Bonnaroo Organizers Help Launch WayHome Festival

Late last year we reported on news that Bonnaroo co-founders AC Entertainment were working on bring a rock festival to the Toronto area. Today, that event, dubbed “WayHome Music & Arts,” has been officially announced.

The inaugural WayHome will take place July 24 -26 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 10 minutes north of Barrie, Ontario, in Canada. Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Alt-J, Modest Mouse and Hozier have been tapped to headline WayHome. Additional acts include Bassnectar, The Decemberists, Passion Pit, St. Vincent, Girl Talk, Vance Joy, Future Islands, The Sheepdogs, Odesza, The Gaslight Anthem, Walk The Moon, Run The Jewels, Kaytranada, Hey Rosetta!, G-Eazy, Sylvan Esso, Danny Brown, Cold War Kids, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Big K.R.I.T, July Talk, Fucked Up, Timber Timbre, Thousand Foot Krutch, METZ, Alvvays, Yukon Blonde, Courtney Barnett, Sloan, Delta Spirit, Broods, How to Dress Well, SZA, Viet Cong, Com Truise, Bear Mountain, Evening Hymns, Lowell, The Highest Order, Dear Rouge, Chris Stapleton, For Esme and Saxsyndrum with many more yet to be announced.

WayHome Music and Arts is a collaboration between Canadian entertainment company Republic Live and US promoter, AC Entertainment, co-founders and producers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, the Forecastle Festival, the Big Ears Festival and many other events. All ticket offerings include a choice of tent camping or parking and will go on-sale to the general public on Monday, February 16 at 12 p.m. ET via the festival’s website.

WayHome Music and Arts 2015 Lineup

Sam Smith
Kendrick Lamar
Modest Mouse
The Decemberists
Passion Pit
St. Vincent
Girl Talk
Vance Joy
Future Islands
The Sheepdogs
The Gaslight Anthem
Walk The Moon
Run The Jewels
Hey Rosetta!
Sylvan Esso
Danny Brown
Cold War Kids
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Big K.R.I.T
July Talk
Fucked Up
Timber Timbre
Thousand Foot Krutch
Yukon Blonde
Courtney Barnett
Delta Spirit
How to Dress Well
Viet Cong
Com Truise
Bear Mountain
Evening Hymns
The Highest Order
Dear Rouge
Chris Stapleton
For Esme,