2021 JUNO Award winner TÖME kicked things off in the early time slot, providing those who had already arrived with infectious beats and switching things up vocally from French to English and back.
TÖME’s Dreams EP came out at the tail end of June, which you can find on most streaming platforms.
Roy Woods was up next on stage, bringing the OVO (October’s Very Own) sound of melodic R&B to the gathering crowd.
The mix of melodic-trap beats with Woods’ almost crooning voice at times had the crowd hoping for more in what was a short set.
The second Toronto-based, OVO/Drake-signed artist, DVSN, was up next to continue night of one of Cityfolk.
DVSN performed an unconventional set, asking the crowd what they would like to hear and then getting his DJ to set things up on the fly.
Headlining night one was Charlotte Day Wilson, who showed her musical prowess on the keys, guitar, and lead vocals all before the first song ended.
After recently releasing her latest album entitled Alpha, Charlotte was keen to let the audience hear some of the new songs live for the first time.
CityFolk Festival is presenting outdoor concerts at Lansdowne Park from Sept. 16 to 18. Visit cityfolkfestival.com for the complete lineup and schedule.
Patrons are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend, and are expected to present their vaccination status information at the gates. All festival goers are expected to wear a mask while on festival premises, and can only be removed when eating, drinking, or for other medical reasons.