Canadian indie label Arts & Crafts announced today their full food lineup for this year’s Field Trip Music and Arts Festival which runs on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 at Fort York & Garrison Common. Featuring an eclectic array of cuisine from the curators of Toronto’s trendiest foodie hot-spots, the delectable lineup promises to raise the bar for street and festival food options. At the forefront of the announcement is the return of Field Trip’s partnership with Toronto’s much-loved food writer and curator Ivy Knight, who will once again return as host of The Field Trip Mess Hall, and Anthony Rose, who will cater to the festival’s VIP crowd, alongside Snack Bar 416 and Rodney’s Oyster House. This year’s menu will complement the festival’s celebration of artistry, creativity and community in its many forms with multi-faceted family-friendly activities and installations.
“In many ways chefs really are the new rock stars and we’re honoured to have assembled a world renown crop of culinary talent to collaborate on the tastes of this year’s Field Trip,” said Arts & Crafts President Jeffrey Remedios. “Each year we strive to carefully craft cultural experiences for Toronto by Torontonians, as part of a great creative exchange of music, art and cuisine. Field Trip 2015 promises a bigger and better tasting selection than ever before, and a perfect complement to our diverse musical lineup.”
Featuring an extensive list of Toronto’s best culinary offerings, the 2015 menu caters to all types of audiences, featuring many top-notch vegetarian and gluten-free food options, such as choices from Buster’s Sea Cove and Thunderin’ Thelma. Adding to this experience, is Toronto’s food king himself, Anthony Rose, of Rose and Sons, who will cater to the VIP crowd, combining various cuisines and spices, such as Fat Pasha hummus platters and shrimp tacos for a taste that is truly unique to Field Trip. This year’s diverse menu reflects the main drive of the festival since its organic roots: community and discovery. With this, the festival will once again bring festival-goers together not only through music, but also through interactive cultural activities.
The Mess Hall Experience
Highlighting the collaborative exploration of music, food and drink, and art that is at the heart of Field Trip is the return of The Mess Hall with host Ivy Knight. Known for her playful approach to cooking and recipes, Ivy has quickly taken the Toronto culinary scene by storm and will bring her diverse background and knowledge to the forefront of this year’s Field Trip food programming. Combining the fun of summer camp with an interactive culinary food schedule, Ivy will engage the entire family, leading entertaining day-time activities for children, such as awatermelon eating contest on June 6 and a cake eating contest on June 7, while also catering to the adult festival crowd with cocktail mixology showdowns sponsored by Corby Distilleries.
A fan favourite that brings together the diverse audience of the festival, this year’s The Mess Hall has a jam-packed schedule:
Saturday, June 6:
- 3:30PM: Watermelon eating contest (**KIDS ONLY)
- 4:45PM: Cake decorating contest with celebrity chef David Chow
- 6PM: Create the world’s greatest cocktail
Sunday, June 7:
- 3:45PM: Corn on the cob eating contest (**KIDS ONLY)
- 4:45PM: Build the biggest hoagie
- 6:15PM: Recreate the Field Trip punch
With the return of The Mess Hall, kids, who can enter the festival for free if they are under the age of 12, will also have the opportunity to engage in additional family-focused activities. Highlights include: temporary tattoo stations, haircuts, ping pong tables, bouncy castles, and intimate mini music sets from Sharon & Bram, Girls Rock Camp, among other Field Trip performances.
The Taste of Music
The exquisite menu complements Field Trip’s world-class musical lineup that was announced earlier this year, featuring headliners Alabama Shakes and My Morning Jacket, as well as new additions to the lineup including Vancouver shimmering pop quartet The Belle Game, the Mali guitar mania of Songhoy Blues, the loft folk of Andy Shauf, and Toronto R&B/Jazz newcomers The Wayo. Additional highlights include Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew‘s collaboration with ‘Sugar Sugar’ songwriter Andy Kim, and performances from The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, and Arkells, among many others. The full 2015 Field Trip lineup is available at http://fieldtriplife.com/.
Adding to the Field Trip music experience, is the extensive list of interactive activities that the festival offers, such as Oculus Rift Virtual Reality, a custom virtual reality experience created just for Field Trip that allows guests to soar high above Fort York in a mind-blowing virtual experience. Other highlights include the introduction of the first ever Field Trip store, daily performances from two of Comedy Bar’s most popular shows, Laugh Sabbath and Chuckle Lo, and diverse and colourful art installations from Heather Goodchild, Young Offenders, Golden Age Botanicals, and several other emergent Toronto visual creators.
FIELD TRIP 2015 LINE UP
Buster’s Sea Cove
Cold Station Brew
Deava’s Feed Your Soul
Fit to Grill
Kung Fu Dawg
Penny Lou Lou Sweets
Steel Cut Coffee
The Flying Chesnut
The Poutine Machine
Kids Zone Vendors
Restaurant Row: VIP
Rodney’s Oyster House
Snack Bar 416
Saturday, June 6 / Sunday, June 7
Fort York & Garrison Common
Families Welcome! Kids Under 12 Get In Free!
Multi Stage / Rain or Shine
Field Trip is a joint production by Arts & Crafts Productions and Live Nation Canada.
ABOUT Field Trip
Field Trip is one of Canada’s fastest growing urban music and arts Festivals. Launched in 2013 in line with the celebration of producer Arts & Crafts Production’s 10th Anniversary, the Festival occurs annually in June in the heart of downtown Toronto at Fort York & Garrison Common. Providing a stage for local and international artists, Field Trip has featured headliners Broken Social Scene, Feist, Interpol and The Kills. The annual festival is produced by Arts & Crafts and Live Nation Canada. For more information visit FieldTripLife.com.
ABOUT Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts Productions is a premium music focused artist services company, offering expertise as an independent record label, management firm, festival & events producer, merchandiser, and publisher worldwide. Entering its second decade with over 100 album releases to its credit, Arts & Crafts has employees in Toronto, Los Angeles and Mexico City. For more information visit Arts & Crafts.
ABOUT Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: http://www.livenation.com/.
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