2015 Festival Round-Up: Highlights From All The Big Shows

Another year begins and with it, another round of music festivals to tantalize your ear drums.  With so many options both near and far, how does a music lover choose?

Luckily for you, OTM’s compiled a quick and dirty look at each of the key festivals to help you choose.  With a focus on our Ontario homebase, here are your options, both close to home and a plane ride away.


When and Where:  April 10-12 and 17-19, Indio, California

Headliners:  AC/DC; Drake; Jack White; Tame Impala; Florence + The Machine; The Weeknd

Other Goodies:  Alabama Shakes; Lykke Li; Raekwon and Ghostface Killah; Eagulls; Hozier; FKA Twigs; Andrew McMahon; Father John Misty; The War On Drugs; Lights; Marina and the Diamonds; Jenny Lewis; Brand New; St Vincent

Canadian Music Week

When and Where:  May 1-10, Toronto

Headliners: The Jesus and Mary Chain; Faith No More; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds; Kiesza; Lights; Alvvays

Other Goodies:  Daniel Lanois; CAIRO; The Honeyrunners; Magic!; Colbie Caillat; Lyon; Whitehorse; The Dirty Nil; Rival Sons


When and Where:  June 11-14, Manchester, Tennessee

Headliners:  Billy Joel; Mumford and Sons; Deadmau5; Florence + The Machine; Kendrick Lamar

Other Goodies:  Hozier; Slayer; Spoon; Ben Folds; The War On Drugs; Against Me!; Tanya Tagaq; Mac DeMarco; Tears For Fears; Childish Gambino

Governor’s Ball

When and Where:  June 5-7, NYC

Headliners: Drake; Florence + The Machine; The Black Keys; Lana Del Rey; Bjork; Ryan Adams

Other Goodies: St Vincent; The War On Drugs; Little Dragon; Weird Al Yankovic(!); Marina and the Diamonds; Conor Oberst; Tame Impala

Field Trip

When and Where:   June 6 and 7, Toronto

Headliners:  My Morning Jacket; Alabama Shakes; Arkells; Marina and the Diamonds; The War On Drugs

Other Goodies:  Purity Ring; De La Soul; Kevin Drew; Father John Misty


When and Where: June 17-21, Toronto

Headliners:  TBA

Other Goodies:  TBA

Ottawa Bluesfest

When and Where: July 9-19, Ottawa, Ontario

Headliners:  TBA

Other Goodies:  TBA


When and Where: July 24-26, Oro-Medonte, Ontario

Headliners:  Sam Smith; Kendrick Lamar; Alt-J

Other Goodies:  July Talk; Passion Pit; St Vincent; The Sheepdogs; Yukon Blonde; Fucked Up; Alvvays; Sloan; Lowell; For Esme


When and Where:  July 31-Aug 2, Montreal, QC

Headliners:  Not confirmed

Other Goodies: Confirmed acts so far include Avett Brothers, Interpol, Marina and the Diamonds, and Father John Misty


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