September 16th to 18th, 2016 • Fort York, Garrison Common • 44 Artists
First round of artists will be announced Thursday, May 26th!
Earlybird pricing ends Wednesday, May 25
EARLYBIRD TICKETS
$350 + fees
Tier 1
$400 + fees
on sale Friday May 27 at 12:00PM
  • VIP Access to TURF September 16-18, 2016 at Fort York Garrison Common
  • Exit and re-entry privileges
  • Guaranteed admission to all TURF Club Bonus Series shows at The Horseshoe Tavern & Lee's Palace September 15-19, 2016
  • The Club Bonus Series shows at The Horseshoe Tavern & Lee's Palace are strictly 19+
  • Master Pass Ticket redeemable for a Master Pass Festival wristband at The Horseshoe Tavern & Lee's Palace on Thursday, September 15th, or at Fort York Garrison Common starting Friday, September 16th @ 11:00AM
  • Includes everything the TURF 3 DAY VIP gets
  • 19+ only
EARLYBIRD TICKETS
$250 + fees
Tier 1
$300 + fees
on sale Friday May 27 at 12:00PM
  • Spectacular unobstructed views of the stage from the 'Front of Stage' area inside the barricade at the East, West, and Battle of York Stages (ie - Media, Sponsor, and Artist Guests have been relocated to their own VIP area. Exception: approved photographers get limited access to FOS for the first 3 songs only)
  • Excellent unobstructed side views of the stage from the VIP area
  • Exit and re-entry privileges
  • Access to semi-private washrooms with fewer lines
  • Access to semi-private bars (alcohol) with fewer lines
  • Shaded areas
  • VIP water station
  • Free re-fillable TURF water bottles
  • Access to the General Admission grounds at TURF
  • Ticket redeemable for a VIP festival wristband at the TURF box office at Fort York Garrison Common starting Friday, September 16th @ 11:00AM
  • All Ages/19+

Free admission for anyone 15 and under when accompanied by an adult ticket holder

EARLYBIRD TICKETS
$150 + fees
Tier 1
$175 + fees
on sale Friday May 27 at 12:00PM
  • General Admission to TURF September 16-18, 2016 at Fort York Garrison Common
  • Exit and re-entry privileges
  • Ticket redeemable for a festival wristband at the TURF Box Office at Fort York Garrison Common starting Friday, September 16th @ 11:00AM
  • All Ages/19+

Free admission for anyone 15 and under when accompanied by an adult ticket holder

EARLYBIRD TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH TICKETFLY.COM

Wristbands are non-transferable and will be voided if removed or tampered with

Artist schedule subject to change


TURF Single Day Tickets

A limited number of TURF Single Day Tickets for September 16, 17, and 18 will go on sale in June 2016, once we announce our daily festival lineup

TURF Club Bonus Series

The Horseshoe Tavern & Lee's Palace - September 15-19, 2016
Individual tickets for our Club Show Series will go on sale, in July 2016, once our full festival lineup is announced
Master Pass Ticket holders have guaranteed admission to all TURF Club Shows
19+

News

Toronto Urban Roots Fest (TURF) set to announce first wave of artists for 2016 on May 26th

TURF will take place on September 16th to 18th at Fort York Garrison Common Historical Site

Early-bird sale exclusive to 2016 ticket buyers begins on Friday, May 13th

Toronto -- Toronto Urban Roots Fest (TURF) returns to Fort York Garrison Common Historical Site on September 16th-18th. TURF will begin to announce performers for 2016 on Thursday, May 26th. Until then the festival will be having an early-bird sale exclusively for 2016 ticket buyers, only at Ticketfly commencing on Friday, May 13th ending Wednesday May 25th at midnight.

  • Regular 3 day $150.00 + $7FF + $13.50SC = $170.50
  • VIP 3 day $250.00 + $7FF + $15.00SC = $272.00
  • MASTER VIP 3 day $350.00 + $7FF + $15.00SC = $372.00

New for TURF 2016...

An expansion to four stages for the first time in TURF's short history, its first tented stage, and an invasion to inside the museum's grounds.

Due to ongoing City of Toronto construction on the Gardiner Expressway, the South Stage is being relocated and divided into two side stages for 2016. The new BATTLE OF YORK STAGE will be in the venue parking lot adjacent to the EAST STAGE and partially tented. The new REBELLION STAGE will be located inside the grounds of the Fort.

TURF will also have a new VIP area in 2016, more exclusive to VIP ticket buyers which gives patrons all the usual amenities plus the front of stage experience at three of the four stages.

In past years, guests of TURF, artists, sponsors and upgrades got the same VIP amenities but in 2016 these folks get their own VIP but not any front of house privilege which means in 2016 the VIP area will be smaller and more exclusive to actual ticket holders.

TURF's artistic curation will also see some minor changes in 2016, "Some of the Main Stage programming will be a tad more mainstream and or accessible," says Jeff Cohen, TURF's Festival Director. "With the US exchange being what it is we approached a number of radio-friendly, higher level Canadian Artists this year, while at the same time really focusing on more hardcore desert island bands on the two side stages."

Adds Craig Laskey, TURF 2016 Talent Buyer: "I think that we nailed the 2015 fest in terms of alternative, wow artists on the main stage with Wilco and the Pixies, and this year, I think folks will be equally blown away with what we've assembled on the side stages, which includes one European artist that has not played in our city in a decade, and another that hasn't been here in 20-22 years.

TURF was recently nominated for two awards in the first ever Canadian Live Music Awards, both for Medium Festival of the Year, and New Kid on the Block, alongside the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Interstellar Rodeo, Field Trip, and Way Home.

The nominations come on the heels of being nominated by the prestigious Pollstar Awards in the category of North American Festival of Year alongside The Newport Folk Fest and San Francisco's Treasure Island.

Contact

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please contact info@torontourbanrootsfest.com.

Vendors

Local Food and Craft Vendor Applications for TURF September 16-18th, 2016 are now open. Please e-mail kim@collectiveconcerts.com.

We are loyal to our 2015 vendors; they get the first opportunity for spots. However, we will be opening up applications to potential new vendors from mid-June forwards.

All potential alchohol and beer sampling should be directed to bruce@leespalace.com, and or our sponsorship guru, kevin@frcmarketing.ca.

Sponsorship and Activations

Please contact kim@collectiveconcerts.com or you can contact our professional sponsorship guru kevin@frcmarketing.ca.

Staff & Volunteers

TURF hires local 3rd party staff to produce the event and those positions are full for the 2016 festival.

TURF welcomes volunteer staff to work alongside supervised paid staff in both helping to produce the festival and providing valuable training experience to those looking for future employment in the live music and event planning industries.

We'll open up the process for volunteering in late June 2016.

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TURF logo for promotional purposes (2MB PNG)