You guys tired yet? Electric Island is back for Round 3, and while we are still anchored on mainland, replacing grass for concrete and water taxis for …taxis, the line-ups are giving us absolutely nothing to complain about. With this edition, we are lucky to have a number of Electric Island performance debuts – and they are all very good reasons to not miss this round.
A new edition to this years Island series is a second stage, a little getaway from the main stage madness – but don’t expect it to be calm. Gracing us this time is an eclectic mix of Switzerland export Deetron and Pasadena native Dam-Funk, both first-time island performers, backed up with local support from Greg Gow, Addy and Jeremy Stott, all favourites in the Toronto scene who will be sure to keep the energy on point all day.
The main stage line-up is an impressive mix – from deep house to techno and a little bit of everything in between, it will be hard to sit still. Locals Jonathan Rosa and Nature of Music will set the mood, as they have successfully many times before. Mano Le Tough is the only headliner on the bill who has played the festival before, and we are so excited to have him back on butt-shaking duty in the early evening. Next up is KiNK, and if you’ve never seen him play live before, you’re in for a treat – he will be sure to bring an experimental, vibrant energy to the stage. Closing out the night is techno siren Nina Kraviz. A force to be reckoned with, she will no doubt be the cherry on top of a magical day. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jackmaster, who was originally slated to play, will be unable to make the date.
So while we may be missing the setting, these line-ups will always keep us coming back. See you in the parking lot!
Electric Island Civic Holiday takes place this Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Portlands (51 Commissioners Street).
For ticket and more info head to http://electricisland.to.
Words by Charlotte MacPherson