îLESONIQ presented by Bell is back for its 7th edition, and this year the festival has expanded to three days. Three days of great music, fantastic vibes, all the cutting-edge sights and sounds of a leading-edge festival, and a much bigger stage setup; the Bell OASIS mainstage has been upgraded to 2.5 times the size it was in past years, making it one of the biggest mobile stages in North America! Plus, the intangible spirit that can only be found at Espace 67, the festival site of Parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s picturesque île Sainte-Hélène, one of the most beautiful festival sites in the world.
The first day of the fest will be the stuff of legend with a headline set from one of the most sought after names in progressive house, Eric Pridz. Montreal’s very own Black Tiger Sex Machine will he on hand as well, and Montreal favourite, John Digweed, will be playing an inspiring soundtrack to accompany the sunset. Other acts that day include German DJ/Producer Ben Böhmer; Zomboy; Anjuna artist Ilan Bluestone; and much more.
Saturday will feature Illenium B2B Excision, a North American exclusive from two of the biggest acts in Electronic music today – fans should prepare for a unique mix of “heavy and melodic ” not to be missed. As well on Saturday, Rae Sremmurd: The American rap duo are renowned for their energetic performance and a repertoire of hip-hop bangers with viral hits such as Black Beatles, Come Get Her and others. With a brand new album on the horizon called SREMM4LIFE, they’ll be repping the southern sounds of Mississippi hip hop. Also not to be missed, the reggae legend Sean Paul who will keep the temperature soaring; Moroccan-American rapper French Montana, Dom Dolla, Don Diablo, and much more.
Sunday,fans won’t want to miss headliners, Swedish House Mafia for their only Canadian festival date on the #PARADISEAGAIN tour. The DJ supergroup will hold court on the last day of the festival, along with German DJ and producer, Markus Schulz, who will be performing the sunset slot; Fans can also expect amazing sets from Louis The Child, Ganja White Night, and Wooli.
Plus, here are a few of the must-see discoveries that the îLESONIQ team is so excited
to bring to Montreal this year!
Festival passes are now on sale at www.ilesoniq.com. General Admission are at $295 CAD for 3 days / $135 CAD for 1 day, and RBCXMUSIC Gold (with access to the RBCxMusic GOLD Terrace, a platform offering a premium view of the main stage, with access to private washrooms, an exclusive beverage stand and a fast-lane entry onto the event grounds) are at $500 CAD for 3 days / $200 CAD for 1 day.
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