1 Week Countdown until Ilesoniq

Photo Credit: Ilesoniq Facebook

Written by: Rebecca Hollman

IleSoniq is a 2-day all EDM fest located in the heart of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. IleSoniq happens every summer on the famous island, Ile Sainte-Helene, which is located in the St. Lawrence River and is home to the Biosphere, La Ronde Amusement Park and Parc Jean-Drapeau. IleSoniq is the weekend after another famous Montreal festival- Osheaga- and is in the exact same location. However, IleSoniq is an all EDM fest and always brings massive EDM headliners like DJ Snake, Diplo, Tchami, Green Velvet, The Chainsmokers and Ganja White Night. The day by day schedule for the festival has just been released, along with some of the official after parties. Check out the schedule break down below!


Friday has an amazing mix of bass, house, and trance. All types of EDM fans will be happy with this day’s schedule. Each stage is pretty much broken down by genre- with The Oasis Stage being bass, The Mirage Stage being house, and The Neon Stage being trance. I would start your Friday off with a beautiful trance and minimal house set from Oliver Smith on the Neon Stage. From there hop to BIJOU at the Mirage Stage for a bass house and tech house set. Head back to the Neon Stage for the end of Spencer Brown’s set and the beginning of Jason Ross’s set. From there, catch the beginning of Herobust and then quickly run over to catch all of Shiba San’s tech house set. Make sure to stick around and definitely DO NOT MISS Green Velvet’s set. Green Velvet is probably my favorite artist on this whole lineup and always has extremely entertaining and creative sets. After Green Velvet, I would stick around for more house from Tchami and then either end your day with DJ Snake or a b2b trance set from Cosmic Gate, Jason Ross, and Ilan Bluestone.


Saturday is for the bass! On Friday, the Neon Stage is filled with trance and house producers but Saturday is filled with all the riddim, dubstep, and heavy bass you could ever ask for. The Mirage Stage starts off with some bass and bass house but transitions into all rap sets for the second half of the day. The Oasis Stage has a few bass sets early on in the day but transitions into main stage house sets for the second half of the day. I recommend starting Saturday off by checking out FROZEN on the Neon Stage. FROZEN is a local female DJ who produces riddim. It’s always cool to check out a hometown hero and FROZEN also throws down. From FROZEN, hop over to the Oasis Stage for a more minimal and future house set from DROELOE. From there head to a dark and dirty dubstep set from Krimer on the Neon Stage. Head to the Mirage Stage for one of the only house sets of the day by JOYRYDE. JOYRYDE is known for his unique fusion of bass and house and really kick-starting the bass house genre. From JOYRYDE, head to Andrew Rayel for a little trance to lighten up your day of bass. After Andrew Rayel, head over to finish the day off at the Neon Stage with Trampa into Eptic into 12th Planet into Rusko into Ganja White Night.


Here are the official pre and after parties that have been announced so far! Check out Ilesoniq’s Facebook page for more to come!

Pre-Party Thursday August 9th:

  • Fakear at Theatre Corona
  • Kayzo at MTELUS

After Party Sunday August 12th:

  • Zomboy at Beachclub

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