Summer always makes people feel good, while music brings people together. It only makes sense to combine these two. This summer, grab a friend and get some tickets to one of the shows listed below. These 2016 summer festivals are a great way to not only meet new friends, but connect with ones you may not have seen in a while.

 

1. Field Trip
Field Trip will be taking place in Toronto on June 4th at the Historic Fort York & Garrison Common. It’ll be an area full of food, visual arts, comedy, family and fashion fun! The line up schedule includes appearances from DIIV, Jazz Cartier, Ra Ra Riot and Tor Miller! When it comes to tickets, they range from 75$ for a day pass, up to 200$ for the VIP weekend pass.

2. Ever After Music Festival 

ever afterComing straight out of Kitchener, the Ever After music festival will be taking place on June 4th. The festival will take place at 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, and the line up will include Dillon Francis, Cashmere Cat, and Ghastly. This weekend long festival allows for both on-site camping in tents, as well as 4 person cabins close by. The 2-day general admission pass is 160$, while the 2-day VIP pass is 260$.

3. Digital Dreams

digital dreamsDigital Dreams always has a killer line up, and this year is no different. Artists include Damian Lazarus, Griz, Tiga and Cosmic Gate. The event will be at Ontario Place starting June 15th, giving the performances a perfect backdrop by the lake. The 2-day general admission is currently 149.99, while the 2-day VIP festival pass is 259.99$.

4. Osheaga 

osheagaWho doesn’t have at least one wild story in Montreal? Well if you haven’t, you’re about to! This year, Osheaga is featuring Lana Del Rey, Future and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The event is taking place on a little island in the middle of the St.Lawrence River, right by Jean-Drapeau station. This is during the weekend of July 29th. This three day event has three ticket options. The general admission starts at $310, their Gold option is $575 and the Platinum option (which includes access to the Platinum lounge that provides you with exclusive bathrooms, unlimited food and water and shuttle buses to and from the venue) is currently priced at 925$. One of the great things about Osheaga is that they often provide deals for surrounding hotels in the area for guests to stay at during their time.

5. VELD

veldThis two day event is taking place on July 30th – July 31st in Toronto, with artists featuring Deadmau5, Travis Scott, and San Holo. A great thing about this festival is that there is direct access to the venue — Downsview park– via transit services, so you don’t have to worry about taking an extended shuttle bus.  Prices for this event range from 159$ and go up to 229$. Veld also offers payment plans where you’re able to provide 4 payments of 39.87 over a four month time period. How great is that?

 

 

BONUS
6. OVO Fest

OVO fest

 

How can we make a list and exclude Toronto’s Very Own, Drake? This year’s OVO Festival takes place on August 3rd and 4th. The venue is still undecided, as it’s a toss up between the ACC and the original Molson Amphitheater venue. This show is sure to be crazy, with stellar guest performances.

 

 

 

 

Have any other festivals you plan on going to this summer? Let us know which ones you have in mind!