This summer, Broken Social Scene will perform for the first time since they went on hiatus in late 2011 (a hiatus which readers may recall was accompanied by a torrid onslaught of retweets by band leader Kevin Drew). The occasion: the Field Trip Music and Arts Festival, a one-off event at Fort York and Garrison Common to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Arts and Crafts, the label Drew co-founded with Jeffrey Remedios to release BSS’s breakthrough album You Forgot It in People. BSS will be co-headlining the festival with Feist, and the supporting bill includes Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Hayden, Cold Specks, Jason Collett and more. The one-day mega-festival will take place on June 8, and will also feature a photography exhibit by fashion photographer Norman Wong, some kind of collaboration with designer Jeremy Laing, a short fiction contest run in conjunction with House of Anansi and, as has become standard at such events, gourmet food. Early bird tickets go on sale for $55 on Wednesday—hurry, this could be your last chance to see Broken Social Scene (until the next time they reunite).
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