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 $30 each.
Igloofest Montréal will also once again take over the Old Port from January 13 to February 5, 2022.
Calling all Montreal music fans! Osheaga, the city's world-famous three-day music festival extravaganza, finally released its festival headliners for 2022.
For the festival's upcoming 15th anniversary, organizers have lined up a star-studded set of headliners that are sure to cater to all music tastes. From literal rock legends to pop music superstars, here's who will be headlining Osheaga 2022.
Starting on Friday, July 29, the Foo Fighters will blast your eardrums with their catchy, fist-pumping rock music. The band is sure to bring their classic hits along with tracks from their latest album, Medicine at Midnight. The band was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2021.
On Saturday, July 30, hip-hop megastar A$AP Rocky will bring his signature vibes to Montreal. While he hasn't released a new album since 2018, A$AP Rocky has managed to stay at the top of the charts and frequently lends his voice for feature spots.
Finally, on Sunday, July 31, pop goddess and one of the year's most-streamed artists, Dua Lipa, will cap it all off with her silky-smooth and polished pop sounds. Her 2020 album Future Nostalgia is still one of the most played and highest-ranking albums right now.
"We have been working on this edition for almost three years, we can't wait to finally be able to celebrate our 15th with all you music lovers," Osheaga Founder and evenko Senior Vice-President Nick Farkas said in a statement sent to MTL Blog.
Are you excited for Osheaga 2022?
This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.
But, all these new regulations didn't stop people from having a good time. Nelly Serandour-Amar, an employee at MTL Blog, described her experience by saying, "This was my first concert since the beginning of the pandemic and even though it's not your 'typical' Osheaga, being back in a festival felt so nice. You could feel the energy from the musicians and the crowd which was so contagious. The overall festival felt very safe with it being a fully-vaccinated environment!"
Address: Various locations throughout the city and online, including Cinéma Banque Scotia
Why You Need To Go: The festival, which aims to "foster relations between China and Canada," kicks off in Montreal with Saving Chinatown, a short documentary about the threat of gentrification and anti-Asian racism Montreal's Chinatown and Asian community have experienced as a result of COVID-19.
Address: Barranco MTL - 4552, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Love weekend brunch, but want to add a little cultural flair? You'll definitely want to check out this Peruvian brunch spot in the Plateau. Bottomless mimosas are available for $30.
Address: Belle Gueule - 5579, ave. Christophe-Colomb, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Ring in October with Oktoberfest at one of Montreal's go-to microbreweries for European-inspired beer. To mark the occasion, they've also added German snacks to their menu: sauerkraut, Bratwurst, traditional pretzels and more.