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Jegantic Hospitality Group to launch an Old Montreal homage to 90s-era Brooklyn, with a Thaiwaiian twist

Hospitality and entertainment group, Jegantic, the creative geniuses behind many Montreal hotspots, most recently, Bord’elle, is proud to announce the upcoming launch of their latest venture: The Farsides (690 rue Notre-Dame West, Old Montreal). Coined as a “Thaiwaiian” restaurant and tiki bar, The Farsides, located in the heart of Old Montreal’s Financial District, blends together 90s nostalgia with eastern Thai flavors and the shores of Hawaii. The result? A first-of-its-kind dining experience to make waves in Montreal.

With this venue, Jegantic is bringing a unique twist to Old Montreal dining with their distinctive cuisine, urban concept, and re-imagining of the classic tiki cocktail. Stepping into The Farsides will be like walking into a contemporary take of a Brooklyn alleyway, circa 1992. Complete with brick walls as high as the eye can see, fire escapes, graffiti-laced facades paying homage to 90’s urban pop culture and, believe it or not, their very own basketball court. Add a touch of the exotic with jungle type overgrowth set to the beat of 90’s hip-hop, and your journey is complete.

The delicious, innovative Thai-Hawaiian menu is the brainchild of award-winning Executive Chef Athiraj Phrasavath.

Everything on the menu is a feast for the senses, marrying familiar flavors with elevated function. From dishes such as “Drunken Lobster Pad Thai” with Whole Canadian Lobster, Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, all-natural Thai rice noodles, Farsides yellow curry, pan fried shallots, and roasted garlic, to their “Big Poppa Pineapple Boat”; Thaiwaiian North Shore Shrimp in a jumbo pineapple boat, doused in The Farsides signature Thai sweet fire sauce, served on a bed of big island mac & potato salad with Jasmine scented rice; the restaurant provides an unparalleled dining experience for guests who want to relive the 90s for a night, indulge in some amazing food, or simply discover a new place for a fun evening out.

With their kitchen closing at midnight, clients will be able to come and enjoy some late night eats! The Farsides also offers a signature vegan menu, created by US Master Chef Winner Dino Luciano, featuring dishes such as “Poblano Green Curry”; masterfully seasoned herb crusted cauliflowers skewers and so much more.

The decadent food is perfectly complemented with an incredible program of tiki cocktails, expertly created by famed mixologist Lawrence Picard. Featuring a variety of classic tiki cocktails with a modern twist, patrons will be able to explore new tastes and pairings. All of the cocktails are infused with the team’s passion for hip hop, which is reflected in the drinks’ unique names. Sit back and relax while sipping on a “Bad & Boozy”, an “I’m in Love with the Cocoa”, or even a “Ghostface Tequila” – this is a modern tiki bar like no other!

The creator and owner of The Farsides and Jegantic is none other than John Edward Gumbley, who is also the brainchild behind of 1920s Prohibition-inspired venue Bord’Elle. A true trailblazer, for the past twenty years, John has been a leading figure in Montreal’s nightlife, music, entertainment and hospitality industries. As he explains “The Farsides will introduce a brand-new concept that is unlike anything seen before in Montreal; acting both as a trendsetter for present and future venues, and as a guarantee of an elevated dining and nightlife experience.”

The Farsides is set to become a firm favorite amongst Montrealers and visitors to the city alike, standing out from the crowd on the already incredible nightlife scene that the city offers. In the words of Jegantic,“Montreal, you might not know us, but we know you very well.”

POST MALONE’S RUNAWAY TOUR 2020 STOPS IN MONTREAL ON FEB 16

evenko and Live Nation are thrilled to present POST MALONE on February 16 at Bell Centre!

GRAMMY® Award-nominated diamond-certified Dallas, TX artist Post Malone extends the Runaway Tour, launching the second leg in 2020.

Produced by Live Nation, he returns to the road on February 4 in Omaha, NE at CHI Health Center and visits major cities across the United States and Canada. The tour closes out on March 21 at Vivint Smart Home Arena in his new home of Salt Lake City, UT. Once again, Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh support as special guests. The full routing can be found below.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 22nd at 9am local time at www.evenko.ca

Post Malone doesn’t stop making history. His latest album, Hollywood’s Bleeding [Republic Records], recently returned to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for the fifth non-consecutive week, marking the longest run atop the chart this year. It stands out as the biggest album event of 2019 and will continue his reign into 2020.

