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Field Trip kicks off music festival season

Last Updated Jun 1, 2018 at 1:03 pm EDT

“We sometimes jokingly call it the indie rock Fantasy Football.”

Aaron Miller is the man behind the music for the popular Toronto festival Field Trip. Well, kind of. He’s the manager of programming for the event and says it’s a long process to bring some of the top bands in the world like Metric and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the show.

“i think the notion is that we have the infinite choice of all of the bands that ever lived,” Miller told CityNews. “But obviously the reality is that you’re limited somewhat by who is out there touring and who is available and who is in the area or not touring Europe.”

Metric is headlining on Saturday while the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are closing out the show on Sunday, with its first performance in the city in years.

“I’m really excited to be bringing them to town for the first time in five years,” Miller said. “Also, this year Cuco will be making his first-ever Canadian appearance when he performs this weekend. He is an artist not a lot of people know, but I think he is someone they will all know soon.”

The festival has a marketplace, two main stages, a children’s stage and even a comedy showcase.

“The festival is just going to be out of this world this weekend, and it’s just something people are going have to come and see,” Miller said.