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Field Trip music fest goes trippy with Oculus Rift

Being at a music festival is plenty of fun on its own, but perhaps you'd like to enjoy a high-tech, out-of-body experience between sets? Field Trip 2015, set for June 6-7, is bringing something new to the summer festival circuit - an opportunity to test drive the Oculus Rift virtual reality system, which will send festival attendees "flying" high over the festival grounds.

The virtual reality experience, created specifically for the festival (and set, appropriately, to the music of Kevin Drew and Andy Kim), will use four Oculus headsets to simulate the experience of soaring over Fort York. Organizers promise the experience will be free for all attendees (though you'll probably miss a set or two waiting in line for it).

If you prefer non-simulated sensory experiences, the fest has also announced a promising-sounding food component to this year's fest. The 2015 edition will feature a fleet of more than 20 food trucks, including Caplansky's, Food Dudes, Fidel Gastro's, Buster's Sea Cove and a host of others.

In addition, a "VIP restaurant row" will bring 416 Snack Bar, Rodney's Oyster House, and Anthony Rose (of Rose & Sons, Fat Pasha and Big Crow fame). It's very possible the summer's best food fest won't be at a food fest at all.

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