Given its pride in our excellent local music, Igloofest cannot wait to showcase Montreal’s finest underground talent, including international superstar Jacques Greene, beatmaker supreme Shaydakiss, trap don Tommy Kruise, underground icon Softcoresoft, innovative producer Robert Robert, local heroes Le Matos, Mightykat, Nymra & Sophisticated, Ryan Playground, Thomas White and many, many more. In total, with all of these stars from near and far, that’s over fifty varied and original performances (DJ or live) that will heat up the party and the hearts of festivalgoers this year.
For its 13th edition, Igloofest®unveils a rock solid line up with some of the most in-demand artists on today’s global circuit, including Above & Beyond, Diplo, Maceo Plex, Gramatik, Four Tet, RL Grime, and Polo & Pan. From January 17th to February 2nd 2019, over 9 festive, spellbinding and unique evenings, Montreal will vibe to the rhythms of the world’s coldest music festival. It has to be said: a winter without Igloofest just isn’t really winter!
Megastars each and every night
Igloofest always delivers the brightest stars in electronic music, and we gave it our all so each of this 13th edition’s nine evenings will be one to remember, starting with our grand opening on January 17th, featuring France’s Polo & Pan (FR) (DJ Set), who’ll open the festivities with their scene-setting house at the Sapporo stage. To follow up this stellar kick off, the one and only Diplo (US) whose productions have graced records by Beyoncé, Madonna and many more,takes control the very next evening of January 18th, with his trademark mix of styles. Then, it’s electronic innovator Four Tet (UK) who’ll headline our first weekend’s final night with an eclectic mix of sounds, on January 19th.
The following week, Bass House lovers won’t want to miss Chris Lake (UK)’s headline set on Thursday January 24th. As for Above & Beyond (UK) on January 25th… let’s just say a record breaking pre-sale so far guarantee this one will be jam packed and full of energy! Techno lovers will also see their time to shine, as Chris Liebing (DE) delivers the crescendo to this second weekend on January 26th, immediately following Mind Against (IT): that’s a double dose of heavy, continental style!
You’ll barely have time to catch your breath, as RL Grime (US) and Baauer (US) set off this final weekend on January 31st with two sets full of heavy bass and beats.The next day, Gramatik (SI) brings a multifaceted edge to the dance floor on February 1st. Finally, our grand finale will have electronic music lovers swooning as we present the legendary Maceo Plex (US) on February 2nd: a must-attend night for techno lovers and anyone who wants to dance all night long!
The coolest artists, the hottest styles
Alongside these heavy hitters, Igloofest will also present rising talent shaking dance floors across the globe. We loved Skatebård (NO)’s Piknic performance this summer, so we can’t wait to have him back on opening night January 17th, just as we can’t wait to host the heavily anticipated Nina Las Vegas (AU) and deep house don Eagles & butterflies (US) the very next night. Volvox (US)’s show-stopping take on techno headlines the Videotron stage on January 19th, and on January 24th YOOKiE (US) will finally get to present their hardcore sound in full to a Montreal audience. #freeyookie! Spencer Brown (US) will drop some hypnotic grooves on January 25th, while Waze & Odyssey (US) take us on a journey through house that same evening. On January 26th, get ready for a very special night of innovative techno courtesy of IlianTape’s Zenker Brothers (DE) and Skee Mask (DE). Brainfeeder’s Iglooghost (UK) will twist bass into brand new shapes on January 31st, before electro livewire Danger (FR) brings his amazing live show on February 1st, and rising house maven Baba Stiltz(SE) takes the Igloofest finale into orbit at the second stage on February 2nd.
A wonderful site to rediscover
As is tradition, Igloofest once again had fun reconfiguring its site at Jacques-Cartier Pier to create an all-new experience. In addition to discovering the second stage’s new location, as well as the dance floors and VIP terraces, festivalgoers will find an entire festive and culinary universe to explore at the Igloovillage. Alongside larger than life games of skill and wacky activities, including the one and only Iglooswag costume contest, with its cheeky themes, visitors will find a generous variety of snack bars with menus curated for the climate, so they can recharge and satisfy their sweet tooth alongside our irresistible dancing Yetis. And of course, the heated pavilion will be always be open to all, whenever a dancer wants to warm up for a moment.
Tickets and travel packages
To share the experience with as many people as possible and to bring in even more visitors from across Quebec and around the world, Igloofest offers a brilliant variety of packages including lodging and/or transport alongside tickets. All the information on tourist packages is available here.