The 15th edition of Igloofest has its first festival-goers in three years dancing Thursday at the Old Port of Montreal after two winters on the ice due to the pandemic.
The Australian DJ Flume kicks off the ball with 12 open-air electro evenings from 9:30 p.m.
For four weekends, dozens of artists will perform on stage, including Dutchman Tiësto and Frenchman Kavinsky, two stars of electronic music.
Nicolas Cournoyer, the co-founder of Igloofest, feverish a few hours before the launch of the festival, is happy to finally be able to start helping Quebecers to “tame” winter.
“Our primary mission is that people have a good reason to go out, that they rediscover winter, but above all that they stop complaining about the weather,” he jokes.
Children too, by the way, because every Saturday afternoon of the festival, families will have free access to the Igloofête to attend artistic performances and play outdoor games.
The Igloofest ends on Saturday, February 11 on the notes of musicians like Eli & Fur, CRi and LCY.