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Camp Wavelength Announces 2018 Lineup

By: Staff –

Camp Wavelength 2018

Camp Wavelength announces the musical lineup for its fourth incredible year as Toronto’s original music festival staycation weekend! On August 18-19, 2018, the independent festival of “Music, Art, Community” emerges at an exciting new location in downtown Toronto: Garrison Common at Fort York National Historic Site.

An urban weekend getaway like no other, Camp Wavelength will summon the spirit of summer camp and take festival-goers on a journey of discovery and escape over two hazy days at the end of summer. For 2018’s festival, presented by Exclaim!, Camp Wavelength will move to a new, central, outdoor location – Fort York National Historic Site’s tree-lined green space, Garrison Common. Easily accessible by transit, bicycle or on foot, Camp Wavelength 2018 will be a hidden oasis of creativity and community within the city.

The musical programming at this summer’s festival continues Wavelength Music’s 18 year track record of championing diversity and inclusivity in the musical underground. Camp Wavelength’s 2018 headliners include Alberta avant-pop trailblazer Chad VanGaalen, Montreal electro-rock quartet SUUNS, genre-bending art-metal collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Montreal pure-pop sensations TOPS, Toronto R&B space traveler Zaki Ibrahim, and Buzz Records noise-rock crew Casper Skulls.

The two-day mainstage lineup also includes multimedia electro-soul performer Maylee Todd, Toronto post-punk quartet FRIGS, Montreal punk-tinged hip-hop artist Nate Husser (formerly of The Posterz), Whitby sludge-rockers Chastity, Montreal indie-folk singer-songwriter Helena Deland, Toronto indie R&B crew Bernice, Idée Fixe Records’ guitar-rock deconstructionists Mauno, visiting Berlin ambient artist Aidan Baker, Toronto R&B/hip-hop duo TRP.P, Ottawa indie-pop iconoclast Boyhood, teenage pop/rock duo Moscow Apartment, “sad/fun” electro-pop trio Rapport, and “Toronto’s supernatural rapper mom” Sydanie.

Tickets & Passes
Single-day tickets and two-day weekend passes will go on sale this Friday (May 4th) with an online pre-sale on Thursday (May 3) via Indie88. Early-bird prices start at $24 for single-day tickets, and $38 for two-day weekend passes. Wavelength concert-goers can also buy a year-round All Access Wavelength Passport for $99.99 – or a flexible Five Show Passport (with daily admissions to Camp Wavelength included in each) for just $49.99.

Hard tickets will also be available in Toronto record stores Rotate This (186 Ossington Ave.) and Soundscapes (572 College St.).

Tweed + Campfire Comedy Stage
Camp Wavelength is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Tweed, who will be presenting a Campfire Comedy stage at this summer’s festival, with line-up to be announced. Comedians may submit to perform at this intimate, outdoor comedy stage, which will be held around an actual campfire. Submissions are open until May 15 and artists may apply via: https://bit.ly/2Gu40WH.

Keychange Initiative
Camp Wavelength has also signed on as an associate festival for Keychange, the pioneering international initiative to empower women by establishing a 50:50 gender balance on stage. Committed to gender equity, Camp Wavelength has met and exceeded this ratio in our programming since 2016. More info on Keychange: http://keychange.eu/

Camp Wavelength 2018 – Musical Line-Up & Daily Schedule:

Saturday August 18
Zaki Ibrahim
Maylee Todd
Nate Husser
Helena Deland
Moscow Apartment

Sunday August 19
Chad VanGaalen
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Casper Skulls
Aidan Baker


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