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Bomfest Festival in Canada
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Bomfest 2019

We are less than two months away from Alberta’s hottest three-day outdoor festival. Get ready to kick off the Canada Day long weekend with a bang, because BOMFEST is hitting Edmonton, AB from June 28 - 30, 2019, and this year they dropped an explosive lineup.

This will be my first time raging with the BOMFEST crowd, and I am stoked out of my mind to see everything this fest has to offer. Between the killer lineup, the wild Edmonton crowd and the production team behind Boodang, this is where every raver needs to be for Canada’s birthday-bash weekend. Last year the event was held in September, so I feel like the added summer vibes mixed with the Canada Day weekend will bring incredible energy to the fest this year.  


I had some serious FOMO when I missed out on the event last summer, so this year I am going twice as hard. I want anyone and everyone who likes having a good time to buy your tickets ASAP so we can party together, and make enviously watching Insta stories a thing of the past.


Here’s a rundown of everything to expect:

Confetti Cannon at Bomfest Festival in Canada

Photo Provided by Boodang


The lineup:

BOMFEST has an insane lineup this year. There is such a dope variety of sub-genres within the headliners, so there will definitely be something for everyone to vibe with. I really appreciate when a fest throws a variety of artists into the mix. I can’t tell you the number of times of fallen in love with an artist solely because of their live set, so it’s rad to see BOMFEST giving fans the opportunity to connect with a variety of music on this level. I am psyched to seeSeven Lions. I have been a Seven Lions fan for ages, so when I saw his name on the lineup I completely freaked. I’ve heard he puts on an amazing set, and I have no doubt it will be well worth the anticipated wait. To be real, every artist on this list looks like a certifiable good time. Personally, the rest of my must-see list includes1788-L,Adventure Club,ALPHA  9,Bear Grillz,Boombox Cartel,Duke Dumont,Gryffin,Martin Garrix,RL Grime,Tiësto, andTOKiMONSTA. (I told you, it’s one hell of a lineup). Check out the full list of headlinershere.


One thing that really impressed me about BOMFEST was not just their headliners, but their list of local artists. Far too often I see a major lack of support for local talent at major events, so to see a fest such as BOMFEST include not just one, not two, but an entire lineup of Local Bom Heroes was really intriguing to me. I am all about supporting local, so I can’t wait to check out all the great talent that’s booming inside this city. Check out the full list of Local Bom Heroeshere.

Streamers Dropping on Crowd at Bomfest Festival

Photo Provided by Boodang


The Venue

To me, summer means outdoor festivals, so I’m pumped that BOMFEST will be spent under the sun instead of under a roof. The fest will be held at the Edmonton Expo Grounds, which is the perfect location for an outdoor event in this city. With 522,000 square feet of space, there will be plenty of room to shuffle and headbang our hearts out.

Totems at Bomfest Festival

Photo Provided by Boodang


The city’s LRT (Light Rail Transit) line goes right up to the grounds, so it’s perfect for anyone looking to take a quick and easy public transit ride to the event. If you are looking to drive, paid parking is also available on site.  


The Edmonton Expo Centre is an indoor facility that is also located on the festival grounds, so if whatever reason you need to spend some time indoors (washroom breaks, cool down, warm up, whatever) you’ll be covered.


If you’re directionally-challenged like me, BOMFEST has provided this handy little map to help you out:

How to Get to Bomfest


Boodang


If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan ofBoodang productions. They are a complete powerhouse when it comes to entertainment events in Western Canada, and they laid the foundation for this city’s EDM community in 2001 by working with the city of Edmonton to throw the first dance music event supported by a new city bylaw. On top of all that, they know how to throw a wicked party. Boodang’s headliners are always bangin’, their sound quality is spot on, and the entire production from start to finish is always rage-worthy. To put it short, it’s a guaranteed good time.

Boodang Events

Photo Provided by Boodang


A Few Need to Knows:


-A site map will be released shortly, so keep your eyes peeled on the BOMFESTsite for upcoming info. The door times for the event are as follows:


Friday 4:00pm-11:00pm (BOODANG STAGE ONLY)

Saturday 2:00pm-11:30pm (ALL STAGES)

Sunday 2:00pm-11:30pm (ALL STAGES)


-BOMFEST is an 18+ event, so make sure you bring a piece of valid, government issued photo ID to get in.


-Rain or shine, we rage. If you’re from Alberta, you know our weather can be unpredictable as hell, but thankfully for us BOMFEST is prepared for whatever comes our way. (Extra points for being ready AF). Like I mentioned above, the Edmonton Expo Centre is an indoor facility that is located on the grounds. So, if rain clouds decide to join the party, there will be plenty of space for you to dry off and warm up inside.


-When the party's over, it isn’t really over. There will be some BOM afterparties to look forward to after the event, so keep checking the BOMFEST site for upcoming details.


-Tickets are going hella fast, so if you haven’t already, make sure you buy yours ASAP.


-For a full list of FAQ’s, the prohibited items list, ticket info and complete event details, visitbomfest.ca 

Crowd at Boodang Festival at Night

Photo Provided by Boodang


I’ve noticed BOMFEST has been offering a TON of amazing contests leading up to the event (I’m talking a meet and greet with Adventure Club and a chance to meet Tiësto). So, you absolutely need to make sure you’re following them onInstagram to avoid missing out.  


I also recommend following Boodang on their social platforms as well, to stay in the loop with upcoming fests and shows. You can follow them onInstagram,Twitter, andFacebook.


I’m pumped for this event, and I can’t wait to go HAM with all of the amazing Edmontonian fest goers. Which set are you most looking forward to seeing? Comment below!

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1 Comment

Looks like a bomb fest! Look forward to seeing more coverage

Jake Little

May 09, 2019

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