CJLO is Going to Île Soniq! Are You Ready to Jump?

Île Soniq 2018 is the fifth edition of Montreal's biggest EDM festival, which seems to be gaining traction every year. Despite a few setbacks, the festival has adapted and overcome these challenges and presents an intense lineup for this year’s edition.

The festival is a mix of techno, house and dubstep, but also a lot of trap, as we can see as soon as we look at this year's lineup. Indeed, French Montana, Lil Yachty and Lil Xan are up there among the headliners, as is the controversial Bhad Bhabie (yes, that's the "Cash me outside" girl). Lil Xan and Lil Yachty are going to be pulling a whole different crowd to the festival: they represent a new generation and approach to music, the so-called "SoundCloud rappers". Trap fans represent a different demographic from EDM-heads, and that is a good strategy for Île Soniq to adopt in order to branch out and make this festival more diverse, musically speaking.

The lineup is still comprised mostly of EDM monsters such as the Chainsmokers, Steve Angelo (originally part of Swedish House Mafia), Diplo and Carnage. There are whispers that the two other members of Swedish House Mafia might pop up with Steve Angelo for a reunion, like they did at this year’s Ultra Music Festival.

Organized by evenko, and sponsored by big names such as RBC, Bacardi, Monster and Coca-Cola, Île Soniq is reaffirming its place as one of the most, if not the most important EDM festivals in Canada. We’ll see you there!