Neil Young

Neil Young to headline WayHome Festival

We haven't dropped a festival announcement in almost three days, but you can now unclench your impatient jaw. WayHome, the huge new almost-in-Toronto Bonnaroo offshoot festival featuring Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, Alt-J, Modest Mouse, Hozier, and St. Vincent, has announced that Neil Young will also headline the festival on Burl's Creek Event Grounds.

They announced it on 420, because this festival is all about marketing savvy.

Will a Canadian icon like Young soften local residents, who've waged an audible war against hosting the event on the grounds, to the new festival? The Tragically Hip aren't getting much love out there, so we'll have to wait and see.

Addition: a fresh wave of artists have also been added to the lineup today, including: Brandon Flowers, Theophilus London, Manchester Orchestra, The Lone Bellow, Django Django, The Growlers, Rhiannon Giddens, Dwyane Gretzky, Tobias Jesso Jr, Chad VanGaalen, Broncho, Slow Magic, Highs, Brave Shores, Kevin Garrett, Weaves, Ascot Royals, The Beaches, Tomi Swick, Zorch, Amos the Transparent, Teen Violence, The Huaraches, and Cross Dog.

WayHome runs July 24 - 26 at Burl's Creek Event Grounds.

Photo by Kris Krug


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