Igloofest 2018 becomes the must attend winter event
Igloofest 2018 – Nearly 70,000 giddy visitors will tell you that winter means Igloofest,® as they danced, laughed and lived the Igloofest experience for 9 nights during its 12e edition. Kicking off with a new opening attendance record thanks to Kaytranada (QC) and Petit Biscuit (FR), Igloofest kept the energy levels high all the way, celebrating with Oliver Heldens (NL), Misstress Barbara (QC) and over 50 invited guests. All in a unique ambiance full of festive reunions, in its biggest and best space yet!
Music: stars each and every night!
With 54 invited DJs and producers, Igloofest 2018 showcased brilliant stars each night, starting with our very own Kaytranada (QC) who inaugurated this 12th edition with a master’s touch at the Sapporo stage in front of a nearly full capacity crowd of over 10,000 happy dancers. The very next day, Petit Biscuit (FR), the 18-year-old French phenomenon matched this feat, bringing in just as many people. Fans of the classics were thrilled to welcome back the maestro Bonobo (GB), savour the return of the mythical duo Sasha & John Digweed (GB), and celebrate our eternal Misstress Barbara (QC) who once again stole our hearts. We also made unforgettable memories thanks to Tokimonsta (US), Low Steppa (GB), Kiddy Smile (FR), Oliver Heldens (NL), Black Tiger Sex Machine (QC) and a spectacular grand finale guided by the melodic sounds of Hungry Music’s French trio N’To (FR), Worakls (FR) and Joachim Pastor (FR).
Montreal’s stars also shined bright during this edition, and among 2018’s excellent cohort, we have to shout out Honeydrip‘s prodigious set, Ouri‘s unique class, Vilify‘s whirlwind energy, Michael Sparks‘ amazing chemistry with his guests, Kora‘s contemplative and majestic set which took us on a journey, and Jaclyn Kendall and Mike Laz‘s sublime techno, which closed our final night at the Videotron stage.
Finally, we can’t forget the success of our first two nights exceptionally open to festivalgoers age 16+, which allowed us to shake to NGHTMRE (US)‘s heavy bass and experience a night of incredible hip hop, orchestrated by DJ Esco (US), Boi-1da (CA) and a whole team of local artists that kept the place hot and heavy.