Festival season is around the corner, and Toronto has a new one to look forward to this year. Lavender Wild will debut in the city for the first time this June, just in time for Pride Month.

This one-day, all-ages festival will showcase a diverse range of 2SLGBTQ+ artists, musicians, and vendors at Toronto’s waterfront concert venue, RBC Echo Beach.

The festival was founded by the Festival Manager at Live Nation Canada, Alex Simpson, who create a space for the queer community to enjoy live music and to amplify marginalized voices.

“In a time when queer spaces have never been more in demand, the festival will provide a safe and interactive place for fans of all ages to enjoy musical performances, drag shows, food and local artistry,” said Live Nation in a press release shared with Curiocity.

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The festival’s name is inspired by the colour lavender, which is a “historical symbol of resistance and empowerment.”

Lavender Wild will also hire members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, including market and food vendors, muralists, performers, and more.

The festival will occupy two stages at Echo Beach and will feature 22 acts in total, with Norwegian singer-songwriter girl in red as the headlining act.

Below is a complete list of the 2023 performers:

girl in red
Hayley Kiyoko
The Aces
G Flip
Kaleena Zanders
Mz Worthy
Jade LeMac
Shawnee Kish
TEENO (Young Teesh & Nino Brown)
Myst Milano
Miss Moço
The Virgo Queen
Gay Jesus
Manny Dingo
Sanjina DaBish Queen
Marisa Rosa Grant

Tickets to the festival are now on sale and prices start at $125.25 each.

Toronto is long overdue for a new inclusive event, and this festival will be the perfect way to kick off Pride Month.

Lavender Wild Festival

When: June 4th, 2023
Where: RBC Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Cost: $125.25+ each