Now that the snow and ice have finally melted and the season for sunscreen and flip flops is slowly approaching so too are a slew of summer music festivals. But you don't necessarily have to haul yourself over to Coachella or Glastonbury to enjoy a gathering of great bands all in one place.
The Over the Top Festival in Toronto is not only right here in Canada, but it's also billed as an 'all-inclusive' fest, meaning it will be open to all ages. Promoter Eric Warner wanted a festival that all music lovers, no matter their age, could attend.
The festival runs from May 4 to 7 in a few venues around Toronto; the Music Gallery, Sneaky Dees, The Drake, and The Boat. Admission varies anywhere from $7 to $14 for cover.
Acts over the four nights include: Grizzly Bear, Gentleman Reg, Now Yr Taken, Japanther, DD/MM/YYYY, Think About Life, Video Hippos, Kid606, Ninja High School, Drop the Lime, Knifehandchop, The Lovely Feathers, Duchess Says, Telefauna, Feu Therese, Measles Mumps Rubella, Singing Saw Shadow Show, Nihilist Spasm Band, Awesome, I Have Eaten the City, Owen, The Fembots, Cain & Abel, Ris Paul Ric, The Acorn, Sailboats are White, Asobi Seksu, Catfish Haven, Pas/Cal, Chad Van Caalen, The Dirty Projectors, Mayor Mcca, The Sour Keys, We're Marching On, Great Plains, Jenn Grant, Saturday Looks Good To Me, Everyone's in Love and the Flowers Pick themselves, Castlemusic, Woodhands, Wyrd Visions, Dance Electric, The Bicycles, and Doris Day.
For more details on show times and prices check out www.overthetopfest.com
Writer: Michelle Garcia