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Igloofest Exceeds Expectations | Quebec Journal

Big crowds, fair weather and a good atmosphere were on the agenda for the first edition of the Igloofest Québec electronic music festival.

More than 12,000 people came to dance to a medley of world-famous artists. The event, which took place from 2 to 4 March at Place Jean-Béliveau, was crowned with success in the eyes of the organizers.

“We feel there is an enthusiasm and thirst for electro music in Quebec and the audience has proven it for us,” said Martin Tremblay, president of the Gestev Group and producer of Igloofest Quebec.

Friday’s party, which featured American DJ Diplo, ended with sold-out crowds.

A crowd of several thousand EDM fans gathered in the large square next to the Videotron Center for the occasion.

“We’ve really been able to test our layout in terms of available space,” admits Mr. Tremblay. We want to expand the site for future versions and bring entertaining updates to the public. »

British DJ Paul Woolford performing on Friday.

Photo by Didier Debuscher

British DJ Paul Woolford performing on Friday.


Even before Rival DJ’s first show Thursday night, Igloofest had already confirmed there would be a second edition in DC. The producer assures that the event will “continue to grow and add new elements” in the coming years.

Martin Tremblay and his team do not rule out the possibility of extending Igloofest Quebec over several weekends, as is the case in Montreal in January each year.

“We want to keep this slot at the start of spring break in the near future. Depending on people’s appetites, we may decide to scale up the trial,” he argues.


Chief Gestev maintains that he has received only rave reviews from the audience, but especially from the musicians.

“Diplo and Clapton, our two biggest labels, had rave reviews,” he says. They loved their special evening and gave it back to the crowd so well. »