As we keenly predicted, the initial lineup announcement for Wayhome Music & Arts Festival took place yesterday evening at Toronto’s Great Hall. Attendees of the launch event were treated to a free pass to the festival, which is set to take place July 24th, 25th, and 26th in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, just north of Barrie.
Wayhome is co-presented by the founder of Bonaroo, and promises a weekend of music, food, arts, film, and camping, or in their words, a “kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle.” Weekend passes range from $209.99 to $289.99, and can be purchased here beginning on February 16th.
The lineup is a diverse intersection of genres—headliners Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Alt-J will be joined by an onslaught of buzz bands, Canadian favourites, and yes, even Christian nu-metal outfit Thousand Foot Krutch.
Have a look at the full lineup below, and decide whether or not you plan to make the trek to Oro-Medonte in July.
Sam Smith / Kendrick Lamar / Alt-J / Modest Mouse / Hozier / Bassnectar / The Decemberists / Passion Pit / St. Vincent / Girl Talk / Vance Joy / Future Islands / The Sheepdogs / Run The Jewels / The Gaslight Anthem / Walk The Moon / Odesza / Kaytranada / Hey Rosetta! / G-Eazy / Sylvan Esso / Danny Brown / Cold War Kids / The Rural Alberta Advantage / Big K.R.I.T. / July Talk / Fucked Up / Timber Timbre / Thousand Foot Krutch / Metz / Alvvays / Yukon Blonde / Courtney Barnett / Sloan / Delta Spirit / Broods / How To Dress Well / SZA / Viet Cong / Com Truise / Bear Mountain / Evening Hymns / Lowell / The Highest Order / Dear Rouge / Chris Stapleton / For Esme / Saxsyndrum & More