Broken Social Scene Is Coming Back

Canadian band reunites for Field Trip Music & Arts Festival.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Canadian indie rock bank Broken Social Scene is coming together for another show at the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival this summer.

Varying from six to as many as 19 members over the course of their career, Broken Social Scene announced their break-up back in 2011 but have agreed to come together for a one-time performance on June 8th at Fort York and Garrison Common at a festival put together by their record label Arts & Crafts, who is commemorating their 10th anniversary.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Wednesday.

"I think if it was in any other situation, they wouldn't necessarily come back," said Arts & Crafts co-founder Jeffrey Remedios in a telephone interview with The Canadian Press. "Without Broken Social Scene, there would be no Arts & Crafts… The first 10 records we put out were in some way related to Broken Social Scene. So they're going to play one show to help Arts & Crafts celebrate 10 years. It'll be really special to see. They've always been about reinvention, so they'll probably pull on a lot of stuff they're working on now, and mix that in with stuff people are going to expect to see."

Tickets can be purchased on Wednesday, January 16th at 10am eastern – there are limited $55 early bird tickets on sale exclusively at You can also buy them on Friday, January 18th at 10am eastern for the full price of $75 at the same website or through Ticketmaster and Toronto independent music and ticket retailers Rotate This and Soundscapes. Finally, limited $120 VIP tickets will be on sale at all points of purchase (including during the early bird sales period) and include priority viewing/positioning, access to shaded/covered area, exclusive food and beverage vendors, free water and VIP washrooms.

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