Tuesday, January 15, 2013

#AC10 Field Trip Music & Arts Festival

Old Fort York and Garrison Common in #Toronto is the venue for the 10th Year Anniversary of renowned independent music company Arts & Crafts with a concert headlined by Broken Social Scene and JUNO award winner Feist. The festival will start at noon on Saturday, June 8, 2013 and tickets are available online at FieldTripLife.com. Early bird tickets available for $55 on January 16 with full price tickets going on sale for $75 on January 18, families are encouraged to attend and kids get free entrance.

The 10 year milestone, designated AC10, of Arts & Crafts Productions will be celebrated with a series of events that encompass music, fashion, photography and literature with the inaugural Field Trip Festival being the first. The artists will appear on two stages curated by Arts & Crafts roster of artists such as Bloc Party, Timber Timbre, Hayden, Cold Specks, Ra Ra Riot, Trust, The Darcys, Jason Collett, Zeus, Gold & Youth, Still Life and many more.

The influential and independent music service company was begun by Jeffrey Remedios and Kevin Drew in 2003. Their first release was Broken Social Scene's 'You Forget It in People' album and the company provides a record label, artist management, merchandising and publishing.

“Field Trip was built around the themes of discovery and community. In addition to world-class musical performances, the festival will incorporate local art, gourmet food and unique elements of Toronto’s proud culture,” said Jeffrey Remedios, co-founder and president of Arts & Crafts. “Field Trip is a celebration - not just of Arts & Crafts’ 10-year anniversary and our artists - but of Toronto, of community and perhaps above all else, of the collaborative spirit.”

Field Trip ticket and additional AC10 event information follows the jump.

Wednesday, January 16 at 10 a.m. EST: Limited $55 early bird tickets on sale exclusively at FieldTripLife.com.

Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. EST: Full-price $75 tickets go on sale at FieldTripLife.com, Ticketmaster and Toronto independent music and ticket retailers Rotate This and Soundscapes.

Limited $120 VIP tickets will be on sale at all points of purchase (including during the early bird sales period). VIP tickets include priority viewing/positioning, access to shaded/covered area, exclusive food and beverage vendors, free water and VIP washrooms.

Field Trip x NXNE: Arts & Crafts’ Field Trip is an NXNE Premiere Weekend Event and a limited number of NXNE wristbands will gain admission to the festival. Select Arts & Crafts artists will also be part of the NXNE festivities during the week that follows.

Some of the AC10 events are noted below.

Arts & Crafts // 2003-2012
A deluxe package curated from a decade of releases including some of the label's most recognizable hits as well as never before heard rarities and b-sides. This commemorative release will be available as a 4xLP special edition vinyl boxed set, deluxe double CD and in all digital formats.

Arts & Crafts // X
An entirely original collection of collaborative recordings by artist pairings from the Arts & Crafts roster, including new compositions and fresh, unexpected interpretations.

A&C x Norman Wong
A special photography exhibit by Toronto-based fashion and celebrity photographer Norman Wong. A longtime friend of Arts & Crafts, Norman has had a unique opportunity to document and work with a range of A&C artists. Norman will be exhibiting an iconic black and white portrait series featuring prominent members of the Arts & Crafts roster, as well as a photographic A&C retrospective.

A&C x Jeremy Laing // Fashion Collaborations
Prominent Canadian designer Jeremy Laing will team up with contemporary Canadian visual artists and select musicians from the A&C roster to create a unique series with all proceeds donated to AC10 charity MusiCounts. MusiCounts is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Canadian children have access to music education.

A&C x House of Anansi // You Forgot It In People // Short Fiction Contest
Famed Canadian publisher House of Anansi Press partners with A&C to host a short fiction contest inspired by the tracks of Broken Social Scene’s You Forgot It In People.

A&C x Gallery Exhibition x Pop Up
Arts & Crafts will host up a pop-up shop/gallery exhibition from late May through mid June. The to-be-announced location will serve as headquarters for all things AC10 and Field Trip.

Arts & Crafts x Field Trip Online
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