Photo cred - Karel Chladek\nThe weekend all EDM fans have been waiting for is nearly here, as îleSoniq, the first festival of its kind, will take over Parc Jean-Drapeau this Friday and Saturday.\nYou've no doubt already heard the headlining artists, and the "top 10 DJs to see" and all those types of guides, but what about some real info you'll actually need to know, like routes, pre + after parties, and what you can/can't bring? Well we've got all that and more for you, so read on and get the full lowdown on îleSoniq.\nClick here for 10 Things You Need To Know About Montreal's First Ever îleSoniq >\nPhoto cred - Karel Chladek\nKnow who you're "dealing" with\nLet's be real here folks, EDM and fun-enchancing drugs are pretty much the most bosom of buddies. Now, while you probably have a very reputable connection at Piknic or New City Gas, îleSoniq will bring about a whole mess of dealers from all around Canada looking to make some dollars. Thing is, as has happened at recent music festivals (like Veld in TO) dealers may cut their supply with God knows what to maximize their profits. Refrain from grabbing off of whoever, because it can put you in the hospital, or worse. Even if you don't partake in substances, your friend probably do, so make sure you watch who they're talking to then suspiciously shaking hands with.\nPhoto cred - Karel Chladek\nKnow your routes to and from\nKnowing where each stage is located is pretty necessary for a music festival, and there are only three stages anyway, so not exactly difficult to find them.\nA little more difficult will be finding your way off of the island. The obvious choice is the metro, but if you've been to a music festival at Jean-Drapeau before, you know the lineup can get huge. If you're feeling a little adventurous and energetic (as many of you will) note that there are walk and bike-able paths back to downtown Montreal. The cycling lane on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge (map) is the go-to, but you can also take the Concorde bridge (map) to get back into the city.\nFor reference, here's a map of Parc Jean-Drapeau in its entirety.\nKnow the lineup and schedule\nFor whatever reason, the scheduling of each performance for îleSoniq hasn't been pouring out of the mouth's of the media. So, to give you a quick sense of who's playing and when, here's the big-name breakdown for Friday and Saturday, with links to the full schedule:\nFriday:\nBotnek (4:15-5:30 @ Superheroes Anonymous stage)\tIggy Azalea (6:15-7:15 @ Oasis Stage)\t3LAU (6:30-7:30 @ SA Stage)\tThe Chainsmokers (7:30-8:30 @SA Stage)\tAdventure Club (8:30-10:15 @ SA Stage)\tTiesto (9:15-10:55 @ Oasis Stage)\tFull Schedule\nSaturday:\nVilify & Henward (3-4:15 @ Neon Stage)\tJuicy J (5:15-6:15 @ Oasis Stage)\tTyga (6:45-7:45 @ SA Stage)\tZed's Dead (8:30-9:45 @ Oasis Stage)\tInfected Mushroom (9:30-10:45 @ SA Stage)\tFull Schedule\nKnow what you can/cannot bring\nLike any event, there are going to be things you can bring with you inside, and those you can't. Being an outdoor festival, you do have some leeway in terms of bring-ables, some you probably should pack along.\nWhat you can bring:\nA plastic water bottle (water fountains are on-site to fill up)\tBeach towels and blankets\tWaterproof ponchos and small umbrellas\tSmall backpacks, bags, or purses (they will be searched)\tSunscreen (none in flammable aerosol cans)\tLighters and cigarettes\tDigital cameras (no professional video equipment)\tDisposable cameras\tBaby strollers\nWhat you can't bring:\nNo outdoor alcohol\tGlass bottles and cans\tHard-sided coolers\tMegaphones\tMusical instruments\tFlag with poles (without poles/sticks are permitted)\tFireworks\tFolding chairs\tSkateboards\tLaser pointers\tAnd any object intended to hurt someone else, as you could guess\nKnow about the app\nTo pretty much make your life a lot easier, and compiling most of the info already covered, is the îleSoniq smartphone app. Download-able for iPhones and Androids, and in English and French, the app has maps, artist profiles, and even lets you create your own custom schedule. Maybe most useful is the direct updates on performances, as times are subject to change at any time.\nGet more info and get downloading the îleSoniq app here.\nKnow the launch parties\nBefore the weekend of debauchery begins, start things off right on the preekend/Thursday night, with the Ile Soniq launch parties. You got two options here, and the times barely conflict if you wanna hit up both:\nîleSoniq Official Launch Party @ The Clock Tower Beach w/ Anna Lunoe + Treasure Fingers + Jay London + Senudiz, put on by Saintwoods (5-11pm) - FB Event\tîleSoniq Official Launch Party @ Terrasse Bonsecours w/ Bixel Boys + Royce & Tan + Bryan Shiply (10pm-3am) - FB Event\nKnow the after parties\nNow, you're going to want to keep partying well into the wee hours of the morn, and below is where you're going to do it.\nFriday:\nîleSoniq Official Afterparty w/Jessie Andrews @ Terrasses Bonsecours (10pm-3am) - FB Event\tOfficial Afterparty w/ Mr Carmack + Esta @ Le Belmont (11pm-3am) - FB Event\tOfficial Afterhours Afterparty w/ Arnek + Chris Element @ Circus (12am-9am) - FB Event\nSaturday:\nOfficial Afterparty POPOF w/Vakkuum + Groj + Zepha @ SAT (10pm-3am) - FB Event\nKnow about the on-site lockers\nLet's say you want to bring a bunch of alcohol, knowing full well you won't be able to bring it in, but you're thinking ahead to after the day ends, when the liquor stores are closed and it's well past 11pm. What do you do? Rent a locker before going into the festival to keep your drank (and other precious belongings) safe and sound. Lockers go for $15 a day, which split between a few friends, is only a few bucks a head.\nKnow where you can't go\nUnfortunately there are some restricted areas at îleSoniq. Due to limited space and exclusion to make others feel special, only those with a gold ticket can get to sit at the îleSoniq Terasse area. You're also not allowed at any area designated for groups who bought the diamond package. You can, of course, fork out the dough and chill with the ritzy folk if you like.\nKnow that kids get in free\nParents that like to party will be happy to hear that any child under the age of ten will get in for free s'long as their guardian has a valid ticket. No time like when they're young and impressionable to set them on the road to being EDM-heads, am I right?\nTo get more info on all things îleSoniq be sure to check out the official website too.