We’ve entered the month of September and that means the number on your thermostat goes up and the jackets come out of the closet. But, that also means that festival season is coming to an end. With a wide range of festivals happening all across Toronto from the months of May to September, Toronto has been blessed with some new additions, and has had its troubles with some mother nature. But don’t be too distressed just yet; come this long weekend, you have a choice to make on how you decide to end your summer with one final festival.
We have two main contenders on how you should spend your Labour day in Toronto, with two contrasting genres; making it easy to make a decision based on your music tastes. Both events happen by the water, and are located in the heart of Toronto.
Mount Woozy has been the talk of the town ever since DVBBS announced that they would provide a show for Toronto after having their set cancelled during Veld, due to weather problems. With tickets selling out at record speeds, a big chunk of Toronto’s festival community is going to be headed to Echo Beach on Labour day to witness a line up that features the likes of Mark Oliver, Will Sparks B2B Timmy Trumpet, Juicy J, GTA, Carnage, Laidback Luke and DVBBS themselves. Kicking off at 2pm and going on till 11pm, this festival gives you nine hours of pumping, big-room dance music with a star line-up. For more info and ticket information, click here.
Electric Island – Labour Day
The final edition of Electric Island for the summer of 2015 returns on Monday, Labour Day, and will take place in its standard location on Toronto Island at Hanlan’s Point. Electric Island serves a different kind of crowd as opposed to Mount Woozy, feeding the techno and house fans with some quality, intricate beats and a lineup that can’t be challenged by any other festival in Toronto. Featuring a spectacular lineup of Members Only, Terrence Kissner, Jamie Kidd, Nitin, Frank & Tony, Recondite, Loco Dice and Drumcode’s very own Adam Beyer; this edition proves to be the strongest of them all, and that’s a feat to say considering the previous edition have been nothing short of spectacular. Running from 1pm to 11pm, Torontonians are allowed 10 hours of bumping techno and tech house on the island, put against a spectacular view of Toronto’s skyline before they have to call it a night and end their Summer season. For more information and for tickets, visit electricisland.to.