c and venue facility fees, so get your tickets while you can before they increase in price on TUE MAY 20th!!!
Don’t forget this year the EAST and WEST stages will be scheduled with 10 minute breaks to make it easier for y’all to get food and bev in-between sets – over 30 mom’n’pop local food and drink vendors have already contacted us about being on site. It’s looks like a fine award winning Ontario/Niagara winery is coming on board to TURF this year.
Meanwhile, we’re really excited about our new SOUTH stage, which will be surrounded by mini amphitheatre-like grassy sloped hills, and will feature more cutting edge developing artists including DEER TICK, MAN MAN, BLACK JOE LEWIS, HOLLERADO, THE STRUMBELLAS, JOYCE MANOR, PAPER KITES, POKEY LAFARGE, THE WACO BROTHERS, NOAH GUNDERSEN, TWIN FORKS, and more. This stage will have more traditional changeover breaks however two of the three stages will now be running at the same time giving everyone more musical choices throughout the weekend
LEE’S PALACE and The LEGENDARY HORSESHOE TAVERN will once again host AFTER-HOURS BONUS SHOWS for a limited number of TURF artists including new pre-TURF concerts on Wednesday, July 2nd, and Thursday, July 3rd, and post-TURF concerts at both venues on Monday, July 7, and at the ‘Shoe on Tuesday, July 8th. The CLUB BONUS SERIES will be announced on TUESDAY, MAY 6th and will go on sale on THURSDAY, MAY 8th. Unless you purchase a TURF MASTER VIP (Only 100 are on sale), you will need a separate ticket for any of these bonus club shows. The majority of the club shows will sell-out in advance!!!
Watch a video from last year’s inaugural TURF, courtesy of Wood & Wires!