5 Canadian Summer Music Festivals That Will Keep Your Ears Happy

This summer, Canada’s where to stay for hot music, hot weather – and hot artists.



If you shake your house to house on a daily basis, then take a trip to Toronto and revel in the djs performing at VELD! Join Kaskade, deadmau5, Steve Angello, Above & Beyond and others on August 3rd and 4th at Downsview Park. Majority of general admission tickets are already sold out; remaining tickets have hiked up to $206.57. Hurry before it’s too late!


2. Osheaga

Searching for a family friendly (yet still totally awesome) town and concert? Then head over to Montreal and buy tickets for Osheaga! The lineup includes Mumford and Sons, K-OS, Kendrick Lamar, Jimmy Eat World – and more! Tickets are selling for $235, but don’t wait ’till the last minute to score tickets, or you’re gonna pay – more! It’s also the August 2nd-4th weekend.

Digital Dreams

3. Digital Dreams

This Canada Day weekend, why not celebrate some Canadian (and international) talent at Digital Dreams? Inhale some fresh air and lose yourself in the sounds of Tiesto, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, etc. Tickets are now $152.50 for a 2-day pass, but make sure you grab ’em soon! They’re selling like hot cakes. June 29th-30th, Ontario Place. Be there, or be square.

Rockfest Quebec

4. RockFest Quebec 2013

If you’re aiming to travel towards the part of Montreal that doesn’t mind hosting rock music festivals, then perhaps you should look into RockFest Quebec 2013. The metal is the heaviest of all the listed Canadian summer music festivals, offering performers like Marilyn Manson, The Offspring and Rise Against. Tickets may be undecided and fluctuating, but you can take matters into your own hands and buy those tickets – NOW! Well, you should anyway – considering the concert is next weekend.

Finally: if you’re opting for a concert in Alberta (and not Ontario or Quebec), then we approve of Boonstock – one of Alberta’s premiere outdoor Music Festivals! Situated on the outskirts of Gibbons – 20 minutes Northeast of Edmonton – Boonstock is a 4 day music festival, with camping accessible on-site for the entire weekend. From there, you can nod your head to the music of Godsmack and Benny Benassi – in peace? Earn your $239 4-Day Pass for the June 27th-30th concert.