Over six years, Electric Island has grown into an expanded experience for house music and techno lovers. It increasingly offers something for everyone with two dynamic stages, a variety of food trucks, vendors, scenic moments, gorgeous lighting and memorable backdrops, underground soul and finally, perhaps most importantly, an evolving sense of community.
Immersed in the natural beauty of Hanlan’s Point, thousands of revellers came through to celebrate Canada’s birthday at this season’s second installment of Electric Island. The Island did not disappoint. Exceptional production, blazing sun, full crowd and superb acts made the day memorable. The new and notably resplendent circular main stage, with its distinct lighting, took the event to another level. That theme resonated as I walked through the grounds - Electric Island is continually evolving and elevating, year after year.
Last Saturday was another gorgeous summer day in the city as festivalites made their way to Toronto’s TIME Festival. Fort York’s historic site provided the backdrop for three stages, thousands of revelers and various styles of music. Chrome Sparks lit up the OverTIME stage, featuring electronic acts, with their experimental sound, live drum and electronic audio setup. Over on the Main Stage, English band Everything Everything gave late-afternoon listeners a good dose of their catchy, indie sound. It was a laid-back, leisurely vibe overall with friends hanging out underneath trees, sitting, walking, wandering, catching up, watching the acts, dancing - a...