Toronto Urban Roots Fest

Toronto Urban Roots Fest

Toronto Urban Roots Fest

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Round 2 of Club Bonus Series Announced!

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Announcing Round 2 of TURF Club Bonus shows at Lee’s Palace:
Royal Canoe, Murder by Death, Desaparecidos, St Paul & The Broken Bones, Will Butler plus more will be performing September 16 – 20!

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, July 16th at noon. For full listings and schedule information, check out our Club Series Page.

3 more club shows will be announced next week on Tuesday, July 21.

A reminder that Tier 2 pricing ends July 29th at midnight, and all 3 Day Passes & Single Day Tickets for TURF at Fort York September 18-20 will be going up in price.

If you’re a current TURF VIP Plus holder we want to thank you for purchasing tickets in advance! We’ll be running an exclusive ‘bring a friend’ sale starting Friday July 17th at noon. Check out our Exiting Ticket Holders page for more info, and check back for more sales!

First round of TURF Club Bonus Series Announced

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We’re excited to announce Cold Specks, Fishbone, Elliott Brood, Punch Brothers, Heartless Bastards and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis will be part of the TURF Club Bonus Series shows at The Horseshoe Tavern! Individual Club Show tickets go on sale Thursday, July 9 at 10AM.

The TURF Club Bonus Series, which runs September 16th – 23rd at the Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace, is a great opportunity to catch rising roots artists in a small club and see your favourite bands twice during the TURF weekend!

More TURF Club shows will be announced on July 14th and 22nd.
All club shows require an individual ticket unless you purchase the TURF VIP PLUS, which gives you guaranteed admission to all of the club shows.

We have also announced our TURF headliner set times. For times, dates, and headline set lengths, check out the schedule page.
Tier two single day and 3 day pass pricing is in effect until midnight of Wednesday July 29th when the price increases.

Headliner Set Times Announced

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We have just announced our TURF headliner set times! For times, dates, and headline set lengths, check out the schedule page!

TIER TWO pricing is in effect until midnight of Wednesday July 29th until the price goes up again.

This year, we’re focusing on Toronto programming, with local artists from the greater Toronto area kicking off the festival each day; Fridays begins with performances by locals COLD SPECKS, GRAND ANALOG on the main stages, as well as CATL and THE SADIES co-headlining the South Stage.
Meanwhile, Saturday of TURF begins with performances by UNION DUKE, JULIAN TAYOR, THE ELWINS on the main stages, and the award winning STRUMBELLA’s and SKYDIGGERS co-headlining the South Stage. Sunday will commences with the BIRDS OF BELLWOODS, SATE, Lowest of the Low’s RON HAWKINS, and RON SEXSMITH on the main stage, with ELLIOTT BROOD headlining our South Stage

As 55% of all TURF ticket holders are from outside the GREATER TORONTO AREA, we are thrilled to introduce some of our incredible TORONTO based alternative roots music artists to those who reside outside our wonderful city and can’t wait for TURF festival goers to discover our amazing local music scene.

Our TURF Club Bonus Series shows run September 16th – 23, and we’ll be announcing our first round of shows on Tuesday, July 7th. This is a great opportunity to catch rising roots artists in a small club and see your favourite band twice during the weekend!

Pixies announced to close Sunday line up!

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Drumroll please…We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Pixies will headline TURF on Sunday, September 20th at Fort York! Heartless Bastards, Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Hop Along, and kids area performers Rattle and Strum have also been added to our Sunday line up.

Ottawa’s Jim Bryson, Rattle and Strum, and Kathy Reid Naiman join an already stellar Saturday line-up that includes Wilco and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes.

This brings us to 49 of the 52 artists playing TURF! We have yet to announce our Saturday South Stage headliner and one more local band! For more info about who’s playing each night, and which stage, check out our schedule page!

New this year is our acoustic 4th stage in the Kids Area. For those parents bringing toddlers, we’ve programmed music all day long on
Saturday and Sunday to keep the young ones entertained! All kids 11 and under accompanied by an adult get in for free.

Earlybird pricing for TURF 3 Day, VIP and VIP Plus passes ends June 10th at midnight, with tickets going up by $20.00. The TURF 3 Day Pass is the best way to experience TURF with in and out privileges, and a cost savings equivalent of getting one free day of TURF

Finally, if you purchased any kind of TURF 3 DAY Ticket, please e-mail us at info@torontourbanrootsfest.com for free admission to the TURF Club Preview series show featuring Northcote and Tim Barry at Lee’s Palace on Wed, June 24th (please put Northcote Preview in the subject). We’ll be announcing 2 more TURF CLUB PREVIEW SERIES shows at the end of June!

TURF announces more artists!

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As we inch closer to revealing all 52 bands playing TURF this year, we are excited to announce that Passenger(UK), Lucinda Williams(Austin,TX), The Strumbellas(Toronto), CATL(Toronto), ex-maritimer Steve Poltz, and Les Hotesses d’Hilaire (New Brunswick) have been added to the line-up!

For more information about who’s playing each night, check out our schedule page!

More artists – including Sunday’s festival closer – will be announced on Thursday, June 11th.

Don’t forget our earlybird pricing for TURF 3 Day, VIP and VIP Plus passes ends June 10th at midnight. Tickets will be going up by $20.

The TURF 3 Day Pass is the best way to experience TURF with in and out privileges, and cost savings equivalent of getting one free day of TURF! Don’t miss out, purchase your TURF 3 Day Pass now!

Our Earlybird Friday, September 18 & Saturday, September 19th tickets are on sale now! ($69.50 GA and $119.50 VIP)

Earlybird Sunday, September 20th tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 28th at noon.

Some of the 2015 artists playing TURF at Fort York will also be doing double duty by playing our TURF Club Bonus Series September 16-22. More info will be announced in July!

We also have a very limited number of TURF VIP Plus passes on sale; these tickets are your guaranteed entry into TURF’s Club Bonus Series, and TURF’s Club Preview Series, as well as VIP Front and Side of stage access to all 3 days of TURF.

If you purchased a TURF 3 DAY VIP Ticket, e-mail us for free admission to the Northcote show at Lee’s on Wednesday, June 24. We will be announcing 2 more TURF Club Preview Series shows in the next few weeks!

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