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Kaytranada, Petit Biscuit, Bonobo, Tokimonsta, Kiddy Smile and many more stars light up Igloofest's opening weekend

January 16, 2018

With Igloofest's grand opening almost upon us, we're counting down the hours until Thursday night! A selection of electronic music's best and brightest awaits you in a one of a kind festive environment. Here's an overview of the programming for this weekend, and a little inspiration for those of you who haven't yet found their costume for the Iglooswag contest.

Thursday, January 18
The big night is finally here, and for this official launch, we'll be presenting sounds from near and far at the Sapporo stage! Local duo Voyage Funktastique will bring their sumptuous update to the 80s boogie sound, before France's prince of Vogue, Kiddy Smile,takes over with his uniquely soulful, vocal inflected house. The piece de resistance however? Our very own superstar Kaytranada, who will crown this debut night in style with the sounds that have taken him across the world.
At the Videotron Mobile stage, we've got an all night back-to-back extravaganza, when Montreal's Green & LaTeez B2B Paskal Daze take us through a high energy, underground workout, all night long.

Friday, January 19
in collaboration with VICE Québec
It's Friday night: get ready to dance! Igloofest is coming with some truly next level grooves to get you moving, starting with Montreal's Honeydrip, whose eclectic selection will bring you around the world and back. Want more? The one and only Medasin is flying in from Texas to deliver the lush sounds you know and love. Finally, French electronic music phenom, the electrifying Petit Biscuit, will close things with his warm, tropical energy, and futuristic sound design.
At the Videotron Mobile stage, we've got an all Montreal lineup when Willow Bell, Frankie Teardrop and local highlight Ouri start serving up house, techno and a whole lot more!

Saturday, January 20
Our first weekend culminates with a pure treat at the Sapporo Stage with an opening set by Montreal luminary Jaymie Silk. He'll get things warmed up ahead of California's Tokimonsta, whose experimental hip hop grooves, heard on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, will boggle your mind and get your feet moving. Then, it's weekend #1's grand finale, as the Grammy nominated UK artist Bonobo returns to Igloofest, for yet another amazing DJ set after he dazzled us all in 2016. We can't wait and absolutely guarantee a magical evening!
At the Videotron Mobile stage, The Shah will launch the festivities with his patented blend of funky house beats, before London's Deadboy takes us into the future with next level bass music in a UK style. Finally, Montreal's queen of Bass, Vilify, will return to our fair city to bless us with the latest in urban sounds. Get ready for energy!

Iglooswag Contest - Go nuts!
A costume ball gone crazy, the world famous and ever popular Iglooswag costume contest is emblematic of Igloofest's fun-loving spirit. Festivalgoers are invited to dress up any way they like, but for those of you who want to participate and win prizes in the Iglooswag contest presented in collaboration with Lozeau, you'll want to follow each weekend's unique theme. This week, think "80s" and let loose to the coulourful Flashdance theme. To find out more and learn about the awesome prizes, keep an eye on the Igloofest site and social media.

See you at the party! It starts this Thursday and takes place over only nine nights. Find the date that suits you and come dance with us. Because winter without Igloofest, that's not even really winter.

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Igloofest 2018 - January 18th to February 3rd
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Jan 18-19-20 // Jan 25-26-27 // Feb 1-2-3
Jacques-Cartier pier, Old Port of Montreal
7:30PM to 12:30AM (Friday and Saturday) / 7:30PM to 11:00PM (Thursday)
18+*/ / No readmission
*Exceptionally open to ages 16+ on Thursday Jan 25th and Thursday Feb 1st