It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Electric Island is back for its five-year anniversary, kicking off on Victoria Day, this Monday, May 22.
After months of cold, dreary days met with even colder nights, we welcome even the slightest temperature increase with open arms and bare legs. This past week, the weather has finally shown Torontonians some signs of mercy with higher temperatures and open patios – people are actually emerging from their houses and we’re all ready for another summer of sun, dancing and a good old-fashioned island party.
The line up for this month’s day party is a gift from the dance gods: Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Eats Everything, Bedouin, Leon Vynehall, Bed Axes and Rebolledo are all on booty shaking patrol as the sun sets, and the all-star roster of Toronto locals that is Night Vision, Andrew Choe, Gera and Alberto Jossue will take care of opening duties. This year, the acts are spread across two stages – all the more reason to explore everything Electric Island has to offer. Like always, partygoers can enjoy food trucks, body painters, and maybe even be able to sneak in a game of ping pong while the music plays.
Due to heavy flooding on the island – this month’s edition won’t actually take place on Toronto Island, but instead has been relocated to dry land at Woodbine Park. While ‘Electric Park’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, patrons are, without a doubt, thrilled at the opportunity to relocate in lieu of cancelling (and one less ferry ride never hurt anybody).
For tickets, seasons passes and more information, head to www.electrisisland.to.
Words by Charlotte MacPherson