Saturday, June 5th, 2010

CONTEST – Toronto Island Concert – June 19, 2010

Image via Sled IslandToronto Island ConcertAs great as they might be, Calgary doesn’t have the market cornered on island festivals – either titular or literal. Announced way back in January but now tantalizingly close, the almost-annual Toronto Island Concert will happen on June 19 with heavyweight lineup featuring Pavement, Broken Social Scene, Beach House and Band Of Horses amongst others – and then there’s the SECOND show out on the islands on August 14 featuring Arcade Fire… yeah, we may have a few fests missing in action, but we’re doing okay.

With the show a couple weeks off, more details have been posted to the website including set times, a list of food vendors and other rules and regulations. It was also announced this week that the first 250 NXNE wristbands or badges to the Collective Concerts box office at the ferry docks on the morning on June 19 will get free admittance to the show – you’ll still have to pay the $6 for the ferry and there’s no practical way you’re going to see Pavement on the island AND Iggy & The Stooges at Yonge-Dundas Square short of one of these (and even then, you’d probably be shot down by G20 advance security) but hey – not a bad way to spend the day before heading back into the city for evening festivities.

And on top of all that, courtesy of Collective Concerts, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away for the Island show. Again, these don’t include ferry so you’ll have to shell out the $6 a head or find your own way over, but still a bargain and a half. To enter, email me at contests AT with “I want to see Broken Pavement House of Horses” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, June 12.

By : Frank Yang at 11:58 am
Category: Contests


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  1. thomaus says:

    Pretty sure that the parasail wouldn’t be practical for the journey. The Jetpack, maybe, but problematic if the jet part cuts out too soon. But if you make it, the bonus is that the Ferry trip back is free.