Date                                        City                                         Venue
Tuesday, February 4               Omaha, NE                             CHI Health Center
Wednesday, February 5          Kansas City, MO                     Sprint Center
Friday, February 7                   St. Louis, MO                          Enterprise Center
Sunday, February 9                Indianapolis, IN                       Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, February 11             Chicago, IL                              Allstate Arena
Wednesday, February 12        Grand Rapids, MI                   Van Andel Arena
Friday, February 14                 Toronto, ON                            Scotiabank Arena
Sunday, February 16             Montreal, QC                         Bell Centre
Tuesday, February 18             Newark, NJ                             Prudential Center
Wednesday, February 19        Uniondale, NY                        Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum
Friday, February 21                 Philadelphia, PA                     Wells Fargo Center
Saturday, February 22            Hershey, PA                            Giant Center
Monday, February 24              Pittsburgh, PA                         PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, February 27            Washington, DC                     Capital One Arena
Saturday, February 29            Columbia, SC                         Colonial Life Arena
Sunday, March 1                     Greensboro, NC                     Greensboro Coliseum
Tuesday, March 3                   Duluth, GA                              Infinite Energy Center
Wednesday, March 4              Nashville, TN                          Bridgestone Arena
Friday, March 6                       Memphis, TN                          FedExForum
Monday, March 9                    Houston, TX                            Toyota Center
Tuesday, March 10                 Austin, TX                               Frank Erwin Center*
Thursday, March 12                Denver, CO                             Pepsi Center
Saturday, March 14                 Las Vegas, NV                        MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, March 15                   Phoenix, AZ                            Talking Stick Arena*
Tuesday, March 17                 Ontario, CA                             Toyota Arena*
Thursday, March 19                San Francisco , CA                 Chase Center
Saturday, March 21                 Salt Lake City, UT                   Vivint Smart Home Arena

*Swae Lee not performing

About Post Malone:
A diamond-certified GRAMMY® Award-nominated phenomenon, Dallas, TX artist Post Malone regularly rewrites history, blurs boundaries, and incites internet-breaking conversation with every move. Emerging in 2015 with a genre-less brew that inspired a movement, he delivered the diamond-selling “Congratulations” [feat. Quavo], achieved back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, received countless multiplatinum certifications around the world, and smashed one record after another with his Hot 100-topping hits. His 2019 third full-length, Hollywood’s Bleeding [Republic Records], represented an audience and critical high watermark. Not only did it arrive at platinum status and earn high praise from the likes of Pitchfork, but it also reigned at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for four weeks and returned to the chart for a fifth week, making for the longest run atop the chart of 2019 and the first release to do so in over a year. It followed the immense success of the triple-platinum beerbongs & Bentleys, which also landed at #1 a year prior. In the wake of beerbongs & Bentleys, Post crushed a record in place for 54 years. He charted nine songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100, notching “the most songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100 ever. Moreover, he also trounced the record for most simultaneous Top 40 Hot 100 hits with 14.

As of 2019, his catalog comprises the GRAMMY®  Award-nominated “rockstar” [feat. 21 Savage” (8x-platinum), “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)” [feat. Swae Lee] (8x-platinum), “I Fall Apart” (5x-platinum), “Psycho” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] (5x-platinum), “White Iverson” (5x-platinum), “Better Now” (4x-platinum), and more. Not to mention, he sold out numerous arena tours and launched his own mega-popular Posty Fest in its second successful year in 2019. It all started with his triple-platinum influential 2016 debut, Stoney. With records under his belt that will likely never be surpassed and a generation of artists and audiences worldwide under his spell, Post Malone simply doesn’t stop.

About Swae Lee:
Swae Lee has made a name for himself outside of Southern hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, and is a force to be reckoned with both within and beyond the hip hop world. Tracks such as French Montana’s “Unforgettable” show off his singing chops and his impressive list of writing credits includes the hook to Beyoncé’s “Formation.” For Rae Sremmurd’s  upcoming project, Swae and Jxmmi will present a 3 part album consisting of a duo side of the album and parts with each of the brothers exclusively and allowing for more Swae melodies to take shape. The first Swae track released off the album, “Hurt to Look”, continues the energetic production that Swae is known for, but shows off a tender, moodier side to Swae’s singing. The much more serious, emotional ballad has that characteristic Swae hook, but implements a more groovy and comparably chilled backdrop. It’s a song to “make you feel some kind of way,” as Swae describes it while explaining that each track is a whole feeling, often mellow and “easy on the ears.” Above all, however, Swae insists that the music is meant to be “feel good” and both embodies and advocates for a positive life outlook. Swae’s goals for his music as universal and far-reaching—with projected listeners ranging from doctors to lawyers to kids and “whatever lifestyle you live,” as Swae puts it—but entirely unique to what is popular and being produced today are not far off. The album proposes to position Swae as a heavy weight, unpredictable musician producing serious music that still has the enjoyable, turn up element that Rae Sremmurd is known for. And that is exactly what Swae’s music fulfills: a serendipitous unpredictability that is only predictable in the sense that Swae, with all his Gemini-crooning selves, always delivers.

