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 and SAM ROBERTS BAND with guests HEY ROSETTA, GASLIGHT ANTHEM, GOGOL BORDELLO, VIOLENT FEMMES, LOCAL NATIVES, GARY CLARK JR, ANDREW BIRD & THE HANDS OF GLORY, STEVE EARLE, JENNY LEWIS, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, BORN RUFFIANS, SHOVELS & ROPE and more…
A complete listing of the 35 artists already announced are on the TURF Lineup page. 9 more artists have still not been announced including a couple of exciting high profile “I can’t believe TURF got em” headliners – Stay tuned on Wednesday, March 19th and all will be revealed….
This year the EAST and WEST stages will be scheduled with 10 minute breaks to make it easier to get food and bev in-between sets. The new SOUTH stage, which will be surrounded by amphitheatre-like grassy hills, will have longer changeover breaks. Two of the three stages will now be running at the same time giving everyone more musical choices throughout the weekend.
EARLYBIRD 3-day wristbands, EARLYBIRD 3 day VIP bracelets, and the new EARLYBIRD MASTER VIP, go on sale Thursday, February 27th at noon. Prices and links are listed on the TURF Ticketing page. EARLYBIRD pricing will only last for a month until Monday, March 31st at 10:00PM and generally saves $30.00 per wristband or $10.00 a day! On average the 3 day Earlybird bracelet saves some $60 over buying single tickets, in a sense giving you one free day of TURF for the price of two!!!!
If TURF does not sell out in advance, single day concert tickets will go on sale in early April. At that time 3-Day, 3-Day VIP, and 3-Day Master VIP will all increase in price by a minimum $30.00, if not more.
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 2 and Thursday July 3rd, and post-TURF concerts at both venues on Monday, July 7. The CLUB BONUS SERIES will only be announced mid-April. You need a separate ticket for any of these shows (unless you buy a MASTER VIP) and they will only go on sale in late April/early May.
Watch a video from last year’s inaugural TURF, courtesy of Wood & Wires!