Electric Island concert + picnic series returns for its sixth annual year with a fresh lineup of summer fun taking place on Toronto Island.
By: Julianna Bourjeaurd
After back to back sold-out events, it’s fair to say Electric Island has become Toronto’s favourite underground music festival of the summer. Now, in its 6th season, it’s amazing to see how the festival has grown in size, location, production and international prominence!
Throughout the years, Electric Island has enjoyed various headquarters, starting off at their humble home on Centre Island back in 2013. As the festival grew, it eventually relocated to the larger, lush area of Hanlan’s Point. With this season’s scorching heat and endless sunshine, we couldn’t be happier to see Electric Island back at Hanlan’s Point, enjoying the vibes that can only be felt from being on an island!
The production of the festival has also seen a significant evolution over the years. What began as a relatively small event, with a modest stage and some atmospheric lighting in the trees, has now grown into a 2 stage production! The site at Hanlan’s Point offers festival-goers a great green space to roam about, scattered with picnic tables, a Hippy Market, mouth-watering food trucks, bean bag cushions to lounge in, a water-misting station to cool off in, and a substantial VIP area. Not to mention, when the sun goes down and the lights come up, the main stage is truly spectacular! Hats off to the production team who has created the perfect balance between intimacy and wow-factor.
Last, but certainly not least - let’s talk about those line-ups. The 2018 season alone includes names like Loco Dice, Green Velvet, Nicole Moudaber, Charlotte de Witte and many, many more!
So without further ado — on August 11, Electric Island will celebrate its 3rd event of the season, welcoming the likes of Curtis Alan Jones aka Green Velvet, tech house tastemakers Latmun and Detlef, Dirtybird’s Shiba San, Toronto’s tech-house maven Sydney Blu, Moscow Records label boss Archie Hamilton, and Canadian Juno Award Nominee Noah Pred. Not to mention, it’s encouraging to see Electric Island shedding light on the incredible, local talent with bookings like Jonathan Rosa, and Greg Gow! Grab your friends and head over to the island on Saturday Au-gust 11 — there’s really no better place to be!
Grab your tickets here: https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/electric-island-august-edition-hanlans-point-tickets/8454945