Open roof festival

The Open Roof Festival returns for its 6th year

Toronto's outdoor film and music festival is back for another year, returning to 99 Sudbury for a 10 week run over the course of the summer. The Open Roof Festival will run on Wednesday nights between June 17 and August 19. Having changed venues a few times in the past, the festival seems to have settled on 99 Sudbury, where it can utilize on site caterers to put together a unique menu each week.

The format is the same as last year. The musical performance takes place first, and the film follows once the sun has set. Crucially, beer partner Amsterdam has also signed on for this sixth year, which will provide a little bit of liquid courage for those on dates and a welcome cool down on those hot summer nights.

The musical programming sticks to its goal of showcasing up and coming talent mixed with more established local acts. Highlights from this year include Os Trophies, Del Bel, Hooded Fang, and Leah Fay (July Talk).

The films are also diverse, with a genre-hopping lineup that includes indie features, documentaries and even a horror film this year. The festival kicks off with the Kurt Cobain doc Montage of Heck and later features buzzy flicks like Ex Machina, It Follows, and While We're Young (to name only a few).

For a full rundown of the lineup, visit the Open Roof website. Tickets are $15


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