Toronto is a dynamic blend of contemporary cultures and merry celebrations. Be it a frost-kissed evening or a sun-drenched afternoon, the metropolis city is always full of energetic vibes that are almost infectious. Music is something that connects the people of this city. Rock, jazz, classic, pop, country music – You name it! There is something for everyone. If you have an urge to sway to a catchy beat surrounded by a lively crowd, here is a list of upcoming music festivals in Toronto that you need to watch out for!

 

VELD Music Festival

VELD Music Festival

The 8th annual electronic dance music and hip-hop music festival beckons you to let your hair down and dance away with thousands of joyous souls in a midst of snappy tones and mesmerising visuals. Being held at Downsview Park on August 3 and 4, the EDM festival will feature world-renowned musicians including the undisputed Queen of Rap, Cardi B, KYGO, Jaden Smith and the greatest DJ of all time, Tiesto.

 

Bud Light Dreams Festival

Bud Light Festival

On June 29th, run to the scenic shores of Lake Ontario and tingle all your senses at Bud Light Dreams Festival. The luxury boutique festival is a celebration of music and art, and it spans over two days featuring three stages of electronic music. The sensorial festival will take place at Echo Beach with plenty of notable acts including Zedd, Ngtmre, Rezz and Louise the Child.

 

Beaches International Jazz Festival

Beaches Jazz Festival

Do you crave for a bit of salsa and cumbia in your life? Take a break from work to attend Beaches International Jazz Festival. The midsummer long event takes place in July in the heart of lakeside Beaches community. It lures tens of thousands of fans who want to promote local artists and Canadian jazz. If hunger pangs strike you in the middle of a dance session, don’t despair because the gourmet food trucks will come to your rescue.

 

Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival

Rockstar Energy Drink Festival

On July 3, 2019, you can immerse yourself in loud and rocking music for one whole day at Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival. In Toronto, most of the festivals span over a few days and let’s admit it, we badly needed a one-day summer festival. The interactive festival will feature one band at a time allowing fans to fully enjoy each performance. Besides music, there will be immersive pop-ups activations, photo-ops, and a chance to meet and greet your favorite musicians.

 

Outland Toronto Retrowave Festival

Outland Toronto

Plunge into an epic world of synthwave and retro music at Mod Club Theatre this summer and enjoy phenomenal acts by notable electro stars. Click polaroid selfies with your favorite music artists, indulge in vintage cocktails and free popcorn, and dress up as 80’s Cosplayer or a movie character for a chance to win a prize. Outland Toronto Retrowave Festival will take place on July 6 so mark your calendar and save the date!

 

Camp Wavelength Festival

Camp Wavelength

The curated concert series is a modern amalgamation of melodious tones, festivities, sun kissed days and summertime escapes. Camp Wavelength Festival will take place on August 17 and 18 featuring a variety of music genres including hip-hop, indie-pop, dance-pop, R&B, revolutionary rap and much more. If you want a short and sweet getaway with nostalgic vibes and diverse music, don’t miss Camp Wavelength Festival.

 

TDOT Fest

Tdot Fest

Being held on August 17 and 18, the urbanized music festival has much more to offer than music. Spanning over two days, TDot Fest will feature performances by up to 60 artists! There will be some crazy fun going on too. Think giant Jenga, rides on mechanical bull, foosball, foam party and hoop shots. Can you beat that?