Here are our picks for the hottest concerts in Toronto this August.
August 6 at the Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave.)
British producer (and The xx member) Jamie xx spent six years working on his debut solo album, and it was well worth the wait. In Colour has been drawing rave reviews since it was released in May, making his show at the Danforth Music Hall a must see!
$70+ advance tickets available through StubHub
August 11 at Sound Academy (11 Polson St.)
It’s been a busy summer for Miguel. Fresh off the heels of his latest album, Wildheart, the R&B crooner/sex symbol takes his talents on the road for a 30+ city tour. This one’s bound to get real sweaty.
$39.50 advance tickets available through Ticketmaster
August 15 at Fort York Garrison Common (250 Fort York Blvd.)
TIME Festival returns to the historical grounds of Fort York Garrison Common with one killer lineup. South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord, Canadian darling Mac DeMarco, jazz/hip-hop instrumental band BADBADNOTGOOD, and producer/DJ Ryan Hemsworth are just some of the artists playing this year’s festival.
$35+ advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketweb
August 28 at The Opera House (735 Queen St. E.)
British indie rockers The Vaccines first emerged in the summer of 2010 with the demo, “If You Wanna.” They now have four EPs and three full-length albums to their name – the latest of which, English Graffiti, was released in May.
$23.50 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketfly
August 28-30 at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto Island)
For those who want the experience of a rural music festival without leaving the city, Camp Wavelength is for you! The three-day camping festival features performances by the likes of Doldrums, Holy Fuck, The Wooden Sky, Moon King, DOOMSQUAD, Kidstreet, The Weather Station, and Do Make Say Think, plus installations, performance arts, games, and more. Stay tuned here for information on food and drink vendors.
$20+ day passes/$150 weekend camping passes available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketweb