TORONTO -- On-hiatus Toronto indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene will be mended for a one-gig reunion this spring, at a festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of its record label Arts & Crafts.
All artists from the respected Canadian indie imprint will gather for the Field Trip Music & Arts Festival on June 8 at Fort York & Garrison Common in Toronto, including decorated songstress Feist, acoustic troubadour Hayden and British dance-rock outfit Bloc Party.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the concert, which will also feature Ra Ra Riot, Timber Timbre and Cold Specks.
But the biggest lure for fans will likely be the reformed Broken Social Scene, which has been on indefinite hiatus since a Nov. 2011 show in Brazil that the group had predicted would be its last.
Indeed, this festival performance is being billed as a one-night only return.
"I think if it was in any other situation, they wouldn't necessarily come back," Arts & Crafts co-founder Jeffrey Remedios said in a telephone interview, noting that the members of the group remain close friends but are currently focused on other pursuits.
"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.
-- The Canadian Press