For the 8th time around, ÎLESONIQ was back in town for a memorable edition this past weekend. The 2023 edition of the Montreal-based festival – which took place a week after OSHEAGA – unfolded in all its splendor, providing fans with an unforgettable experience with some of the world’s biggest dance music superstars. With three stages that showcased a ton of EDM sub-genres over the course of two days, îLESONIQ is becoming one of the best in the business up north.
The weekend at ÎLESONIQ
It did not take long for the festivities to begin at a high pace, with Michael Sparks, a hometown hero, tearing the NEON Stage down with Bass House bangers. On the OASIS Stage, îLESONIQ’s main stage – one of the biggest in North America – Claptone performed in the rain, and delivered delicious house with a couple of classics remixed in that signature style. Speaking of the rain, the vibes were immaculate though it was impossible to stay dry, which made the sets of Matroda, Alesso, and Chris Lake even better.
Sunday, the sun was shining from the very first instant at the MIRAGE Stage, and LAYZ laid down the heaviness, with massive beats and a healthy dose of percussive metal for those who like their bass demonic. Over on the Coca-Cola NEON Stage, ANNA B2B Sama’ Abdulhadi had fans hypnotized by techno beats and digital froth of the two world-class DJs. Finally, to close out the entire weekend, Above & Beyond prepared the table for Martin Garrix, who continues to deliver astonishing performances in Montreal, a city he loves to come back to every year.
More than 65,000 people marched on the grounds of Parc Jean-Drapeau, coming from Canada and beyond to party nonstop for the whole weekend. Obviously, ÎLESONIQ made sure everyone had a wonderful time with all the food, rest areas, restrooms, and amenities necessary. Early bird tickets for 2024 are available for a limited time right here.
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