Festival season is upon us! We’ve rounded up Canada’s hottest line-ups so you can plan your summer around them. From country to EDM, B.C. to Toronto, you’ll be sure to find something that gets your feet off the ground.
When: July 30 & 31st
Festival Alumni: Calvin Harris, Dada Life, DEADMAU5, Martin Garrix
About: Maturing into one of the cooler electronic festivals in Canada, this event has music lovers coming near and far to encounter EDM’s hottest hits. This full festival experience includes crazy costumes, new time highs & the worlds best DJ’s. Get ready friends, this is gonna be a crazy ride.
Special Features: Red Bull Tent & Ferris Wheel
Upcoming Artists: Steve Aoki, Travis Scott & Flume
Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario
When: July 22nd to 24th
Festival Alumni: Sam Smith, The Sheepdogs, Passion Pit, Vance Joy & Yukon Blonde
About: This is more than just a music festival, this is a place of inspiration. An event for people who love art, music, food & film to come together and inspire one another. Bringing you a variety of artists and genres, join in on some good energy and check out the Way Home Festival (and energy doesn’t lie).
Special Features: Hammocks & Camp Site.
Upcoming Artists: Chet Faker, Major Lazer, Ray Lamontagne, Glass Animals, Mac Demarco
Where: Oro-Medonte, Canada
When: August 4th to 7th
Festival Alumni: Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Blake Sheldon, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan
About: Calling all country lovers. Attend the largest country music festival ever to be hosted in Canada. Take a break from your everyday life, pitch a tent & kick back to some music during this 4-day event.
Special Features: Camp Site & Beer Tents
Upcoming Artists: Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice
Where: Montreal, QC
When: July 29th to 31st
Festival Alumni: Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar. Childish Gambino, Alt-J. The Black Keys, Florence & The Machine.
About: If Osheaga isn’t the best music festival of all time, it definitely lands a close second (even Fest300 agrees http://www.mtlblog.com/2014/12/montreals-osheaga-ranked-2-best-music-festival-in-the-world/)
With it’s over the top installations, fun attractions & cool parties theres no time to stop. Running between 5 different stages enjoy your favourite artists during this 3-day event.
Special Features: Art Instalments, Food Trucks & Rides.
Upcoming Artists: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller, Jazz Cartier
Where: Pemberton. British Columbia
When: July 7th to 10th
Festival Alumni: Weezer, Tiesto, J. Cole, Skrillex.
About: Most definitely one of the best weekends of your life! Spend 4 days in beautiful B.C. enjoying music, comedy and an array of art. Whether your camping under the stars or enjoying mountain top views you’ll be able to lay back and enjoy the music.
Special Features: Underneath Mt. Currie & Camp Site.
Upcoming Artists: Snoop Dogg, The Killers, Billy Idol, Tyler The Creator.