It won’t be as fun as Quadrophenia or a brawl at Brighton Beach, but the Mods n’ Rockers festival returns to Toronto this August.
The festival, which celebrates British scooter and motorcycle youth subculture, starts 7 p.m. August 19 at the Black Dice Cafe, and runs until 4 p.m. the next day, with a crosstown ride that ends at the Dominion on Queen.
Considering the venues, we imagine there’ll be gratuitous partying all weekend long, but hopefully no Mod-on-Rocker violence – leave your blackjack and brass knuckles at home.
Tickets to the festival are pretty affordable – only $25 each, or four for $80 in advance. Of course, that doesn’t include the cost of buying your Mod-issue army surplus fishtail parka and pudding bowl helmet, or, if you’re a rocker, a greasy pompadour and a black leather jacket covered in pins.
Want more information, or some photos? Check out the festival’s website at modsandrockerstoronto.com.