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Igloofest 2020 | Twist of Hotness at the Coolest Winter Music Festival

Igloofest 2020 | Twist of Hotness at the Coolest Winter Music Festival

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Igloofest 2020, the perfect remedy in getting past the winter blues turns 14. The world’s coolest electronic music festival is 4 weekends of incredibly diverse music, featuring the cream of the electronic music crop from near and far! From January 16th to February 8th.  Montreal will dance to the sounds of THE BLAZE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Nina Kraviz, REZZ, ZEDS DEAD, not to mention Charlotte De Witte, to name just a few highlights.

This year it will also feature brand new programming with Thursdays now dedicated to special “OFF IGLOO” events, whose first artists will be revealed very soon!

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Igloofest – CR Sylvain Granier

Iconic names & stellar performances

Living up to their unshakable reputations, this year’s headliners will have Jacques Cartier pier moving and grooving, each with their own unique styles. On Thursday January 16th, the hooky melodies of French duo THE BLAZE (DJ set) will officially launch Igloofest 2020. Then, legendary trance label Anjunabeats will have festival goers smiling and dancing on Friday January 17th, with a line up to be unveiled in just a few days. Finally, to close this first weekend with gusto, ANNA (BR) and Reinier Zonneveld (live, NL) will then deliver majestic techno epics, served hot on Saturday.

Weekend #2 will features sounds just as hot and spicy. Hyper-energetic Canadian REZZ (CA) will raise the roof on Friday the 24th, with the young i_o (CA), newly signed to the mau5trap label, on board as well. The very next night meanwhile, will be dedicated to the stars of techno, with the highly anticipated Nina Kraviz (RU) returning 7 years after her Igloofest debut, and rock solid Detroit institution Robert Hood (US) delivering his classic sound.

The 3rd weekend will be just as jam packed, as trio RÜFÜS DU SOL (AU) step up on Friday January 31st with a highly anticipated selection and a world class DJ set! But save some energy, as we’ll be announcing some very special guests for Saturday February 1st. Trust us, and expect to see a crowd of thousands throwing their hands in the air!

To finish things off in fine style, and the proof for the 4th and final weekend: Friday February 7th, Canadians ZEDS DEAD (CA) will bring the noise to the Sapporo stage, and the next evening, Charlotte de Witte (BE), now a global dance floor staple, will deliver the final moments of this 14th edition. Get ready for action!

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Sydney’s golden trio of electronica RÜFÜS DU SOL

Emerging talent shaking up the scene

The Igloofest programming is full of electronic up and comers shaping the sounds of tomorrow, and once again, the freshest styles will be on display: Italo-Disco courtesy of Germany’s Lauer (DE – January 16th), contemplative sounds by local hero Kora (QC – January 17th), the frenetic house of America’s Honey Soundsystem (US – January 18th), the imperial electronic sounds of French phenomenon Vladimir Cauchemar (FR – January 24th), and the elegant and ultra-danceable beats of Jeremy Olander (SE – January 25th). Plus, don’t forget VNSSA (US – February 7th, Dirty Bird vibes and more!), Chaos In The CBD (UK – February 8th), the Parisian jazz riffs of Bellaire (FR) and Montreal melodies of CRi (January 31st), and industrial techno by Sentimental Rave (FR – February 1st). There’s truly something for everyone, with sounds displaying the richness and diversity of today’s electronic music scene.

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Igloofest new layout CR Sylvain Granier

We can always count on our underground foundation

Because Montreal wouldn’t be the same without them, Igloofest is proud to collaborate with the freshest local collectives year after year, presenting many of the festival’s hottest nights: Kizi Garden, Saisons, NVA, NEON, FRONT RITE, Turning Point, OCTOV, Midnight Jacuzzi and 00:AM are the 9 collectives who’ll share their world with us as part of 2020’s local programming.

Activities further stimulating ones senses

Finally, in addition to music, Igloofest will offer a plethora of activities from gigantic games of skill at the festive Igloovillage, to crazy contests including the unforgettable Iglooswag costume competition, full of fun themes. Guests will also find a generous variety of food options, selected for the cold weather, to fill up on energy and treat themselves, all alongside our patented yetis. And of course, the heated pavilion will be open to all, for when the time comes to take off that Igloofest tuque… or to get a new one!

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Sliding into oblivion @ Igloofest CR Sylvain Granier

Tickets and tourist pricing

Igloofest features a variety of pricing options, including packages with lodging and/or transportation, so everyone, locals and tourists alike, can experience the Igloofest magic. All tourism information can be found here. It welcomes student and/or corporate groups, with or without VIP packages. All info for student, corporate and VIP pricing can be found here. For all other ticket and season pass-related info for Igloofest 2020, visit our web site here.

Dates: 4 weekends:  January 16th to February 8th

Location: Jacques-Cartier Pier, Old Port of Montreal

Times: Thursdays: 7:30PM to 11PM & Friday + Saturdays: 7:30PM to 12:30AM

Legal age: 18+ no readmission

Igloofest is a MULTICOLORE production

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