Photos: Day 1 (Friday September 16) of TURF

Photos: Day 1 (September 16) of TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival) featuring The Hives, Skinny Lister, Modern Baseball, Explosions in the Sky, more
Brendan Lukens of Modern Baseball

Toronto Urban Roots Festival has descended upon Fort York’s integral grounds once more, the city’s staple sign-off to summer festivals. With this years lineup boasting headlining acts courtesy of James Bay, Death Cab for Cutie, and Ween, as well as incredible sets from the likes of Julien Baker, Lush, Guided By Voices, Modern Baseball, The Hives, The New Pornographers and more, it was safe to say that TURF 2016 would have no problem drawing crowds.

Check out our photo gallery of some exemplary acts from Friday September 16, the first day of the festival, below. All photos by Benjamin Bush. Visit TURF’s website for more information on the festival including set times, tickets, and more.

Dwayne Gretzky

Dwayne Gretzky

Dwayne Gretzky

Dwayne Gretzky

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky

Limblifter

Limblifter

Limblifter

Limblifter

Ian Farmer of Modern Baseball

Ian Farmer of Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball

Jacob Ewald of Modern Baseball

Jacob Ewald of Modern Baseball

Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister

The Hives

The Hives

The Hives

The Hives