About Tyla Yaweh:
A new kind of Rockstar, Tyla Yaweh defies everything, even genre. He seamlessly merges R&B, hip-hop, and pop without apology. As a result, he has quietly become a phenomenon. Beyond racking up over 100 million-plus cumulative streams globally  and landing on the cover of coveted Spotify playlists like Signed XOXO, the Orlando-born and Los Angeles-based 24 year old disruptor has performed alongside everyone from Post Malone to Jaden Smith and Saint JHN and collaborated with the likes of French  Montana, Ski Mask The Slump God, Juice WRLD, and more. Not to mention, he received acclaim from ComplexHypebeast, Billboard, Pigeons and PlanesWonderlandHotNewHipHop, and more. He continues to make a name for himself on the road, having recently given rousing performances at the likes of Governor’s Ball, Firefly, Bonnaroo and more, with Lollapalooza, Reading and Leeds, Life is Beautiful and more set for later  this summer. Breaking rules and boundaries all at once, he’s primed to explode in 2019 with the aptly titled project, Heart Full Of Rage.

The BPM Festival Announces Final Lineup and Showcases For January 2020 Costa Rica Debut

Starting the new decade amongst the backdrop of Costa Rica’s beautiful Gold Coast, The BPM Festival has revealed its final artist and showcase lineup for its debut edition in Costa Rica with more than 100 new DJs and live acts newly confirmed. Welcoming some of the most iconic names and rising stars in dance music, the final additions for its newest iteration from January 15-19, 2020 in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, include Art Department, Audiofly, Better Lost Than Stupid, DJ Sneak, Felix Da Housecat, Guti (live), Joey Daniel, Loco Dice, Masters At Work, Soul Clap, POPOF, Sasha, Skream, Stefano Noferini, Victor Calderone, and many more. This year, The BPM Festival is again championing the next wave of dance music stars and leading the way with introducing the new generation of underground talent. With five days and nights of musical programming that will feature top label and party brand showcases from around the world, festival-goers can look forward to over twenty showcase events throughout the coastal surfing town of Tamarindo.

Originally created as a post-New Year’s gathering of industry professionals over a decade ago, The BPM Festival: Costa Rica will see the globally recognized festival land in Tamarindo with showcases taking place at beach, jungle and club venues. Revealed showcases include Crew Love, Detroit Love, Kaluki, Luciano and Friends, MOOD vs. Mindshake, SCI + TEC, Serán Bendecidos, Stereo Productions, Vatos Locos, YA’AH MUUL and more. Previously announced performers also include underground heavyweights Carl Craig, Carlo Lio, Chus + Ceballos, Deep Dish, Dubfire, Hector, Luciano, Matthias Tanzmann, Neverdogs, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna, Sharam, Stacey Pullen and more.

A beach town located along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Tamarindo is considered the hidden gem of Central America approximately one hour from Liberia International Airport (LIR). Boasting world-renowned surf, an abundance of lush green jungle, breathtaking beaches, and plenty of eco-tourism, attendees will have the opportunity to begin the new year surrounded by stunning Costa Rican scenery to the beat of world-class underground talent.

For access to all festival showcases, 5-day festival passes are on sale now at www.TheBPMFestival.com, with 3-day weekend passes available now via exclusive presale (general on-sale coming soon!). For add-ons including accommodations, adventure excursions, airport transfers, concierge services and more, visit The BPM Festival’s travel section with options available from our partners Festicket and Costa Rican Trails.

5-Day and 3-Day festival passes for The BPM Festival: Costa Rica are on sale here!

