Wayhome 2017: Anyone Have Thoughts on the Lineup? Let’s Discuss.

It’s only February, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about music festivals to attend this summer. Last week Wayhome announced their lineup for this summer and it looks like it will be another great festival.

Full passes are available on the Wayhome website. Tier 1 General Admission passes cost $229.99 and VIP passes cost $599.99.
The line-up includes:
Allan Rayman
Andy Shauf
Banks
Begonia
Belle Game
Blossoms
Car Seat Headrest
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Charlotte Cardin
Colony House
Constantines
Daniel Caesar
Danny Brown
Darcys
Dashboard Confessional
Death From Above 1979
FLAKES
Flume
Frank Ocean
Gabrielle Shonk
Harrison Brome
HONNE
Hundred Waters
Illenium
Imagine Dragons
Jagwar Ma
Jahkoy
Jazz Cartier
Justice
Louis The Child
Magic Giant
Margaret Glaspy
Marshmello
Mitski
Mura Masa
NOBRO
Noname
Pat Lok
Phantogram
Picture This
Poliça
PUP
Rag’n’Bone Man
Royal Blood
Russ
Schoolboy Q
Skott
Solange
Tanya Tagaq
Tegan and Sara
The Dirty Nil
The Drums
The Hunna
The Naked and Famous
The Shins
THEY.
Vance Joy

5 thoughts on “Wayhome 2017: Anyone Have Thoughts on the Lineup? Let’s Discuss.

  • February 24, 2017 at 10:20 am
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    Is it me or does it seem all these festivals are having a harder time getting large acts? Ottawa Bluesfest lineup this year is not all that interesting and neither is this. Hell, even Rockfest is a little disappointing. I was hoping Metallica would be added to the Ottawa bill since they are through here at the same time. Nope, skipped us and went right to Montreal and Quebec. I guess Bluesfest couldn’t afford Metallica.

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    • February 24, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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      I think the issue isn’t so much the difficulty in booking large acts, it’s that there aren’t that many large acts anymore in the rock genre. Pop, hip-hop and EDM dominate right now, so there aren’t many bands that qualify as “large acts” anymore. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like there’s the “elder statesmen” category, like Metallica, the Peppers, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, etc. who’ve been around at least a couple of decades, and then there’s up and comers, but there’s very little in the middle category that would qualify as major acts for a festival – with Muse being one of them.

      So far this year, the only festival that really seems to have crafted a truly amazing lineup is Rock Werchter in Belgium. Solid from openers to headliners.

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  • February 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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    Kind of meh I think

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  • February 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm
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    I’ll be waiting to see if the bands I like are concentrated on one day of the festival which would make it worth making a day trip for. If I can get at least 5 or 6 of these on one day, I might go:

    Car Seat Headrest
    Dashboard Confessional
    Flume
    Imagine Dragons
    Phantogram
    Rag’n’Bone Man
    Tegan and Sara
    The Naked and Famous
    The Shins

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  • February 25, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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    The Wayhome fest has never booked one jam-band!!

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