Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective for Toronto day-fest

Cat Power, Tokyo Police Club join for Rogers Picnic

New Yorkers Vampire Weekend, tipped to be one of the biggest new stars of 2008. Pic: Jo McCaughey
Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective and Tokyo Police Club are among the acts lined up to play this year’s Rogers Picnic festival in Toronto.

Cat Power, Chromeo, Dizzee Rascal, Born Ruffians and The Carps are also on the bill for the one-day event which takes place July 20 at historic Fort York in downtown Toronto .

Currently on tour in Europe, Vampire Weekend are set for an exceedingly busy summer at the festivals with slots scheduled at Glastonbury , T In The Park , Oxegen , Reading and Leeds .

Their US festival schedule includes Bonnaroo , Capitol Hill Block Party , Monolith and Austin City Limits .

Last year’s Rogers Picnic included sets from The Roots and Bad Brains .

--By our New York staff.
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