The BPM Festival: Costa Rica Final Artist Lineup (in alphabetical order):
*indicates new addition

ADDY*
AMO*
ANTONIO PICA
ARNO AKA EINZELKIND*
ART DEPARTMENT*
AUDIO WERNER*
AUDIOFLY*
AVISION*
BEN RAU*
BEN STERLING*
BETTER LOST THAN STUPID*
BRENT HAYWARD*
CALVIN CLARKE*
CARERRA & TAVARES*
CARL CRAIG
CARLO LIO
CESAR CABALLERO*
CHRIS GARCIA*
CHUS + CEBALLOS
COCODRILLS*
DA VID*
DANI RAMOS*
DAVID BERRIE*
DAVID GTRONIC*
DAVIDE SQUILLACE*
DEEP DISH
DJ MARA*
DJ SNEAK*
DUBFIRE
ELI ROJAS*
EZEQUIEL MARINONI*
FACEBLIND*
FELIX DA HOUSECAT*
FIIN*
FLIPSIDE*
FRIGID*
GABRIEL I*
GREEKO*
GUSTA-VO*
GUTI (LIVE)*
HARVARD BASS*
HASSAN + CHARPENTIER*
HECTOR
HITO*
HUGO BIANCO*
IGOR MARIJUAN*
II FACES*
INGI VISIONS*
JAMIE LIE A KWIE*
JAMIE ROY*
JANERET*
JAVIER CARBALLO*
JAYFORCE*
JEAN PIERRE
JESSE CALOSSO
JOEE CONS*
JOEY DANIEL
JOJOFLORES*
JULIAN MONTENEGRO*
JUST ELLIE*
KENNY DOPE*
KENNY GLASGOW
KENNY LARKIN
KENYON CLIDERO*
KNOWHAT*
LATMUN*
LEE CURTISS
LOCO DICE*
LOUIE VEGA*
LUCIANO
MAHONY*
MAKOSSA*
MANOLO*
MANZONE & STRONG*
MARCO FARAONE*
MARIO MIRANDA*
MARTIN BUTTRICH*
MASON COLLECTIVE*
MASTERS AT WORK*
MATT TOLFREY
MATTEO GATTI*
MATTHIAS TANZMANN
MELISSA O*
MICHAEL BIBI*
MICHELANGELO*
MIKE TERRA*
MIKY J*
MILI & MO*
MIZ MEGS*
MOOD II SWING*
MOTOT4*
MR. FREDO*
MUAN*
N.I.M*
NENO*
NEVERDOGS
NICK CURLY
NICOLA BERNARDINI*
NICOLE MOUDABER
NITIN*
NOMAD*
OSCAR L*
PACO OSUNA
PILLOWTALK (LIVE)*
PINTO*
PIRATE COPY*
POPOF*
QUIM*
RAUDA & EME*
RENATO RATIER*
RHOOWAX*
ROBBIE AKBAL*
ROBERTO SURACE*
RONY SEIKALY
RYAN CROSSON
SANJA*
SASHA*
SEBASTIAN LEDHER*
SECRETARIO*
SHARAM
SHAUN REEVES
SKIZZO*
SKREAM*
SOUL CLAP*
SPOKENN*
STACEY PULLEN
STEFANO NOFERINI*
SWEETBO*
SYDNEY BLU*
U.N.I*
VANJEE*
VICTOR CALDERONE*
WAAJEED*
WOLF + LAMB*
WONKA*
XAVIER FUX*
YAYA*
ZAMORAS*

The BPM Festival: Costa Rica Final Showcase Lineup (in alphabetical order):
BAMBOLEO
CREW LOVE
DEEP DISH
DETROIT LOVE
KALUKI
LUCIANO & FRIENDS
MAJANINIA
THE BPM FESTIVAL PRESENTS MASTERS AT WORK
MOOD vs. MINDSHAKE
PLANET BE
SCI + TEC
SERÁN BENDECIDOS
SLAPFUNK
STEREO PRODUCTIONS
THIS IS THE END
TRUST
VATOS LOCOS
VISIONQUEST
YA’AH MUUL
YOYAKU

THE CHAINSMOKERS ARE COMING TO MONTREAL DURING THEIR “WORLD WAR JOY” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Grammy Award-winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have announced their massive “WORLD WAR JOY” North American headline arena tour for fall. Multi-platinum band 5 Seconds of Summer, who is featured on The Chainsmokers’ latest single “Who Do You Love,” will be joining all dates along with rising pop star Lennon Stella, who is opening the show. The 41-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on September 25 in Cincinnati, OH and make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping in Vancouver, BC on December 6. See full tour routing below.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 15 at 10am at www.evenko.ca. Additionally, The Chainsmokers will offer VIP packages for each show with options that include premium seating, an invitation to The Chainsmokers’ soundcheck, a Q&A session with Alex and Drew immediately following soundcheck, specially designed merchandise and more. Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more information.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of The Chainsmokers’ latest single “Who Do You Love” featuring 5 Seconds of Summer. Released last week via Disruptor Records / Columbia Records, the track immediately shot to No. 1 on iTunes and has already accumulated nearly 14 million combined global streams to date. Additionally, the track was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 37 countries, added to their largest playlist Today’s Top Hits and added to Today’s Hits on Apple Music.

