The next big music festival on my calendar is North by Northeast in Toronto, which runs from June 11-16 this year. More than 650 bands will be in town for the festival and conference.
The best night of the week is always Saturday when a big chunk of downtown Toronto is closed for a massive free concert in Yonge-Dundas Square. This year's big get is the Flaming Lips.
I can't wait to see what Wayne Coyne does with this opportunity. It is guaranteed to be mega-weird.
Other confirmed acts include Bad Religion, Matthew Good, Of Montreal, Purity Ring, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Plant & Animals, Oberhofer, The Hundred in the Hands, The Sadies, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan and Raekwan & Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan.