RSVP: Edgefest 2012

The lineup for Edgefest 2012 has been announced! The quintessential summer outdoor rock fest thrown by Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge boasts two stages for an all day outdoor bash at Downsview Park on July 14th, 2012. This year’s lineup includes every band on Dine Alone The Sheepdogs, The Darcys, The Coppertone and Billy Talent . Oh, and DEATH FROM FREAKING ABOVE 1979. That band alone is worth the $50 ticket price for me.

Last year I had a blast rocking out to The Arkells (I have a huuuuge fangirl crush on frontman Max!), Gentlemen Husbands, Hollerado, The Weakerthans, The Sheepdogs, and every other beard-boasting band at Downsview Park. I’m a little disappointed that The Arkells won’t be on the bill again, but considering I saw them three times in Austin in March I suppose I’ll get over it. I’m really happy to see tons of up and coming indie artists at this year’s Edgefest!

Even the food vendors at Edgefest rock. Last year you could get anything from BBQ corn on the cob, a pulled pork sammy from Lou Dawgs, pizza, and those huge deep-fried onion-things.

This year’s complete lineup is as follows:

Main stage:
Billy Talent
Death From Above 1979
Silversun Pickups
The Sheepdogs
Young the Giant
The Dirty Heads
USS
The Pack A.D.

Side stage:
Library Voices
Said the Whale
Hacienda
Whale Tooth
Indian Handcrafts
The Coppertone
The Darcys
The Balconies
Acres of Lions

If you’re looking for me, I’ll be juggling 2 plastic cups, my phone/camera, sunscreen, and a perma-grin all day at Downsview Park.

If you plan on attending, there are a few rules about things you are and aren’t allowed to bring into the Park. Check out the Edgefest Guide here.

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster – click here.

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