“Who Do You Love” is available everywhere now. For up to date information on The Chainsmokers please visit https://www.thechainsmokers.com/.

About The Chainsmokers:
GRAMMY winning duo The Chainsmokers have developed some of the biggest breakthrough songs over the last two years including Multi-Platinum certified hits “Roses,” featuring Rozes, “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya and “Closer,” featuring Halsey, which went on to become the longest running #1 single of 2016 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group’s debut album, Memories…Do Not Open, has been certified Platinum. The album debuted at #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard 200 chart and produced Multi-Platinum certified smash hits “Paris” and “Something Just Like This” featuring Coldplay. Released late last year, the duo’s building album Sick Boy has generated over 1 Billion worldwide streams to date and features hit single “This Feeling” featuring Kelsea Ballerini. Alex and Drew will continue releasing music and touring across the globe throughout 2019 and beyond.

About 5 Seconds of Summer:
Hailed as the “biggest new rock act in the world” by Rolling Stone, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) is now the only band (not vocal group) in chart history to have its first three full-length studio albums enter the chart at No. 1. The band’s third album, Youngblood and its title track are a smash hit, with cumulative worldwide streams approaching 2 billion. “Youngblood” hit No. 1 on Apple Music’s biggest pop playlist, “Today’s Hits,” and Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” playlist, remaining on the latter for 20 consecutive weeks. “Youngblood” also held the No. 1 spot at Top 40 Pop radio for five weeks. Combined sales of 5SOS’s self-titled debut album and 2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good now exceed six million units worldwide. Sounds Good Feels Good charted at No. 1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K., and Australia. “She’s Kinda Hot topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – have won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

About Lennon Stella:
The 19 year-old Ontario, Canada native Lennon Stella first gained national attention in 2012 when her and sister Maisy’s cover of Robyn’s “Call your Girlfriend” went viral (their YouTube channel has over 100 million views and nearly 800,000 subscribers.) That same year, Lennon landed her starring role in the hit television show Nashville as Maddie Conrad. 2018 was an exciting year for Lennon as she signed her first label deal with RECORDS LLC. / Columbia Records. She released her debut solo EP Love, me in November, which debuted in the top 5 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart. Lennon has been featured in various year end lists and was named one of Refinery29’s ‘Young Celebrities to Watch in 2019.’

BLVD44 IS ABOUT TO CELEBRATE THEIR 8th YEAR ANNIVERSARY

You don’t want to miss this very special upcoming event at Montreal’s Blvd44. They’ll be throwing a huge party to celebrate their 8 years reigning as one of Montreal’s hottest clubs, and you better be there.

Blvd44 is located inside Hotel10 on Saint Laurent boulevard and boasts everything an ideal nightclub should offer. A bumping dance floor, VIP booths, a popular but chill bar with every drink under the sun… it’s a must-hit destination for every clubgoer in town. Blvd44 is split into three sections each with their own unique atmospheres: The Main Room, the Mezzanine and the Terrace.

There’s always something for everybody, from private drinks with your closest friends to exciting mingling areas where you can make new ones.

The music for the night will be provided by BLVD44 resident DJs Deleon, Blaze and Danny Aldana, so put on your finest dancing shoes and make your way down to Blvd44 on August 26th to wish them one hell of a happy birthday!

ILESONIQ WRAPS-UP ITS 6TH EDITION

From August 8 to 10, 2019, Montreal was the site of Canada’s premier dance party, ÎLESONIQ. The festival, in collaboration with Bud Light, celebrated its 6th edition at the newly renovated Espace 67 and Plaine des jeux of Parc Jean-Drapeau on beautiful île Sainte-Hélène, just across from downtown Montreal, and it was a non-stop party of epic proportions. The city was also vibing with ÎLESONIQ En Ville, presented by Bud Light, an urban dance takeover that was pure joy!

