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Better, faster and full of surprises

by admin January 11, 2011

Better, faster and full of surprises

by admin January 11, 2011

Better, faster and full of surprises

by admin January 11, 2011

Better, faster and full of surprises

by admin January 11, 2011

Have you ever found yourself on an ultra packed dance floor with temperatures reaching an almost unbearable peak? Well if you are a university student in Montreal, of course you have. And what wouldn’t you have given to get even the smallest breeze of fresh cool air? This is one of the reasons why Igloofest, Montreal’s outdoor electronic music festival, is so unique.

Starting Jan. 13, the fifth edition of Igloofest will take over Montreal’s Old Port for three consecutive weekends. Igloofest is without a doubt the must-attend winter event for all fans of electronic, house, techno, hip hop and dubstep music in Montreal.Thousands of people gather for some extreme partying in what becomes an Igloovillage along the St. Laurent’s shore. Because of the frigid January air, the entire crowd has no choice but to jump around in order to remain warm.

Established in 2006, Igloofest has grown from 4,000 attendees in its first installation to 40,000 in 2010. “One of the ideas behind the Igloofest concept was to democratize electronic music,” said spokesperson Francois Fournier. The selection thus includes all trends and styles in electronic music from the best local and international DJs.

Igloofest brings together some of the most promising talents from Canada, such as Montreal’s young star Lunice, as well as some of the most recognized international DJs. Like every year, the European presence will be one of the exciting points of the festival with DJs from Italy (Minicoolboyz), Germany (Seth Troxler, Robyn Isolée and Anja Schneider), Switzerland (Round Table Knights), Great-Britain (Stanton warriors, Terror Danjah, Andrew Weatherall, SBTRKT and Ikonika), Sweden (Joel Mull) and France (Pepe Bradock and dEbruit).

As for the North American figures, they will include Kid Sister, Egyptrixx, Lee Foss, Carl Craig, Poirier and Stacey Pullen, among others. So many others, in fact, that Igloofest will feature, for the first time, a second stage under a giant igloo-shaped dome for those who are too cold to brave the main stage.

But the fantastic musical selection is not the only thing to do at Igloofest. The igloo village boasts ice bars where you will be able to enjoy hot wine while taking a break from the party. According to Fournier, this edition will include some interactive objects, games and activities designed by Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos, the laureates of Montreal’s 2010 Phyllis Lambert Design award.

However, the organizers want to make it a surprise, so the details will be kept secret until the very start of the festival. One thing is for sure: Igloofest is getting cooler every year. So whether you are from Montreal or just doing your studies there, don’t miss out on the party. Consider it cultural homework.

For more information or a schedule of events, go to www.igloofest.ca

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Have you ever found yourself on an ultra packed dance floor with temperatures reaching an almost unbearable peak? Well if you are a university student in Montreal, of course you have. And what wouldn’t you have given to get even the smallest breeze of fresh cool air? This is one of the reasons why Igloofest, Montreal’s outdoor electronic music festival, is so unique.

Starting Jan. 13, the fifth edition of Igloofest will take over Montreal’s Old Port for three consecutive weekends. Igloofest is without a doubt the must-attend winter event for all fans of electronic, house, techno, hip hop and dubstep music in Montreal.Thousands of people gather for some extreme partying in what becomes an Igloovillage along the St. Laurent’s shore. Because of the frigid January air, the entire crowd has no choice but to jump around in order to remain warm.

Established in 2006, Igloofest has grown from 4,000 attendees in its first installation to 40,000 in 2010. “One of the ideas behind the Igloofest concept was to democratize electronic music,” said spokesperson Francois Fournier. The selection thus includes all trends and styles in electronic music from the best local and international DJs.

Igloofest brings together some of the most promising talents from Canada, such as Montreal’s young star Lunice, as well as some of the most recognized international DJs. Like every year, the European presence will be one of the exciting points of the festival with DJs from Italy (Minicoolboyz), Germany (Seth Troxler, Robyn Isolée and Anja Schneider), Switzerland (Round Table Knights), Great-Britain (Stanton warriors, Terror Danjah, Andrew Weatherall, SBTRKT and Ikonika), Sweden (Joel Mull) and France (Pepe Bradock and dEbruit).

As for the North American figures, they will include Kid Sister, Egyptrixx, Lee Foss, Carl Craig, Poirier and Stacey Pullen, among others. So many others, in fact, that Igloofest will feature, for the first time, a second stage under a giant igloo-shaped dome for those who are too cold to brave the main stage.

But the fantastic musical selection is not the only thing to do at Igloofest. The igloo village boasts ice bars where you will be able to enjoy hot wine while taking a break from the party. According to Fournier, this edition will include some interactive objects, games and activities designed by Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos, the laureates of Montreal’s 2010 Phyllis Lambert Design award.

However, the organizers want to make it a surprise, so the details will be kept secret until the very start of the festival. One thing is for sure: Igloofest is getting cooler every year. So whether you are from Montreal or just doing your studies there, don’t miss out on the party. Consider it cultural homework.

