Many of the label's up-and-comers also had their chance to shine early on in the day, with stellar sets by Still Life Still, Cold Specks, and Trust pairing perfectly with the delicious eats and gorgeous urban sprawl all around the Fort York-Garrison Commons site. The festival had two stages operating back-to-back to ensure set overlap and sound bleed were never issues, and it wasn't until the very end of the day's events that it seemed the venue was overly packed. With multiple art installations, creative food offerings, and a lineup featuring some of the finest bands on one of the nation's best independent labels, one can only hope this birthday party continues year after year.
Check out these 50 photos to relive the day's festivities at Field Trip 2013.
Photos by Roger Cullman
Maybe it was discreet sarcasm, but in a rare moment of crowd interaction at the Kool Haus on Saturday night, the laconic Parker quickly apologized for it having been so long since they'd last graced a Toronto stage - despite their last show here having taken place less than five months ago at the Phoenix.