Toronto's Field Trip Festival Announces 2019 'Hiatus,' Plans to Return Next Year

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Ryan Bolton
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival 2018

Toronto's Field Trip Music & Arts Festival, started in 2013 as a one-day event to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of the record label Arts & Crafts, will take a year hiatus, according to a social media post from A&C president and co-owner Kieran Roy.

The announcement eases into the news by first touting Field Trip's accomplishments, growing to a "multi-disciplinary, cross-generational event unlike any other," and a "distinctive start of summertime in Downtown Toronto." It also thanks the artists, partners, supporters and "most of all" the fans.

Field Trip takes place on the grounds of the historic Fort York and Garrison Common, which can accommodate up to 10,000 people -- against a backdrop of the city skyline, including the iconic CN Tower -- over two days.

"While the festival has grown more meaningful with each passing edition, we have made the difficult decision to take some much-needed time off in 2019," the statement reads. "Field Trip will go on hiatus with the goal of returning in 2020 with renewed vision and continued commitment to an unparalleled gathering of music, art, comedy, food & drink, and family.

"We have been honoured by how Field Trip has been embraced by the city of Toronto and the arts community at large. Thanks to every single person that has put their heart into this festival – Field Trip belongs to you. We look forward to seeing you down the line, after a little bit of time to let the grass grow back."