The ALL CAPS! Island Festival 2012 - Yamantaka Sonic Titan, A Place to Bury Strangers + much more!
Wavelength and Artscape present:
THE ALL CAPS! Island Festival 2012
Toronto's ONLY Music, Art and Camping Festival
August 11 & 12, 2012
Artscape Gibraltar Point - Toronto Island
Wavelength’s ALL CAPS! Island Festival returns to Toronto Island for its fourth incredible year! A true getaway within the city, ALL CAPS! features a dynamically diverse line-up of independent music from across the continent, alongside art installations, swimming, bonfires and summertime fun in a gorgeous, intimate environment.
2012 Video Trailer!
To get a taste of the the awesome, you-had-to-be-there vibe at last year’s ALL CAPS! Island Festival, check out this brand-new video trailer by Toronto filmmaker Karim Zouak!
This year, Wavelength is embarking upon its first crowd-funding campaign via IndieGogo, to help raise funds to cover the costs of this year’s expanded edition of ALL CAPS! Those who wish to support the festival can make donations starting at just $10. And IndieGogo supporters also have the opportunity to acquire coveted CAMPING passes a week before they go on sale!
We are thrilled to announce our musical line-up for this year!
Saturday August 11:
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN (Montreal “noh-wave” / Japanese prog theatrics / Polaris Prize long-listers!)
Maylee Todd (Toronto / good-time summer funk-pop complete with costume changes / Do Right! Music)
Choir! Choir! Choir! (Toronto / community jukebox choir)
Tyvek (Detroit / 1978-style avant-garage punk)
Wet Hair (Iowa City / Krautrock drone duo)
Esther Grey (Guelph / intimate minor-key folk-pop / one to watch!!)
Sunday August 12:
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (Brooklyn / psychotically loud psych-rock / Dead Oceans & Pitchfork darlings!)
Lioness (Toronto / post-punk sex-rock / New Romantic Music)
OG Melody (Toronto / Isla Craig + Thom Gill = pure love jamz / two to watch!!)
Young Mother (Toronto / no-wave robot-rock)
Canadian Winter (Hamilton via U.K. / civic-minded hip-hop)
+ special guests TBA
Plus! Swimming • Bonfires • Island Fun • New Food Vendors • And more!
(Visual arts line-up to be announced)
Artscape Gibraltar Point, 443 Lakeshore Road, Toronto Island
20 minute walk from Hanlan’s Point & Centre Island ferry docks
Camping passes - very limited availability! - $65 (Saturday night camping only)
Festival passes - $30 (admission both days, no camping)
Single-day tickets - $17
Not including ferry ticket.
Gates open 3:00pm each day
Advance ticket outlets
Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
Soundscapes (572 College St.)
Online retailer: GalleryAC.com
Tickets & passes on sale next Thursday, July 12.
About ALL CAPS!
The ALL CAPS! Island Festival is an annual festival of independent music, visual arts and community for ALL AGES presented by Wavelength - Toronto’s longest-running non-profit, artist-run concert series - at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. The fourth edition of the ALL CAPS! Island Festival will take place August 11 &12, 2012.
The aim of the ALL CAPS! Island Festival is to take independent music out of its usual context and make it accessible to new audiences – via affordable ticket prices and all-ages admittance. Blessed by beaches and parkland, Toronto Island is an oasis of calm just a 10 minute ferry ride from the city’s downtown core. ALL CAPS! is the only music festival at which camping is permitted within the city of Toronto!
The 2011 Festival was such a huge success, featuring capacity crowds and memorable performances. Last year’s coveted camping passes sold out in just one day! The festival venue, Artscape Gibraltar Point, is a the site of a former public school converted to an artist retreat centre, which creates a gorgeous, intimate environment free of the line-ups and inconvenience of other, larger festivals.
Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council
The SOCAN Foundation
Steam Whistle Brewing