Take On Toronto: Who you can’t miss at Veld Music Festival
In just a few hours, Toronto’s premier dance music festival is set to commence. Due for its sophomore run after a successful 2012 event, Veld Music Festival comes packed with a vast talent lineup that covers all the bases and more over its two day span. Toronto’s Downsview Park will be transformed for only 48 hours, leaving festialgoers on the clock with an abundant set list and decisions to be made from hour to hour. Two days, two stages, endless options; here are our picks for Veld Music Festival.
Ready to embark upon Krewella’s expansive Get Wet tour, Candyland will first touch down on Veld’s Main Stage during the festival’s earliest hours. With the responsibility to build the energy in support of Mat Zo, Krewella, and the headliners to follow, Ethan and Josie are expected to exceed their duties. Known to maneuver through their own trap remixes, fans in Toronto will also get the opportunity to hear their latest original production, “Not Coming Down,” in a live atmosphere. Animated sonically and visually, a performance from the Californian outfit is the proper way to kick off two days of Veld.
Before Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki, and Kaskade take Veld into the evening, journey to the Bacardi Tent, where Dillon Francis will be holding down his 4:35 set. Although given 50 minutes to showcase what he’s got for Toronto, that gives him more than enough time to tease his two most recent and impressive collaborations. Listen up for his work with T.E.E.D. (recently premiered by Zane Lowe) “Without You,” as well as his Kill The Noise side project’s inaugural “Meow Machine.”
There hasn’t been a more ideal time to catch Madeon live in quite some time. The blazer-sporting youngster heads to Veld Music Festival fresh off his latest original production, “Technicolor,” being released to widespread acclaim. Between his other mastered tunes such as “Finale” and “The City,” Madeon’s Main Stage performance will be one of the first to include his latest in a festival setting.
Jacques Lu Cont
Veld’s Bacardi Tent is in for a treat when the clock strikes 2pm on day two. Grammy award winning Stuart Price will take the decks beneath his Jacques Lu Cont moniker, ready to empty his arsenal and flaunt his production capabilities with an hour-long display for Toronto. To be found in the mix of his eclectic set will be his “City of Dreams” remix for Alesso and Dirty South along with his take on Depeche Mode’s “Soothe My Soul” alongside Steve Angello.