On Sunday (July 24th), WAYHOME closed things out with a slow burn of alt rock — i.e. THE KILLERS, HAIM, and Nashua’s RAY LAMONTAGNE — but it eventually came together to outline a pretty bright future. The festival’s still new, and with that, it’s showing some incredible handiwork when it comes to carving out a niche that’s full of Ferris wheels, hip art exhibits, and “local” food and drink notables (The Drake, STATION Cold Brew). The majority obviously want WayHome to become the summer go-to that Toronto so desperately needs (and may never have), but it’s much more than that. It’s a festival that has a Farmers’ Market and an incessant love for music that hits home, and with another edition already slated for July 2017, the sky’s the limit.
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