The Best Music Festivals in Canada This Month

Jul 31, 2018

Each summer, Canada comes alive with music festivals. There's really something for everyone - everything from EDM to Indie Rock, with world class festivals littered across the country. To help you find a festival near you that will make your summer more memorable, Timbercreek brings you this list of sizzling summer music festivals in Canada this season.

Music Festivals

Shambhala

Shambhala Music Festival is an annual, cutting edge electronic music festival that attracts upwards of 15,000 guests, artists, and crew.  Cutting edge in its production, and with a firm stance on not accepting any corporate sponsorship, the festival is committed to retaining a true reflection of the people on the dance floor and their vision of community. With 6 unique stages, Shambhala 2018 will see the likes of Z-trip, Mix Master Mike, Scratch Bastid, Alix Perez, Aphrodite, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and many more. Learn more.

Veld

The 7th annual Veld Music Festival heats up the summer on August 4th and 5th at Downsview Park, Toronto. Spanning two days with over 30 internationally acclaimed Dance Music and Hip-Hop acts, this year’s Festival showcases some of the most revered names in music: DJ Snake, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Migos, and more. Find out.

Osheaga

Osheaga is a renowned annual multi-day music and arts festival in Montreal, Quebec. With six stages and an array of food, visual arts, and activities, it’s become a Canadian staple on the festival circuit. This year see artists such as The Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chromeo, Anderson Paak, and The National.  Learn more.

Motion Notion

Located in the heart of the beautiful Canadian Cascade mountain range near Merritt, BC, Motion Notion is a now 19 year old festival of music and art. Presenting a mix of funk and electronic music, Motion Notion 2018 presents artists such as Abstrakt Sonance, Defunk, Culture Shock, AU5, Cheshire, Average Gypsy, and Emok. It’s a nature meets music extravaganza.  See more.

Chasing Summer

An electronic music festival running August 4 and 5, 2018, Chasing Summer comes to life at the Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds in Calgary. This year’s lineup features many artists from other cross Canada festivals this summer, such as Martin Garrix, Black Tiger Sex Machine, DJ Snake, and Dillon Francis. Learn more.

Meme

The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition is an annual (free) event in that it offers a wealth of high calibre local and international electronic musicians. MEME presents refined, cutting edge electronic music, performed using the latest in new creative technologies, with an array of musical styles spanning house, techno, deep dub, psychedelic, world, nu-jazz, ambient and experimental sounds. Learn more.

Mutek

MUTEK Montréal bursts into action this summer, with its 19th edition, running August 22 to 26. Mutek presents live electronic music and audiovisual performances “underlining the immediacy and ingenuity of contemporary artistic practices that intersect with technology.” Artists include Analog Tara, Acid Pauli, Algobabez, Canhota, Chagall, and more.  Find out more.

Timbercreek hopes this list of summer music festivals helps you find the perfect festival in your area this summer. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

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