Camp Wavelength announces final line-up + schedule

Camp Wavelength 2016 poster

Camp Wavelength, Toronto’s only camping and music summer festival, will return to Toronto Island  August 19th – 21st, and have announced this year’s line-up. With a major focus on local, innovative, and community-run culture, Camp Wavelength invites you to immerse yourself in the escapism of Toronto Island for a weekend of summer-camp fun.

The musical portion of the festival will include utilitarian punks Cloud Nothings, dream-pop sensations Operators, ’80s synth-pop troubadours Young Galaxy, neo-classical pop singer/songwriter Lydia Ainsworth, industrial-tinged noise-rock trio Odonis Odonis, and R&B electro-pop superstar Jef E. Barbara’s Black Space, balanced with interactive activities such as a dancing puppet show, synchronized swimming, live painting, DIY video games, an Island treasure hunt, a Bunz Trading Zone trade table + more, topped off with interactive installations & performance art by local artists. Wavelength has also commissioned dance artist Benjamin Kamino to collaborate with selected musical artists on special “performance interventions” throughout the festival. And the festivities will be opened by French electronic ambient pop trio, M.A BEAT!

Local food vendors at this year’s festival will include The Food Dudes, Island Cafe, the Monarch Tavern, The Pop Stand, and Little Sea Smoothies & Wraps, with beverage partners including Steam Whistle Brewing, Wild Turkey Bourbon and Skyy Vodka.

Single day tickets and very limited Camping, Festival & VIP Room Passes are now available online at and in stores at Rotate This (186 Ossington Ave.) and Soundscapes (572 College St.) For the first time ever, festival-goers also have the opportunity to purchase a VIP Room Pass to stay in a private room on the festival site, inside the comfort of the Artscape Gibraltar Point artist retreat centre.

Buy tickets here:

Camp Wavelength 2016 – Line-Up and Schedule:

Friday, August 19:
(Gates open 5pm)
Operators – 9pm
Jef E. Barbara’s Black Space – 8pm
For Esmé – 7pm
M.A BEAT! (France) – 6pm

Late Night Sets:
MATROX – 1:30am
Wolf Saga -12:30am
Latasha Alcindor a.k.a. L.A. (US) – 11:30pm
Brendan Philip – 10:30pm
(Late Night Ferries at 1:30 & 2:30am)

Saturday, August 20:
(Gates open 1pm)

Cloud Nothings (US) – 9pm
Odonis Odonis – 8pm
Moss Lime – 7pm
LAL – 6pm
Spek Won – 5pm
Casper Skulls – 4pm
Hex – 3pm

Late Night Sets:
Guerilla Toss (US) – 1:30am
Petra Glynt – 12:30am
Scott Hardware – 11:30pm
Nhapitapi Mbira – 12:30am

(Late Night Ferries at 1:30 & 2:30am)

Sunday, August 21:
(Gates open 1pm)

Young Galaxy – 8pm
Lydia Ainsworth – 7pm
Bruce Peninsula – 6pm
Bart – 5pm
Michelle McAdorey – 4pm
Castle If – 3pm

PLUS Performances and Activities:
Dance Dance Party Puppets by Andrew Lamb
In Synch (synchronized swimming)
Zoo Owl (forest performance/installation)
Open Fortress (dance interventions)
Chrysanthemum White Alder: Atlantis (beach performance)
Benjamin Kamino (music & dance collaborations)
Live painting by Mairen Doyle
Island Treasure Hunt by Kathryn Farewell
Bunz Trading Zone
DIY video games by Mattendo
Literary readings hosted by Brad Casey
Posi Space hangouts with Posi Vibez
Vintage clothing stall by The Outpost
Virtual reality demo & FIVARS 2016 preview with VRTO
Literary Fortune Telling by Diaspora Dialogues

Interactive art installations by:
Versa & Emily Harrison
Franziska Beeler
Melissa Goldstein
Basement Studio Project

Food & Drink by:
The Food Dudes (grilled cheese)
Island Cafe (burgers, burritos, green bowls)
Monach Tavern (Asian street food)
Little Sea Smoothies & Wraps
The Pop Stand (popsicles)
Steam Whistle Brewing
Wild Turkey Bourbon
Skyy Vodka
& more TBA

Camp Wavelength 2016 – Festival info:

Dates: August 19-21, 2016

Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, 433 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island

Tickets: Online at Ticketfly & in stores at Rotate This & Soundscapes (Toronto)

Gates open: 5pm Friday, 1pm Saturday & Sunday

ALL AGES / Licensed (Overnight Camping 19+ only)
Rain or shine.

You can watch the festival trailer via Vimeo below.