WayHome 2016 Daily Lineup Announcement!

If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting for this… the WayHome daily lineups are here!

The day-by-day breakdowns should help get your planning started, and the stage assignments and set times should be coming soon!

The countdown is on, WayHome is coming!

Thursday, July 21, 2016
ARTWALK – 2016

WayHome ArtWalkCamping starts on Thursday and we’re suggesting you take advantage of it!

Thursday night’s Artwalk goes from 8pm to 10pm and will offer a look at all of the awesome installations that will be on the grounds during the WayHome festival in 2016.

Changing things up a little this year, there will be an added musical component to the Artwalk with Toronto’s very own Darcy’s performing on the WayAway stage at 9pm.

Festival-goers can check out the amazing installations by DoLaB, Angus Watt, OCAD contest winners Team Cloud, Aaron Li-Hill, Charles Bierk, Trevor Wheatley and Cosmo Dean, Nathan Whitford, Puncture, Balloon Chain and in the VIP  you’ll see artists curated by The Drake that include; ‪Lady AIKO, BirdO, ‪Jimmy Chiale, ‪Diana Lynn VanderMeulen,‪ Videomancy, ‪Peter Rahul and Alex McLeod.

For more details… follow this link!

Friday, July 22, 2016

WayHome 2016 Friday Lineup★ LCD Soundsystem
★ Metric
★ Chvrches
★ Gary Clark Jr.
★ Mac Demarco
★ Rae Sremmurd
★ Wolf Parade
★ Foals
★ Nathaniel Ratcliffe & The Night Sweats
★ Matt And Kim
★ Tory Lanez
★ Keys N Krates
★ Alunageorge
★ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
★ The Struts
★ Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
★ Shad
★ Fidlar
★ Tourist
★ Marian Hill
★ Bombino
★ Lany
★ White Lung
★ Braids
★ River Tiber
★ Tennyson

This is a ridiculous lineup and I’m not sure how we’re going to choose. We’ll have to wait until the set times are posted to make our final decisions!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

WayHome 2016 Saturday Lineup★ Arcade Fire
★ Major Lazer
★ M83
★ Fka Twigs
★ Chet Faker
★ Arkells
★ The Last Shadow Puppets
★ Kurt Vile & The Violators
★ Third Eye Blind
★ X Ambassadors
★ Bahamas
★ A Tribe Called Red
★ Half Moon Run
★ Phosphorescent
★ Badbadnotgood
★ Patrick Watson
★ Vince Staples
★ Savages
★ Goldlink
★ Lindsey Stirling
★ Noah Gundersen
★ Banners
★ Young Empires
★ Mothers
★ Little Scream
★ Boom Forest

We’ll definitely be making Arcade Fire a top priority but there are other acts on this list that we’ve seen before and can’t wait to see again. A Tribe Called Red put on a great set recently at The Mod Club, Young Empires are always full of energy and we’re working on our Q&A with Third Eye Blind, we kinda really like them.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

WayHome 2016 Sunday Lineup★ The Killers
★ Haim
★ Ray Lamontagne
★ Beirut
★ Stars
★ The Arcs
★ Glass Animals
★ Borns
★ Mø
★ Lucius
★ Oh Wonder
★ Robert Delong
★ Coleman Hell
★ White Denim
★ Black Mountain
★ Dilly Dally
★ All Them Witches
★ Bishop Briggs
★ The Paper Kites
★ Allie X

The final day of the festival will offer some great acts that we’re super excited about. Coleman Hell is having a hell of a year and we’ll be front and centre for that set. All Them Witches, out of Nashville are on our radar and we’d be lying if we didn’t tell you we have been waiting to see The Killers for what seems like forever!

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, you’re in luck there are still tickets available! Get all your ticket info here!

2 years ago

5 Acts We’re Excited to See at WayHome Music & Arts Festival

WayHome Music & Arts Festival is just around the corner and I’m super excited to see headliners Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sam Smith and Kendrick Lamar, but today I thought I’d talk about five non-headlining acts, that I’m really excited to see.

