Igloofest, the month-long outdoor electronic dance music arts, and culture festival, returns to Montreal this winter. The festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with an impressive roster of over 80 DJs including Bonobo, Modelselektor, Brodinski, Lunice, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Carl Craig and more, Thump reports. Check out the festival's teaser video below.
The massive, multi-weekend festival will take place between two stages at the Jacques-Cartier Quay at the Old Port of Montreal, Exclaim! reports. The series begins on January 14th with sets from Bonobo, Lunice and Ryan Playground. The opening weekend will also feature Debbie Døe, Paul Kalkbrenner, Misstress Barbara, Dave Clarke and Lexis & Dr Love among others.
The shows then continue every weekend through Saturday, February 6th. Other artists on the lineup include Mr. Oizo, Tale of Us, Heidi, Odd Parents, Bambii, Shall Ocin, Gina Turner, Maceo Plex, La Fleur and Swindle. In light of the recent critical dialogue regarding the lack of female artists on too many "Top DJ" lists, it is worth noting that female-bodied DJs are pretty well-represented in Igloofest's 2016 lineup. Check out the full lineup as well as the day-by-day schedules here.
Nymra & Sofisticated, who are scheduled to perform at the festival on January 29th, have created this year's official Igloofest mix. They drop a bunch of artists featured on this year's lineup. Listen below.
While many electronic music enthusiasts are planning to escape winter for at least a weekend by attending as many tropical destination festivals as their bank accounts and schedules will allow, the Igloofest crowd prefers to boogie down in sweater weather. As organizers note on the event's official website, the festival features icy decor--including ice sculptures and an ice playground--and boasts a winter wear style competition named "Iglooswag," which encourages festival attendees to get creative with their party costumes while bundling up.
Another thing worth noting: the icy Canadian festival is remarkably affordable considering the next-level lineup. 12-night "Igloopasse" tickets are currently available for $120, while single weekend passes are $50; individual evening tickets are going for $20.