ÎLESONIQ opened Thursday with a Bud Light Workshop hosted by a wide array of accomplished female producers and DJs. Intersessions is a program with the aim of putting a spotlight on gender, class and race disparity in electronic music, and Bud Light teamed up with IntersessionsWomen in Music Canada and ÎLESONIQ to bring the workshop to Montreal in a spectacular fashion.

This year, the festival vibe was in full effect with a killer lineup of eclectic and electrifying acts, tripped-out visuals, cutting-edge soundsystem, and loads of bells and whistles (literally)! The festival attracted 78 000 electronic music lovers who partied it up like never before!

FESTIVAL SITE
The renovated site was a perfect location for fans of dance music to get down surrounded by the lush forest, the rolling St Lawrence river, and lively stages with the unmistakable view of the beautiful Montreal skyline in the background. Fans on the RBCxMUSIC îLESONIQ Terrace also had access to spectacular views of the mass of people from their vantage point on the elevated platform.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL
This year’s party featured acts from all over the world who came with one mission – to move the crowd! There was something for everybody as all genres of dance music were represented by a carefully curated lineup. Friday kicked off with a sonic assault from Lick who brought the beats with a mix of dubstep, bass house, hybrid trap and added some teeth with samples of Slayer (who rocked Heavy Montreal 2 weeks ago). Habstrakt got the whole crowd jumping at the very first drop, and treated the fans to a brand new track as the sun comes out, throwing the crowd into a frenzy. Izzy Vadim was a hometown favourite, playing recognizable classics mixed with dubstep anthems and riddim drops. Sam Lamar, another hometown hero, had the crowd packed as far as you can see, and when he dropped an edit of Kanye’s Mercy, it was pure magic. Killy had a huge moshpit, Troyboi brought the colossal trap beats, and Boombox Cartel delivered an impeccable blend of dubstep, future bass, and heavy festival trap. Kaskade played with fire and Marshmello brought down the house with an intense set of massive beats that had the crowd cheering for more.

Saturday was another day of absolute joy, with funky tech house bangers from local favourite RelaxJosh to kick off the day. Adam Husa delivered a set complete with tribal drums, fat grooves, and hypnotic melodies. Decadon had the crowd moving with his mixture of mellow and funky/upbeat sounds, playing guitar over future bass beats and throwing in some classic rock tracks and popular dubstep for good measure! Ronin connected with the crowd right off the bat, with a shoutout to his mom, while fans headbanged and moshed to his nasty drum & bass and jump-up which elicited pure ecstatic joy from the fans. Dabin wowed with beautiful, melodic synths and emotional vocals, and Arty was all feelgood vibes with lots of mashups, big festival songs and throwbacks like the Eric Prydz hit Call On Me and the Daft Punk classic One More Time. Whipped Cream topped of the afternoon with heavy bass, sharp percussion, piercing synths and Yotto set had em packed as far as the eye can see with his signature emotional synths, heavy drums and groovy bass lines. Adventure Club, got the crowd going crazy while Seven Lions threw down a unique blend of trance, dubstep and glitch-hop. Montreal DJ Snails got absolutely wild on the Bud Light Mirage stage. To close out the night, fans were put in a frenzy to the blissed out trance of Above & Beyond.

Over the course of the two days, The Monster Energy Neon Stage was always pumping out the vibes, with earth shattering bass and stellar sets from artists like Sullivan King who shredded a crazy guitar solo on “King is Back”, then proceeded to break the guitar is true rockstar style. G Jones’ also left a fantastic impression at the Neon Stage with intense crispy bass and nostalgic ravey synths, all enhanced by his abstract visuals containing his own code language.

A TOP NOTCH EXPERIENCE + TONS OF ACTIVITIES
The music was enhanced by an incredible array of activities and activations, including large scale art installations spread across the festival site. There were free kandi stations to help spread the PLUR vibes and glitter and body marbling stations for those looking to inject some colour to their festival experience! LED masks lit up the night with festival goers upgrading their style with light-up masks, and for the adventurous, there was the Kyte Flyer by the Bud Light Mirage stage, where high flying partiers could literally take to the sky!

ÎLESONIQ IN THE CITY
The ÎLESONIQ experience is also about all the festivities in the city and this year, the festival had 10 official afterparties in various locations that were absolutely lit, with sets from Blunts & BlondesClaptoneHigh Klassfied and more!

THE ÎLESONIQ FAM WILL UNITE AGAIN NEXT YEAR FOR THE ULTIMATE DANCE PARTY, AND EVERYONE IS INVITED!

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