Yukon Blonde

Yukon BlondeOut of Kelowna, BC I’m happy to see lots of Canadian content on the festival line up. They’ve just released the new album, On Blonde on Dine Alone Records and it’s fantastic! At $7.99 on the iTunes store, you should go download the new Yukon Blonde album so you can sing along next month. I’m looking forward to hearing the new songs as well as some of my older favourites including Stairway, which I now can’t hear without thinking about The Blue Jays.

Yukon Blonde is on the schedule for Sunday.

The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs Rolling Stone CoverThis band, who calls Saskatoon home, is also on our list. I’ve been a fan since the first time I heard them on Fearless Fred‘s show on the 102.1 The Edge. I was thrilled when they got their picture on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

Their sound is right up my alley and I can’t wait to see them live. They’ve already got three Junos under their belts and I’ve heard they put on a really great live show. I can hardly wait. They’re on tour until November so if  WayHome Music & Arts Festival isn’t in your neck of the woods, check out their tour schedule. They’re on the schedule for Saturday.

Vance Joy

Vance JoyI can’t get enough of Atlantic Records/Liberation recording artist Vance Joy. The singer/songwriter hailing from Australia is described as easy listening or acoustic. I’ve listened to Dream Your Life Away from beginning to end, over and over. It’s on my playlist and I love it. Vance is selling out shows across the U.S. and he’s getting rave reviews. I’m expecting an easygoing attitude, effortless melodies and jokes. Looking forward to it.

Vance Joy is on the schedule for Sunday.

Ascot Royals

Ascot RoyalsNext up The Ascot Royals, the band members are originally from Britain, Israel and Canada, they met at McMaster in Hamilton. I’ve never seen them live but I’m looking forward to seeing them up on the festival stage. They came to my attention while they were competing in the Molson Canadian Open Live competition. They’ve been busy since and I’m thrilled to see them included at WayHome. They list their influences as “everything under the sun”. That sounds perfect to me.

Ascot Royals are also on Sunday’s schedule.

Brandon Flowers

Brandon FlowersAs the frontman for The Killers, Brandon isn’t new to the festival stage. And as a fan of The Killers, I’m expecting a lot and based on the reviews of Brandon’s live shows, I won’t be disappointed. His solo album The Desired Effect gives us the Brandon we love but perhaps a slightly softer, warmer, friendlier version. I really like it and I can’t wait to see him perform songs from this album.

Brandon Flowers Store | iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | GooglePlay

The clock is ticking down. It’s only 32 days away!

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2 years ago

Bestival Toronto Adds BANKS to the Lineup

Yesterday’s Bestival Toronto lineup announcement included L.A. R&B singer BANKS. Her debut album Goddess, released in September of 2014 charted in the top 20 in the UK, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and Sweden. In the US she debuted at number 12, selling 25,000 copies in the first week.

BANKS Bestival

If you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy you might have heard her tracks “Waiting Game” and “You Should Know Where I’m Coming From”, in the October 9th, 2014 episode. The track “Goddess” was included in the March 12, 2015 episode. Looks like Grey’s Anatomy knows how to set the mood of an episode.

Bestival curator ROB DA BANK first heard BANKS at a London show where she performed in a disused ballroom for music industry professionals and he’s been a fan ever since. She’s been compared to The Weeknd and Aaliyah but cites her influences as Fiona Apple and Lauryn Hill.

While we still don’t have a lineup by day, we do know that BANKS will be joining an already exciting lineup including headliners NAS and Florence + The Machine. If you haven’t heard her, check out her soundcloud – banksbanksbanks

Links for BANKS

Web –
Facebook – hernameisbanks
Twitter – @hernameisbanks
Soundcloud – banksbanksbanks

Tickets are still available. ON SALE NOW

WEEKEND TICKETS:  1ST TIER $129.50 / 2ND TIER $149.50 / 3RD TIER $189.50

1ST TIER $249.50 / 2ND TIER $299.50 + HST/Fees/Ferry

Bestival Toronto, June 12 and 13th on Toronto Island at Hanlan’s Point Beach. This festival is promising to be something Toronto has never seen.

3 years ago
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