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Music fest coming to abandoned Toronto power station

Luminato has made a major announcement for the city's music lovers and abandoned spaces obsessed alike: lauded music festival Unsound, which began in Krakow, Poland and has spread out to cities like New York, will arrive in Toronto for the first time ever this summer, and it will take place in what's possibly the year's most surprising venue choice.

Unsound's two day music and immersive art festival will take place at Hearn Generating Station, which currently sits abandoned and empty in the Port Lands.

Stars of The Lid, Robert Henke (a.k.a. Monolake), and Tim Hecker are among musicians performing in the Hearn's raw space for the carefully curated avant garde music festival. Unsound 's Ephemera with Tim Hecker also promises "conceptual perfumer" Geza Schoen's olfactory contributions (perfume art!), and lighting installations by Berlin's MFO.

Added to David Byrne's Contemporary Color and Tanya Tagaq in Apocalypsis, this looks to be a monumental year for weird and wonderful music productions at Luminato.

Unsound is June 19-20. Tickets are $20 per night, $30 for both nights, and $10 for an additional ticket to attend Ephemera.

Luminato 2015 is June 19-28.

Photo by Sebastian Zdyb


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