Love it or hate it, there's no denying the tropical paradise that is Beachclub always attracts the best talent and is one of the hottest places to be every summer.
Finally back this Sunday, May 22, not only will the largest outdoor club in North America be sporting a brand-new stage and a gorgeous beach setup you just can't find anywhere else, the DJ lineup this year is just plain ridiculous!
Beachclub's 2016 Lineup:
MAY 22 - Andrew Rayel
MAY 23 - Don Diablo
MAY 28 - David Guetta
MAY 29 - Moudaber/Calderone
JUNE 4 - Will Sparks & Timmy
JUNE 5 - Laidback Luke
JUNE 11 - Above & Beyond
JUNE 12 - DVLM
JUNE 25 - Paris Hilton
JULY 3 - Tiesto
JULY 9 - Vinai
JULY 10 - EDX
JULY 16 - DJ Bl3nd
JULY 17 - Nervo
JULY 24 - Erick Morillo
JULY 31 - Carnage
AUG. 21 - Hardwell
AUG. 28 - Borgeous
SEPT. 4 - Armin van Buurin
And much more to come!
Beachclub is the only place in Canada where you can enjoy a huge Y-shaped pool surrounded by terraces, luxury beds, VIP cabanas with private bottle service, as well as direct access to a beach including a variety of water-sports to choose from.
Add to that numerous bars and restaurants, a huge dance floor, and of course, the biggest DJ's in the world, and you'll forget all about the fact that Montreal is just an hour away.
And the best way to complete the experience? Glimpse all the behind-the-scenes of your favourite DJ's through the eyes (also known as Snapchat) of Beachclub's Patron, Olivier Primeau. You might have even seen his Snapcode floating around the city last month. It's not like there were 2,500 posters that went up on 150 Montreal walls or anything...
Looks like we're going to be extra cold this year. Not only is Igloofest making its grand return to Montreal after a pandemic-related hiatus, but festival organizers also announced the launch of its first-ever edition Quebec City in March 2022.
The lineup for the three-day dance party in the capital includes DJs and bands including KAYTRANADA, Lou Phelps, LOU FRE$H, Rossy, Deathpact, Zeds Dead, gardenstate, Sinca and Above & Beyond.
Igloofest Quebec City will go down at the Place Jean-Béliveau. And though it'll be far removed from the Montreal party atmosphere, organizers say to expect much of the same cool electric vibe, including that famous icy decor and funky stage design.
"Igloofest is back in a big way for its 15th anniversary, and we're celebrating the occasion by holding Igloofest in its original format in Québec City for the first time," Pascal Lefebvre, co-founder and CEO of Multicolore, an Igloofest partner, said in a statement.
"We are animated by our creative collaborations and we are thrilled that they make it possible for us to kick off our Québec City edition with such a strong program. It will be three nights to remember for fans of winter, music and unconventional experiences."
The festival will take place on March 16, 18 and 19, 2022.
Three-day passes are on sale now starting at $84. Single-night tickets will go on sale on December 16 and start at $30 each.
Igloofest Montréal will also once again take over the Old Port from January 13 to February 5, 2022.
Montreal is getting another beach. On Sunday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced a commitment to open the shore of the Promenade-Bellerive, a riverside park in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, to swimming.
On its website, the city says the park "is the only physical and visual access point to the Saint Lawrence River" in the borough.
"Montreal is an island. And we want to take advantage of that," the mayor wrote on Facebook.
"The goal is to make our shorelines ever more accessible, keep our shorelines healthy, and celebrate our insularity."
She said a years-long water quality testing process has proven the site is safe for swimming.
At a press conference, the mayor and local city councillors said the beach would include supervised swimming hours.
The mayor aims to open the beach to swimming in 2022.
Residents of Montreal's east end have long pushed for more access to the river. Port activity and train tracks largely cut off neighbourhoods east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge from the Saint Lawrence.
Plante pointed out that her administration has already delivered Verdun Beach and increased access to the Vague à Guy, a popular surfing spot in LaSalle.
There's a proposal to build a massive new beach in Montreal along the Saint Lawrence River in the Ville-Marie neighbourhood of Sainte-Marie.
The beach would sit just north of the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Montrealers would be able to access it from the Parc du Pied-du-Courant via a universally accessible, 60-metre elevated walkway over the CP and Port of Montreal tracks that, right now, form a barrier between the water and neighbourhood.
In a statement shared with MTL Blog, group president Victor Balsis explained the latest beach idea takes into account feedback from both the port and City of Montreal. He also said that Les AmiEs has attempted to open dialogue with candidates in the federal and municipal elections.
"As the federal and municipal elections are upon us, these issues are more pertinent than ever," Balsis said.
"Although most of these proposals concern federally owned assets, these issues require close coordination with our municipal government which is normally responsible for urban issues on a local level."
"We have reached out to a few parties/candidates but have not heard back on these specific proposals."
Why You Need To Go: With incredible views, this terrasse recently opened atop the Humaniti building as part of the Humaniti Hotel. It's definitely going to be on Montrealers' must-do lists for summers to come.