Camp Wavelength 2017 announces “Day Camp in the City” daytime park venue Sherbourne Common (August 19-20)

PLUS “Camp Cruise” pre-festival event line-up feat. Cadence Weapon, Greys & more presented by Red Bull Sound Select (August 11)!

We’re thrilled to announce the location of our FREE Day Camp shows at Camp Wavelength 2017. Sherbourne Common is an award-winning city park right on the Toronto waterfront, close to Sugar Beach, at Queens Quay and Sherbourne.

The “Day Camp” component of the weekend-long festival takes place Saturday and Sunday (August 19-20) from noon to 7pm. Performers on the outdoor stage include She-Devils, Un Blonde, Haviah Mighty, Witch Prophet, Germaphobes, Dan Misha Goldman, and L CON. The green, lakeside park will also feature the art installations and summer-fun activities that music fans have come to expect from Camp Wavelength. It’s an All-Ages show, so families are welcome – and 19+ guests can watch the show from a licensed beer garden, featuring Steam Whistle, as well as whisky snow cones from Gibson’s Finest. Hungry festival-goers can chow down on Asian BBQ street food by festival partners, the Monarch Tavern.

Day Camp, of course, can’t exist without Night Camp, and the Camp Wavelength weekend will kick off on Friday night (August 18) at The Garrison with Jessy Lanza, and more. Day Camp takes over Sherbourne Common on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (August 19 & 20), and the a free school bus shuttle will take happy Campers up to the Longboat Hall at The Great Hall to catch the ticketed Night Camp shows with Rich Aucoin, Deerhoof, Dilly Dally, and more ($24.99/night, or $64.99 for all three shows).

Day Camp shows at Sherbourne Common are FREE / Pay What You Can admission. Donations are gratefully accepted to help Wavelength pay participating artists fairly and equitably. (Suggested donation, $10/person.)

And, to build the excitement leading up to the festival, Wavelength will be curating “Camp Cruise” for Red Bull Sound Select, a nighttime Toronto harbour cruise aboard the River Gambler cruise boat, on Friday August 11. The on-board line-up includes Canadian rap icon Cadence Weapon, Toronto noise-rockers Greys, R&B singer TiKA, acclaimed shoegaze quartet Vallens, and surf-popsters, PONY. Admission is just $3 with RSVP, $10 without, or included in the price of a Camp Wavelength All-Access Pass ($64.99).

Camp Cruise RSVP link:

Video Trailer by A Pocket History of Mars (feat. music by Best Fern):

Camp Wavelength – DAY CAMP IN THE CITY – Video Trailer from Wavelength Music on Vimeo.

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Or in person at:

Rotate This, 186 Ossington Ave.

Soundscapes, 572 College St.

About Sherbourne Common

Sherbourne Common has transformed a former industrial area into much-needed public greenspace on the lake. It is also the first park in Canada to integrate a neighbourhood-wide stormwater treatment facility into its design. Located just east of Lower Sherbourne Street, the 1.5-hectare park spans more than two city blocks, from Lake Ontario in the south to Lake Shore Boulevard in the north, on both sides of Queens Quay.

Sherbourne Common was designed by renowned landscape architects PFS Studio to bring a feeling of “life at the lake” to the area. The park features a wide open greenspace (home to Camp Wavelength’s Day Camp stage), a splash pad that doubles as a skating rink in the winter (named after late Toronto author, musician and screenwriter Paul Quarrington), a zinc-clad Pavilion, and a playful water channel fed by three dramatic art sculptures.

Sherbourne Common is the first park in Canada to integrate an ultraviolet (UV) facility for neighbourhood-wide stormwater treatment into its design. The UV facility for East Bayfront’s stormwater management system is located in the basement of the park’s Pavilion. Collected stormwater is treated in the UV facility and released from three art sculptures into a 240-metre long water channel – an urban river that crosses from Sherbourne Common north to south – and back out to Lake Ontario. Waterfront Toronto’s Pavillion in Sherbourne Common south received an Award of Merit from the 2009 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence.