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Electronic Music Festivals

With over a hundred different festivals a year, Montreal has made a name for itself worldwide as one of the best places to experience music, comedy, food and more. In recent years, the electronic music scene has become a major player in the Montreal festival circuit hosting a number of different EDM festivals come rain or shine…or snow.

Probably the most famous EDM festival in Montreal, Bal en Blanc is also the largest annual and oldest white party in North America. Black & Blue is the longest running EDM festival in Canada founded in 1991, and the second longest in North America behind Winter Music Conference in Miami. All summer, partygoers and families alike gather at the historical Parc Jean-Drapeau on Ile-Ste-Helene (site of Expo ’67) to revel in electronic music at the widely popular Piknic Elektronic. MUTEK is a truly unique yet diverse electronic music and digital art festivals showcasing some of the most artistically acclaimed DJs and visual displays in the world. Divers/Cite, an arts and music festival that celebrates diversity and the LGBT community in Montreal, offers more than 47 hours of free outdoor events during the last week of July, many of which feature international and local DJs. Lastly, dressed in one piece snowsuits, goggles and snowboots, Igloofest is a outdoor electronic music festivals that runs over nine nights and draws crowds of over 10,000, even at minus twenty degrees Celsius!

Year after year for over two decades, Montreal electronic music festivals have greatly grown in popularity and show no sign of slowing down. Just one more reason why Montreal is one of the top party destinations in the world!


Montreal Electronic Music Festivals



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