Overall, these lineups are alright but don’t wow me. The TURF lineup, while once again managing to be both cohesive and diverse, just doesn’t excite me. It’s just too roots-oriented for my taste. But if TURF is to your taste, tickets go on sale this Thursday.
The Field Trip one looks better and features a few artists who I want to see (CHVRCHES, Fucked Up and Lowell, among others). But while I do like Broken Social Scene, they headlined last year. Having them headline again this year just isn’t as special. And while Interpol is a good band, I don’t think they’re worthy of headlining a festival night.
The Field Trip lineup also seems a little short. Just 21 artists for two days? Hmmm… Is there just going to be one stage? Or maybe there are more artists to be added.
Field Trip early-bird tickets are going on sale tomorrow morning at 10 am. Last year’s presale was a bit of shit show so hopefully things are smoother this year. I still haven’t made up my mind on whether or not I will be participating. Yeah, I know, I said I wasn’t impressed by the lineup but that doesn’t mean that I won’t think it’ll be a fun weekend.
I will be skipping OVO as that’s really not my thing. However, it would be fun to see Outkast live. Maybe I’ll luck and win tickets.