Lavender Wild is a one-day queer music and arts festival taking place at RBC Echo Beach (909 Lakeshore Blvd West, Ontario Place) on Sunday, June 4, 2023 in Toronto. The outdoor music event will host an eclectic 2SLGBTQ+ lineup across two stages, with both domestic and international artists.

Of all the shades of purple, lavender is most associated with the 2SLGBTQ+ community, a historical symbol of resistance and empowerment. Lavender Wild was founded by Alex Simpson, Festival Manager at Live Nation Canada, who wanted to build an inclusive space for her community to listen to live music together, create connection, and amplify marginalized voices. In a time when queer spaces have never been more in demand, the festival will provide a safe and interactive place for fans of all ages to enjoy musical performances, drag shows, food and, local artistry.

Lavender Wild is dedicated to creating a festival environment championed by, and for queer people, hiring members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community to help support various projects across the event, including videographers, photographers, muralists, musicians, performers, business owners, and market vendors.

girl in red
Hayley Kiyoko
The Aces
G Flip
Kaleena Zanders
Mz Worthy
Jade LeMac
Shawnee Kish
TEENO (Young Teesh & Nino Brown)
Myst Milano
Miss Moço
The Virgo Queen
Gay Jesus
Manny Dingo
Sanjina DaBish Queen
Marisa Rosa Grant


A portion of ticket sales will benefit Canadian non-profit, The Get Real Movement – a charity that works to combat 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination in schools and workplaces through community led education.

Presented by Live Nation

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