We are just over two weeks away from kicking off the most epic Canada Day long weekend with BOMFEST in Edmonton, AB! Taking place June 28th - 30th at the Edmonton Expo Centre Grounds, BOMFEST is the only place I want to be partying to celebrate Canada’s birthday.
If you haven’t already, you can check out everything you need to know to prep for the fest here.
I am completely psyched to headbang for my home country (patriotism at its finest), and I can’t wait to celebrate with Edmonton's amazing rave community. If there’s one thing this city knows how to do, it’s party. Mixed with Boodang’s stellar production quality and the unreal lineup, this is going to be a Canada Day long weekend for the books.
This year’s lineup is absolutely killer. If I’m being honest, I will probably be Usain Bolt-ing between stages to try to catch as many sets as humanly possible (yes, the lineup is seriously that good).
If you aren’t planning to become an Olympic runner for the fest (completely understandable), here’s my top five list of sets you should be sure to check out:
An icon in the EDM world, Tiësto is one artist I will always be sure to catch. I saw Tiësto for the first time at Chasing Summer in 2017, and I was completely blown away. The energy he brought to the crowd was nothing short of electric. His mix created the perfect hyped-up vibe, and his raw talent and loaded experience couldn’t have been more apparent. In short, Tiësto is a staple in the music world for a reason, and if you aren’t sure why I promise you will know by the end of his set.
Full disclosure, I physically screamed when I saw Seven Lions on the lineup for BOMFEST. I have been such a huge fan of his for years, and the countless times I have had my friends tell me how amazing his sets are has been giving me some serious FOMO. What I love about his sound is that he has no problem breaking from traditional conventions and testing the boundaries of his creativity. His diverse music style combines sub-genres such as trance, melodic dubstep, electro-house, drum and bass, and glitch hop, and I know his live performance will be nothing short of exceptional.
I cannot put into words how stoked I am to see Zhu perform. He has been on my top list of need-to-see artists for years, and while it is heartbreaking that Martin Garrix can no longer attend BOMFEST, the event couldn’t have found a more amazing replacement. I originally fell in love with Zhu’s unique sound after hearing his EP, THE NIGHTDAY, with Faded still being one of my all-time favorite songs. I have heard nothing but amazing things about Zhu’s performances, so I have no doubt his set will be a huge highlight of the fest.
I love this duo. Adventure Club makes the kind of music that takes over every inch of your body and makes you dance your heart out, at least that’s the case for me. I vibe so hard with their sound and energy, so I can’t wait to have my soul and body overflow with their beats. Also known for putting on unbelievable sets, I know there is going to be electrifying energy during their performance. Adventure Club also happens to be Canadian, which definitely counts for a few extra style points when partying on the Canada Day long weekend.
For all of my ragers out there, you need to catch this Bear Grillz set. We are going to be headbanging, neck breaking and raging harder than you ever thought possible. For everyone who wants to unleash their inner animal and go hard from start to finish, Bear Grillz is your party master. I know the intense energy and rage is going to be flooding through the fest during this performance, and I’m pumped to feel the entire crowd go buck wild.
In addition to the amazing list of headliners, I am stoked to check out the lineup of local artists that will be performing at BOMFEST. It’s rad AF that the fest is giving local talent a platform to showcase their beats, and I have no doubt in my mind I will be discovering a few new favorites.
Tickets are going fast, so if you haven’t already, be sure to grab yours ASAP. You can do so here.
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