AIM Festival 2018 | New Stages, Artists & More!
Canada’s premier electronic music festival is just days away, and back with a vengeance
At long last! This is the time of year Montrealers and music lovers from far and wide have been waiting for. For 32 straight hours of electronic music mayhem, AIM 2017 left us shell shocked and hungering for another incredible festival experience. Camping, art instillation, international and local talents, some of the best crowds North America has to offer…what more could us festival-goers ask for? Well, lace up your dancing shoes everyone! There are some new features to look out for this weekend that will define this summer’s 5th edition of AIM as the best one to date.
Not just four…but FIVE AIM stages
Festival goers are being spoiled with five different electronic music communities across five stages, featuring over 80 international giants alongside local Montreal heroes. Looking forward to some trance this weekend? Maybe some classic house at the monolithes stage? Perhaps some multi culti chill out music between AIM’s incredible featured techno and bass house artists. With five stages and genres to choose between, this is the perfect weekend for all music lovers who know what they love, and those who are down to try something new.
Did we mention some live acts?
If you’re searching for the natural, cathartic experience AIM left us with in its 4th edition, consider checking out the five live shows this weekend. On Friday at the AIM stage, jump at the chance to hear live sets from British duo Way Out West, and German DJ duo Digitalism. Saturday will bring us Australian vocal trance artist Emma Hewitt at the Trance stage, along with master sound shaper Gaiser at the AIM stage. Live shows allow artists to let loose, show off their skills as world class musicians, and let their talents be conveyed right in the moment!
And let’s not forget the insane artist lineup…
It’s 2017 lineup was all we could’ve hoped for. The 2018 lineup however, is all we could’ve hoped for and more. Claude Vonstroke on Friday will certainly not be a show to skip out on. Then comes Saturday…Carlo Lio, Jay Lumen, Dubfire, Sasha, and Montreal hero Danny Tenaglia will all be gracing Saturday’s AIM stage to deliver back to back to back sets of techno chaos. When this lineup was released, we were all floored. Now that AIM’s 5th edition is just days away, I can’t actually believe what we’re all about to experience! It’s really happening! Set times for all stages can be found here on AIM’s facebook page.
A Sunday Spent Dancing And Dreaming
Given Saturday’s lineup of bumping bass house, techno, and trance artists, it’s only natural that AIM has introduced an entire afternoon and evening dedicated to one of Montreal’s most coveted labels, All Day I Dream. Festival goers will be graced with the presence and music of ADID founder Lee Burridge himself, accompanied by ADID favorites Sebastien Leger, Hoj, and Oona Dahl. Over the last year, Montrealers have been visited by all four of these featured artists, and we’re pumped that AIM has invited them back to close this year’s edition with the melodic, ethereal, dreamy sounds we all know and love. Could we have dreamed for a better Sunday well spent? I don’t think so.
Find me playing in a secret garden today aka at Hellmans Hollow in Golden Gate Park San Francisco for @alldayidreamintheclouds with @gorjehewek, @izhevski and @djleeburridge. If you would like to hear me play I advise getting there early. I play an hour 2-3pm. I also am playing the first official “All Day I Dream After Dark” at The Great Northern 11-1am with surprise ADID family. Here is a photo from the last one I played in the Bay Area at Oakland. Photo- @roshi_littlelight 🌸🌸🌸
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So let’s recap.
Five stages, over eighty featured performers, live shows, an absolutely unreal artist lineup, and the incredible edition of a Sunday dedicated to dreaming and dancing. With this year’s killer new additions, expect nothing less than a truly unforgettable weekend of dancing, art, and music.
You can still purchase festival tickets HERE!
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