Toronto Urban Roots Fest (TURF) will take place on Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6 at Garrison Commons outdoors at Historic Fort York in Downtown Toronto. The 2014 fest EXPANDS to THREE STAGES and now FORTY-FOUR artists. The 3-day lineup features headliners NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL, SAM ROBERTS BAND, BEIRUT, and JEFF TWEEDY with guests HEY ROSETTA!, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, LOCAL NATIVES, GOGOL BORDELLO, VIOLENT FEMMES, GARY CLARK JR, ANDREW BIRD & THE HANDS OF GLORY, JENNY LEWIS, DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS, BORN RUFFIANS, SHOVELS & ROPE, JULY TALK and more…
A complete listing of the 41 ARTISTS already announced are on the TURF LINEUP PAGE. A couple of artists have still not been announced. This includes two ‘wow we just saw them for the first time at SxSW’ and need to bring em up to Toronto pronto developing artists – Stay tuned on Wednesday, April 9th for our final artist announcements….
This year the EAST and WEST stages will be scheduled with 10 minute breaks to make it easier to get food and bev in-between sets. The new SOUTH stage, which will be surrounded by amphitheatre-like grassy hills, will have longer changeover breaks. Two of the three stages will now be running at the same time giving everyone more musical choices throughout the weekend.
EARLYBIRD 3-day wristbands, EARLYBIRD 3-day VIP bracelets, and the new EARLYBIRD MASTER VIP, are presently on sale until MONDAY, MARCH 31st at 10:00PM – On average the 3-day Earlybird bracelet saves some $60.00 over buying single tickets, in a sense giving you one free day of TURF for the price of two, and on TUESDAY, APRIL 1st it goes up $30.00 all around!!!!
TURF will announce the lineup by day on TUESDAY, APRIL 1st and Single-Day concert tickets will go on sale for $59.50 + and $99.50 for VIP, on THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd at NOON.
LEE’S PALACE and The LEGENDARY HORSESHOE TAVERN will once again host AFTER-HOURS BONUS SHOWS for a limited number of TURF artists including new pre-TURF concerts on Wednesday, July 2nd, Thursday, July 3rd, and post-TURF concerts at both venues on Monday, July 7. The CLUB BONUS SERIES will only be announced end of April. You need a separate ticket for any of these club shows (unless you buy a MASTER VIP) and they will only go on sale in early May.