It's not even officially January 2015, and the stress of summer music festival overload is already creeping in thanks to an announcement by Bonnaroo Festival's Ashley Capps and AC Entertainment regarding expansion plans that include our notorious Music City.
According to Indie88, Boots & Hearts promoters Republic Live will be involved with the sprawling new fest called HomeAway, which sounds more like an AirB&B competitor than a live music event.
While the fest has been touted as being a GTA ordeal, rumours are it will land in Republic Live-tied Burl's Creek, which is close to Barrie. Still, that's not far to go for a camp-out style festival, and ties to Bonnaroo likely mean a worth-the-drive lineup: 2014 in Tennessee saw bookings of Kanye West, Elton John, Frank Ocean, Danny Brown, Nick Cave, A Tribe Called Red, Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Skrillex, Neutral Milk Hotel, and more. (They also had a tons of overlap with NXNE's 2014 lineup, which could lead to some renewed radius clause-y drama.)
With Toronto's Lollapolooza still a possibility, there's no doubt that if you don't start budgeting for festival tickets starting tomorrow, you're doomed.
Does Toronto need its own Bonnaroo? Let us know in the comments.
by Aubrey Jax via blogTO
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