Festival

Watch July Talk's incredible headlining set at this year's CBC Music Festival

The Toronto band proved why they're one of the city's best acts at this year's CBC Music Festival.
July Talk performing live at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. (Vanessa Heins)

July Talk is one of the best live acts in Canada right now, which was proved as soon as the band set foot onstage as headliners of this year's CBC Music Festival.

The Toronto band, fronted by singers Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis, brought their energetic set to a packed hometown crowd, tearing through hits like "Summer Dress", "Beck + Call" and "Guns + Ammunition", the last one of which found Fay jumping into the crowd for a sing-along. The band also brought a message of love to the audience, projecting their manifesto of inclusivity and safety onto the festival's big screens as they walked onstage. With good tunes and important messages to spread, July Talk was the perfect act to rock our main stage this year.

Watch clips of their performance below, and relive all the best moments from the 2018 CBC Music Festival at cbcmusic.ca/festival.

July Talk performs 'Johnny + Mary' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 2:17
July Talk performs 'Strange Habit' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 4:48
July Talk performs 'Guns + Ammunition' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:39
July Talk performs 'Don't Call Home' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:43
July Talk performs 'Blood + Honey' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:30
July Talk performs 'Gentleman' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:40
July Talk performs 'Now I Know' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:38
July Talk performs 'Lola + Joseph' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:40
July Talk performs 'Beck + Call' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:31
July Talk performs 'Summer Dress' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 5:02
July Talk performs 'My Neck' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:12
July Talk performs at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:08
July Talk performs 'Picturing Love' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 3:42
July Talk performs 'The Garden' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 4:57
July Talk performs 'Touch' at the 2018 CBC Music Festival. 5:53

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