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Year founded: 2007 Dress code: Dress warmly! (snow suits, winter jackets, water proof boots)
Organizer: Piknic Electronik Cost: $10 entrance
Location: Jacques-Cartier Pier, Old Port of Montreal Past DJs: James Holden, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Mistress Barbara, Josh Wink, Mini, Zoo Brazil, Guy Gerber, M.A.N.D.Y., Lee Burridge, Maher Daniel, Alix, Greg Pidcock, Green and Lateez
Public transit: Place-d'Armes Metro, Champ-de-Mars Metro Website: www.igloofest.ca
Dates: Thursday to Saturday 6:30PM - 12:00AM
(last 3 weeks of January)
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Music: House, progressive, techno, tech-house, minimal

About the Festival

Founded in 2007, Igloofest is the latest installment on the electronic music festival circuit in Montreal. Located at the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal, Igloofest hosts 9 events over 3 consecutive Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (6:30pm-12:00am) in January featuring over 35 international and local DJs . Igloofest has quickly become a massive success attracting 45,000 in 2011 alone (up from 4,000 in it’s first year).

Over the years, James Holden, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Misstress Barbara, Josh Wink, Mini, Zoo Brazil, Guy Gerber, M.A.N.D.Y., Lee Burridge, Maher Daniel, Alix, Greg Pidcock, Green & Lateez and many more have graced the Igloofest decks bringing with them some of the best house, progressive, techno, tech-house and minimal beats.

Equally impressive is Igloofests “punchy video” orchastrated by 10 local VJs and “architectural scenography” of steel and ice. Igloofest also features an igloo village comprised of ice sculptures, an ice bar and fire pits which offer much appreciated relief to partygoers when temperatures plunge to well bellow freezing.

Aside from the music, one of the most popular features of Igloofest is its “One-Peice Contest”, the unofficial uniform of the festival. The crazier, the tackier the snowsuit, the better! Contestants register and have their picture taken at the Igloofest on-site photo studio (all contestants receive a complimentary photo). Each Sunday, the best twelve candidates (chosen by a Piknic Electronik committee) go head to head online in an open vote where the public has one week to pick the winner.  The winner of each week is awarded one of three Grand Prizes.

Festival Event Lineup

Date Event Venue
Jan 17th 2013    Sasha, Richie G Igloofest 2013
Jan 18th 2013    Kink, Mathias Kaden, Stephen Beaupre Igloofest 2013
Jan 19th 2013    Josh Wink, DJ Sneak, Paolo Rocco Igloofest 2013
Jan 24th 2013    Ellen Allien, Miss Kittin, Alicia Hush Igloofest 2013
Jan 25th 2013    Pan-Pot, Nina Kraviz, Pierre De Lux Igloofest 2013
Jan 26th 2013    Schlachthofbronx, Tnght, Kaytranada, Tronald Trump Igloofest 2013
Jan 31st 2013    Caspa, A Tribe Called Red, Henward Igloofest 2013
Feb 1st 2013    Agoria, Magda, Vosper Igloofest 2013
Feb 2nd 2013    Heidi, Audiofly, Chase & Patrol Igloofest 2012
Feb 7th 2013    Joe Goddard Igloofest 2012
Feb 8th 2013    George Fitzgerald, Joy Orbison, The Gulf Stream Igloofest 2012
Feb 9th 2013    Chris Liebing, Tommy Four Seven, Pulses Igloofest 2012