For more information or a schedule of events, go to www.igloofest.ca

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Have you ever found yourself on an ultra packed dance floor with temperatures reaching an almost unbearable peak? Well if you are a university student in Montreal, of course you have. And what wouldn’t you have given to get even the smallest breeze of fresh cool air? This is one of the reasons why Igloofest, Montreal’s outdoor electronic music festival, is so unique.

Starting Jan. 13, the fifth edition of Igloofest will take over Montreal’s Old Port for three consecutive weekends. Igloofest is without a doubt the must-attend winter event for all fans of electronic, house, techno, hip hop and dubstep music in Montreal.Thousands of people gather for some extreme partying in what becomes an Igloovillage along the St. Laurent’s shore. Because of the frigid January air, the entire crowd has no choice but to jump around in order to remain warm.

Established in 2006, Igloofest has grown from 4,000 attendees in its first installation to 40,000 in 2010. “One of the ideas behind the Igloofest concept was to democratize electronic music,” said spokesperson Francois Fournier. The selection thus includes all trends and styles in electronic music from the best local and international DJs.

Igloofest brings together some of the most promising talents from Canada, such as Montreal’s young star Lunice, as well as some of the most recognized international DJs. Like every year, the European presence will be one of the exciting points of the festival with DJs from Italy (Minicoolboyz), Germany (Seth Troxler, Robyn Isolée and Anja Schneider), Switzerland (Round Table Knights), Great-Britain (Stanton warriors, Terror Danjah, Andrew Weatherall, SBTRKT and Ikonika), Sweden (Joel Mull) and France (Pepe Bradock and dEbruit).

As for the North American figures, they will include Kid Sister, Egyptrixx, Lee Foss, Carl Craig, Poirier and Stacey Pullen, among others. So many others, in fact, that Igloofest will feature, for the first time, a second stage under a giant igloo-shaped dome for those who are too cold to brave the main stage.

But the fantastic musical selection is not the only thing to do at Igloofest. The igloo village boasts ice bars where you will be able to enjoy hot wine while taking a break from the party. According to Fournier, this edition will include some interactive objects, games and activities designed by Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos, the laureates of Montreal’s 2010 Phyllis Lambert Design award.

However, the organizers want to make it a surprise, so the details will be kept secret until the very start of the festival. One thing is for sure: Igloofest is getting cooler every year. So whether you are from Montreal or just doing your studies there, don’t miss out on the party. Consider it cultural homework.

For more information or a schedule of events, go to www.igloofest.ca

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Have you ever found yourself on an ultra packed dance floor with temperatures reaching an almost unbearable peak? Well if you are a university student in Montreal, of course you have. And what wouldn’t you have given to get even the smallest breeze of fresh cool air? This is one of the reasons why Igloofest, Montreal’s outdoor electronic music festival, is so unique.

Starting Jan. 13, the fifth edition of Igloofest will take over Montreal’s Old Port for three consecutive weekends. Igloofest is without a doubt the must-attend winter event for all fans of electronic, house, techno, hip hop and dubstep music in Montreal.Thousands of people gather for some extreme partying in what becomes an Igloovillage along the St. Laurent’s shore. Because of the frigid January air, the entire crowd has no choice but to jump around in order to remain warm.

Established in 2006, Igloofest has grown from 4,000 attendees in its first installation to 40,000 in 2010. “One of the ideas behind the Igloofest concept was to democratize electronic music,” said spokesperson Francois Fournier. The selection thus includes all trends and styles in electronic music from the best local and international DJs.

Igloofest brings together some of the most promising talents from Canada, such as Montreal’s young star Lunice, as well as some of the most recognized international DJs. Like every year, the European presence will be one of the exciting points of the festival with DJs from Italy (Minicoolboyz), Germany (Seth Troxler, Robyn Isolée and Anja Schneider), Switzerland (Round Table Knights), Great-Britain (Stanton warriors, Terror Danjah, Andrew Weatherall, SBTRKT and Ikonika), Sweden (Joel Mull) and France (Pepe Bradock and dEbruit).

As for the North American figures, they will include Kid Sister, Egyptrixx, Lee Foss, Carl Craig, Poirier and Stacey Pullen, among others. So many others, in fact, that Igloofest will feature, for the first time, a second stage under a giant igloo-shaped dome for those who are too cold to brave the main stage.

But the fantastic musical selection is not the only thing to do at Igloofest. The igloo village boasts ice bars where you will be able to enjoy hot wine while taking a break from the party. According to Fournier, this edition will include some interactive objects, games and activities designed by Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos, the laureates of Montreal’s 2010 Phyllis Lambert Design award.

However, the organizers want to make it a surprise, so the details will be kept secret until the very start of the festival. One thing is for sure: Igloofest is getting cooler every year. So whether you are from Montreal or just doing your studies there, don’t miss out on the party. Consider it cultural homework.

For more information or a schedule of events, go to www.igloofest.ca

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