TURF 2016

TURF 2016 Artist Announcement #1


TURF 2016 – September 16, 17, 18, 2016

It felt like it was a long time coming, and maybe that’s because the folks at TURF were so good at teasing us. Today we got the first lineup announcement and it was worth the wait!

James BayHeadlining at the Fort York, Garrison Common will be James Bay, Death Cab for Cutie and ??? Yep, they’re holding out, and it’s killing us!

The announcement today included 25 acts, including three of my favourites, The Hives, Matthew Good, and Dropkick Murphys.

We’ve included a complete list of the announced artists, and TURF wants you to know there are 19 more acts to come, including a headliner. That’s a whopping total of 44 bands.

Death Cab For CutieHeading into year five you’ll notice some pretty big changes. There will be four stages, including a partially tented stage named Battle of York and there will be an indoor stage, inside the museum, named the Rebellion Stage. They’ve also shaken up the VIP experience.

 “In past years, TURF artist guests, sponsors and upgrades got the same VIP amenities. In 2016 these folks will get their own VIP but not any front of house privilege. This means in 2016 the VIP area will be smaller and more exclusive to actual VIP ticket holders.” -http://torontourbanrootsfest.com

James Bayturf square logoDeath Cab For Cutie
Barenaked Ladiesturf square logoDropkick Murphysturf square logoExplosions in the Skyturf square logoMatthew Good 
Jake Buggturf square logoThe Sheepdogsturf square logoLushturf square logoThe Hivesturf square logoLake Street Dive
Matt Anderson and The Bona Fideturf square logoDrive By Truckersturf square logoGuided By Voices
Matt Maysturf square logoRheostaticsturf square logoOkkervil Riverturf square logoCorb Lundturf square logoThe Felice Brothers
The Mekonsturf square logoMarlon Williamsturf square logoJulien Bakerturf square logo John Moreland
Skinny Listerturf square logo Midnight Shine

Tier 1 tickets are on sale at ticketfly.com with General admission, VIP, and Master Pass options available. There will also be a limited number of single day tickets on sale in June.

Check out the details for the TURF Club Bonus Series which include shows at The Horseshoe Tavern and Lee’s Palace September 15-19.  Purchase of a Master Pass guarantees admission to all TURF Club Shows.

You can get your TURF 2016 tickets here!


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