Montreal’s evenko released the full lineup for the city’s first ever EDM festival to take place at Parc Jean Drapeau! Looks like Ottawa’s Escapade Music Festival has some competition now!
Adventure Club, Iggy Azalea, Laidback Luke, Summer, Tiesto, Tyga, Infected Mushroom, Botnek, Snails, Zeds dead, Juicy J, The Chainsmokers, Riva Starr, Jessie Andrews, Bingo Players, 3Lau, Dillon Francis, Tim Mason, Cash Cash are but a few from phase 1.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 22nd 2014.
About Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea , is an Australian recording artist and model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales. She relocated to the United States at the age of 16, first staying in Miami, Florida, and then other parts of the South, including Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. She first gained recognition after the respective music videos for her controversial songs “Pussy” and “Two Times” went viral on YouTube. On 27 September 2011, Azalea released her first full-length project, a mixtape entitled Ignorant Art, saying she made it “with the intent to make people question and redefine old ideals.” In 2012, she announced her signing to Mercury Records and the following year to Island Def Jam. Azalea went into professional modeling, when she became represented by Wilhelmina Models, in the spring of 2012; later that year she was announced the “New Face of Levi Jeans”.
In 2012, Azalea became the first female and non-American rapper to be featured on XXL magazine’s annual Top 10 Freshman cover issue. On 30 July 2012, she released Glory, her debut extended play (EP), which was executive produced by American rapper and Grand Hustle label-boss T.I.. The EP was composed of songs originally meant to appear on Azalea’s long-awaited and often-delayed debut album. On 11 October 2012, she released her second mixtape TrapGold, which was produced entirely by high-profile producer Diplo, as well as 1st Down of production team FKi. The mixtape is significant for foreshadowing Azalea’s new approach to music and her later work, which heavily includes electronic elements. Azalea’s debut studio album The New Classic was released on 21 April 2014. Initially set to be released with Grand Hustle and Interscope Records, after label conflicts, in 2013 Azalea finally secured a deal with Mercury Records and later Island Def Jam, to release her debut album. The album was preceded by the lead single and Azalea’s commercial debut single “Work”, which successfully charted on several international music charts and peaked at No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart. The other three singles released in promotion for the album were “Bounce”, “Change Your Life” and “Fancy”, with the latter two featuring guest appearances from T.I. and Charli XCX, respectively.
About Parc Jean Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau (formerly called Parc des Îles) is situated to the east of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the Saint Lawrence River. It comprises two islands, Saint Helen’s Island and the artificial island Île Notre-Dame.
The islands were the site of the Expo 67 World’s Fair. Île Notre-Dame was constructed for the exposition. The park was renamed in honour of Jean Drapeau, the late mayor of Montreal and initiator of Expo 67.
Île Notre-Dame hosts the annual Canadian Grand Prix, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The Canadian Grand Prix has been held on the island since 1978 with the exception of 1987 and 2009. The Montreal Casino, the Beach, the Olympic Basin, the Flower Gardens and the pavilion of Canada are also located on the island.
Saint Helen’s Island hosts the Montreal Biosphere (United States pavilion during Expo 67), the Fort de l’Île Sainte-Hélène (Stewart Museum), Six Flags La Ronde amusement park, as well as the Saint Helen’s Island Aquatic Complex, public pools built for the FINA championships in 2005.
It is the site of the studio of Radio-Classique Montréal as well as the site of many outdoor concerts. Bands such as Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden and Nickelback have performed in the park. The Vans Warped Tour and the Osheaga Festival is also located there almost every year. The metal festival Heavy MTL is also held there annually.
Many hiking and cycling trails, outdoor sculptures, streams and small waterfalls adorn the two islands.
A snowboarding park was added in winter 2009.