Music Festivals in Toronto: Summer 2016

There are tons of amazing music festivals happening right in (and around) Toronto.
There are tons of amazing music festivals happening right in (and around) Toronto.

There are tons of amazing music festivals happening right in (and around) Toronto. Soak up the sun and save some cash by sticking around the city to enjoy the diverse round-up of artists flying in from across the globe to play these 1-3 day events. Check out all of the music festivals in Toronto (ordered by date) for Summer 2016:

CBC Music Festival

When: May 28, 2016
Where: TD Echo Beach
Main Acts: Hey Rosetta!, Alvvays, The New Pornographers, Tanya Tagaq, Tokyo Police Club

Field Trip

When: June 4-5, 2016
Where: Fort York Garrison Common
Main Acts: The National, Robyn, July Talk, Santigold, Of Montreal


When: June 11-12, 2016
Where: Woodbine Park
Main Acts: The Cure, Major Lazer, Hot Chip, Diplo, Fatboy Slim


When: June 13-19, 2016
Where: Port Lands
Main Acts: Father John Misty, Ghostface Killah, Mother Mother, Born Ruffians

TD Toronto Jazz Festival

When: June 24 to July 3, 2016
Where: Multiple venues across Toronto
Main Acts: Sarah McLachlan, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Oliver Jones Trio

Bud Light’s Digital Dreams

When: July 2-3, 2016
Where: Ontario Place
Main Acts: Bassnectar, Tiga, Armin Van Buuren, Borgore


When: July 22-24, 2016
Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (Oro-Mendonte) 
Main Acts: LCD Sound System, Arcade Fire, The Killers, M83, Third Eye Blind

OVO Fest

When: July 29 to August 1, 2016
Where: Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
Main Acts: Drake, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa


When: July 30-31, 2016
Where: Downsview Park
Main Acts: The Chainsmokers, deadmau5, Flume, Kygo, Travis Scott

Boots & Hearts

When: August 4-7, 2016
Where: Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (Oro-Mendonte)
Main Acts: Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt

Time Festival

When: August 6, 2016
Where: Fort York Garrison Common
Main Acts: Run the Jewels, Broods, Joey Bada$$, Jacques Greene

Mad Decent Block Party

When: August 19, 2016
Where: Fort York Garrison Common
Main Acts: Diplo, AlunaGeorge, RL Grime, Bauuer, Flosstradamus

Not technically happening this summer, but still worthy of an honourable mention…

Toronto Urban Roots Festival

When: September 14-19, 2016
Where: Fort York Garrison Common
Main Acts: TBA

Did we miss any other music festivals in Toronto for Summer 2016? Post them in the comments!

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